Discography Section: World

Rincon de las Penas – Gustavo Pazos Conde

Rincon de las Penas

As a child Gustavo Pazos Conde received his first guitar lessons from an old teacher in El Cordón, a Montevideo neighbourhood. It was he who helped him make a transition, within a few years, from the classical guitar to the traditional gaucho rhythms of milonga, vidalita and estilo. guitar music from uruguay On his two […]

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Anástasis – Katerina Papadopoulou

Katerina Papadopoulou - Anástasis

Anástasis is the new cd by the great Greek singer Katerina Papadopoulou. “Anástasis” is the Greek word for resurrection and depicts the theme of this cd: how Greek music travels, changes and stays alive. A beautiful cd by a superb singer, accompanied by an excellent ensemble. Anástasis – The cd The songs of this project […]

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Under the Rose Tree – Sokratis Sinopoulos

A wonderful collection of songs from the Greek musical traditions, played on the lyra. The beautiful arrangements cross the borders with jazz and other styles in a very natural way. Sokratis Sinopoulos about his new album: ‘Under the Rose Tree is a selection of my most beloved tunes and instrumentally arranged songs from the Greek […]

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Gaita na Fábrica – Renato Borghetti Quartet

Renato Borghetti Quartet - Gaita na Fabrica

Sounds from the Squeezebox Factory Flamboyant accordionist Renato Borghetti and his quartet present their new project ‘Gaita na Fábrica’ (Accordion in the Factory). It is produced entirely in the cultural space where Borghetti is developing his new social project. The ‘Fábrica de Gaiteiros’ (Factory of Accordionists) is located in the town of Barra do Ribeiro […]

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Walking to Kashi – CaravanSarail

The musicians of CaravanSarail invite the listener to go on a far-reaching musical journey. CaravanSarail is a meeting place for sounds and rhythms of the world, inspired by the musical universe of jazz and traditional Oriental, African and Celtic music. Created around guitarist Eric Sempé and percussionist and vocalist Gérard Kurdjian, the group has since […]

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Buenos Aires Report – Pablo Ziegler & Quique Sinesi with Walter Castro

‘Buenos Aires Report’ is the first album released on the new label Saphrane. The recordings are made in 2006 in the Amsterdam venue BIMhuis and feature tango pianist Pablo Ziegler (wellknown for his work with Piazzolla), guitarist Quique Sinesi (Dino Saluzzi) and  bandoneon player Walter Castro (Pugliese). This album received a nomination for the best […]

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Meets the Metropole Orchestra – Lisandro Adrover

Lisandro adrover Meets the Metropole Orchestra

Take a band of world renown, a dozen highly skilled Argentinian tango musicians and a master on the bandoneon. Allow them to rehearse a few days and them record the concert. This is what a producer Gustavo Pazos has done in 2003 and the result is overwhelming. The bandoneon virtuoso is Lisandro Adrover, known for […]

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Gharnati – en concert – Amina Alaoui

Gharnat - En concert Amina Alaoui

Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui is one of the most original and best contemporary interpreters of Arab-Andalusian songs in the Gharnati- style, that is the style of Granada. Gharnati – en concert was recorded live. This adds a certain dynamic vibe that can only arise in such a small setting. Amina is supported by three musicians, […]

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Andancas – Renato Borghetti

Andancas - Renato Borghetti

With his long hair, wide riding breeches and straw hat Brazilian Renato Borghetti represents the typical image of a real gaucho. And he is! He is also a phenomenal accordion player, already mentioned in one breath with Bandolim and Jacob do Armandinho, the great Brazilian accordionists. Andanças (“Ramblings”) is his latest album, recorded live so […]

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The island – Alexander Balanescu & Ada Milea

Alexander balanescu & Ada Milea - The Island

Since its formation in 1987, the Balanescu Quartet has acquired a reputation as one of the leading contemporary ensembles in the world. The driving force behind the quartet has always been the virtuoso violinist and composer Alexander Balanescu, who leads his musicians across musical frontiers into new unchartered territory. The new cd, however, is very […]

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