Category Archives: World

Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:57:40 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: World
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet | @ ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: February, 2015, Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

The Armenian Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ‘ethnographically authentic’ arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. Their debut album on ECM, Music of G.I. Gurdjieff, was widely acclaimed, and won an Edison Award as Album of the Year in 2012. Now Eskenian and his musicians turn their attention to the music of Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935). Composer, ethnomusicologist, arranger, singer and priest, Komitas is popularly held to be the founder of contemporary music in Armenia, and in his work as a collector he explored the connections that uniquely bind together Armenian sacred and secular music. With their special focus on folk instrumentation and inspired arrangements the Ensemble illuminates the deep roots of Komitas’s compositions in this programme recorded in Lugano in February 2015.

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The Gypsy Cuban Project – Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios (2016) WEB FLAC

Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
Source: Digital download
Artist: The Gypsy Cuban Project
Title: Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios
Label, Catalog: Universal Music Romania
Genre: Latin Jazz / World
Release Date: 2016
Scans: not included
Size .rar: ~ 341 mb
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Allan Taylor – All Is One (2013) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Allan Taylor – All Is One (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:52 minutes | Scans included | 2,16 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 0,99 GB
Genre: Folk, World, Country

Someone who is approaching 70 and calls his album “All Is One” obviously has something to say. Just recently Allan Taylor faced one of life’s tests – a severe shoulder disfunction prevented him from playing guitar – not an easy situation for a musician. In the meantime that is thankfully all healed and forgotten. Not shying away from the strain and frustration involved, he worked his way back to his instrument, his fans and to the recording studio at Stockfisch Records. He could have presented this album as a big comeback, a resurrection, but that is simply not the style of this master of contemplative tones.

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder – A Meeting By The River (1993) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder – A Meeting By The River (1993)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Time – 39:51 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: World
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Water Lily Acoustics

American composer, musicologist and guitar legend Ry Cooder teams with North Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to create an exquisite musical realm, with both musicians playing exceptional slide guitar. Their collaboration evokes musical elements from many cultures and styles. Percussion by Sukhvindar Singh on tabla and Cooder’s 14-year-old son Joachim on dumbek. This recording won a Grammy Award.

As spontaneous as music-making gets, this East meets West improv session between two masters of slide-based stringed instruments is like eating at the most exotic Indian restaurant that adds Tex-Mex flavors to its dishes. The sound is very natural, almost achingly beautiful. “ Playback, June 2008

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King Sunny Ade – Best of the Classic Years (2003) [FLAC]

Release Date: June 20, 2005
Label: Shanachie
Copyright: (C) 2005 Shanachie
Total Length: 1:11:28
Genres: World

Tracklist:

1 Sunny Ti De Medley: Sunny Ti De
2 Sunny Ti De Medley: Bombibele Horojo
3 Sunny Ti De Medley: Oro Towo Baseti
4 Sunny Ti De Medley: Ko Salapata
5 Sunny Ti De Medley: African Beats Lu Nsere
6 Synchro System [Complete Original Version]
7 Ibanuje Mon Iwon
8 Afai Bowon
9 Ogun Party, Pt. 1
10 Adena Ike
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Celtic Woman – Destiny (2016) [HDTracks 24-96]

Celtic Woman – Destiny (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 62:28 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Folk, World
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Celtic Woman – Emerald

Celtic Woman: Destiny is the tenth studio album by the group Celtic Woman. This is Celtic Woman’s first album to feature their newest members Mairead Carlin and Éabha McMahon.

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Taj Mahal, V.M. Bhatt & N. Ravikiran – Mumtaz Mahal (1995) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Taj Mahal, V.M. Bhatt & N. Ravikiran – Mumtaz Mahal (1995) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:23 minutes | Full PNG Artwork | 2,0 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full PNG Artwork | 769 MB

Taj Mahal, a repository of the musical traditions of the West African Diaspora in the New World, teams with Hindustani wizard of the mohan vina, V.M. Bhatt and Karnatak virtuoso of the chitra vina, N. Ravikiran. Their interpretation of popular Afro-American songs drawn from various genres is a unique musical synthesis.

Taj Mahal is joined by Indian master musicians N. Ravikiran and V.M. Bhatt on a selection of tunes that ultimately owe more to obvious blues clichés than they do to cross-cultural collaboration. Perhaps that’s because nearly half of the album’s tunes – including Robert Johnson’s “Come on in My Kitchen,” “Mary Don’t You Weep,” and “Johnny Too Bad” – have long been staples of Taj Mahal’s concert catalog. This isn’t to say that the set doesn’t have any moments of inspired improvisation and nuanced playing; there are a few instances of brilliance. But that seems a terrible waste of the talent gathered, unless the listener is looking for nothing more than an unlikely blues workout.

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Martin Simpson, Wu Man – Music For The Motherless Child (1996) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Martin Simpson, Wu Man – Music For The Motherless Child (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:50 minutes | PDF Booklet | 2,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF Booklet | 1,04 GB
Genre: Blues, Folk, Wolrd

English guitarist Martin Simpson is known for having successfully synthesized a style that blends the best of the finger picking traditions of the British Isles and Appalachia. Wu Man is a virtuoso of the Pipa, a Chinese lute which, like the western guitar, is derived from the Middle Eastern oud.

The combination of Simpson’s folk-blues-inflected guitar with the exoticism of Man’s pipa creates a most unusual sonic world, a place where East meets West and the blues reign supreme. This disc, along with several other terrific ventures by producer Kavichandran Alexander (such as the pairing of Ry Cooder with mohan vina player Vishwa Mohan Bhatt) approaches the common language of a truly global music. Amazing stuff.

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Martin Simpson, David Hidalgo, Viji Krishnan, Puvalur Srini – Kambara Music In Native Tongues (1998) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Martin Simpson, David Hidalgo, Viji Krishnan, Puvalur Srini –
– Kāmbara Music In Native Tongues (1998) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,95 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 711 MB
Genre: Folk, World

Herein is an attempt to blend aspects of folk-rock with that of Karnatak music. Multi-instrumentalist Hidalgo performs on bajo sexto and accordion while Simpson plays steel and acoustic guitars to which Krishnan’s violin and Srinivasan’s mridangam add a distinct Karnatak hue.

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