For all of you fans (and potential fans) of World Music. Not necessarily new, but new to us! Click title to see if it's checked in (and place a hold):
- E O mai - Keali‘i Reichel (1997) Sample on Amazon - Hawaiian music, sung in English and Hawaiian - if you like Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (the artist who sang that hauntingly beautiful ukelele version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," you'll probably like this.
- Punahele - Ray Kane (1994) Sample on Amazon - Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar music, "what you hear when you enter heaven," according to a reviewer.
- Rough Guide to Music of Nigeria and Ghana (2002) Sample on Amazon - Compilation from the fabulous Rough Guide series.
- Rokku mi rokka (Give and Take) - Youssou N'Dour (2007) Sample on Amazon - Latest from Senegal-born vocalist Youssou N'Dour, who has been an important figure on the world music scene since the 80s.
- Momento - Bebel Gilberto (2007) Sample on Amazon - Third album from one of the biggest artists of new Brazilian music (and daughter of Brazilian legend Joao Gilberto).
- Samba meu - Maria Rita (2007) Sample on Amazon - Lovely Samba collection from another "biggie" of Brazilian music.
- Rustico - Pedro Luis Ferre (2007) Sample on Amazon - Cuban singer and songwriter Pedro Luis Ferrer shows off a variety of music styles and a bit of social commentary.
- Breathing under water - Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale (2007) Sample on Amazon - Classical Indian music meets Electronica meets everything else. Guest appearances by Anoushka's father Ravi Shankar, half-sister Norah Jones and Sting. --Deidre