Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 7: 15 World Music Classics

Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 7: 15 World Music Classics


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While generally specializing in traditional styles from the Southern U.S. (zydeco, Tex-Mex, etc.), Arhoolie put out at least one compilation comprising better works from the label's earlier world music releases. This compilation covers music from Cuba, Poland, the greater Caribbean, South America, and Afghanistan. The styles, as on most world music compilations, are more varied than should be allowed by law, but nonetheless it's an enjoyable disc. Highlights of the album include Cuba's Sexteto Munamar performing some early forms of Cuban dancehall music, the high power of Los Caimanes from Mexico, and 1930s calypso king Houdini. Although the compilation slows down to a crawl at times, it speeds back up by the time of Chatuye's Belizan-African-Caribbean party groove. Overall, a decently good compilation.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/1997
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297010723
catalogNumber: 107
Rank: 159603


  1. Manana Me Voy (Tomorrow I Leave)
  2. Zmirneïkos Balos (No Hope But You) (Greece)
  3. La Tinajita (Venezuela)
  4. Acuerdate Bien, Chaleco (Remember Well, Vest) (Cuba)
  5. El Caballito (The Little Horse) (Mexico)
  6. Di Zilberne Khasene
  7. Kozacaka Szumka (Ukraine)
  8. Eldest of All (The Nile) (Ethiopia)
  9. Poor But Ambitious
  10. Medley of Hulas
  11. I Bid You Goodnight
  12. Icek W Kolomej (Poland)
  13. Amantine! Amantine! (Martinique)
  14. Irarra Hayanh Gurigiya (That's How People Are)
  15. Charbeiti Kaharwa

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joseph Spence   Track Performer
Klezmorim   Track Performer
Seleshe Demessae   Track Performer
Kalama's Quartet   Track Performer
Chatuye   Track Performer
Aziz Herawi   Track Performer
Ivan Cuesta   Track Performer
Wilmoth Houdini   Track Performer
Pawlo Humeniuk   Violin,Track Performer
Huachopampenita   Vocals,Track Performer
Marika Papagika   Track Performer
Sexteto Munamar   Track Performer
Caimanes   Track Performer
Theodore J. Swystun   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tom Diamant   Producer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer
Wayne Pope   Cover Design
Dix Bruce   Artwork

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