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  • The Rough Guide To World Music (25th Anniversary edition)

    A quarter of a century since the ground-breaking Rough Guide To World Music was first released, this anniversary edition celebrates the beauty and diversity of musical cultures both past and present. From the virtuoso musicianship of Calcutta’s guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya and Palestinian buzuq player Ramzi Aburedwan to the irresistibly danceable grooves of Klezmer-Balkan band She'Koyokh and Chinese folk rockers Shanren, this is a jaw-dropping collection. Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To The Music Of Palestine

    Disc 1 1. Sanaa Moussa: Wea'younha (3:14) 2. Le Trio Joubran: Nawwâr (4:34) 3. DAM feat Amal Murkos: If I Could Go Back In Time (4:03) 4. Toot Ard: Ash-Sham (3:46) 5. Momken Band: Ya Ktabna (5:05) 6. Jowan Safadi: Tayran Ababil (5:02) 7. Hosam Hayek: Give Me The Flute (3:42) 8. Amal Murkus: Doq (3:42) 9. Awan Group: Nahawand (5:41) 10. Haya Zaatry & Ghanni 3an Ta3rif: Manakir (2:56) 11. Shadi Zaqtan: Fi Balad (5:15) 12. Michel Sajrawy: Tojann (5:15) 13. Walaat Music Band: Alla Shiklo Shakshiklo (2:56) 14. Khalas: Badek Zafi (3:34) 15. Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler: Al-Shaatte' Al-Akhar (4:43) Disc 2 — Includes bonus album by Ramzi Aburedwan 1. Rahil (6:57) 2. Sans Adresse (6:01) 3. Sodfa (5:14) 4. Bahar (5:09) 5. Raja (5:18) 6. Tahrir (6:25) 7. Samai Farah Faza (7:04) 8. Bordeaux (5:35) 9. Andalus (4:14) 10. Gitans En Orient (6:33) Learn More
  • The Rough Guide to Acoustic India

    From the five-hundred-year old musical history of the Sufi Fakirs of Bengal to the virtuoso musicianship of Calcutta’s guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya and Carnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, this Rough Guide explores India’s ancient musical traditions and acoustic roots. Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To The Music Of West Africa

    Original source of the blues and fabled land of musical giants, West Africa is a powerhouse like no other. From the first African artist to sell a million singles, Mory Kanté, to new torch bearers Samba Touré, Nuru Kane and the driving desert blues of Etran Finatawa; this is a collection of timeless and inspirational recordings. Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To The Best Arabic Music You've Never Heard

    This collection of original fresh talent from across the Arab world is selected exclusively from artists entering World Music Network’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. From the driving grooves of Algerian jazz-head Anis Benhallak to the instrumental oud and violin delights of Al Andalus Ensemble, check out the latest sounds of the Arabic speaking world. Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To Latin Music For Children

    The music of Latin America combines Spanish guitars, African percussion, and indigenous flutes to create some of the most vibrant music on the planet. The children’s songs on this Rough Guide take the lively Latin styles and add stories of ancient kingdoms, mythical journeys, natural wonders, and of course a host of wild animals. Compiled by Dan Rosenberg Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To Americana

    This Rough Guide contains the sweetest, bleakest, songs from the Americana scene in recent years: there's dogs, there's cars, there's saints and there's Jesus – and a whole lot of twisted love gone wrong... Welcome to the world of Americana. Learn More
  • The Rough Guide To Johnny Cash: Birth of a Legend

    Undoubtedly the most famous and influential country singer of all time, Johnny Cash’s unmistakeable style embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This memorable collection of songs recorded during his first prodigious burst of creativity laid the foundations of the legend of ‘The Man In Black’. Learn More
  • Rough Guide to Blues Women

    From the classic blues of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey to female country blues pioneers Memphis Minnie and Geeshie Wiley, this Rough Guide explores the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues. Contains 25 tracks. Learn More

  • The Rough Guide To World Playtime (plus Mory Kante CD)

    Disc 1 is a delightful selection of children's music from clapping games to rhyming songs to dancing tunes. Disc 2 features the legendary West African singer and kora player Mory Kanté.

    Disc 1

    1. Maria De Barros: Oh Menel (3:44)
    2. Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project: Muro Shavo Kiki (My Dear Son Kiki) (2:17)
    3. Ukulele Club De Paris: Chigadaging (2:51)
    4. Lura: Na Ri Na (3:38)
    5. Mariza: Transparante (2:31)
    6. Hijas Del Sol: Bilaba Biè Työ (3:58)
    7. Mory Kante: Djou (5:34)
    8. Peru Negro: Negrito (4:14)
    9. Chico César: Soluço (3:11)
    10. Takashi Hirayasu And Bob Brozman: Akata Sun Dunchi (4:27)
    11. Lorin Sklamberg: Geyt Zikh A Bahelferl (3:18)
    12. EA! Feat. Pilar 'La Monica' & J. J. Madrera: El Patio (1:54)
    13. Akim El Sikameya: Sa Majeste Lila (4:05)
    14. Wafir: Lluvia (4:02)
    15. Kiran Ahluwalia: Koka (4:58)
    16. Sambasunda Quintet: Jaleuleu Ja (3:52)
    17. Aurelio Martinez: Tili Bugudura (4:01)

    Disc 2

    1. Nafiya (5:07)
    2. Djou (5:34)
    3. Mama (5:03)
    4. Diananko (5:26)
    5. Sabou (5:00)
    6. Kènkan (5:19)
    7. Möko (5:30)
    8. Loniya (6:05)
    9. Desolé (5:05)
    10. Biriya (Rythmes Du Mandingue) (6:54)
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