Category: Foreign Song

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Rie Yanagisawa, koto, shamisen, voice, Clive Bell, shakuhachi, flute

An introduction to the fascinating and surprisingly approachable traditional music of Japan with Rie Yanagisawa (koto, shamisen, voice), Clive Bell (shakuhachi, flute).
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Traditional Arabic Music

Arabesque with Hassan Erraji perform exciting traditional music from Morocco, Turkey and North Africa performed on the ud (Arabic lute), nay, saz, darbouka, bandir, etc.
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Music of the Andes

The ever evocative music of the mountains from Caliche, one of the finest Peruvian groups. Pan pipes, bamboo flutes, ocarina, trutuca, charango, mandolin and the booming bombo drum.
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Spirit of African Sanctus

Some of the most energetic and exciting recordings of several African traditions and including full versions of all the original ethnic music used in David Fanshawe's famous choral work African Sanctus plus many more of his important African recordings from Uganda, Egypt, Sudan and Kenya.
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Raisins and Almonds
Lucie Skeaping & The Burning Bush

Lucie Skeaping & The Burning Bush perform Jewish songs from the Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions.
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Vocal Traditions of Bulgaria

Drawn from the archives of Radio Sofia & representing the cream of 20 years of Bulgarian state radio's recordings of village traditional song. Exciting rhythms, spine chilling harmonies & heart rending melodies covering the various vocal and regional styles. It is, perhaps, the most important release of Bulgarian music to have left that country's borders.
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Rajasthani Folk Music
Hassan Erraji - Q'Anoon, Oud & Voice

The traditional music of the Langas & the Manganiyars of Rajasthan, N.W. India. Recorded in Jodhpur. Vocal and instrumental pieces featuring the morchang (jews harp), santara (double flute), dholak (double-headed drum), kam-ayacha (fiddle with 3 playing & 14 sympathetic strings) & sarangi.
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Spirit of Polynesia

A comprehensive and fascinating anthology of the exciting drum dances, hulas and awe inspiring chants of the Polynesian islands Recorded by David Fanshawe 1978-88.
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Spirit of Micronesia

Awe-inspiring chants, spine-chilling hymns and fiery dances from the Pacific island communities of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk and Palau from the extensive recordings made on the 1978-1984 Pacific voyages of intrepid explorer and composer David Fanshawe.
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Music for the Arabian Dulcimer & Lute
Hassan Erraji - Q'Anoon, Oud & Voice

The oud is the forerunner of the western lute but the Arabian hammered dulcimer or q'anoon is very little known in the West. Its strident and exciting tones are used to explore the Arabic rhythms and scales by master musician Hassan Erraji.
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Spirit of Melanesia

The final album in our trilogy compiled from the extensive Pacific researches of David Fanshawe. Countries represented in Melanesia are Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Noumea and Fiji.
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Vocal Traditions of Albania

Albania is a country blessed with a rich heritage of folk songs and an impressive range of vocal styles perhaps unequalled in the rest of Europe. Yet few recordings of Albanian vocal music have ever been released in the West and its many treasures remain largely overlooked. The album features a wide range of folk songs from the homophonic songs of the North to the polyphonic styles of the South with rural and urban styles. The recordings were made during the 1995 Berat Folklore Festival. Many of Albania's finest provincial ensembles took part in this spectacular gala concert.
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Folk Music of Tibet

Traditional songs & instrumental music from the roof of the world. Tibet has enjoyed a high profile in the West over the last few decades and it is not surprising that there are many CDs available in the shops which feature Tibetan music. However, the vast majority of these focus on the sacred music found in the Buddhist monasteries. By contrast, secular music - the traditional styles of the nomads and the urban folk music from Lhasa - remains almost unknown in the West having been given little exposure over the years. This recording offers a general introduction to the secular music of Tibet, an interesting and colourful world of music that is still to be discovered.
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Cry You Mountains, Cry You Fields

A wide selection of rarely heard traditional songs & instrumental music from S.E. Albania
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
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For Love Is Lord Of All

As part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases Gef Lucena sings songs of true love, false love, supernatural love, deceitful love and vengeful love from British and other traditions. Gef is the founder of Saydisc and has been a performer of traditional music since the early 1960s. However, amazingly this is his first solo album and he accompanies himself on bouzouki, mandolin, autoharp, recorder and flageolet. In addition to traditional British songs Gef showcases three of his own settings of poetry by Edward Thomas and A.E. Houseman and has adapted a couple of well-known Schubert songs. Songs in Italian, Ladino and Hebrew are also included as well as settings by Butterworth and Finzi.
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Worlds Away

Chants, Songs, Rituals & Instrumentals From 33 Countries & Island Communities including Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Tuva, Kurdistan, Mongolia, France, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Sardinia, Norway, Germany, Albania, Japan, Rajasthan, China, Tibet, North India, Arabia, Israel, Brazil, Andes, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Rapa Iti, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Easter Island, Chuuk, Tahiti, Bora Bora.