The WorldNetwork Series Vol. [1-20]

Posted By Mazen On Thursday, February 22, 2007 Under , , , , , , , ,
The WorldNetwork collection is produced in close cooperation between Germany's largest broadcasting company WDR (West German Radio & Television) and NETWORK. Since its inception, the WDR has committed itself to inviting great artists from all over the world to record at its Cologne studios. When this wasn't possible or feasible, recordings were made directly on location. The best sound technicians have spared no effort to record these unique musical moments live: without overdubbing, multi-tracking or other cosmetic effects. Christian Scholze and Jean Trouillet have selected, together with Jan Reichow, the most outstanding concert, festival and studio recordings from decades of archive material to create this unique collection. Over the past years, Network, in collaboration with the WDR, has made local recordings, among others, in Senegal, Australia, Cuba, Brazil and Uzbekistan. Many CDs in this collection have received national and international record awards. The jury of the International Phonographic Award explained their decision: "Recordings from four continents, interpreted in high quality by singers and instrumentalists who, although receptive to new sources of inspiration, are nevertheless deeply rooted in the tradition of their culture and have not adapted to current trends: these recordings in the WorldNetwork collection illustrate the diversity of a predominantly non-commercial world-music of extraordinary quality."

World Network Vol.1: India
Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain
Raga Puriya Kalyan - Classical Indian Music

Shivkumar Sharma, the great santur virtuoso, weighs every note he plays with infinitesimal care. The santur is known to us in Europe as the cimbalon. As if free of gravity’s fetters, Sharma hovers over the hundred strings of his instrument to create sounds of dazzling beauty, ranging from meditative calm to complex, percussive whirlwind passages. He is accompanied by India’s legendary tabla player, Zakir Hussain. Hussain achieved renown as a classical artist at an early age. In later years he went on to experiment with many other musical genres including famed jam sessions with many jazz and rock stars. Before Shivkumar Sharma, no one considered it possible to perform classical music on the santur. His sensitive and virtuoso playing has all but dispelled this hollow notion. To date, however, no one has emerged to rival Sharma – for the instrument was long known only in folk music.

[01]. Dadra
[02]. Raga Purya Kalyan

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World Network Vol.2: Georgia
Rustavi Choir & Duduki Trio Omar Kelaptrishvili

The Rustavi Choir from Tiflis, Georgia, is one of the most celebrated choirs of the former Soviet Union. Its members, the best soloists from throughout the republic, have been assembled to preserve the rich diversity of its age-old vocal traditions. Georgia is particularly famous for its tradition of polyphonic songs which have survived in liturgical music and chants dating back to the 10th century. The origins of polyphonic folk songs are even older. This CD presents a wide variety of regional styles; work songs, drinking songs and historical tunes, as well as the wonderful liturgical chants. The Omar Kelaptrishvili trio is rooted in the urban music of Georgia – where oriental and western influences blend with indigenous tradition. The velvety tone of the duduki, an oboe as we know it, is produced by a technique of circular breathing which allows the musician to play continuously without having to pause for air. These slow, stately melodies are typically played in taverns and during banquets or festivities. Today, only a few ensembles versed in the ancient art of the duduki are to be found in Georgia. The trio of Omar Kelaptrishvili is undoubtedly one of the best.

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World Network Vol.3 Iran
Mohammad Reza Shadjarian & Ensemble Aref - Dastgah Chahargah - Classical Persian Music

Thousands of bootleg cassettes of the famed Beethovenhalle Concert in Bonn are still in circulation among aficionados. At home, Mohammad Reza Shadjarian, the foremost classical singer of Iran, enjoys the stature of a national icon, even though he continued to perform long after the decision of the orthodox Mullahs to ban public performances. The musical background for Shadjarian’s art is formed by impressive instrumental improvisations, to which Shadjarian sings the lyrics of the 14th century poets Sa’di and Hafez. When Goethe discovered these poems some two hundred years ago he was alleged to have said, "Admit it – the poets of the East are simply superior!" Shadjarian’s voice is almost startling in its intimacy. It touches the listener’s heart with its incredible poignancy and expressiveness. Under the direction of the composer Parviz Meshkatian, the ensemble features eleven of the most accomplished musicians in Iran. The roots of Persian music trace back to antiquity. When Alexander the Great conquered the East, he was fascinated by the variety of instruments and melodies he discovered there. The Iranian high plain and Mesopotamia have long been known as cradles of music where many prototypes of instruments known to us in the West found their origin. The lute, the cimbalon, the oboe, the fiddle and the harp, for example, all came to us from the Orient.

[01]. Moqaddameh (Overture) Tchekad
[02]. Awaz Based On A Poem Of Sa'di
[03]. Doktharake Julideh (Instrumental) Mesnewi Tasnif

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World Network Vol.4 Crete
Psarantonis & Ensemble - Son Of Psiloritis - Lyra

Fierce and independent, the people of Crete are loath to call themselves Europeans – let alone Greeks. Their folk music is a pure attest to this wild, unpredictable, and indomitable spirit. The principal instrument is a three-stringed "lyra", a fiddle which rests on one knee. Its strings are not pressed down but are grazed or struck by the fingernails, permitting fast and dynamic playing of ornaments and passages in a way unrivaled by any other melody instrument. The lyra is accompanied by the laouto, a double-strung instrument similar to the lute.Perched on the northern slope of Psiloritis, the highest mountain range in Crete, the village of Anogia has traditionally produced the island’s most celebrated lyra players. Just as Nikos Kazantzakis occupies a singular place in the literature of the island, its folk music owes much to the Xylouris family. Of all the lyra players and musicians of Crete, however, Psarantonis is clearly the most idiosyncratic. True to the barren, craggy slopes of Psiloritis, his music runs the gamut of tender to tempestuous, alternately caressing and chastising his instrument as if driven by the exalted spirit of the mountain winds. His harsh and utterly inimitable style of singing is a perfect counterpoint to his frequently experimental playing. Although his repertoire includes a wide variety of traditional Cretan folk music, he is primarily known for his own compositions and poems – and surprises.

[01]. Petres Peto Tou Fengariou :: Throwing Stones At The Moon
[02]. Ta Koulourakia :: The Tresses
[03]. Agrimia Ki Agrimakia Mou :: Wild Mountain Goats
[04]. Mikro Kopelidaki Mou :: My Sweetheart
[05]. Ena Pouli Icha Sto Klouvi :: My Bird Has Fled His Cage
[06]. Mia Perdika :: A Partridge
[07]. Syrtos (TRUE instrumental)
[08]. Mana Poly Malonis Me :: Mother, Stop Picking On Me
[09]. Oso Varoun Ta Sidera :: Heavier Than Iron
[10]. Is Ta Chania Ein' Ena Nero :: The Fountain Of Chania
[11]. Erotokritos

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World Network Vol.5: Argentina
Sexteto Mayor - Quejas De Bandone?n - Tango

When six senior citizens, who just happen to be the six most accomplished soloists in Buenos Aires, decide to sit down together and roll up their sleeves – something’s in the wind. And in this case, their sparkling, up-beat arrangements of classical tango pieces stemming from the first three decades of this century are anything but nostalgic. Bandoneon and violin dominate the foreground to trace the powerful and rhythmic outline of one exceptionally raunchy dance! Their music downplays the abrupt and studied movements we’ve come to associate with its contemporary performance – to trickle down to the hot and steamy roots of tango as it flourished in the urbane and hectic capital, Buenos Aires, at the turn of the century. Like jazz, tango was born in the bitches’ brew of brothels and bars at the end of the 19th century. It took root in the teeming port town of Buenos Aires, especially the outlying districts, where a frenetic strudel of French, Italian, Spanish and German immigrants had gathered to try their luck at the turn of the century. Tango was an expression of what they got – and didn’t get. A passionate and passive, visceral and anti-intellectual, lascivious and utterly sensual – "a wistful thought one can dance to." "Sexteto Mayor is, without a doubt, the best tango ensemble in Buenos Aires. The six soloists play like poets, letting their instruments sing". Le Monde German Phonographic Critics Prize

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World Network Vol.6: USA
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Conversation With The River - Blues

Although these blues bards first met back in 1939, they first performed together in 1950 at the "Leadbelly Memorial Concert". Since then, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee have played the world over. Their memorable performances at the American Folk & Blues Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, a tour of India (in 1960!), and extensive record albums have made their name a household synonym for the blues. Like many black musicians in the USA, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee did their fair share of menial labor before they were finally able to live from music alone. They hustled the streets of New York selling love potions and voodoo charms, and once even shared a supporting role in Tennessee William’s "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". In his later years, Brownie McGhee founded a school in Harlem, aptly called "Home of the Blues". Sonny Terry has long been known as one of the greatest masters of the country blues harp. Brownie McGhee is, without doubt, one of the greatest guitarists in the history of folk blues.

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World Network Vol.7: Zimbabwe
Traditional Mbira Musicians & Kevin Volans Ensemble - Mbira

The traditional folk music of the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe is played on the Mbira: a modest looking thumb piano with up to 54 metal tongues. The skill with which this instrument is played, however, is anything but modest. In fact, this highly developed musical tradition has fascinated Western composers of minimal music for quite some time. Mbira music is characterized by trance-like repetitions of a short melody which is subtly altered over the course of a piece. The solo parts of the individual musicians are woven into a communal tapestry of highly complex melodies. For many Africans, this instrument embodies the soul of their continent. An interesting contrast to these recordings from Zimbabwe is provided by the South African composer Kevin Volans, who orchestrates original Mbira patterns with the harpsichord and traditional rattle. His composition techniques bring to mind the minimal music of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. German Phonographic Critics Prize

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World Network Vol.8: Eurasia
Ross Daly & Labyrinth - Mitos

Cosmopolitan is the only word to describe Ross Daly: an Irish national born in England, he grew up in Japan, Canada and the United States. After receiving an education in classical music in the US, he traveled to India, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Crete. "Ross Daly is a magician leading us on a dream-like journey through a labyrinth of Greek, Oriental, and Mediterranean sounds. His group, Labyrinth, which features more than 40 instruments including violin, clarinet, oud, sitar, tabla, rababa, lyre, and saz, is like a continent of its own," writes music journalist Armin Kerker. Daly’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge moves him to plumb the age-old depths of Eurasian folk music, bringing his discoveries back to life on their original instruments. In Greece, he has earned acclaim not only as a renowned soloist of authentic music from Pontes to the borders of the former Ottoman empire, but also as a prolific composer. "Labyrinth fuses the diverse cultures and traditions of such countries as Sudan, Armenia, Turkey, and Crete in a way that could only be considered brilliant. Unquestionably the world music concert of the year!" writes Journal Frankfurt about Labyrinth’s first performance in Germany. International Phonographic Award

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World Network Vol.9: South Africa
South Africa Cologne Zulu Festival

More than just a consummate sampler of South African music, this CD is an historical document. The "Zulu Festival" in Cologne, Germany, marks the first time Ladysmith Black Mambazo or Johnny Clegg & Sipho Mchunu ever performed outside of the African continent – an event which spread like wildfire to set the ears of the world abuzz. One astute listener, Paul Simon, immediately recognized Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s talents and used them to lay the foundation for his extremely successful album and world tour. Here is a unique opportunity to hear the original vocal harmonies of this now world-famous choir. "Far more subtle than any gospel group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo can sing the stars down to earth." (TIME Magazine) By comparison, Johnny Clegg swaggers like a rough-and-tumble alley cat through the Zulu street-beat of urban Jo’burg. Astounded by his meteoric rise to stardom, Robert von Lucius, South Africa correspondent for the German FAZ comments: "He sold more than a million albums in France alone – 150,000 on the very first day. Only Michael Jackson, who, incidentally, canceled a concert in Lyon claiming that Clegg stole all his fans, had achieved such sales figures." International Phonographic Award

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World Network Vol.10: Turkey
Mustafa Kandirali & Ensemble - Caz Roman

These WDR recordings of Mustafa Kandirali capture the foremost clarinetist of Turkey at the pinnacle of his musical career. Kandirali, as no performer before him, embodies the melting pot that is Turkey – a bridge between the multifaceted musical cultures of East and West. His astounding absorption and synthesis of diverse jazz idioms earned him the nickname "Benny Goodman of the Near East". No wonder that, after hearing Mustafa Kandirali play in Istanbul, Louis Armstrong immediately seized the opportunity to jam with him. His mastery is underscored by his playful treatment of seemingly disparate elements of popular and classical music, belly dance and jazz, which he never fails to drive to the peak of ecstatic perfection. Packed football stadiums attest to the fact that many consider him to be the last great soloist on this instrument. On these WDR recordings, Kandirali is accompanied by the kanun, (a trapezoid zither), darbuka drums, bongos, and oud. During a subsequent performance in Düsseldorf, this carefully groomed ensemble caused such a furore that they were literally held hostage until they played a full hour’s worth of encores! International Phonographic Awar

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World Network Vol. 11: Portugal: Variacoes-Guitarra Portuguesa
Pedro Caldeira Cabral, composer and musicologist, is the pre-eminent virtuoso of the Portuguese guitar. This pear-shaped instrument with six double-strung metal strings, was developed in the 19th century and is cherished throughout Portugal for its passionate resonance as a concert instrument or as simple musical accompaniment for traditional Fado songs. Over the years, a highly complex picking technique was developed which demands supreme skill on the part of the musician while allowing him to articulate razor sharp tones of crystalline clarity. At the age of ten, Cabral took up the instrument and soon began writing his own pieces incorporating elements of medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and popular music. "No matter what kind of music Cabral plays: his is a genius that reveals even to the unschooled ear the frail beauty, intelligence, charm and paradox of this supremely Portuguese instrument." (Ulli Langenbrinck, NDR) International Phonographic Award

(01). Castro Daire
(02). Variacoes em Do Menor
(03). Preludio
(04). Valsa
(05). Balada da Oliveira
(06). Choro de Contraponto
(07). Entrada
(08). Cantos da Lua
(09). Gestos
(10). Danca das Sombres
(11). Cancao D' Alcipe
(12). Dialogo Crioulo
(13). Retorno
(14). Cancao
(15). Enigmas
(16). Miscelanea
(17). Variacoes Sobre O Fado Lopes
(18). Vira de Frielas
(19). Improvisacao Sobre O Fado Lopes

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World Network Vol. 12 Korea Seoul Ensemble Of Traditional Music

The traditional music of Korea has only recently been discovered in the West. This ensemble, gathered from the most renowned soloists from the best universities and music schools, employs a full range of traditional instruments to unfold a rich panoply of Korean musical culture in their renditions of solo and ensemble pieces. The delicate sounds of zithers and bamboo flutes clash with dynamic blasts from bamboo oboes, hourglass drums and gongs to form dense jazz-like improvisations which are, in fact, closely linked to traditional shaman ceremonies. These selections are played with such technical brilliance and expressiveness that they will undoubtedly appeal to even the most untrained ear. International Phonographic Award

[01]. Chungkwangjigok
[02]. Suryong'um
[03]. Komun'go Sanjo
[04]. Yuch'osinjigok
[05]. Sangyongsan
[06]. Tae-Ch'wit'a
[07]. Ajaeng Sanjo
[08]. Shinawi

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World Network Vol. 13 Colombia
YakiKandru - Music from the Tropical Rainforest & Other Magic Places
"We have never encountered such a primal or prototypal music before," writes FAZ critic Ulrich Olshausen about this Colombian group. Using traditional instruments such as vessel flutes made from deer skulls, reed trumpets, water drums, etc., Yaki Kandru "create rhythms which could only be described as the primordial forerunners of a prehistoric symphon." (FAZ) This dense jungle of atmospheric sounds transport us back to a time when mankind lived in harmony with nature and where music was used to speak with all living beings. "Free-floating and poetic music from the roots of ancient American Indian cultures ... a reaction to the destruction of culture." (Folk Magazine) International Phonographic Award

[01].El Castigo De Los Amantes
[02].Musica Con Cunli
[03].Canto De Los Seri E Yaqui
[04].Musica Con Fotutos
[05].Canto De Mujeres De Los Suya
[06].Melodia En Perkuarsibo
[07].Canto De guerra De Los Barri
[08].Improvisacion Con Dos Teponaztli
[09].Canto De Los Shawnee
[10].Canto Del Pajaro Wala
[11].Improvisacion Instrumental

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World Network Vol.14 USA:
Michael Doucet & Beausoleil - Parlez Nous A Boire - Cajun
"These hard-edged swamp tunes go right down to your toes!" (Stern Magazine). Cajun music has the intriguing capacity to express foot-stomping joy and heart-felt grief from one note to the next. Undoubtedly one of the most respected performers and interpreters of contemporary Cajun music today, violinist Michael Doucet preserves the authenticy of Louisiana Cajun music while constantly seeking to renew it with fresh blood. Beausoleil’s repertory runs the gamut from medieval Celtic songs to the latest Cajun hits. With his introduction of rock’n’ roll, blues, funk, calypso, and Zydeco, a black variant of Cajun, Beausoleil explodes all previously known boundries of Cajun music without once questioning his integrity as a traditional performer. "Beausoleil is a true godsend, but watch out! It’s heady, addictive stuff!" (AZ Magazine) International Phonographic Award

(01). Madame Sousthène
(02). Parlez nous à boire
(03). Zydeco gris-gris
(04). La valse à Beausoleil
(05). Two-step à Will Balfa
(06). Le blues à Morse
(07). Les petits yees
(08). Midland two-step
(09). J'ai vu le loup
(10). Quoi faire
(11). Plus tu tournes
(12). La bétaille
(13). Cajun Groove (Scott Playboy Special)

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World Network Vol. 15 France
Bratsch - Gypsy Music from the Heart of Europe
Bratsch have taken the music of the European Gypsies and turned it into something all their very own, bringing it to life with masterly skill in their atmospheric and compact concerts. Their music brings new vitality to both the traditions of Eastern Europe and the roots of "Tsigane Jazz", as made world famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. With great emotion, poignant melodies and subtle arrangements, they create a unique acoustic music, which, for years, has been enthralling both the French audiences and the press in equal measure. Their first live album is a rare document, recording their very first German concert. "These vagabonds carry the nostalgia of Eastern Europe in their bundles, the vibrancy of the Mediterranean, the dexterity of the Gypsies and the irony of the Jews. Music without frontiers." (Le Monde) "A wondrous journey from West to East with a band of joyously abandoned nomads, who poke fun at all restraints. Whether the tunes they play are Gypsy, Russian, Armenian, or Yiddish, or their own original songs, they have the audience on its feet, shouting for more." (L’Express) "The music of Bratsch is vital, lyrical, raw and romantic, but never sentimental and certainly never saccharine."

[01]. Le Rindovani
[02]. A Romalei Te Djilas
[03]. Joulik
[04]. Joc-Hummus Blues
[05]. Sari Siroun Yar
[06]. Bayat/Danse Grecque/Rabiz
[07]. Avreimel, Der Marwicher/Chiar Daca Dau De Necaz
[08]. Opa Tsupa
[09]. Les Noces
[10]. Maruzella
[11]. Nane Tsora

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World Network Vol.16 Ireland
Altan, De Dannan, Frank Gavin, Liam O’Flynn & Dessie Wilkinson - Treasures of Irish Music
Traditional dance tunes, fiery jigs and reels, slow airs and unaccompanied sean-nos songs are the stuff of this thrilling live recording featuring Ireland's best musicians. Among them are the fThis CD only confirms what true lovers of Irish Folk have already known for a long while: far older than the ballad-folk-song-traditions are the dance tunes, the fiery jigs and reels, the slow airs, the moderate melodies and the unaccompanied sean-nos songs. And it is just these traditions that are presented so thrillingly in this live recording featuring the elite of Irish musicians. Liam O’Flynn makes his uillean pipes, (the Irish bagpipe), whimper and shout with joy. Frankie Gavin’s bow flits across the strings of his fiddle with devilish speed. Dessie Wilkinson’s irresistible rhythms and trills on the tin whistle and long concert flute make you tap your feet and force you to dance. The relatively new quintet Altan is a true find. The sensitive and beguiling female vocals are captivating, the turbulent fiddle duet, masterly flute-playing and a rhythmically intricate network of bouzouki-guitar are all enchanting. The band has won recording prizes in many countries. Even Stereo is generous in its praise: "Altan is the most popular Irish folk combo today ... Altan shows yet again that Irish folklore has lost none of its high quality musical standard." ddle virtuoso Frankie Gavin, the most famous singer of the Emerald Isle, Eleonor Shanley and Altan — "the most popular Irish folk combo today" (Stereo).

(01). Con Cassidy's / Neil Gow's Highland / Moll And Tiarna / McSweeney's
(02). Yellow Tinker / Lady Montgomery
(03). Thug Me Ruide
(04). Ta Mo Chleamhnas a Dheanamh
(05). Curlew / McDermott's / The Scones Of Boxty / Unnamed Reel
(06). Tuirse Mo Chroi
(07). Paddy's Trip To Scotland / Dinky's / The Shetland Fiddler
(08). Johnny's Wedding / Rogue's Reel / Gravel Walk
(09). Mulvihill's / Mulqueen's
(10). Bantry Girls' Lament
(11). Rights Of Men / The Pride Of Petravore
(12). Joe Doran's / The Galway Rambler / Jerry Holland's
(13). Taim I Mo Shui
(14). Westwind
(15). Westwind
(16). High Reel / The Monaghan Twig
(17). Return Of Spring / The Mountain Pathway
(18). Maids Of Mount Cisko / Kitty Gone A-Milking
(19). Moving Pint / Dog Little / Dog Big
(20). I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave / Paddy High's Jig
(21). Wheels Of The World
(22). By the River of Gems

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World Network Vol.17 - Brazil
Paulinho Da Viola & Ensemble - Samba e Choro Negro
Certainly no other sambista in Brazil is as revered as Paulinho da Viola. He uniquely combines the rhythm of the samba with lyrics of amazing sensitivity. His poetry, recited in a soft and gentle voice, continually captures the rich emotional store of Brazil and its people. The symbol of cultural resistance which he has become is not merely confined to the era of military dictatorship. In affectionate admiration, both the cultural critics and the simple people on the street, speak of the "samba elegante".
These recordings made in Rio de Janeiro by the WDR (West German Radio and Television Network), became a media event in Brazil in the autumn of 1993. Paulinho da Viola had gathered the very elite of the samba musicians: Cabelinho the master percussionist of the samba schools, Cristov?o Bastos on piano and Joel Nascimento with his bandolim, Mestre Marçal on the cu?ca, the female vocals of Cristina Buarque and Amélia Rabello, and many others, together with his seventy-five year old father, whose guitar playing had already made musical history before the Second World War.
During four steamy, tropical nights, new recordings of the highest musical standard were created. And they provide a rare review over forty years of samba history, continually and decisively influenced by the virtuosity of Paulinho da Viola. Several choros - instrumental pieces rich in improvisation – document the melancholy side of Rio, inextricably linked with the wildly joyful vitality of the samba.

(01). Onde A Dor Nao Tem Razao
(02). Coracao Leviano
(03). Rumo Dos Ventos
(04). Recado
(05). Roendo as Unhas
(06). Sinal Fechado
(07). So O Tempo
(08). Sarau Para Radames
(09). Choro Negro
(10). Choro De Memorias
(11). Coracao Imprudente
(12). Pra Jogar No Oceano
(13). Nao E Assim

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World Network Vol.18 Madagascar
Rossy, Tselonia, Mahaleo, Matrimbala, Justin Vali & Lolo Sy Ny Tariny - Music of Madagascar
For too long now, Madagascar, an island with a multi-cultural, indigenous mix of Asians, Africans and Europeans, has been a blank spot on the musical map of the west. But in the early 80’s, the first Malagasy ensembles had already come to Cologne, to record for the WDR (West German Radio and Television Network). These groups, still regarded as the top bands of the island, have strongly influenced many popular rock musicians of the west. Rossy, for instance, has played with Peter Gabriel and David Lindley. Mahaleo has performed in many parts of the world, Matrimbala and Justin Vali continue to thrill huge audiences in the USA and France. Mireille and Tselonina, with their voices of biting intensity, are celebrating a well-earned "comeback" on this CD. These recordings, featuring six hand-picked ensembles, made over the course of twelve years, comprise a dazzlingly colourful tapestry of sparkling musicality: filigree folk music of the island continent with beautiful voices, harps, guitars and accordions - edited by the greatest connoisseur of the genre, Birger Gesthuisen.

(01). Mahaleo: Hay Hay
(02). Mireille & Tselonina: Aza IzyIzay
(03). Rossy: Rediredy
(04). Tselonina, Mireille & Done Hilalao
(05). Lolo Sy NY Tariny: Metimety
(06). Justin Vali Trio: Rambala
(07). Matrimbala & Ricky: Malaso
(08). Rossy: Aza Misakana
(09). Mahaleo: Lendrema
(10). Lolo Sy NY Tariny: Rakotozafy
(11). Rossy: Pilover Mena
(12). Tselonina & Mireille: Ravomary
(13). Matrimbala & Ricky: Retsivery
(14). Rossy: Fararano
(15). Justin Vali Trio: Laiana
(16). Lolo Sy NY Tariny: Jakarandamy

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World Network Vol. 19: Israel - Giora Feidman - Yiddish Soul

World Network Vol. 20: Pakistan
Nazakat & Salamat Ali Khan,
Raga Darbari Kanarra - Legendary Khyal Maestros
These historic recordings are living documents of the very first concerts of extra-European music, organised by the WDR (West German Radio and Television Network), in 1970 and recorded in top audio quality in the network’s large concert studio. The brothers Nazakat and Salamat Ali Khan are legends in the world of North Indian classical music. They are exponents of the Khyal, a vocal style going back to the 15th Century and regarded as the highest and most significant form of North Indian instrumental and vocal music. The Khan family has cultivated the Khyal for generations and the two brothers have developed it to further heights of perfection. As Nazakat Ali Khan died at an early age, these recordings are rare documents of the Indian vocal art at its very best. On this CD, the two Ragas and the Thumri performed by the Ali brothers are additionally accompanied by the Sarangi string instrument, the tambura and the tabla. "In my childhood home, I got to know the masterly art of Khyal singing by Nazakat & Salamat Ali Khan. And they have been my idols ever since." (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)

[01].Raga Darbari Kanarra
[02].Raga Rageshvari
[03].Thumri In Raga Pahadi

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ARF said...

Aaaahhh - your blog became better and better. The World Network series is (in my opionon) much better than the Putuyamo stuff ....

The both Chinese albums are also very good (I love Chinese music), but if you looking for an Chinese masterpiece try Zhang Wei-liang "Taste ZEN in Tea". Most beautiful ....

May I remind you to my request of Omar Faruk Tekbilek "Mystical Garden". Any chance for that now ?

Thank you for the music

AmbroseBierce said...

There's so much here I'd like to thank you for. So please accept my appreciation of your work.

Richard said...

Absolutely sublime...

I love indian music, and more of whatever kind would be very welcome. :-)


Keith Parry said...

This has become by far my favourite blog - you bring such fantastic things to our attention that I wouldn't otherwise know about.

Thank you so much.

Gonzalez on Speed said...

Impressive 2 albums! If this is the start of 53 more volumes yet to come ..... no words can describe how much I look forward to that. This blog is already a fantastic source of world music ... deep bow and many thanks for sharing this!

Mazen said...

Many thanks for your comments....
You all more than welcome !

MiOd said...

Glad you liked this fine series..I love Chinese music and will try more..done with 'Mystical Garden'..Anytime mate~

Every time i check for your posts..i got a new musical experience..You 're the best my friend
greetz and respect

Thanks for your kindness..and the good taste~

Always you all welcome =)

Anonymous said...

Can you share other Putumayo series?
Thank you for all this beautiful and magnificent music!


max said...

no words can discribe endless gratitude....

I have a question - why download part 1 and part two contens same files , is there something that i don't understand, when I extract files from second part it simply replace first ones...

please tell me where is a trick

Agaruda said...

This looks very promising. I really hope to see much more of this series.

Thank you very much for posting this!

Agaruda said...

Hi there,

I can't thank you enough for this wonderful music. One question, though...
Does the line "stay tuned" in the very first post means you're planning to post the whole series eventually? That would be really amazing.

vagabond kiwi said...

a wonderful series, thankyou

MiOd said...

Vol 11/+55 Coming up.

You all welcome~

agaruda said...


That's nice to know, but there's absolutely no rush as far as I'm concerned. Take all the time you need.

Max said...

I already asked a question - why download part 1 and part two contens same files , is there something that i don't understand, when I extract files from second part it simply replace first ones...

please tell me where is a trick

still i don't get it....

please ....

MiOd said...

sorry,i just saw that..
The upload @ rapidshare is limited (Max. 100 MB per file!) we have to splite it..When don't replace are getting the full album (+100 MB)..

You Welcome!

Max said...

Thanks for reply!

So, when extracting second part, I should just press "yes to all" (replace)?

MiOd said...

No need for extracting part two....

You do it one time starting with part one or part two..all files are needed when no need to repeat it.

You welcome~

audiomar said...

I have only one words for you...THANKS

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this nice Music !!

Anonymous said...

i love music very deep. I found it here IN SOLID FORM IN THIS BOG . MANY MANY THANKS..MURTHY

Anonymous said...

anybody know what rag the Dadra is in on the Sharma/Hussain disc? it's gorgeous!

娜娜 said...

World Network Vol. 3 Iran Mohammad Reza Shadjarian & Ensemble Aref - Dastgah Chahargah - Classical Persian Music need to extract passwords, I do not welove-music, you can provide your password?

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! really love this!!!

Manu said...

god bless you

Anonymous said...

This collection is amazing. Could you give us the password to unzip this wonderful music?

Thanks a lot


MiOd said...

Password if required : WeLove-music
Best Regards for all.

Anonymous said...

I've already found the password.

Thanks again.


Anonymous said...

Wow, many many thanks!

Volume 17 is missing?

EUGE said...




Girish A V said...

hi friend you post is great!!!! thanks a lot...
can you please upload vol.17 , it is missing here...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful music. I really appreciate what you are doing for my musical education.

pranay said...

Wow...This is by far the best site for world music. Many thanks for sharing this treasure with us. Listening to this is heaven. Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

indian music album is down..can you reup...
Amazing collection, words cant thank you enough

Anonymous said...

great collection..we love ur selection and URL

chhinder said...

MiOd you and Ambrosbierce especially both and others are marvellous. I love you regard you heartiestly and thinking where is the hidden treasure from which you are digging such diamond, golden classics. I wish you all a very much longest healthy wealthy life. with love chhinder punjab india.

Anonymous said...

Where is Vol. 17?

Anonymous said...

Please is there a chance to get Volume 17 of World Network?

Anonymous said...

vol 11 and vol 20 doesnt seem to work on rapidshare :(

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