Category: World

Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions

Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions While The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou movie got mixed reviews, the soundtrack was universally hailed as excellent. The standout was Jorge, who not only had a role as an actor but also played a handful of Bowie songs solo with acoustic guitar, singing them in Portuguese […]

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Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar

Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar AMG Review:  One of the early works of art created for the West by the Grandfather of World Music. Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar stands as an early attempt to teach the curious western listener about the complexity and beauty of Indian music. Composer Alan Hovhaness […]

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Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club is a studio album by Cuban bandleader and musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, released September 16, 1997 on World Circuit Records. The album was produced by Cooder who travelled to Cuba to record […]

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Paul Simon – Graceland

Paul Simon – Graceland AMG review:  With Paul Simon – Graceland, Paul Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one. It is true that the South African angle (including its […]

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