Entertainment products are the number two export for the United States. Our popular culture is so pervasive that we might think that the rest of the world spends all their time listening to American popular music. Not so. There's a whole world out there of popular music with its roots in folk music that's not quite as commercialized or predictable as the music you hear on the car radio everyday. Listening to this music is a little audio vacation. Bon voyage.
A celebration of soulful and inspirational music by female artists from across Africa. • Judith Sephuma - Le Tshephile Mang - South Africa • Angelique Kidjo - Bahia - Benin • Maria de Barros - Mi Nada Um Ca Tem - Cape Verde • Sibongile Khumalo - Mayihlome - South Africa • Tarika - Retany - Madagascar • Kaïssa - To Ndje - Cameroon • Dorothy Masuka - Mfan' Omncane - Zimbabwe/South Africa • Nawal - Hima - Comoros • Dobet Gnahoré - Abiani - Ivory Coast • Souad Massi - Raoui - Algeria • Khadja Nin - Sina Mali, Sina Deni(Free) - Burundi • Women of Mambazo - Vimba - South Africa
American folk music has had great influence on popular music worldwide. The quartet known as “The Weavers” was probably the most important folk group of the “Folk revival” of the 1940s and 50s. Even though some of their recordings sound corny now it would difficult to overstate the influence of these four people- Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman – on popular music. Songs included on this album are: • 1. On Top of Old Smoky • 2. Hard, Ain't It Hard • 3. Goodnight Irene • 4. Around the Corner (Beneath the Berry Tree) > • 5. Old Paint (Ride Around, Little Dogies) • 6. (The Wreck of the) John B • 7. Roving Kind • 8. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena • 9. Wimoweh (Mbube) • 10. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine • 11. So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) • 12. Midnight Special • 13. Rock Island Line • 14. Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l' Water, Silvy) • 15. Lonesome Traveler • 16. When the Saints Go Marching In
This Rough Guide collection features some of Scotland’s finest musicians, from the exquisite fiddling of Aly Bain with his teacher Tom Anderson to the Highland bagpipes of John D. Burgess and the traditional harp playing of Alison Kinnaird. Gaelic song has never died and is represented here, as are also the English language songs from the industrial south of Scotland. Contemporary popular music with a traditional Gaelic touch is represented by the group Capercaillie. • 1. Clan Coco/The Road to Benderloch/Fifteen Stubbies to Warragul - The Battlefield Band • 2. Griogal Cridhe (Beloved Gregor) - Mac-Talla • 3. Rithill Aill - Karen Matheson • 4. Heart and Soul - Wolfstone • 5. Crags of Ailas/Staffa's Shore - Alison Kinnaird • 6. Queen of Argyll - Silly Wizard • 7. John Griffi's - Rory Campbell • 8. Centennial Waltz - Fiddlers Five • 9. Good Drying Set - The Tannahill Weavers • 10. Tha M'Eudail Is M'Aighear 's Mo Ghradh (My Treasure, My Delight, My Lov - Christine Primrose • 11. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl • 12. 's Gann Gunn Dirich Mi Chaoidh - Ossian • 13. Quiet Man/The Solstice/The Silver Spire - Jonny Hardie • 14. Harper/Lady Catherine Ogle - Whirligig • 15. Gathering Storms/The Lowland of Scotland/Feaden Glan A; Phiobair - Ross Kennedy • 16.Jack Broke da Prison Door/Donald Blue/Sleep Soond Ida Mornin'/Lasses Trust
in Providence - Tom Anderson • 17. Wooden Whale/Leaps & Bounds/Skeye Barbeque - Alasdair Fraser • 18. Tree - Capercaillie • 19. Swallow-Tailed Coat/Turf Lodge - John D. Burgess
You only think you know what Italian music sounds like. Italy is a long country with twenty different regions which were not unified into one country until the mid-nineteenth century. Each region has a distinctive cultural identity and diverse musical roots. The music ranges from the very European songs and dances of the northern
Italy to the Arabic sounding music of the south. There are French Provincial influences in some regions, Slavic and Greek influences along the Adriatic, and the unique sounds of Sardinia and Sicily. • 1. Tarantella Calabrese - Daniel Sepe • 2. Maggio - Riccardo Tesi • 3. Cassisia Agghja 'Intu - Elena Ledda • 4. Sera Passaje Pe' Sotto 'Na Cella - Musicalia • 5. Grondo Gigo de Blins/Gigo, Cadrio, Pountarelo E Balet - Gabriele Ferrero 6. Ballate a Ballu Tundu - Tenores di Bitti • 7. Oi, Giovanotti - Bonifica Emiliana Veneta • 8. Jone - Banda Ionica • 9. Costera - Totore Chessa • 10. Il Moru Sarasin- Cantovivo • 11. Quanne Sand'anne - Uaragniaun • 12. Mary Dem/Icio - La Piva Dal Carner • 13. Va Per Tera/Giga - Compagnia Strumentali Tre Violini • 14. Mario Mario - E Zezi • 15. Io Vado in Filandra/La Malmaritata - La Macina • 16.La Merla - Baraban • 17. E Stasira Caminandu - Re Niliu • 18. Beica - Ariondela
Maori folk songs, sung in the Maori language by Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, with other Maori vocalists; accompanied by guitars, drums and other percussion.
Greece has long been a crossroads for sailors, warriors, traders and travelers of diverse origins. In this collection legends and rising stars of Greek music perform lively and haunting songs that connect the ancient and modern worlds. • 1. To Parelthon Thimithika (I Remembered the Past) - Apenanti with Melina Aslanidou • 2. Eleni (Helen) – Kostas Mantizios • 3. Pino Pino (I Drink, I Drink) - Anastasia Moutsatsou • 4. Sou Axize Mia Kaliteri Agalia (You Deserved a Better Love) - George Dalaras • 5. Iparhis Kapou Esi (If You Are Somewhere) – Elly Paspala • 6. Ragizi Apopse (Broken Pieces) - Children of the Revolution • 7. Arnisi (Denial) - Melina Kana • 8. M' Agapas, Tha S' Agapo (If You Love Me, I Will Love You) - Pantelis Thalassins • 9. Ela Mia Nichta (Come by One Night) - Theodosia Stiga • 10. Ah, Feggaraki Mou (Oh, My Little Moon) - Sofia Papzoglou & Gerasimos Andreatos • 11. Ta Ziliarika Sou Matia (Your Jealous Eyes) - Glykeria • 12. Exinta Dis Solaria (Sixty Billion Dollars) – Kostas Makedonas
A musical cruise of the French Caribbean with a selection of fun, upbeat zouk, compas, twoubadou, biguine and more. • Taxikreol - Mandolin' • Ralph Thamar - Me Se La • Michel Martelly - Pa Manyen Fanm Nan • Kali - Parfum des Iles • Haiti Twoubadou - Ki Demon Sa-a • Jean-Luc Alger - Man Biswenw' • Emeline Michel - Moso Manman • Zin - Kanpe Sou Yon Bit • Carimi - Ayiti • Kassav' - Rete
Thirteen selections give the listener the feeling of sitting in a cafe in Paris on a lovely day. Featured performers include: Serge Gainsbourg, Barbara,Enzo Enzo,Georges Brassens, Jane Birkin, Coralie Clément, and even a young Brigitte Bardot. Who knew she could sing! • 1.Ernesto Lechner Fibre de Verre - Paris Combo • 2. Marilou Sous la Neige - Serge Gainsbourg • 3. Si la Photo Est Bonne - Barbara • 4. Juste Quelqu'un de Bien - Enzo Enzo • 5. Je M'Suis Fait Tout Petit - Georges Brassens • 6. Elaeudania Téïtéïa - Jane Birkin • 7. Mer Opale - Coralie Clément • 8. Ondulé - Mathieu Boogaerts • 9. Jour Comme un Autre - Brigitte Bardot • 10. On N'A Pas Besoin - Paris Combo • 11. Mal Ô Mains • 12. En Douce • 13. Fée Clochette
Listening to this album makes me happy. It has a selection of Caribbean styles – Reggae and Ska from Jamaica, Zouk from Guadeloupe, Calypso from Trinidad, Salsa and Bomba from Puerto Rico, Twoubadou from Haiti, Zydeco from Louisiana (Yes, I know that’s the Gulf of Mexico and not the Caribbean, but it fits.), and even an Indian-influenced dance music called Chutney. These are great songs to get children up and moving around. • 1. Great Big Boat - Taj Mahal • 2. Jamaica Farewell - Desmond Dekker • 3. Tambou Dan Tche Nou - Kali • 4. Three Little Birds • 5. Coconut Woman - Karl Zero • 6. Panama - Marlene Dorcena • 7. Little Anancy - Asheba & The One Vibe Band • 8. Bomba Te Traigo Yo - Banda Criolla • 9. Pa 'Piye Sou So M • 10. Reggae Dancin' Votez Zouk - Luc Leandry • 12. All Aboard - Atlantik