Not just a band but a superpower summit, Les Amazones d'Afrique include some of the continent's finest female musicians, committed to battling gender equality through music. On these dozen tracks, ... (Read More)
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A.C. Roberts, bagpipes. Myler Doherty, piano. Charles Bowden, bass. John Samuel Golder, fiddle. Ballycastle, & others.
Label: Reflections. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 096741258527. Daedalus Item Code: 77031
Although bagpipes have been played all over the world for at least a millennium, for many of us they remain the instrument of choice for instantly creating a Scottish ambiance. On this set, ... (Read More)
Relaxing and romantic, these 12 popular songs testify to Hawaii's hold on the imaginations of songwriters and music fans alike. A crooner in the tradition of Bing Crosby, Kamuela got his start at the ... (Read More)
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Don Reed, violin. Jay Austin, guitar. Kevin Fox, cello. Doug Miller, flute. K. Fedeux, piano.
Label: Reflections. Format: CD.
UPC: 096741404627. Daedalus Item Code: 77032
As these nine selections demonstrate, the distinctive tone of Celtic music can be used to create a quiet, introspective mood. Composer K. Fedeux makes use of piano, strings, guitar, harp, and flute ... (Read More)
Mike Seeger, Lead Belly, Doug Wallin, Ewan MacColl, the New Lost City Ramblers, Dorothy Rorick & others.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways. Format: CD.
UPC: 093074021828. Daedalus Item Code: 79261
Fearing that they might be forgotten, 19th-century scholar Francis James Child compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection now known as "Child Ballads"; many of ... (Read More)
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Laito Y Su Sonora, los Naranjos, Maraca, Septeto Nacional, Ad Libitum & others.
Label: Petrol Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 094637092828. Daedalus Item Code: 67282
Essentially a fusion of African rhythms and Spanish folk songs, Cuban music has devloped its own distinctive and highly appealing style; as the dozen tracks here make clear, it's also quite diverse. ... (Read More)
Daniel Melingo, Four of a Kind, Macolla, Diego Carrasco, Spam Allstars, Sami Ali & others.
Label: World Music Network. Format: CD.
UPC: 605633090727. Daedalus Item Code: 57492
Put on your dancing shoes and party with the best tango, salsa, flamenco, merengue, and bhangra. Artists include Four of a Kind (the relentless "Rail Gaddi"); Mokhtar Al Saïd & El Ferka El Masaya ... (Read More)
Growing up in her home province of Uppland in Sweden, Ditte Andersson heard her father playing the trumpet and the records of Dizzy Gillespie, her mother singing with guitar, and her grandmother ... (Read More)
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Nic Jones, Eric Bibb, the Yetties, Roy Harris, Home Service, Ralph McTell, Show of Hands & others.
Label: Gottdiscs. Format: 2 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 881881001122. Daedalus Item Code: 77014
Founded in 1955 to promote folk dancing, England's Sidmouth Festival has gradually expanded to encompass a wide swathe of folk music as well; the 35 tracks here look back on some of the festival's ... (Read More)
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Existing very much in isolation for much of its history, Nepal developed a variety of musical styles all its own. Sung in various dialects from the multicultural region, here are love songs ("Rani of ... (Read More)
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A veteran Nashville guitarist whose recording credits include work with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel, Fred Carter goes back to basics with these instrumental recordings of vintage ... (Read More)