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Program 404

ARTIST ... Origin
Title  Duration
(Album) [Label]

WES Madiko ....Cameroun
Awa Awa 4'26
(Welenga) [Epic / Sony Music]
This is an unusual album of African influence on techno-textures - not to my taste overall (this song being one exception) but lovers of the robotic electronic trends might adore it. Definitely a case of test-drive first.

(a) Rejoice 3'59
(b) Not Right Now 4'08
(Two Worlds, One Heart) [Warner]
Another new release, mostly acapella, and the voices are still golden. One accompanied piece raised my eyebrows to the back of my neck - an attempt at hip-hop fusion????

Various GNAWA musicians from MARRAKESH ....Morocco
Reds 9'45
(Songs for Sidi Mimoun) [Robi Droli]
This disc features the main repertoire of four of the seven main "suites" in the Gnawa ceremony, as well as the opening which I have not heard before. The "Greens" suite is included on the following hybrid-compilation...

(a) Paolo MODUGNO .... Italy
Piedi in acqua, testa in aria 1'11
(b) Unknown.... Eritrea
Wadaja 2'37
(c) Agrupación de tambores .... Cuba
Oru de Igbodú 1'06
(d) Paolo MODUGNO .... Italy
Pygmy Forest 1'23
(e) Unknown .... Bali
Ketjak 4'55
(f) Paolo MODUGNO .... Italy
Invocation 3'10
(g) Various .... Badakshan
Nimoz - Religious Music 5'16
(h) Paolo MODUGNO .... Italy
Passage 1'53
(TRANCE) [Robi Droli]
This disc flows very well, constructed by Modugno from other releases, private recordings, and his own music. This sample covers Tracks 3 to 10.

Nusrat FATEH ALI KHAN & Party ....Pakistan
Sahib Teri Bandi 12'23
(The Last Prophet) [Real World]

Nusrat FATEH ALI KHAN & Roger WHITE ....Pakistan / UK
(a) Opening 1'56
(b) Out of water, into marriage 0'54
(Bandit Queen) [Milan]

Various, here featuring Mamadou DIOUME .... World-wide
Bhima 3'24
(The Mahabharata) [Real World]

Unknown ....Nepal
Sherpa Dance 2'30
(Musiques du toit du monde - Ladakh & Nepal) [Playasound]

Nusrat FATEH ALI KHAN & Roger WHITE ....Pakistan / UK
(a) Behmai 1'21
(b) Funeral Pyres 1'56
(Bandit Queen) [Milan]

Sant Anup Singh JI ....India
Man De Ram Liya Hai Mole 8'14
(Haun Dekha Darsan Tera Ram) [Super Cassette Industries]
Shabad Gurbani - Punjabi devotional music. Despite the label name, this is indeed a CD.