Awards for World Music

Awards for World Music

     
 
The 28 tracks on this two-disc set were culled from BBC Radio 3's nominees for its 2003 world music awards, with all the tracks bearing 2001-03 copyrights. Unsurprisingly, it's very much like hearing a quality two-hour specialty world music program, either in the BBC or, in the US, on noncommercial radio. Certainly the diversity can't be faulted, with performers from

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The 28 tracks on this two-disc set were culled from BBC Radio 3's nominees for its 2003 world music awards, with all the tracks bearing 2001-03 copyrights. Unsurprisingly, it's very much like hearing a quality two-hour specialty world music program, either in the BBC or, in the US, on noncommercial radio. Certainly the diversity can't be faulted, with performers from Mali, Senegal, England, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Portugal, Cuba, Russia, Sweden, Finland, India, Spain, Mexico, Morocco, and other countries represented. The nature of the music, even given that's bound to cover a wide range given the concept, is also eclectic, from traditional folk styles to dance tunes using modern technology, as well as tracks that cross both regional and genre boundaries. Certainly the compilers can't be accused of plumbing for the familiar, either, as only a handful of names -- Salif Keita, Eliza Carthy, Fela Kuti bandmember Tony Allen, Youssou N'Dour, and Trilok Gurtu, perhaps -- might be familiar to the more casual world music appreciator. If there's any flaw, perhaps it's that a good deal of the selections seem to somehow be inhibited, consciously crafted with state-of-the-art technology, or genteel, as if the rawer aspects of world music might have been underrepresented. There are nonetheless some interesting, even quirky pieces here, like the Gotan Project's tango-dub fusion on "Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)"; Kimmo Pohjonen's spooky accordion work "Kaluaja"; Alka Yagnik's lush Indian soundtrack number "Pyar Ka Matlab"; and Omar Faruk Tekbilek's Turkish-bossa nova-like fusion on "Shinanay."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2003
Label:
Manteca
UPC:
0698458221520
catalogNumber:
215

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glykeria   Vocals

Technical Credits

Salif Keita   Composer
David Byrne   Executive Producer
Trilok Gurtu   Composer
Tony Allen   Composer
Kante Manfila   Arranger
Yale Evelev   Executive Producer
Habib Faye   Producer
Nick Gold   Producer
Youssou N'Dour   Composer,Producer
David Pinto   Arranger
Rita Ray   Liner Notes
Steve Shehan   Producer,Orchestration
Craig Street   Producer
Omar Faruk Tekbilek   Arranger
Kimmo Pohjonen   Composer
Eliza Carthy   Arranger,Producer
Carlos Cuevas   Composer
Yair Dalal   Composer
Susana Baca   Adaptation
Kassé-Mady Diabaté   Arranger
Philippe Cohen Solal   Producer
Kayhan Kalhor   Arranger
Opetaia Foa'i   Composer
Juan Medrano Cotito   Composer
Mehdi Haddab   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lila Downs   Composer
Jorge Fernando   Arranger,Producer
Solo Cissokho   Composer
Yusa   Arranger,Composer
Eduardo Makaroff   Composer,Producer
Christoph H. Muller   Producer
Liber Teran   Composer
Albert Nijmolen   Executive Producer
Josh Breslaw   Producer
Ranjit Barot   Producer,Remixing
Joáo Pedro Ruela   Executive Producer
Ensemble Kaboul   Arranger
Paul Cohen   Composer
Malcolm Smith   Composer

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