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Tunde Williams Mr. Big Mouth
'Tunde Williams blows from menthol-cool to incinerating on these wonderful vintage tracks' (Daily Telegraph).
Afrika 70, recorded in 1975, produced by Fela Kuti.



Lobi Traore Lobi Traore
'the most primal blues LP to have come out of Africa in a while', Mojo; 'a terrific set of garage blues party music... far from the soporific tastefulness of the African World Music coffee table scene', The Wire.



Massive Gosine / Maximus Dan / Third Base Dougla
Tearaway soca from the studio of Darryl Braxton, mixing it up with ragga and rave vibes.



Laventille Rhythm Section Two Rhythms
Thirteen and twenty-two minute slices of carnival thunder and lightning from the hill above Port Of Spain in Trinidad. Lengths of steel, assorted bits of metal, African drums. An Honest Jon's recording.



Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample The Soca Train From Port Of Spain
'a terrific soca compilation... a vital contemporary follow-up to London Is the Place for Me', Village Voice; '*****, Compilation Of The Month', Touch; 'chaotic and compelling... an ace selection', Time Out.



London Is The Place For Me 1: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56
'an exquisitely poignant, evocative record', Daily Telegraph; 'wonderful... album of the year', Sunday Times; 'simply a classic album. Music by the people, for the people,' The Voice.



Radio Sumatra The Indonesian FM Experience
From 2004: dangdut, melayu, gambus, punk, rap, psych, Islamic folk, you name it; with snatches of news, karaoke call-ins, ads, prayers and US-style station-IDs.



Streets Of Lhasa
From the high plateau of Tibet where street balladeers get by selling passionate performances of folk songs, with banjo and violin-like instruments like the 'erhu' and the 'san xian'.



I Remember Syria
From 1998-2000: street scenes, a wedding, a mosque, spontaneous music, political opinion, interviews (a gay man), radio stuff, a song about Saddam Hussein, the mystery of Kazib, underground city.



Night Recordings From Bali
From 1989 field recordings, around the villages of Peliatan and Ubud. Amidst fragments of gamelan and ketchak are sounds of the surrounding forests, odd folk for flute and drum, outdoor village theatre.



Radio Java
Dangdut, keroncong, jaipongan, rock, pop, disco, as well as theatre, commercials, DJs, news snippets, and other broadcast bits and pieces.






Nassima Musique Andalouse D'Alger
From 2005, the legendary Arab-Andalusian singer in more specifically Sufi settings of classic and contemporary poems about Love and Peace. Four instrumentalists lutes, mandola, traditional percussion.