New Sounds in World Music: 2003

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September 22, 2003
Live music from the Sahara; The Slacker's get punk with reggae; introducing Leah Callahan.

September 18, 2003
Nawang Khechog's Universal Love; musical wandering from M Path; roots reggae from Vick Silva; Pharoah Sanders and Graham Haynes play to the beat of a human heart.

July 30, 2003
John Wubbenhorst and Facing East's Facing Beloved; Carla Bruni; Drop the Debt.

July 24, 2003
Tom Orr reviews the latest from Bembeya Jazz, and the Rough Guides to Highlife and Turkey.

June 2, 2003
Egyptian vocalist/composer Amr Diab; Putumayo Presents Global Soul, Rumba Flamenco, and An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey.

May 27, 2003
Shamisen songs from Agatsuma; Najma Akhtar fuses Indian, Arabic and Classical musical elements; songs of faith from Cameroon’s Coco Mbassi.

April 15, 2003
An Icon of experimental World Music; fiddler Brian Conway is First Through the Gate; Stand Your Ground with Richard Sirota and Mark Davis.

April 8, 2003
Reggae Reviews: Four reggae releases reviews in one fell swoop by Tom Orr.

April 2, 2003
Ian Gallagher's My Ireland; Dreamscapes from Steve Reid; Idrissa Diop's Yakar; Putumayo goes Calypso.

March 7, 2003
Rebbe Soul tries to Change the World With A Sound; UB40 pays hommage to reggae's legends; a collection of modern Middle Eastern-inspired music.

February 28, 2003
Rough Guides to Gospel and Rai.

February 21, 2003
East to West by Baka Beyond, Fula Flute, and Desert Blues 2.

February 14, 2003
Yolanda Aranda & Enrique Coria; Jim Sande; Alexandra Youth Choir.

February 7, 2003
La Bodega Lounge; Yusa; The Ukrainians.

January 31, 2003
Tinariwen; Said Mrad; Greg Ellis.

January 24, 2003
Irene Farrera; Gjallarhorn; Heart of Cape Breton.

January 17, 2003
A short review of's hot Celtic band, Emerald Rose's new album Bending Tradition.

January 10, 2003
Milagro Acoustico; Celtic Tenors; Mariza.

January 3, 2003
Dub Station; Juan Carlos Martin; Dan Ar Braz.

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