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Recent and Remarkable Releases

Here is a list of the new releases received at the station within the past few months: 

Mario Grigorov / Paris to Cuba / Warm and Genuine Records - Parisian jazz and Cuban rhythms with vocalist Melissa Newman

Debashish Bhattacharya / O Shakuntala! / World Music Network -
Indian slide guitar master

Various / The Rough Guide To Merengue Dance/ World Music Network

Various / The Rough Guide To Gypsy Music /
World Music Network  - focusing on the roots and folk styles

Olatunji / Drums of Passion / Legacy Recordings -
re-release of this powerful 50 year old seminal recording.

Estrella Morente / Calle del Aire /  www.virginmusic.com Flamenco with a woman's touch - strong but delicate.

The Ukrainians / Diaspora / Omnium Recordings - I've been waiting a long time for this one - file with the Pogues and the Waterboys.

Tea / Dreams / Tea Productions - original French and African songs

Monika Jalili / Eman / Monika Jalali - Iranian music and poetry

Otmaro Ruiz / Sojourn / www.moondorecords.com - Venezuelan jazz pianist with mostly composed music.

Miho and Diego Duo / Blue Tree / www.mihodiegoduo.com Columbian/Japanese folk duo

Miho and Diego Duo / Quenarimba II
Marcos Ariel / Alone WIth Jobim / Tenure records - solo jazz piano

Tanaroa / Dia Real / www.moondorecords.com - Brazilian jazz/samba

Juan Carlos Quintero / las cumbias . . .las guitarras / Inner Knot Records - guitar driven cumbias from Columbia

Vayo / Gaucho / Pantaleon Records www.vayoraimaondo.com Classic Uruguayan Tango star.

Vayo / Gaucho / Pantaleon Records - Classic Uruguayan Tango star does local Gaucho music.

Sila and the Afrofunk Experience / Black President / Vasila Records - Sales of this cd benefits health and educational programs for children in East Africa.

Oumaou Sangare / Seya /World Circuit / Nonsuch - another one by this African star

La Tuza / Son del Otro Lado /La Tuza Music - Mexican Roots Music

Lura / Eclipse / Four Quarters Entertainment- Cape Verdian fado soul music.
Son de Madera / Son de Mi Tierra / Smithsonian Folkways - Mexican roots

Oasis World Radio Sampler Volume IX #2 Oasis Disc Mfg

Various Artists / Black Rio 2 - Original Samba Soul 1971 - 1980 / Strut Records

Novalima / Coba Coba remixed / Cumbancha– this just keeps getting better and better

Black Bassy / Leman / 4Q World Connection - fabulous Latin pop

Various Artists / Harps of Paraguay / Smithsonian Folkways

The Latin Project / Musica de la Noche / TLP Musica

Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada / Coconut Rock / ESL Music

Maria Teresa / Era uma vez um Jardin / Le Chant du Monde - light fado
 
Hermas Zopoula / Espoir / Asthmatic Kitty - Somewhere between Afro funk of King Sunny Ade and Brazilian vibes of Seu Jorge.

Nickodemus / Sun People / Wonderwheel - Can't say I know how to describe this music from Brooklyn multi-culti collective aiming to be the hottest thing on the dancefloor.

Robert WindPony / Warrior's Night Call / Self released - Native American flute maker plays his instruments.

Zap Mama / ReCreation / Heads Up (www.myspace.com/zapmama)

Gamelan of Central Java / Volume X Sindhen Trio and Volume XI Music of Remembrance / Felmay (www.felmay.it)

Marcio Local / Day Day Don Dree Don / Luaka Bop - Samba

Cecilia Noel / A Gozar! /Compass

 

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