Best World Music Albums

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Machito: Kenya (1957) – Cuba

Label: Roulette Records

Producer – Ralph Seijo

Personnel:

  • Machito – maracas, bandleader
  • Eddie Bert, Rex Peer, Santo Russo, Bart Varsalona – trombone
  • Doc Cheatham, Paul Cohen, Paquito Davilla, Joe Livramento, Joe Newman, Francis Williams – trumpet
  • Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
  • René Hernández – piano, arranger
  • Mario Bauzá – trumpet, alto saxophone, arranger
  • Leslie Johnakins – baritone saxophone
  • Jose Madera, Ray Santos Jr.– tenor saxophone
  • Pedro “Puchi” Boulong, Jose Silva – percussion
  • Candido Camero, Carlos “Patato” Valdes – congas
  • Jose Mangual – bongos
  • Roberto Rodriguez – bass
  • Ahmad Kharab Salim – arranger
  • Lester Strauss – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wild Jungle – Mario Bauzá, René Hernández
  2. Congo Mulence – Ahmad Kharab Salim
  3. Kenya = Mario Bauzá, René Hernández, J. Johnson
  4. Oyeme – Ahmad Kharab Salim
  5. Holiday – Mario Bauzá, René Hernández
  6. Cannonology – Ahmad Kharab Salim
  7. Frenzy – Mario Bauzá, René Hernández
  8. Blues a la Machito – Ahmad Kharab Salim
  9. Conversation – Charles Mingus, Ahmad Kharab Salim
  10. Tin Tin Deo – Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo
  11. Minor Rama – Ahmad Kharab Salim
  12. Tururato – Ahmad Kharab Salim

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Tito Puente: Dance Mania (1958) – Puerto Rico

Label: RCA Records

Producer – ‎Mickey Crofford

Personnel:

  1. Tito Puente – timbales, vibraphone, marimba, percussion, arranger, bandleader
  2. Santos Colon – vocals, chorus
  3. Otto Olivar – chorus
  4. Jimmy Frisaura, Bernie Glow, George Lopez, Frank Lo Pinto, Gene Rapett – trumpet
  5. Rafael Palau, Jerry Sanfino – saxophone
  6. Ray Barretto, Julio Collazo, Ray Rodriguez – percussion
  7. Mickey Crofford – engineer

Track listing:

  1. El Cayuco – Tito Puente
  2. Complicación – Francisco Aguabella
  3. 3-D Mambo – Ray Santos
  4. Llego Mijan – Tito Puente
  5. Cuando Te Vea -Tito Puente
  6. Hong Kong Mambo – Tito Puente
  7. Mambo Gozón – Tito Puente
  8. Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembe – Tito Puente
  9. Varsity Drag – Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson
  10. Estoy Siempre Junto a Ti – Pepe Delgado
  11. Agua Limpia Todo – Francisco Aguabella
  12. Saca Tu Mujer – Tito Puente

 

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Miriam Makeba: Pata Pata (1967) – South Africa

Label: Reprise 

Producer: Jerry Ragovoy, Jimmy Wisner, Luchi DeJesus, Sivuca

Personnel:

  • Miriam Makeba – vocals
  • Luchi DeJesus, Jerry Ragovoy, Severino Dias De Olivera, Jimmy Wisner – arranger
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Hal Halverstadt – linear notes

Track listing:

  1. Pata Pata – Jerry Ragovoy, Miriam Makeba
  2. Ha Po Zamani – Dorothy Masuka
  3. What is Love – Jerry Ragovoy
  4. Maria Fulo – Severino Dias de Oliveira
  5. Yetentu Tizaleny – A. Betresidk
  6. Click Song Number One – Miriam Makeba
  7. Ring Bell, Ring Bell – George David Weiss, Jerry Ragovoy
  8. Jol’inkomo – Gibson Kente, Letta Mbulu
  9. West Wind – Caiphus Semenya, William Salter
  10. Saduva – Miriam Makeba
  11. A Piece of Ground – Jeremy Taylor

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Jorge Ben: Forca Bruta (1970) – Brazil

Label: Philips 

Producer: Manoel Barenbein

Personnel:

  • Jorge Ben – vocals, guitar
  • Trio Mocotó, Fritz Escovao – cuica
  • Joaozinho Parahyba – percussion
  • Nereu Gargalo – tamborim
  • Joao Moreira, Ari Carvalhaes, Joao Kibelkstis – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Jorge Ben.

  1. Oba lá Vem Ela
  2. Zé Canjica
  3. Domênica Domingava num Domingo Linda toda de Branco
  4. Charles Júnior
  5. Pulo, Pulo
  6. Apareceu Aparecida
  7. O Telefone Tocou Novamente
  8. Mulher Brasileira
  9. Terezinha
  10. Força Bruta

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Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges: Club de Esquina (1972) – Brazil

Label: Odeon

Producer: Milton Miranda

Personnel:

  • Milton Nascimento – vocals, guitar, piano, viola
  • Nelson Ângelo – guitar, percussion, piano, surdo
  • Alaide Costa – vocals
  • Luis Alves – Caxixi, bass
  • Lô Borges – background vocals, guitar, percussion, viola
  • Paulinho Braga – percussion
  • Luiz Gonzaga – background vocals
  • Beto Guedes – background vocals, bass, carrilhao, viola
  • Toninho Horta – background vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Rubinho – tumbadora
  • Robertinho Silva – percussion, drums
  • Tavito – vocals, guitar, viola
  • Wagner Tiso – organ, piano
  • Deodato – arranger
  • Zilmar, Nivaldo, Peter Mew, Jorge – engineer
  • Sonia Antunes, João Augusto – project coordinator
  • Gaya – director

Track listing:

  1. Tudo Que Você Podia Ser – Lô Borges, Márcio Borges
  2. Cais – Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento
  3. O Trem Azul (The Blue Train) – Ronaldo Bastos, Lô Borges
  4. Saídas E Bandeiras No. 1 – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  5. Nuvem Cigana (Gipsy Cloud) – Ronaldo Bastos, Lô Borges
  6. Cravo É Canela – Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento
  7. Dos Cruces – Carmelo Larrea
  8. Um Girassol da Cor de Seu Cabelo – Lô Borges, Márcio Borges
  9. San Vicente – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  10. Estrelas – Lô Borges/ Márcio Borges
  11. Clube da Esquina, No. 2 – Lô Borges, Márcio Borges, Milton Nascimento
  12. Paisagem da Janela – Lô Borges, Fernando Brant
  13. Me Deixa Em Paz – Ayrton Amorin
  14. Os Povos – Márcio Borges, Milton Nascimento
  15. Saídas E Bandeiras No. 2 – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  16. Um Gosto de Sol – Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento
  17. Pelo Amor de Deus – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  18. Lilia – Milton Nascimento
  19. Trem de Doido – Lô Borges, Márcio Borges
  20. Nada Será Como Antes – Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento
  21. Ao Que Vai Nascer – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento

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Gilberto Gil: Expresso 2222 (1972) – Brazil

Label: Editora Moderna

Producer: Guilherme Araújo, Roberto Menescal

Personnel:

  • Gilberto Gil – vocals, guitar, viola
  • Caetano Veloso – vocals, guitar
  • Gal Costa – vocals
  • Lanny Gordin – baixo, bass, guitar
  • Tutty Moreno – percussion, drums
  • Bruce Henry – baixo, bass
  • Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru
  • Marcus Vinicius – engineer
  • Carlos Savalla – remastering
  • Geysa Adnet, Geraldo Alves Pinto – graphic coordinator
  • Aldo Luiz – design
  • Edson Santos – photography

Track listing:

  1. Pipoca Moderna – Sebastião C. Biano
  2. Back in Bahia – Gilberto Gil
  3. O Canto da Ema – João do Valle, Aires Viana, Alventino Cavalcanti
  4. Chiclete com Banana – Almira Castilho, Gordurinha
  5. Ele e Eu – Gilberto Gil
  6. Sai do Sereno – Onildo Almeida
  7. Expresso 2222 – Gilberto Gil
  8. O Sonho Acabou – Gilberto Gil
  9. Oriente – Gilberto Gil

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Paco De Lucia: Entre dos Aquas (1973) – Spain

Label: Philips

Producer: Alfredo Garrido, José Torregrossa

Personnel:

  • Paco De Lucia – guitar
  • Larry Corryell – guitar
  • Ramón De Algeciras, Ricardo Modrego– guitar
  • Enrique Jimenez – guitar
  • Cepero Isidro de Sanlucar – guitar
  • Julio Vallejo – guitar
  • Jose Torregrosa– musical director

Track listing:

  1. Entre dos aguas
  2. Los pinares
  3. Jerezana
  4. En la caleta
  5. Punta del Faro
  6. Fandangos
  7. Malagueña de Lecuona
  8. Zarda de Monty
  9. Serrania de Málaga
  10. Andalucía de Lecuona
  11. Rumba improvisada
  12. Plazuela

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Milton Nascimento: Milagre Dos Peixes (1973) – Brazil

Label: Abril Coleções

Producer: Fernando Brant

Personnel:

  • Milton Nascimento – vocals, voices, guitar, piano, conductor
  • Stefano Novelli – vocals, bass, organ, percussion, piano
  • Naná Vasconcelos – vocals, voices, berimbau,percussion, sound effects, special effects
  • Nelson Angelo – guitar, viola, special effects
  • Toninho Horta – vocals, guitar
  • Airto Lima Barbosa – bassoon
  • Novelli – bass, percussion
  • Fernanda Boechat – pinarpa
  • Copinha, Jorge Ferreira da Silva – flute
  • Paulo Moura – saxophone, clarinet, conductor
  • Alfredo de Souza Saraiva – drums, trumpet
  • Peter Dauelsberg, Alceu de Almeida Reis – cello
  • Jose de Lana, Aizik Geller, Alberto Jaffe, Jerry Milewsky, Giancarlos Spala Pareschi, Alfredo Vidal, Alberto Arnaud – violin
  • Murillo Loures, Arlindo Penteado – viola
  • Nathercia Teixeira – violin, viola
  • Limonge Braz Filho – oboe
  • Daudeth de Azevedo – cavaquinho
  • Mozart Ituassu-Haroldo Reis, Zé Barreto Sobrinho– trumpet
  • Wagner Tiso – organ, piano, keyboards, arranger
  • Ricardo Wagner – organ, piano
  • Zdnek Svad – trumpet, drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion, drums
  • Jose de Aguiar Ribeiro – kettle drums
  • Clementina de Jesus, Malú, Renato, Valdie – vocals
  • Nico Borges – vocals, special effects
  • Cafi, Mauricio Mendoca, Ronaldo – sound effects, special effects
  • Sirlan – vocals, sound effects, special effects
  • Nivaldo – saxophone, engineer
  • Toninho – engineer
  • Manolo Morales – assistant producer
  • Radamés Gnattali – arranger, conductor
  • Lothar Brandes – paintings, cover design
  • Jon Pareles, Caroll Pinkham – linear notes
  • Maestro Gaya, J. Merky, Milton Miranda – director

Track listing:

  1. Os Escravos de JóMilton Nascimento, Fernando Brant
  2. Carlos, Lúcia, Chico e TiagoMilton Nascimento
  3. Milagre dos PeixesMilton Nascimento, Fernando Brant
  4. A ChamadaMilton Nascimento
  5. Pablo Nº 2Milton Nascimento, Ronaldo Bastos
  6. Tema dos DeusesMilton Nascimento
  7. Hoje é Dia de El ReyMilton Nascimento, Márcio Borges
  8. A Última Sessão de MúsicaMilton Nascimento 

 

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Elis Regina & Tom Jobim: Elis & Tom (1974) – Brazil

Label: PolyGram

Producer: Aloysio de Oliveira
Personnel:

  • Elis Regina- vocals
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim- piano, vocals
  • César Camargo Mariano- piano
  • Hélio Delmiro- guitar
  • Oscar Castro-Neves- guitar
  • Luizão Maia- bass
  • Paulo Braga – drums
  • Chico Batera – percussion
  • Bill Hitchcock – conductor

 Track listing:

  1. Águas de Março – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  2. Pois ÉAntônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque
  3. Só Tinha de Ser com Você Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira
  4. ModinhaAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  5. Trieste – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  6. Corcovado – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  7. O Que Tinha de SerAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  8. Retrato Em Branco E PretoAntônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque
  9. Brigas, Nunca MaisAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  10. Por Toda a Minha VidaAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  11. Fotografia – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  12. Soneto de SeparaçãoAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  13. Chovendo na Roseira – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  14. Inútil PaisagemAntônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira

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Tom Ze: Estudando o Samba (1975) – Brazil

Label: Continental

Producer: Tom Zé

Personnel:

  1. Tom Zé – vocais
  2. Heraldo – guitars
  3. Edson – guitars, viola
  4. Dirceu – drums
  5. Cláudio – contrabass
  6. Natal, Osvaldinho – percussion
  7. Vicente Barreto – guitars
  8. Rosário – regression, speeches
  9. Eloa, Vera, Sidney, Roberto, Santana, Osório, Vilma, Carlos, Celso, Vagner, Puruca (ou Pituca) – vocais
  10. Téo da CuicaTambor D’ água

Track listing:

  1. Tom Zé
  2. A FelicidadeTom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  3. TocTom Zé
  4. Élton Medeiros, Tom Zé
  5. Vai (Menina Amanhã de Manhã)Perna, Tom Zé
  6. Ui! (Você Inventa) – Odair, Tom Zé
  7. DoiTom Zé
  8. Mãe (Mãe Solteira)Élton Medeiros, Tom Zé
  9. Hein?Tom Zé, Vicente Barreto
  10. Só (Solidão)Tom Zé
  11. SeTom Zé
  12. ÍndiceJosé Briamonte, Heraldo do Monte, Tom Zé

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Jorge Ben: Africa Brasil (1976) – Brazil

Label: Universal Music Group

Producer: Marco Mazzola

Personnel:

  • Jorge Ben– vocals, guitar, voice 
  • Dadibass 
  • Littledrums 
  • Ze Roberto Bertramikeyboards 
  • Luna, Nenem, Gustavo, Joaozinho, Canegal, Doctor, Djalma Correa, Hermes, Ariovaldo, Wilson das Nevespercussion 
  • Darcy, Zezinho, Marcio Montarroyospiston 
  • Ze Bigorna, Oberdan– saxophone 
  • Regina, Evinha, Claudinha, Marisa, Waldyrchoir

Track listing:

All tracks by Jorge Ben

  1. Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)
  2. Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu
  3. O Filósofo
  4. Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro
  5. O Plebeu
  6. Taj Mahal
  7. Xica da Silva
  8. A História de Jorge
  9. Camisa 10 da Gávea
  10. Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado
  11. África Brasil (Zumbi)

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Ry Cooder: Chicken Skin Music (1976) – USA

Label: Reprise

Producer: Russ Titelman 

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – vocals, bajo sexto, mandola, bottleneck guitar, French accordion, electric guitar, slack-key guitar, tiple, Hawaiian guitar
  • George Bohanon– horn arrangement, baritone horn
  • Oscar Brashear– cornet
  • Red Callender– upright bass
  • Chris Ethridge– bass
  • Terry Evans, Cliff Givens, Laurence Fishburne, Herman E. Johnson, Bobby King – vocals
  • Hugo Gonzales – bajo sexto
  • Milt Holland– percussion, drums
  • Atta Isaacs– slack-key and acoustic guitar
  • Fred Jackson Jr.– tenor saxophone
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Henry Ojeda – bass
  • Gabby Pahinui– steel guitar, vocals
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Pat Rizzo– alto saxophone
  • Russ Titelman– bajo sexto, vocals,
  • Judy Maizel, Trudy Portch – production coordination
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer, mixing
  • Lloyd Cruft – engineer
  • Bobby Hata, John Neal – assistant engineers
  • Chet Himes, John Ingle – engineering
  • Kenny Price – album cover, design and painting
  • Susan Titelman – photography
  • Noel Newbolt – production assistance

 Track listing:

  1. The Bourgeois Blues – Lead Belly
  2. I Got Mine – traditional, based on Pink Anderson’s version
  3. Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai WaiBlind Alfred Reed/trad
  4. He’ll Have to GoJoe Allison, Audrey Allison
  5. Smack Dab in the MiddleCharles E. Calhoun
  6. Stand By Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  7. Yellow Roses – Ken Devine, Sam Nichols
  8. Chio-e – Gus Kahn, Neil Moret
  9. Goodnight, Irene – Lead Belly, John Lomax

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Willie Colon & Ruben Blades: Siembra (1978) – Panama / Puerto Rico

Label: Fania Records

Personnel: Willie Colón

Personnel:

  • Rubén Blades: lead vocals, chorus ensemble
  • Willie Colón: trombone music director, chorus ensemble
  • José Torres: piano, electric piano, Fender rhodes
  • José Mangual Jr: bongos, maracas, chorus ensemble
  • Jimmy Delgado: timbal
  • Adalberto Santiago: percussion, chorus ensemble
  • ddie Montalvo: tumbadora, percussion
  • Bryan Brake: drums
  • Salvador Cuevas, Eddie Rivera: bass
  • Jon Fausty: engineer, mixing
  • Jerry Masucci: executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rubén Blades, except where noted.

  1. Plástico
  2. Buscando Guayaba
  3. Pedro Navaja
  4. María Lionza
  5. Ojos – Johnny Ortiz
  6. Dime
  7. Siembra

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Caetano Veloso: Cinema Transcedental (1979) – Brazil

Label: Universal Music GmbH

Producer: Caetano Veloso

Personnel:

  • Caetano Veloso – vocals, voices, guitar, arranger
  • Vinicius Cantuária – drums
  • Arnaldo Brandão – bass
  • Tomás Improta – keyboards
  • Perinho Santana – guitar
  • Lucia Turbull – chorus
  • A Outra Band Da Terra – arranger
  • Paulo Chocolate – engineer
  • Luis Claudio Coutinho – engineer, mixing
  • Jairo Pires – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Caetano Veloso except where noted.

  1. Lua de São Jorge
  2. Oração ao Tempo
  3. Beleza Pura
  4. Menino do Rio
  5. VampiroJorge Mautner
  6. Elegia – Péricles Cavalcanti, Augusto de Campos
  7. Trilhos Urbanos
  8. Louco por Você
  9. Cajuína
  10. AracajuTomás Improta, Vinícius Cantuária, Caetano Veloso

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Orchestra Baobab: Pirates Choice (1982) – Senegal

Label: Nonesuch

Producer: Moussa Diallo

Personnel:

  • Rudolphe Gomis, Medoune Diallo, Ndiouga Dieng, Mapenda Seck – vocals
  • Bala Sidibe – vocals, timbales
  • Papa Ba, Adama Sarr, Barthelemy Attisso – guitar
  • Charly N’Diaye – bass
  • Issa Cissocko – saxophone
  • Mountaga Kouyate – percussion
  • John Hadden, Tom Leader, Adam Skeaping – remastering
  • Nick Gold – linear notes

Track listing:

  1. Utrus Horas – Rudolphe Gomis
  2. Coumba – Rudolphe Gomis
  3. Ledi Ndieme M’BodjNdiouga Dieng
  4. Werente SerigneNdiouga Dieng
  5. Ray M’BeleMedoune Diallo
  6. Soldadi – Rudolphe Gomis
  7. NgalamMapenda Seck
  8. Toumaranke – Bala Sidibe
  9. Foire InternationaleNdiouga Dieng
  10. La RebellionMedoune Diallo
  11. Ndiaga Niaw – Bala Sidibe
  12. Balla Daffe – Bala Sidibe

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King Sunny Ade: Juju Music (1982) – Nigeria

Label: Mango Records

Producer: Martin Meissonnier

Personnel:

  • King Sunny Adé– guitar, keyboards, vocals, mixing
  • Shina Abiodun – conga
  • Mofes Acambi – drums
  • Ademola Adepoju – steel guitar
  • Adisa Adeyemi – bongos
  • Jacob Ajakaye – vocals
  • Rasaki Aladokun, Jomoh Gbadamosi – African drum, talking drum
  • Gani Alashe – shekere
  • Michael Babalola – maracas
  • Tunde Demiola, Niyi Falaye, Matthew Olojede, Femi Owomoyela, Segun Shokumbi – vocals
  • Segun Hori, Segun Llori, Bob Ohiri – guitar
  • Jelili Lawal – bass guitar
  • Martin Meissonnier– keyboards
  • John Okeumeu – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Alhaji Timmy Olaitan – drums, African drums
  • Godwin Logie – mixing
  • Bruno Tilley – design
  • Adrian Boot – photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by King Sunny Adé.

  1. Ja Funmi
  2. Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi
  3. Mo Beru Agba
  4. Sunny Ti de Ariya
  5. Ma Jaiye Oni
  6. 365 Is My Number/The Message
  7. Samba/E Falaba Lewe

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Djivan Gasparyan: I  Will Not Be Sad in This World (1983) – Armenia

Label: Opal Records

Personnel:

  • Djivan Gasparyan – duduk
  • Vachagan Avakian – duduk

Track listing:

  1. A Cool Wind Is Blowing -traditional
  2. Brother Hunter – Djivan Gasparyan
  3. Look Here, My Dear – traditional
  4. I Will Not Be Sad in This World – traditional
  5. Little Flower Garden – traditional
  6. Your Strong Mind – traditional
  7. The Ploughman – traditional
  8. Die Yaman – traditional

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Ofra Haza:  Yemenite Songs (1985) – Israel

Label: Shanachie Records

Producer: Bezalel Aloni, Benny Nagari

 Personnel:

  • Ofra Haza- lead vocals
  • Benny Nagari – arranger, conductor, music producer
  • Lesli Lishinski, Marvin Feinshmit – bassoon
  • Ilan School – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Eli Magen – double bass
  • Iki Levy – drums, congas, metal and wooden percussion, timbales
  • Abigail Erenheim, Benny Nagari – flute, piccolo
  • Shlomo Shochat – French horn
  • Meril Grinberg, Herman Openstein – oboe, English horn
  • Chaim Gispan – Yemenite tin, tambala
  • Avraham Rosenblatt, Elchanan Bregman, Israel Berkowitch, Israela Wisser, Rima Kaminkowski, Yigal Tuneh, Yitzchak Markowetzki, Yuval Kaminkowski – strings
  • Benny Nagari – music, arranger
  • Yoav Gera – audio recording, mixing.
  • Aharon Amram – artistic advisor

 Track listing:

  1. Im Nin ‘AluShabazi
  2. Yachilvi VeyachaliShabazi
  3. A ‘SalkShabazi, traditional
  4. Tzur Mentati / Se’i Yona / Sapri TamaBen-Amram, Shabazi, traditional
  5. GalbiAmram, Shabazi
  6. Ode Le-EliShabazi, traditional
  7. Lefelach HarimonShabazi, traditional
  8. Ayelet ChenShabazi

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Astor Piazzolla: Tango Zero Hour (1986) – Argentina

Label: American Clave

Producer: Kip Hanrahan

Personnel:

  • Ástor Piazzolla– bandoneon, arranger
  • Hector Console– bass
  • Horacio Malvicino– guitar
  • Fernando Suarez Paz– violin
  • Pablo Ziegler– piano
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jon Fausty – engineer, mixing
  • Kip Hanrahan– engineer
  • Nancy Hanrahan – associate producer
  • Scott Marcus – executive producer
  • Charles Reilly – photography
  • Shawna Stobie – assistant engineer, mixing assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Astor Piazzolla.

  1. Tanguedia III
  2. Milonga del ángel
  3. Concierto para quinteto
  4. Milonga loca
  5. Michelangelo ’70
  6. Contrabajissimo
  7. Mumuki

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Le-Mystere-Des-Voix-Bulgares (1987) – Bulgaria

Label: Disques Cellier 

Personnel:

  • Yanka Rupkina, Kalinka Valcheva, Stefka Sabotinova – vocals
  • The Bulgarian State Radio And Television Female Vocal Choir
  • Filip Kutev Ensemble
  • Mastered by – Robert C. Ludwig
  • Recorded by – Marcel Cellier
  • Carin Goldberg – art direction, design
  • Melanie Marder Parks – cover art
  • Directed by – Krasimir Kyurkchiyski, Philip Koutev
  • Ingram Marshall – linear notes

Track listing:

  1. Pilentze Pee
  2. Svadba
  3. Kalimankou Denkou
  4. Strati Na Angelaki Doumasche
  5. Polegnala E Pschenitza
  6. Messetschinko Lio Greïlivko
  7. Breï Yvane
  8. Erghen Diado
  9. Sableyalo Mi Agontze
  10. Prïtourïtze Planinata
  11. Mir Stanke Le
  12. Schopska Pesen
  13. Polegnala E Todora

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Youssou N’Dour: Immigrés (1988) – Senegal

Label: Earthworks

Producer: Youssou N’Dour

Personnel:

  • Youssou N’Dour – vocals
  • Rhane Diallo – saxophone, vocals
  • Fefe Diambouana – tenor saxophone
  • Maguette Dieng – drums, timbales
  • Mbaye Dieye Faye – tumba, sabar
  • Kabou Gueye – double bass, bass guitar
  • Jimi Mbaye – guitar
  • Oussey Ndiaye, Alla Seck – vocals
  • Pape Oumar Ngom – guitar
  • Assane Thaim – tama
  • Benjamin Valfroy – keyboards
  • Daniel Bujon – mixing
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Jenny Cathcart – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Youssou N’Dour.

  1. Immigrés/Bitim Rew
  2. Pitche Mi (Kabou Gueye)
  3. Taaw
  4. Badou

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:  Mustt Mustt (1990) – Pakistan

Label: Real World Records

Producer: Michael Brook

Personnel:

  1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – vocals
  2. Michael Brook – guitar, surdo, percussion, synthesizer, mixing
  3. Peter Gabriel – drums
  4. David Bottrill – djembe, surdo, synthesizer, editing, engineer, mixing
  5. Robert Ahwai – guitar
  6. Darryl Johnson – bass, Moog synthesizer, piano
  7. Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan – harmonium, vocals
  8. Dildar Hussain – table
  9. James Pinker – bongos, djembe, percussion, drums
  10. Gui Yue – flute
  11. Massive Attack – mixing, remix
  12. Richard Blair – assistant engineer
  13. Malcolm Garret – art direction, design
  14. Russell Mills – cover design
  15. David Buckland – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mustt Mustt Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  2. Nothing Without You (Tery Bina) – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  3. TraceryMichael Brook
  4. The GameRobert Ahwai, Michael Brook, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  5. Taa Deem – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  6. Sea of Vapours – Michael Brook
  7. Fault Lines – Michael Brook
  8. Tana Dery Na – Michael Brook, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  9. Shadow – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  10. Avenue – Michael Brook
  11. Mustt Mustt / Massive Attack remix / Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Salif Keita: Amen (1991) – Mali

Label: Island

Producer: Joe Zawinul

Personnel:

  • Salif Keita – vocals
  • Carlos Santana – guitar
  • Joe Zawinul – arranger, keyboards, orchestration, synthesizer
  • Nayanka Bell, Djanka Diabate, Djene Doumbouya, Assitan Keita, Assitan Dembelevocals
  • Jeff Ballard – guitar
  • Wayne Shorter – saxophone
  • Gary Bias, Ray Brown, Reggie C. Young – horn
  • Kélétigui Diabaté – balafon
  • Mamadou Doumbia – guitar
  • Souleymanne Doumbia – percussion
  • Kante Manfila – guitar
  • Etienne Mbappé – bass
  • Cheick Tidiane Seck – keyboards, arranger, music coordinator
  • Ron Mesa – trumpet
  • Paco Sery – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion
  • Ivan Zawinul – assistant engineer, overdubs, programming
  • Philippe Brun – engineer, mixing
  • Michel Lorentz, Michel Lorentz, Vincent Théard – programming
  • Marsha Burns – project coordinator
  • A. “Jumbo” Vanrenen – executive producer
  • Laurie Lewis – photography

Track listing:

  1. Yele n Na
  2. Waraya
  3. Tono
  4. Kuma
  5. Nyanafi
  6. Karifa
  7. N B’I Fe
  8. Lony

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Milton Nascimento: Txai (1991) – Brazil

Label: Discos CBS

Producer: Mazzola, Marcio Ferreira

Personnel:

  • Miltin Nascimento – vocals, guitar, arranger, director, mixing, vocal arrangement
  • Ronaldo – block flute, blocks, bongos, bumbo, claves, congas, cowbell, foot stomping, guizos, maracas, quijada, temple blocks, timbales, triangle
  • Robertinho Silva – agogo, bongos, cabasa, caxixi, drums, foot stomping, talking drum, arranger
  • Vanderlei Silva – afoxe, bongos, congas, foot stomping, guitar,talking drum, xequere
  • Joao Baptista – bass, mixing
  • Heitor TP – guitar
  • Marlui Miranda – vocals, vocal arrangements, guitar
  • Jurim Moreira – drums
  • Mingo – percussion
  • Caito Marcondes -caxixi
  • Américo – foot stomping
  • Ricardo Leão – kalimba, keyboard programming
  • Túlio Mourão – keyboards, accordion
  • Celso Alves, Flavio Alves, Marcos André, Marilene Gondim, Maria Fattoruso, Otávio Bretas, David Tygel, Kiko, Keller, Clara Sandroni, Mauricio Maestro, Pantera, Rita Peixoto, Selma Reis, José Renato, Aleuda Silva – choir
  • Novelli – choir, choir master
  • André Da Silva, Diogo Nogueira, Dave Silva – children’s choir, choir
  • Davi Kopenawa Yanomami – narrator, text
  • Milton Da Silva, José Sobrinho, Alcebíades Spinola, Alcebiades Spinota – trumpet
  • Edmundo Maciel, Jessé Sadoc – trombone
  • Roberto Marques – trombone, engineer
  • Paulinho Trompete – flugelhorn
  • Joao Meirelles, Mauro Senise – alto saxophone
  • Nivaldo Ornelas – tenor saxophone, bamboo flute
  • Bernardo Bessler, Michel Bessler, Aizik Geller, Carlos Eduardo Hack, Walter Hack, Paschoal Perrota, Alfredo Vidal, Giancarlos Spala Pareschi – violin
  • Arlindo Penteado, Eduardo Pereira, Frederick Stephany – viola
  • Aleeu Beis, Márcio Mallard, Jaques Morelenbaum, Alceu Reis- cello
  • Wagner Tiso – orchestration, conductor
  • Mazzola – arranger, rhythmic concept
  • Marcio Ferreira – engineer, mixing, photography
  • André Villas Boas, Dominique Gallois, Andre Villas-Boas – coordination
  • Evandro Lopes, Wanderley Loureiro, Demerval Filho, Beto Pimentel – engineer
  • River Phoenix – engineer, narrator
  • Paulo Henrique, Geraldo Laia, Cláudio Stirro – assistant engineer
  • Angele Papiani – assistant producer
  • Arlette Duarte – art direction
  • Flávio Vieira – art direction, assistant producer
  • Carlos Nunes – graphic coordinator
  • Milton Eustáquio – photography

Track listing:

  1. Overture – Milton Nascimento
  2. Txai – Milton Nascimento
  3. Baü Metóro
  4. Coisas da Vida (That’s Life) – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  5. Hoeiepereiga
  6. Estórias da Floresta (Stories of the Forest) – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  7. Yanomami E Nós (Pacto de Vida) (Yanomami & Us – Pact of Lif – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  8. Awasi
  9. A Terceira Margem Do Rio (Third Edge of the River) – Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso
  10. Benke – Milton Nascimento
  11. Sertão das Águas (Hinterlands of the Waters) – Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento
  12. Que Virá Dessa Escuridao? (What Will Come Out of This Darkn) – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  13. Curi Curi
  14. Nozani Na
  15. Baridjumokó

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Sergio Mendes: Brasiliero (1992) – Brazil

Label: Elektra

Producer: Sérgio Mendes

Personnel:

  • Sérgio Mendes – vocals, synthesizer, percussion, keyboards, arranger, liner notes
  • Hermeto Pascoal – keyboards, arranger
  • João Bosco – vocals
  • Carmen Alice – vocals, percussion
  • Marcio Bahia – drums
  • Beloba – percussion
  • Carlinhos Brown – vocals, percussion, arranger
  • Robbie Buchanan– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mario Conceicao, Luis Conte, Paulo Dias, Gustavo Di Dalva, Alexandre Guedes, Meia Noite, Fabio Pascoal, Pernambuco, Karla Preito, Zeca, Sinhô  – percussion
  • Alceu Do Cavaco – cavaquinho
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Russell Ferrante– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Guinga, Claudio Jorge – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass
  • Kleber Jorge – background vocals
  • Gracinha Leporace, Kevyn Lettau, Francisca Maria Monjardim, Leila Monjardim, Cláudio Nucci, Lourenco Olegario, Karla Preito, Carol Rogers, Jurema Silva, Jussara Silva, Leo Silva, Robson Silva, Carolina Sabino  – vocals
  • Carlos Malta – flute, saxophone
  • Vivian Manso – background vocals
  • Jerry Moore – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Tavaglione – flute, oboe, saxophone
  • Alfredo Moura – background vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, arranger, horn arrangements
  • Jovino Santos Neto– keyboards
  • Tião Neto – vocals, percussion
  • Eric Persing – synthesizer, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming, synthesizer horn, arranger
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Michael Shapiro – percussion, drums, background vocals
  • Vai Quem Vem – percussion, background vocals
  • Itibere Zwarg – bass
  • Antonio “Moogie” Canazio – arranger, engineer
  • Bruce Swedien – arranger, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Ivan Carvalho, Elaine Anderson Lee Kaiser, Luis Quine, Paul Scriver, Michael Aarvold – assistant engineer
  • David Bither – art direction
  • John Heiden – art direction, design
  • George Holz, Sonia Ives – photography
  • Heitor Dos Prazeres – paintings
  • Chris McGowan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Fanfarra – Carlinhos Brown
  2. Magalenha – Carlinhos Brown
  3. Indiado – Carlinhos Brown
  4. What Is This? – Carmen Alice
  5. Lua Soberana – Vitor Martins, Ivan Lins
  6. Sambadouro – Vitor Martins, Ivan Lins
  7. Senhoras Do Amazonas – Antonio Carlos Belchior, João Bosco
  8. Kalimba – Vitor Martins, Ivan Lins
  9. Barabare – Paulinho Camafeu, Edmundo Caruso, Carlinhos Brown
  10. Esconjuros – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  11. Pipoca – Hermeto Pascoal
  12. Magano – Carlinhos Brown
  13. Chorado – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  14. Fanfarra (Despedida) – Carlinhos Brown

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Cesaria Evora: Miss Perfumado (1992) – Cape Verde

Label: Lusafrica 

Producer: Paulino Vieira

Personnel:

  • Cesaria Evora – vocals
  • Paulino Vieira – vocals, choir, guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion, cavaquinho, arranger
  • Toy Vieira – vocals, cavaquinho, Choir, guitar, piano
  • Gardenia Benros, Teófilo Chantre, Celina Pereira, Titina – background vocals, choir
  • Stephanie Caisson – engineer
  • Dean Harmeyer – art direction
  • François Post – art direction, artwork
  • Jean-Louis Chabry, Pierre René-Worms– photography
  • Anastasia Tsioulcas – linear notes

Track listing:

  1. Sodade – Armando Zeferino Soares
  2. Bia – B. Leza
  3. Cumpade Ciznone – Manuel de Novas
  4. Direito Di Nasce – Manuel de Novas
  5. Luz Dum Estrela – Teófilo Chantre
  6. Angola – Ramiro Mendes
  7. Miss Perfumado – B. Leza
  8. Vida Tem Um So Vida – Manuel de Novas, Dany Mariano
  9. Morabeza – B. Leza
  10. Recordaï – Teófilo Chantre
  11. Lua Nha Testemunha – B. Leza
  12. Barbincor – Manuel de Novas
  13. Tortura – Teófilo Chantre

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder: A Meeting by the River (1993) – Hindustan

Label: Water Lily Acoustics 

Producer: Kavichandran Alexander, Jayant Shah

Personnel:

  • Vishwa Mohan Bhatt– mohan veena, performer, slide guitar
  • Joachim Cooder– dumbek
  • Ry Cooder– bottleneck guitar, guitar, performer
  • Tim de Paravicini– technical consultant
  • Kevin Michael Gray – mastering
  • Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari – tabla
  • Mike Sexton – cover photo, photography
  • Susan Titelman – photography
  • Kavichandran Alexander– engineer, liner notes
  • Rumi – liner notes, quotes
  • Leslie Shirack – art direction
  • Gus Skinas – authoring
  • Paul Stubblebine – digital mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt except where n

  1. A Meeting by the River
  2. Longing
  3. Ganges Delta Blues
  4. Isa Lei – Caten

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Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu (1994) – Mali

Label: World Circuit

Producer: Ry Cooder

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – vocals, cumbus, guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, marimba, sampling, tamboura
  • Ali Farka Touré – vocals, banjo, guitars, Percussion, six string banjo, arranger
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – viola, electric guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • John Patitucci – bass
  • Hamma Sankare – vocals, calabash, choir, percussion
  • Oumar Touré – vocals, bongos, choir, congas
  • Mark Ettel, Larry Hirsh – engineer, mixing
  • Jim Champagne – engineer
  • Susan Titelman – photography
  • Nick Gold – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ali Farka Touré, except where noted.

  1. Bonde
  2. Soukora
  3. Gomni
  4. Sega
  5. Amandrai
  6. Lasidan
  7. Kelto
  8. Banga
  9. Ai Du
  10. Diaraby – traditional

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Radio Tarifa: Rumba Argelina (1994) – Spain

Label: Música Sin Fin

Producer: Juan Arteche, Juan Alberto Arteche

Personnel:

  • Fain S. Duenas – vocals, afuche, balafon, bass, bongos, bouzouki, Choir, cowbell, cumbus, darbouka, djembe, guimbri, guitar, pandeiro, percussion, Tabla, taragat, triangle, mixing
  • Javier Ruibál – vocals
  • Vincent Molino – bansuri, casaba, crumhorn, ney
  • Gerardo Nuñez – guitar
  • Juan J. Ruiz-Leite – bass
  • Cuco Pérez – accordion
  • Javier Paxariño – bansuri, bass clarinet, alto flute, wood flute, kaval, saxophones
  • Benjamin Escoriza – vocals, guitar, handclaooing
  • Ramiro Amusategui – oud
  • Ali Reza Gholami – viola
  • Eduardo Laguillo – harmonium
  • Juan Alberto Arteche – vocals, choir, engineer, mixing
  • Kathryn Samson – design
  • Charlie Gillett – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Rumba Argelina – traditional, Fain S. Duenas
  2. Oye China – traditional, Fain S. Duenas
  3. Lamma Bada – Fain S. Duenas, Benjamin Escoriza
  4. Mañana – Fain S. Duenas
  5. La Canal – Fain S. Duenas, Benjamin Escoriza
  6. El Baile de la Bola – Fain S. Duenas
  7. Soledad – Fain S. Duenas
  8. La Mosca – Fain S. Duenas, Benjamin Escoriza
  9. Tangos del Agujero – Fain S. Duenas
  10. Nu Alrest – Ramiro Amusategui, Vincent Molino, Walther von der Vogelweide
  11. La Pastora – traditional, Ramiro Amusategui, Vincent Molino
  12. Ronda de Sanabria – traditional, Fain S. Duenas
  13. Bulerias Turcas – Fain S. Duenas
  14. Nina – Benjamin Escoriza

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Baaba Maal:  Firin’ in Fouta (1994) – Senegal

Label: Mango Records

Producer: Simon Emmerson, Ron Asian, Jules Brookes, Simon Emmerson

Personnel:

  • Baaba Maal – vocals
  • Positive Black Soul – vocals
  • Michael Brook – guitar
  • Assane N’Daye Cisse – vocals, guitars
  • Sidiki Kouyate – bass guitar
  • Jah Wobble – bass
  • Alastair Gavin – piano
  • Hilaire Chaby, Elhadji Niang – keyboards
  • Ron Aslan – keyboards, beats, programming, engineer
  • Simon Emmerson – keyboard, programming, mixing
  • David Bottrill – keyboards, engineer, mixing
  • Simon Hale – keyboards, strings
  • Massamba Diop – drums, talking drums
  • Alioune Dioue – drums, loops
  • Bada Seck – percussion
  • Richard Edwards – trombone, saxophone
  • Baayo Ndiaye, Andy Shephard – saxophone
  • Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone
  • Simon Gardner, Roddy Lorimer, Paul Spong – trumpet
  • Kauwding Cissokho – kora
  • Denna Dia – hoddu
  • Simon Clarke – baritone, saxophone
  • Pilenses de Abodjene, Alec Dankworth – double bass
  • Dónal Lunny – bazouki, bodhran
  • Myrdhin – harp, Celtic harp
  • Didier Awadi, Amadou Barry – rap
  • Chris Ballin, Daande Lenol, Claudia Fontaine, Gina Foster, Tonia Lo, Ahmed Maal, Carole Rowley, Mansour Seck  – background vocals
  • Simon Jeffes – string arrangements, arranger
  • Jules Brookes, Swing Yela – programming
  • Martin Russell – engineer
  • Aziz Samb – engineer, background vocals
  • Meabh Flynn, Ouzin – assistant engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Juergen Teller – photography
  • Suzette Newman – executive producer
  • Gavyn Wright – director

Track listing:

All tracks by Baaba Maal, except where noted.

  1. Sidiki
  2. African Woman
  3. Swing Yela – Ron Aslan, Jules Brookes, Simon Emmerson, Baaba Maal
  4. Mbaye
  5. Niilou
  6. Gorel – Ron Aslan, Jules Brookes, Simon Emmerson, Baaba Maal
  7. Sama Duniya
  8. Salimoun (Funky Kora) – Ron Aslan, Jules Brookes, Simon Emmerson, Baaba Maal
  9. Ba
  10. Tiedo – Ron Aslan, Jules Brookes, Simon Emmerson, Baaba Maal

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L. Shankar:   Raga Aberi (1995) – India

Label: Music of the World

Producer: Shankar, Epidemics, Caroline

Personnel:

  • Shankar – violin
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar – violin
  • Zakir Hussain – table, liner notes
  • Vikku Vinayakram – ghatam, tambourine
  • Caroline – tambor, tambourine
  • Bernard Xolotl – engineer
  • Martha Lorantos – art direction
  • Jack Vartoogian – photography
  • Anthony Hindson – production coordinator
  • Isabel Soffer – production assistant

Track listing:

  1. Raga Aberi: Tanam
  2. Raga Aberi: Beginning Pallavi
  3. Raga Aberi: Middle Pallavi
  4. Raga Aberi: Percussion Improv
  5. Raga Aberi: Percussion Section Plus Finale
  6. Raga Aberi: Entire Percussion Section Plus Finale
  7. Raga Aberi

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Caetano Velosos: Fina Estampa ao Vivo (1995) – Brasil

Label: Universal Music GmbH

Producer: Jaques Morelenbaum

Personnel:

  1. Caetano Veloso – vocals, guitar
  2. Jaques Morelenbaum – cello, arranger, production director
  3. Luis Brasil – vocals, guitar, viola
  4. Jota Moraes – piano
  5. Zeca Assumpção, Denner Campolina – contrabass
  6. Paschoal Perrota – violin, arranger
  7. Jose Alves, Rick Amado, Bernardo Bessler, Michel Bessler, Joao Daltro, Jairo Diniz, Carlos Eduardo Hack, Walter Hack, Giancarlos Spala Pareschi, Alfredo Vidal – violin
  8. Jesuina Noronha Passaroto – viola
  9. Alceu de Almeida Reis, Marcio Eymard Malar, Flavia Rosa – cello
  10. Cristiano Siqueira Alves – clarinet
  11. Andréa Earnest Dias – piccolo, flute
  12. Marcelo Martins, Raul Mascarenhas – flute
  13. Rodolfo Cardoso – marimba
  14. Marcelo Costa = drums, percussion
  15. Jorge Ribeiro – contra regas
  16. Barmey – arrangement preparation
  17. Benny Faccone, Luiz Carlos Maluly – engineer
  18. Marcello Hoffer, Geraldo Tavares, Marcos Vicente – mixing
  19. Augusto, Vavá Furquim – technician
  20. Max Pierre – art direction
  21. Helio Eichbauer, Alves Pinto – graphics project
  22. Geysa Adnet – graphic coordinator
  23. Livio Campos – photography
  24. Ivan Marques – illustrations
  25. Zorro – assistant

Track listing:

  1. O Samba E O Tango – Arthur Regis
  2. Lamento Borincano – Rafael Hernández
  3. Fina Estampa – Chabuca Granda
  4. Cucurrucucu Paloma – Tomas Mendez
  5. Haiti – Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso
  6. Canção de Amor
  7. Suas Maos – Antônio Maria
  8. Labios Que Beijei – Leonel Azevedo
  9. Voce Esteve Com Meu Bem? – João Gilberto
  10. Vete de Mi – Virgilio Exposito, Homero Aldo Expósito
  11. La Barca – Roberto Cantoral
  12. Ay, Amor! – Ignacio Villa
  13. O Pulsar – Augusto DeCampos, Caetano Veloso
  14. Contigo en la Distancia
  15. Itapuã – Caetano Veloso
  16. Soy Loco Por Ti, América – Jose Carlos Capinam
  17. Tonada de Luna Llena – Simon Diaz

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Juan de Marcos González & Ry Cooder:  Buena Vista Social Club – (1997) – Cuba

Label: World Circuit

Producer: Ry Cooder

Personnel:

  • Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ibrahim Ferrer, Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea – vocals
  • Juan de Marcos González – conductor
  • Ry Cooder – guitar, Mbira 
  • Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa – guitar
  • Alberto Valdés, Ibrahim Ferrer, Juan de Marcos González, Luis Barzaga, Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea – backing vocals
  • Ibrahim Ferrer – claves
  • Rubén González – keyboards
  • Orlando “Cachaíto” López – double bass
  • Mañuel ‘Guajiro’ Mirabal – trumpet
  • Carlos González – bongos
  • Lázaro Villa – congas
  • Joachim Cooder – udu, dumbek
  • Lázaro Villa – guiro
  • Alberto Valdés – maracas
  • Barbarito Torres – Laúd
  • Carlos González – cowbell
  • Juan de Marcos González, María Rodríguez – song transcription
  • Jerry Boys – recording, mixing
  • Larry Hirsch – recording
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • The Team – design
  • Susan Titelman – photography
  • Nick Gold, Nigel Williamson – sleeve notes
  • Francesca Clarke, Jenny Adlington – sleeve notes transcription
  • Nick Gold – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Chan Chan – Francisco Repilado
  2. De camino a la vereda – Ibrahim Ferrer
  3. El cuarto de Tula – Luis Marquetti
  4. Pueblo Nuevo – Rubén González
  5. Dos gardenias – Isolina Carillo
  6. ¿Y tú qué has hecho? – Eusebio Delfín
  7. Veinte Años – María Teresa Vera
  8. El carretero – Guillermo Portabales
  9. Candela – Faustino Oramas
  10. Amor de Loca Juventud – Rafael Ortiz
  11. Orgullecida – Eliseo Silveira
  12. Murmullo – Electo “Chepín” Rosell
  13. Buena Vista Social Club – Orestes López
  14. La bayamesa – Sindo Garay

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Susana Baca: Susana Baca (1997) – Peru

Label: Luaka Bop

Producer: Gregorio Landau

Personnel:

  • Susana Baca – vocals, arranger, adaptation, linear notes
  • Juan Medrano Cotito – cajon, quijada, arranger
  • David Pinto – bass, musical director, orchestration, arranger
  • Gaby Avilés – vocals
  • Félix Casaverde – vocals, guitar
  • Rafael Muñoz – guitar, background vocals
  • Steve Husler – violin
  • Ramón Rodríguez – zampona
  • Julio Cesar Zavala – background vocals
  • Hugo Bravo – bongos, congas, clay pot
  • Manongo Mujica – drums
  • Saul Cornejo – engineer
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • David Nelson – mixing, mixing
  • Don West – art direction, photography
  • Cristiana Ceppas – cover photo
  • Kat Egan – project coordinator
  • David Byrne, Yale Evelev – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Negra Presuntuosa – Andres Soto
  2. Molino Molero – traditional
  3. Heces – Susana Baca, Noel Nicola, César Vallejo
  4. u Mirada y Mi Voz – Andres Solo
  5. Zambo Malato – traditional
  6. Luna Liena – Simon Diaz
  7. Caras Lindas – Tite Curet Alonso
  8. Se Me Van los Pie – Juan Medrano Cotito
  9. Enciéndete Candela – traditional
  10. Señor de los Milagros – Susana Baca, Francisco Basili

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The Chieftains: Water from the Well (1998) – Ireland

Label: RCA Victor

Producer: Paddy Moloney

Personnel:

  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes, tin whistle, button accordion, bodhrán
  • Seán Keane– fiddle, tin whistle
  • Kevin Conneff– vocals, bodhrán
  • Matt Molloy– flute, tin whistle
  • Derek Bell – harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompan
  • Daíthí Sproule – guitar
  • Laurence Courtney – vocals, banjo
  • Séamus Begley, Frankie Laine, Daithí O Sé – vocals
  • Dermot Byrne – accordion
  • Laoise Kelly – harp
  • Martin Fay, Sean Keane, Mike Kelleher, John McHugh, James Murphy, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Tommy Peoples, Ciarán Tourish – fiddle
  • Barney McKenna – banjo
  • Ciarán Curran – bouzouki
  • Gary Hastings, Peter Horan, Matt Molloy – flute
  • Brian Masterson – engineer
  • Jeffrey Lesser – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Adam Rosen – digital editing
  • Kate Ryan – art direction
  • James OMara – art direction, design, photography
  • Megan Barnes – assistant art director

Track listing:

  1. Lots of Drops of Brandy –traditional
  2. Bean an Fhir Rua (The Red-Haired Man’s Wife) – traditional
  3. Jack of All Trades – traditional
  4. Within a Mile of Dublin/The Old Blackthorn – traditional
  5. The Dusty Miller – traditional
  6. The Lovely Sweet Banks of the Moy – traditional
  7. An Poc Ar Buile (The Mad Puck Goat) – traditional
  8. The Dingle Set – traditional
  9. Planxty George Brabazon – traditional
  10. The Donegal Set – traditional
  11. The May Morning Dew – traditional
  12. The Kilfenora Set – traditional
  13. An Buinnean Bui (The Yellow Bittern/The County) – traditional
  14. Ballyfin – traditional
  15. Casadh an Tsúgáin (The Twisting of the Rope) – traditional
  16. Live from Matt Molloy’s Pub – traditional
  17. An Gaoth Aneas – traditional

2000

DD Synthesis: Swinging Macedonia (2000) – Macedonia

Label: SJF

Producer: Janez Križaj, Oliver Belopeta

Personnel:

  • Goce Dimovski – kaval, zurla, bagpipes, arrangements
  • Goce Uzunski – tarabuka, tapan, arrangements
  • Radoslav Shutevski – drum, percussion, arrangements
  • Vane Jovcev – piano, arrangements
  • Marjan Jovanovski – tambura, arrangements
  • Aneta Shulankovska, Biljana Ristovska, Mirjana Josheska – vocals
  • Igor Skerjanc, Ivan Sostaric – cello
  • Saša Nikolovski-Gjumar, Vanja Nikolovski-Gjumar – arrangements, conductor
  • Alen Hadzi-Stefanov, Janez Križaj – orchestra recording
  • Miro Staric – piano technician
  • Milco Serafimovski – design, layout
  • Ziga Koritnik – photography
  • Oliver Belopeta – art direction, executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Mome Stoe – traditional
  2. Vo naše selo – traditional
  3. Postupano – Goce Dimovski, Goce Uzunski, Radoslav Shutevski, Vane Jovcev, Marjan Jovanovski
  4. Sto e ludo – traditional
  5. Pomniš li – Goce Dimovski, Goce Uzunski, Radoslav Shutevski, Vane Jovcev, Marjan Jovanovski
  6. Me fatije – traditional
  7. Mori mome – traditional
  8. Mace – traditional
  9. Ezgija – traditional
  10. Imala majka – Goce Dimovski, Goce Uzunski, Radoslav Shutevski, Vane Jovcev, Marjan Jovanovski

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Salif Keita: Moffou (2001) – Mali

Label: Universal Music Enterprises

Producer: Salif Keita, Jean Lamoot, Freddy Zerbib

Personnel:

  • Salif Keita – vocals, guitar, liner notes
  • Cesária Évora – vocals
  • Djeli Moussa Kouyaté – guitar
  • Kante Manfila – guitar, arranger
  • Guy N’Sangue – bass
  • Hadja Kouyaté – background vocals
  • David Aubaile – flute
  • Arnaud Devos – gong, harmonica, marimba, piano, zheng, percussion, drums
  • Benoît Urbain – accordion
  • Sayon Sissoko – n’goni
  • Jean-Louis Solans – cavaquinho
  • Mino Cinelu – drums
  • Souleymanne Doumbia – congas
  • Stephanie Caisson, Timour Cardenas – engineer
  • Rodolphe Sampieri – mixing
  • Jérôme Witz – design, paintings
  • Lucille Reyboz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Salif Keita.

  1. Yamore
  2. Iniagige
  3. Madan
  4. Katolon
  5. Souvent
  6. Moussolou
  7. Baba
  8. Ananamin
  9. Koukou
  10. Here

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Mariza: Fado Em Mim (2001) – Portugal

Label: World Connection

Producer: Jorge Fernando, Tiago Machado

Personnel:

  • Mariza – vocals
  • Custódio Castelo – Portuguese guitar
  • Jorge Fernando – classic guitar, viola
  • António Neto – classic guitar, viola
  • Marino Freitas – acoustic bass
  • Ricardo Cruz – acoustic bass, double bass
  • Tiago Machado – piano
  • Dalú – percussion
  • Davide Zaccaria – cello
  • Fernando Nunes – engineering
  • Jorge Fernando, Tiago Machado – arrangements
  • João Pedro Ruela, Albert Nijimolen – executive production

Track listing:

  1. Loucura – Júlio Campos Sousa, Frederico de Brito
  2. Poetas – Florbela Espanca, Tiago Machado
  3. Chuva – Jorge Fernando
  4. Maria Lisboa – David Mourão-Ferreira, Alain Oulman
  5. Ó Gente Da Minha Terra – Amália Rodrigues, Tiago Machado
  6. Que Deus Me Perdoe – Silva Tavares, Frederico Valério
  7. Há Festa Na Mouraria – Amargo, A. Duarte
  8. Terra d’Água – Jorge Fernando
  9. Oiça Lá Ó Senhor Vinho – Alberto Janes
  10. Por Ti! (Fado Tango – traditional) – Luís Gordo
  11. Oxalá – Jorge Fernando
  12. Barco Negro – David Mourão-Ferreira, Caco Velho-Parantini
  13. Ó Gente Da Minha Terra (piano version)

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Burhan Öçal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble: Caravanserai (2001) – Turkey

Label: Network Medien

Producer: Burhan Öçal, Christian Scholze

Personnel:

  • urhan Öçal – darbouka, bass, percussion, arranger
  • Istanbul Oriental Ensemble – orchestra, arranger
  • Ekrem Bagi – darbouka, tambourine, goblet drum
  • Ferdi Nadaz – vocals, clarinet, kaval
  • Muzaffer Coşkuner – oud
  • Alaattin Coşkuner – quanun
  • Fethi Tekyaygil – violin
  • Christian Scholze – digital mastering, photography
  • Radu Marinescu – engineer, digital mastering
  • John Frederick Lewis – cover painting (Courtyard Of The Painter’s House In Cairo)
  • Franz Aumüller – cover art
  • Roland Kopp – design

Track listing:

  1. Katar
  2. Çarşıda – Burhan Öçal
  3. Hali Dokuyan Kiz – Burhan Öçal
  4. Bozkırda Düğün
  5. Gelinin Oynamasi – Ferdi Nadaz
  6. Başbaşa
  7. Ateş Başında – Ferdi Nadaz
  8. Aşkın Şarabı – Burhan Öçal
  9. Ya Kerim! – Burhan Öçal
  10. Kor Gibi Darbuka – Burhan Öçal
  11. Orient Ekspres – traditional

Saban Bajramovic

Mostar Sevdah Reunion Presents Šaban Bajramović: A Gipsy Legend (2001) – Serbia / Bosnia

Label: Times Square Records

Producer: Dragi Šestić

Personnel:

  • Šaban Bajramović – vocals
  • Mostar Sevdah Reunion – arrangements
  • Mišo Petrović – lead guitar
  • Amir Karahasanović, Sandi Duraković – rhythm guitar
  • Mustafa Šantić- accordion
  • Kosta Latinović – bass
  • Adnan Zimić, Miralem Bašić – tamburitza
  • Nedjo Kovačević – violin
  • Ekrem Demirović – trumpet
  • Senad Trnovac – drums, percussion
  • Samir Fočo – recording engineer
  • Atilla Aksoj – assistant engineer
  • Errol Lem – mastering
  • Mladen Pavlović – mixing
  • Dragi Šestić – executive producer, liner notes
  • Albert Nijmolen – executive producer
  • Pascale van Bemmel – design
  • Almin Zrno – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Šaban Bajramović.

  1. Jasmina
  2. Pelmo Me Sam
  3. Hanuma
  4. Avaj, Avaj Mo Ćavo
  5. Pena
  6. Sila Kale Bal
  7. Djeli Mara
  8. Opa Cupa
  9. Djelem, Djelem
  10. Boza, Limunada
  11. Dade, Dade
  12. I Barval Pudela
  13. Sajbija
  14. Pitao Sam Malog Puža

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Ravi Shankar: Master of Sitar (2001) – India

Label: Nascente

Personnel:

  • Ravi Shankar – sitar, arranger
  • Jemeela Siddiqi – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Raag Alahya Bilawal – traditional
  2. Raag Samant Sarang – traditional
  3. Raag Panchann se Ghara – traditional
  4. Raag Bihag – traditional

2002

Angelique Kidjo: Black Ivory Soul (2002) – Benin

Label: Columbia

Producer: Bill Laswell

Personnel:

  • Angélique Kidjo – vocals, arranger
  • Dave Matthews – vocals
  • Karl Berger – conductor, string arrangements
  • Vinicius Cantuária – acoustic guitar
  • Romero Lubambo – nylon string guitar
  • Dominic Kanza, Joao (Tombo) Mota – electric guitar
  • Mamadou Diabate – kora
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Ira Coleman – acoustic bass
  • Michel Alibo – electric bass
  • Julieanne Klopotic – violin
  • Aïyb Dieng, Abdou M’Boup, Cheik Mbaye – African percussion
  • Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Brenda White-King – background vocals
  • Dennis Collins – vocals
  • Questlove – drums
  • Jean Hébrail – arranger, engineer, digital editing
  • Bill Laswell – mixing translation, reproduction
  • Dave Darlington, Clark Germain, Robert Musso – engineer
  • Aaron Franz – assistant engineer
  • Cyrille Taillandier – engineer, digital edinting
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Gary Montalvo – art direction
  • John Sann – photography

Track listing:

  1. Bahia – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Iwoya – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  3. Olofoofo – Angélique Kidjo
  4. Tumba – Carlinhos Brown, Angélique Kidjo
  5. Black Ivory Soul – Tommy Faragher, Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  6. Rafavela – Gilberto Gil
  7. Lemanjá – Carlinhos Brown, Angélique Kidjo
  8. Afirika – Jean Hébrail/ Angélique Kidjo
  9. Okam Bale – Carlinhos Brown, Angélique Kidjo
  10. Ominira – Angélique Kidjo
  11. Mondjuba – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  12. Ces Petits Riens – Serge Gainsbourg

Bilja

Bilja Krstic & Bistrik: Zapisi (2003) – Serbia

Label: Hi-Fi Centar

Producer: Dragomir Stanojević, Dušan Ševarlić, Uroš Marković

Personnel:

  • Bilja Krstić – vocals
  • Dragomir Stanojević – vocals, keyboards, arranger
  • Nenad Josifović – vocals, violin
  • Branko Isaković – vocals, bass
  • Ljuba Ninković – vocals, guitar, Šargija, arranger
  • Milinko Ivanović – duduk, flute
  • Maja Klisinski – vocals, percussion
  • Nataša Mihaljinac, Ruža Rudić – backing vocals
  • Nenad Petrović – soprano saxophone
  • Mirko Kovač – engineer
  • Oliver Jovanović – mastering
  • Uroš Marković – remix
  • Branko Isaković – programming
  • Ilinka Radić – design
  • Jelena Dragutinović Kalenić, Igor Milićević – photography

Track listing:

  1. Puče Puška Niz Goru Zelenu – remiks
  2. Gde Ima Voda Studena, Radule – remiks
  3. Ergen Dedo
  4. Splet: Oj, Moravo
  5. Prošeta Devet, Majko, Godini– Stevan Mokranjac
  6. Kozar – Zurli Treštat Na Sred Selo
  7. Jovano Jovanke
  8. Veliko Narodno Oro
  9. Šargor Kolo
  10. Petlovi Pojev – remiks
  11. Ne Goni Konja Mori Momiče – remiks

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Youssou N’Dour: Egypt (2004) – Senegal

Label: Nonesuch

Producer: Youssou N’Dour, Fathy Salama

Personnel:

  • Youssou N’Dour – vocals, English translations, audio production
  • Fathy Salama– arranger, conductor, audio production
  • Yaser Mal Allah – percussion
  • Beugue Fallou Ensemble – percussion, backing vocals
  • Mamdou Dia – author
  • Cheikh Amala Diallo – English translations, transcription
  • Mostafa Abd El Azeez – arghul
  • Ahmed El Gazar – sagat
  • Mamdouh El Gebaly – oud
  • Ayman Sedky – duhulla
  • Nidhat Adb El Sameeh, Yuri Kablotsky, Bisheer Ewees – violin
  • Mbaye Dieye Faye – percussion
  • Kabou Gueye, Mama Gueye, Souka Gueye – backing vocals
  • Hasaneen Hindy – mizmar
  • Babou Laye – kora
  • Ramadan Mansoor – tabla
  • Ndiaga N’Dour, Segui Niang, Khalid Raaouf, Alaa El Kashief – engineer
  • Frank Olinsky – design
  • Philippe Brun – mixing
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Veronique Rolland – photography
  • Thomas Rome – English translations
  • Cheikh Thiam – English translations, transcription

Track listing:

All tracks by Youssou N’Dour

  1. Allah
  2. Shukran Bamba
  3. Mahdiyu Laye
  4. Tijaniyya
  5. Baay Niasse
  6. Bambathe Poet
  7. Cheikh Ibra Fall
  8. Touba- Daru Salaam

Ali Farka Toure Savane

Ali Farka Touré: Savane (2006) – Mali

Label: World Circuit

Producer: Nick Gold

Personnel:

  • Ali Farka Touré– guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Mama Sissoko, Bassekou Kouyate, Dassy Sarré – ngoni
  • Alou Coulibaly – water calabash
  • Massambou Wele Diallo – bolon
  • Fanga Diawara – njarka violin
  • Fain Dueñas – percussion
  • Pee Wee Ellis– tenor sax 
  • Souleye Kané – backing vocals, calabash
  • Mamadou Kelli – voice
  • Ali Magassa – backing vocals, guitar
  • Etienne Mbappé, Yves Wernert, Sonny, Oumar Diallo – bass
  • Yacouba Moumouni– flute
  • Hammer Sankare – backing vocals
  • Little George Sueref – harmonica
  • Marriame Tounkara, Brehima Toure, Ramata Diakite, Afel Bocoum – backing vocals 
  • Oumar Touré – backing vocals, congas

Track listing:

  1. Erdi
  2. Yer Bounda Fara
  3. Beto
  4. Savane
  5. Soya
  6. Penda Yoro
  7. Machengoidi
  8. Ledi Coumbe
  9. Hanana
  10. Soko Yhinka
  11. Gambari Didi
  12. Banga
  13. N’Jarou

Various Artists: Sounds of Macedonia (2016) – Macedonia

Label: Bagi Communications

Executive Producer: Vladimir Mandicevski Mande

Personnel:

  • Zlatko Gligorov – artwork, cover design
  • Marko Mandicevski – design

Track listing:

  1. Synthesis – Kaljo
  2. Synthesis – Goceva 2
  3. Luboyna – Izlegu da se raseta
  4. Luboyna – Sherbet Buther’s Dance (featuring Ismail Lumanovski)
  5. Baklava – Tvoite oci Leno
  6. Baklava – Den
  7. Kabadayas – 26 Zachini za kraj
  8. Kabadayas – Planet Vedra
  9. Fin Project – Black Letter
  10. Fin Project – The Sun & The Moon
  11. Kalevala – Ukele (Ptica)
  12. Kalevala – Lebed
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