New Sounds in World Music: 2001

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November 15, 2001
Lots of reviews from Rasha (Sudan); Houssaine Killi (Morocco); Garmana (Sweden) and much more!

September 21, 2001
An historic collection from 3 Mustaphas 3; Esma's Gypsy rhythms; Leo Gandelman plays his sax.

September 7, 2001
Swedish fiddles meet Finnish accordions; legendary Peruvian sounds with Peru Negro; the Alan Lomax Collections features a volume on the music of Romania.

Special: Wecker/Wader
Two of Germany's best-known liedermachers team up for one evening of musical enchantment.

August 29, 2001
The Rumba Soukous Album; Mostar Sevdah Reunion; The Dum Dum Project.

August 24, 2001
Fado from Jorge Fernando; Shimita El Diego from Congo; James Taylor done Jazz-style.

August 17, 2001
Eleanor McCain's angelic voice from New Brunswick; singing bowls of Tibet; Indian film music.

August 10, 2001
A double-shot of new World Music releases, including Denmark's Sorten Muld; Trilok Gurtu from India; Hobart Smith's Virginia fiddling; and The Capoeira Project.

August 1, 2001
A tribute to Tito Puente; Finland's Varttina; more from the Psychic Enemies Network.

July 27, 2001
Cuba's Orquesta America; new folk from the Battlefield Band; Aboriginal music from Australia.

July 19, 2001
A collection of several releases of traditional Irish music.

July 13, 2001
Traditional Irish wind instruments; Macire Sylla from Guinea; Julio Padron's Cuban trumpet.

July 4, 2001
The final recording from Laura Nyro; Jerri Jheto makes sure to Let the People Decide; Afro fusion from France; Bessie Jones wants you to Put Your Hand on Your Hip, and Let Your Backbone Slip.

June 27, 2001
Contemporary candombe music from Uruguay; reggae from the Virgin Islands; Psychic Enemies Network return with another ambient Fusion release.

June 20, 2001
An in-depth look at a series of CD releases of music from the Ottoman Empire.

Special: Cesaria Evora
Sao Vincente is the Cape Verdian performer's followup to her Grammy-nominated Café Atlantico.

June 12, 2001
Take a Carribbean Voyage via two albums from the Alan Lomax Collection; Sounds from the Tin from Da Lata.

June 6, 2001
Folk music from Romania and Hungary; fantastic World fiddling from April Verch; traditional Argentinian music.

May 30, 2001
Latin Jazz from Australia; Persian santur playing; a Cuban dance orchestra.

May 17, 2001
Cape Verdian expatriate Fantcha; Fado music from Cristina Branco; Angolan freedom fighter Bonga.

May 9, 2001
Three Latin releases from The Blazers, Luis Delgado and Maria Marquez.

May 1, 2001
Jenece Gerber is back with reviews of World Fusion trance, son from Santiago and some new gospel.

April 24, 2001
Celtic rock from Seven Nations and Ronan Hardiman; chanting traditions from around the World.

April 18, 2001
Afrobeat from the Antibalas Orchestra; the best Donal Lunny has to offer; hot sounds from Tijuana.

March 22, 2001
Matthew J. Forss reviews an album that "bridges the gap" between Cuba and Africa; Oscar and Co. presents mambo and gypsy music; Salsa from Ohio.

March 14, 2001
Matthew Forss reviews discs from Brasil, Deepak Ram and Norman Hedman's explorations of Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and West Africa.

February 7, 2001
Jenece Gerber is back with reviews of the Bulgarian Women's Choir, Richard Leo Jonson, and Harps, Pipes & Fiddles.

January 23, 2001
CDs from Vitto (Brazil); Maria Kalaniemi and Aldargaz (Finland) and Jonas Hellborg (Fusion).

January 9, 2001
Native American New Age from recording artist Gregory; Chinese/Middle Eastern fusion from Turku; more from the Alan Lomax Collection.

January 2, 2001
Bigsmorgasbordwunderwerk from Squonk Opera; innovative percussion and vocals from Glen Velez.

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