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New World Music Releases, Online Archives

Lucy Duran is joined by Jane Cornwell and Robin Denselow to review recent world music releases and listen to the online resources of the British Library and the Alan Lomax archive.

Lucy Duran is joined by journalists Jane Cornwell and Robin Denselow to review new World Music releases including Batida - Angolan / Portuguese DJ Mpula's project combining samples from 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music, a new Taj Mahal produced album from South African singer Vusi Mahlasela and Flamenco expert Jan Fairley's Beginners Guide to Flamenco. They delve into the archives to find what new gems are now online to listen to as the the Alan Lomax Archive and the British Library have made thousands of recordings available. And they look at the huge catalogue of releases from Real World records, and play some of the defining tracks from the label's 23 year history.

British Library World and Traditional Music Archive

Alan Lomax Archive

45 minutes

Music Played

  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Musst Musst (Lost in His Work)

    • Musst Musst.
    • Real World.
    • CDRWG15.
  • The Drummers of Burundi

    Extract from Live at Real World

    • Live at Real World.
    • Real World.
    • RWMG1.
  • Georgia Sea Island Singers

    Heaven On My Mind

    • Alan Lomax Archive.
    • Recorded St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA.
    • April 1960.
  • King Bruce and the Black Beats

    Agoogyl (Money)

    • British Library Sound Archive.
    • DECCA.
    • WA 917.
  • Fernando Terremoto

    Pasajero en el Tiempo

    • Beginner's Guide to Flamenco.
    • Nascentre.
    • NSBOX-016.
  • Batida

    Tirei o Chapéu (feat. Ikonoklasta)

    • Batida.
    • Soundway.
    • SNDWLP038.
  • Vusi Mahlasela

    In Anyway (feat Taj Mahal)

    • Say Africa.
    • Wrasse.
    • WRASS300.