Tag Archives: world music

Taj Mahal: A Career Overview, 1966-2002

Rising Sons’ Rising Sons: featuring Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder (recorded 1966, issued Sony, 1992) Taj Mahal’s Taj Mahal (Sony 1967, re-issued 2000) Taj Mahal’s The Natch’l Blues (Sony 1968, re-issued 2000) Taj Mahal’s Giant Step/De Old Folks At Home … Continue reading

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Uusikuu’s Karuselli

Life seems very serious these days, and a lot of music is very serious, too. But sometimes it’s good to dive into some music that’s just fun, and that’s what the Nordic ensemble Uusikuu is handing out on a cake … Continue reading

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Mali Obomsawin’s Sweet Tooth

It doesn’t seem enough to say that Sweet Tooth is one of the most emotionally powerful albums I’ve heard this year. Aptly described as “a suite for Indigenous resistance,” this suite from Wabanaki jazz bassist, composer, and songwriter Mali Obomsawin … Continue reading

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Al-Qasar’s Who Are We?

What do you get when you combine a French-American electric guitar whiz-kid, a Moroccan singer and percussionist, a versatile rhythm section, and guest singers and players from the top ranks of World music and punk rock? Probably something like Al-Qasar, … Continue reading

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The Charlie Moorland Trio’s Excentrique, and Jaune Toujours’s Barricade

On the sunlit uplands that surround our publication’s multi-billion dollar premises, the Editorial Board of Green Man Review and their cronies swan about, eating chocolate sent in by artists hoping to bribe their way to good reviews, then flit from … Continue reading

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Purbayan Chatterjee’s upcoming U.S. tour and album debut concert at Carnegie Hall

Indian sitar master Purbayan Chatterjee has announced a rare U.S. tour and upcoming album Saath Saath. Kicking off both, Purbayan and his collective will perform at Carnegie Hall on August 14, in celebration of India’s 75 years of independence. The … Continue reading

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Various artists’ Folk and World Music Galore Vol 1

Over the past couple of years I’ve greatly enjoyed reviewing a number of offerings from the German family of labels Nordic Notes and CPL-Music. Their releases cover a much greater variety than I am capable of covering (or even aware … Continue reading

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An omnibus review of four CDs from Africa

Badenya les Freres Coulibaly’s Seniwe Macire Sylla’s Maya Irafama Rasha’s Let Me Be Various artists’ Live from Oba Idemili & Nri! Big Earl Sellar wrote this review. When one invokes the term “World Music,” instantly the sounds of Africa come … Continue reading

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Various artists’ Wade in the Water Volume 1: African American Spirituals: The Concert Tradition

Rebecca Swain wrote this review. I once read of Harriet Tubman, a famous African American who several times led American slaves to freedom, that she carried a gun with which to shoot anyone who tried to turn back once they … Continue reading

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Various artists’ North African Groove

Here is another compilation from Putumayo, the world music specialists. This is contemporary popular music from North Africa and it illustrates remarkably well how totally global our, and everyone else’s, village now is. For while being unmistakably North African, the … Continue reading

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