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Music CD Mandali by Africando
Africando - Mandali
Artist
Africando
Album Review
Mandali
Label: Sterns
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: Senegal
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
"Salsa and African music never sounded better together than from this legendary band." New York salsa musicians and vocalists from Senegal blend to create a fresh African salsa in the Afrcando All Stars.

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Africando - Mandali

Music CD Sound Magic by Afro Celt Sound System
Afro Celt Sound System - Sound Magic
Artist
Afro Celt Sound System
Album Review
Sound Magic
Label: B000000HPO
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: UK
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
"Irish jiggs with African Beats and voices!!" Echoing ancient trade roots from a thousand years ago, Sound Magic reunites two seemingly disparate music traditions in a contemporary setting, reaching for a dance-oriented but spiritual hybrid that takes on a life of its own.

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Afro Celt Sound System - Sound Magic

Music CD Talking Timbuktu by Ali Farka Toure
Ali Farka Toure - Talking Timbuktu
Artist
Ali Farka Toure
Album Review
Talking Timbuktu
Label: Hannibal
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: Mali
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
Talking Timbuktu is the 1995, Grammy award-winning collaboration between guitarist Ali Farka Touré from Mali and American guitarist/producer Ry Cooder. This groundbreaking record vividly illustrates the Africa-Blues connection in real time.

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Ali Farka Toure - Talking Timbuktu

Music CD Elysium for the Brave by Azam Ali
Azam Ali - Elysium for the Brave
Artist
Azam Ali
Album Review
Elysium for the Brave
Label: Six Degrees
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: USA
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
"Elysium For The Brave", Azam's second solo album, signals a new turn in her musical evolution. The album, her most ambitious work to date, brings together musicians from varied musical backgrounds performing in diverse permutations. The result is a highly coherent body of work that seamlessly weaves together all of Azam's cultural and musical influences into a haunting tapestry of atmospheric rock, electronic, and global sounds. Singing predominantly in English for the first time, the songs are based on lyrics written by Azam herself and reveal a poetic lyricism heard only in glimpses in her previous work.

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Azam Ali - Elysium for the Brave

Music CD Portals of Grace by Azam Ali
Azam Ali - Portals of Grace
Artist
Azam Ali
Album Review
Portals of Grace
Label: Narada
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: USA
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
2002 release - Azam Ali, who was born in Iran and raised in India. She is equally at home in Latin, French, Ladino (the lingua franca of the Judeo-Spanish tradition), Galician (from Northern Spain and closely resembling Portuguese), and Arabic. This eclectic set will definitely thrill fans of ambient, new age, and world music.

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Azam Ali - Portals of Grace

Music CD Spirit in the Forrest by Baka Beyond
Baka Beyond - Spirit in the Forrest
Artist
Baka Beyond
Album Review
Spirit in the Forrest
Label: Hannibal
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: UK
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
The energy in the cuts from this CD is infectious. Craddock has suceeded in using the Pygmy voices and music conventions in music that does not jar our Western ear. The rhythms are intricate. The vocals are smooth and blend beautifully on each track.

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Baka Beyond - Spirit in the Forrest

Music CD Gigi by Gigi
Gigi - Gigi
Artist
Gigi
Album Review
Gigi
Label: Palm Pictures
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: Ethiopia
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
For her major label debut, Ethiopian chanteuse Gigi has found the ideal sonic foil in producer Bill Laswell. He provides a solid foundation for her compositions and airy voice, grounding them with gospel organ, an elastic rhythm section, and contributions from some top jazz names, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Pharaoh Sanders, to lend an air of adventure.

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Gigi - Gigi

Music CD Identités by Idir
Idir - Identités
Artist
Idir
Album Review
Identités
Label: Saint George / Sbme
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: France
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
"The king of Berber music assembles the best artists in world music today for new interpretations of his classic songs." With voice and guitar Idir has popularized Berber music from Algeria, and the pieces on Identités provide us with a good taste of this rich music.

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Idir - Identités

Music CD Seraphim by Irfan Irfan
Irfan Irfan - Seraphim
Artist
Irfan Irfan
Album Review
Seraphim
Label: Dancing Ferret
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: USA
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
On Seraphim, band's second CD, the musicians of Irfan use traditional Middle Eastern and medieval European instruments and vocal techniques from the same regions and historical periods, skilfully woven into a delicate electronic sound.

Irfan is also known for its extensive use of a choir of strong male vocals in addition to the ethereal and mystic female vocals in combination with an assortment of traditional and medieval string, wind and percussive instruments.

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Irfan Irfan - Seraphim

Music CD Tooting Broadway by Issa
Issa - Tooting Broadway
Artist
Issa
Album Review
Tooting Broadway
Label: Arion
Genre: World Fusion
Origin: France
Format: Music CD
Wiki article
"Kurdish folklore with Jazz and Flamenco..Excellent." Issa is considered to have produced a new style of Kurdish music by mixing flamenco and jazz with Kurdish rhythms and musical forms.

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Issa - Tooting Broadway

 

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