Sound of the World

Sound of the World

     
 

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Every year respected world music broadcaster Charlie Gillett releases his best-of compilation, and every year it contains some glittering surprises, as well as some glimpses of rising and established stars. In 2005, it seems, the unknowns and little-knowns outnumber the big names -- you'll find Youssou N'Dour (from his glorious See more details below

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Every year respected world music broadcaster Charlie Gillett releases his best-of compilation, and every year it contains some glittering surprises, as well as some glimpses of rising and established stars. In 2005, it seems, the unknowns and little-knowns outnumber the big names -- you'll find Youssou N'Dour (from his glorious Egypt album) and a track by Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure with kora genius Toumani Diabate. But the meat here is in the unfamiliar, from the disorienting gypsy electronica of Shukar Collective to the Senegalese roots sound of Daby Balde, whose mesmeric voice makes for a perfect introduction to the two-disc set. Gillett might be a little late picking up on Clotaire K, the French/Lebanese oudist, producer, and rapper whose debut arrived three years ago, but in this case it's definitely better late than never, as his "Beyrouth" kicks with an elegant, simple power that puts much Ameircan hip-hop in the shade. Elsewhere the Chehade Brothers link the music of their native Palestine with the Mediterranean, Amadou & Mariam bring new life to their soulful, bluesy African sound with a production by Manu Chao, and Yasmin Levy helps revive the Jewish Ladino tradition in stunning fashion with her gorgeous, often understated voice. Even many world music aficionados won't have heard much by several acts here, like Ana Salazar or Tokyo-chutie-iki, for example. The joy, really, is in the way Gillett imparts his discoveries, as a friend rather than as a teacher. You might not like everything here -- tracks by Julian Jacob and Mei Tei Sho seem labored at times -- and there's a definite tilt toward Russia, with several tracks from the massive region, but there's constantly something to interest and engage in the album's 33 tracks. It'll set you off pursuing new names -- which, after all, is the intention.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Wrasse Records
UPC:
0875232005525
catalogNumber:
169
Rank:
380703

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sora
  2. Chaje Shukarije  -  Sissy Atanassova
  3. Geo  - Ivan Kupala
  4. Coulibaly  -  Amadou & Mariam
  5. Au Port  -  Camille
  6. Lambi Golo, Pt. 1  -  Ludovic Vernu
  7. La Frontera  -  Lhasa
  8. Tarefero de Mis Pagos/All en el Yerbal
  9. Ista Slika  -  Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar
  10. Vanereva Nepasipo  - Oliver Mtukudzi
  11. Niyal Albou
  12. Verejushki  -  Vollga
  13. Nijenge  -  Kenchez
  14. Padma Nodi
  15. Kadi Kadi  - Toumani Diabaté
  16. Midnight Marauders  - DJ Fitchie

Disc 2

  1. Dya Bana
  2. Udadewetha
  3. Mania de Peitao
  4. Calling Tamango
  5. Naci en Alamo  - Yasmin Levy
  6. Edjin Duun  - Okna Tsahan Zam
  7. Boonoo  - Laye Sow
  8. Transparente  -  Mariza
  9. Older
  10. Tijaniyya  - Youssou N'Dour
  11. El Acordeonista
  12. Tuyur el Wad
  13. Rumbero
  14. Jacob
  15. Beyrouth Ecoeuree
  16. Otome Sankanbi  -  Tokyo-Chutie-Iki
  17. Moana

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ludovic Vernu   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Composer
Nick Gold   Producer
Kabou Gueye   Composer
Ben Mandelson   Producer
Jaques Morelenbaum   Producer
Youssou N'Dour   Composer,Producer
Guillermo McGill   Arranger
Oliver Mtukudzi   Producer
Charlie Gillett   Liner Notes
Paban Das Baul   Composer
Manu Chao   Producer
Fathy Salama   Producer
Malouma   Composer
Lhasa   Composer
State of Bengal   Producer
Christian Mousset   Producer
Rui Veloso   Composer
Yves Wernert   Composer,Producer
Amadou Bagayoko   Composer
Issa Bagayogo   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chango Spasiuk   Composer
Claude Samar   Producer
Think of One   Composer
Claude Samard   Arranger
Seu Jorge   Composer
Jean Massicotte   Producer
Philippe Berthier   Producer
Christopher "Mu" Faiumu   Composer
Dallas Tamaira   Composer
Clotaire K   Composer
Ishay Amir   Executive Producer
Gringo DaParada   Producer
Shiyani Ngcobo   Composer
Saifullah 'Sam' (aka, State of Bengal) Zaman   Composer
Darko Rundek   Composer,Producer
Julien Jacob   Composer
Julia Vorontsova   Composer
Napoleon Constantin   Composer
Joe Dukie   Producer
Daby Balde   Composer,Producer
Ivan Kupala   Composer,Producer
Laye Sow   Composer
DJ Fitchie   Producer
Ghislain Baran   Producer

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