November 18, 2006

Putumayo

The hub of World Music is without doubt Putumayo Records. I discovered them in the late 90's and was introduced to Habib Koité (Mali), one of the most talented musicians in Africa.

They produce new records all the time and sign world music artists to their label. They recently founded a new label called Cumbancha and their first signed artist is none other than The Idan Raichel Project.

Currently playing on Al Baal's Stickam Player; Di Goldene Pave, from the album A Jewish Odyssey.

14 comments:

A world of Symphony said...

SS: Superb link, thanks. On the topic of world music, you might want to check out http://www.levon.ch/home.html. It's a version of world music featuring influences of South Africa and Mali. You can even hear samples at http://cdbaby.com/cd/levon - track 3 is super cool.

A world of Symphony said...

Just heard 'Di Golden Pave' - *thumbs-up*

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Ooh, thanks for the link! Glad you liked the song. I love her voice, it is so coated in honey.

soungalo said...

nice blog! also check out our site - calabash music, we sell many many labels worth of music, including cumbancha's music (http://idanraichel.calabashmusic.com/ and http://skacubano.calabashmusic.com/)
and tons more great stuff!

anyway, keep up the nice posting!
peace.

Destitute Rebel said...

Your music is very diverse and interesting, everytime you update there is something new, thanks for sharing.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Soungalo Welcome! You have a super fab website, really. And the Peace playlist is just great.

Do come again!

D Reb: Thanks. I love music, because through listening to people and culture's musical expressions, one gets to know them better. It is lke meeting under one common roof.

sheilaX said...

Shalom,

Is that the background music? I love it.

BuJ said...

Beautiful music by Chava, especially the fugue-like ending.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Shalom Sheila! It sure is the background music. I change every now and then but for now this is it. I love Chava's voice. Good to see you.

Buj, glad you enjoyed it.

musicalchef said...

I love Putumayo! Congo to Cuba is my favorite. Also check out www.calabashmusic.com

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I have Congo to Cuba as well, it's so good. Actually Mr. Calabash himself, a.k.a soungalo was here recommending me the site earlier :) But thanks for the link.

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Baraka said...

I love Putumayo! :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I know! They rock!! :)