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Latest world releases

Ivo Papasov: Dance Of The Falcon

Ivo Papasov: Dance Of The Falcon

This is one of the essential summer sounds of the year.

Milton Nascimento & Belmondo, Milton Nascimento & Belmondo

Nascimento's voice isn't quite the glorious instrument of his youth, but it's still a thing of wonder.

Released: 7th July 2008

Chicha Libre, ¡Sonido Amazonico!

Try The Roots Of Chicha before proceeding with caution to this.

Released: 7th July 2008

Ivo Papasov, Dance Of The Falcon

This is one of the essential summer sounds of the year.

Released: 30th June 2008

Seu Jorge, América Brasil: O Disco

It's samba and it's Seu Jorge, but not as we know it.

Released: 24th June 2008

Señor Coconut, Around The World

For sixty seconds or so Around The World is amusing. After that it's simply annoying. Time for Uwe to retire, Señor Coconut.

Released: 23rd June 2008

Sergio Mendes, Encanto

Sergio remains a master of the Rhodes and as the UK hits summer he'll once again provide a soundtrack to cocktails and tapas.

Released: 23rd June 2008

Billy Cobham & Asere, De Cuba Y De Panama

A highly enjoyable debut.

Released: 23rd June 2008

Leleo, Maravilhas

It's hard to see how this intermittently pleasant but fairly unexceptional one is going to stand out from the crowd.

Released: 16th June 2008

Alla, Es Tiempo

While it’s great that Allá don’t feel compelled to sing in English, not quite enough substance remains once the undeniable sonic charm of their music wears off.

Released: 9th June 2008

Various Artists, I Like It Like That

I Like It Like That is one summer album you'll want to listen to all year round.

Released: 9th June 2008

Rupa & The April Fishes, Extraordinary Rendition

Musical globe-trotting conducted with sophisticated elegance and underpinned by a winning sense of joy.

Released: 9th June 2008

Buika, Nina De Fuego

Concha Buika is clearly no longer the little girl of fire, showing... that she is courageous and self-aware enough to expose her soul around the juerga.

Released: 2nd June 2008

Natacha Atlas & The Mazeeka Ensemble, Ana Hina

Ana Hina is set to be one of the year's finest albums.

Released: 26th May 2008

Balkan Beat Box, Nu Made

Muskat and Kaplan return to milk their newfound cash cow by releasing Nu-Made, a collection of remixes.

Released: 26th May 2008

Debashish Bhattacharya , Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey

You can almost see his fingers sliding over the strings as he teases exquisite, metallic tendrils of sound from them.

Released: 19th May 2008

Various Artists, Andy Votel presents...Brazilika

The only question is what to do while listening to such a stylistically peripatetic collection.

Released: 12th May 2008

Marcos Valle, The Best Of: Carioca Soul

Overall, this is a very likeable selection and a useful sampler of his recent work that could well encourage further investigation.

Released: 12th May 2008

Watcha Clan, Diaspora Hi-Fi: A Mediterranean Caravan

Sista K is pictured cupping her hands over her ears as if to say it’s all too much. You may well want to do the same.

Released: 14th April 2008

Various Artists, Zanzibar Festival Classics: Highlights From Sauti Za Busara

These aren't literally live recordings from the festival, which may or may not be wise: we'll never know.

Released: 14th April 2008

Camille, Music Hole

30-year-old Camille is still very much her own woman.

Released: 7th April 2008

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