Awards for World Music 2006

Awards for World Music 2006


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Awards for World Music 2006

You can legitimately call this a compilation of the best in the world -- at least for 2006. All the nominees in each category for the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards. Covering so much ground -- namely, the entire globe -- it's a sprawling collection, but every cut is of great quality; it's impossible to single any out as better than the others. A few bring smiles, like Amadou & Mariam, or the gloriously rickety Konono No.1, for example, and others, such as Sain Zahoor, take you deep inside yourself. Apart from the sheer variety of styles here, what impresses most of the commitment of the musicians. It really doesn't matter if they're winners or losers (and for a list of the winners you'll have to search online), this enthralls. For anyone not intimately involved with world music there are likely to be surprises, and some choices may even confuse (are KTU really world music? Does it matter?). Several names -- the late Ali Farka Toure or fado singer Mariza, among others -- may be familiar. Others will be obscure, like the Armenian Navy Band or Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha. The notes in the booklet do a good, concise job, putting the artists and awards in context. No collection is perfect, but if you were putting together a contemporary world music best of, this would come very close.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
Label: Manteca
UPC: 0698458224224
catalogNumber: 242

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lu Edmonds   Background Vocals
Nitin Sawhney   Keyboards
Albert Kuvezin   Guitar,Vocals
Marina Abad   Vocals
Ramon Giménez   Rhythm Guitar
Sergio Ramos   Cajon
Maxwell Wright   Beat Box

Technical Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Composer
Steve Hillage   Composer
Enzo Avitabile   Composer
Vincent Kenis   Producer
Jaques Morelenbaum   Producer
Rita Ray   Liner Notes
Nitin Sawhney   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Matthias Winckelmann   Producer
Kimmo Pohjonen   Composer
Rachid Taha   Composer
Thione Seck   Composer
DJ Cheb i Sabbah   Composer
Omar Sosa   Composer
Mercan Dede   Composer
Marcus Darius   Producer
Sam Mills   Composer,Producer
Cyrille Dufay   Producer
Fernando Andrade   Composer
Mariam Doumbia   Composer
Zafar Pervez   Composer
Susheela Raman   Composer
Souad Massi   Composer
R.D. Burman   Composer
Seu Jorge   Composer
Sheema Mukherjee   Composer
Aref Durvesh   Composer
Daby Touré   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Paulo Carvalho   Composer
Ilham Al Madfai   Composer
Emmanuel Jal   Composer
Yasmin Levy   Arranger,Producer
Haaksman & Haaksman   Producer,Remixing
Dionysis Tsaknis   Composer
Dan Armeanca   Composer

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