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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

This week, Mark Coles' selection for World of Music is a vocal extravaganza.

Prompted by a new CD from the Creole Choir of Cuba, all the music focuses on the glory of the human voice.

In half an hour, he manages to fit in a choir of prisoners from the US, Taiwanese villagers, full-throated gospel from South Africa, Italian stevedores, Aka pygmies, First Nation North American, US Civil Rights singers, Bulgarian State TV choir and singing monks from France.

It's cram-packed full of delight.

28 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Sep 2010 02:32GMT

Music Played

  • The Creole Choir of Cuba


    • Tande-la.
    • Real World Recordings Ltd.
  • Ervin Webb & Prisoners

    I'm Going Home

    • The Alan Lomax Collection.
    • Rounder Records.
    • ROUNDER CD 1700.
  • David Darling & The Wulu Bunun - Lugu Lugu Kan-Ibi

  • Soweto Gospel Choir

    Mangisondele Nkosi Yam

    • Grace.
    • Decca.
    • B002UAC6ZK.
  • Genoese Longshoremen

    La Partenza

    • The Alan Lomax Collection.
    • Rounder Records.
    • ROUNDER CD 1700.
  • Baka Pygmies


    • African Rhythms.
    • Warner.
    • 857386584-2.
  • The Freedom Singers

    We'll Never Look Back

    • The Best of Broadside.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
    • n/a.
  • Ulali

    Shan Ooh Jhee

    • Trikont.
    • US-0402.
  • Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir

    Messetschinko Lio Greilvko

    • 4AD.
    • GAD 603 CD.
  • TaizĂ©

    Dieu Ne Peut Que donner Son Amour

    • TaizĂ©.
    • T560.