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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: FERNANDA PORTO * SALIF KEITA * ORCHESTRA BAOBAB * KOKOROKO * DOBET GNAHORE * BARBARITO TORRES * RUBEN GONZALEZ * LE MYSTERE DES VOIX BULGARES * TRIO BULGARKA * PHILIP KOUTEV CHOIR * VOCAL MUSIC FROM SOVIET GEORGIA * YAMMA TRIO * NANI * ANA ALCAIDE * “CALL OF THE VALLEY” (featuring Hariprasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra, and Shivkumar Sharma) * HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA * SHEILA CHANDRA * V. M. BHATT  * RONU MAJUMDAR  [NEXT PAGE]

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Brazilian singer:

Afro-pop singer from Mali:

Great Senegalese band featuring outstanding guitarist:

London, afrobeat! Kokoroko! (Sheila Maurice-Grey – Trumpet, vocals; Cassie Kinoshi – Alto saxophone, percussion, vocals; Richie Seivwright – trumpet, vocals, percussion; Yohan Kebede – Keyboards; Duane Atherley – Bass; Toby Adenaike – Guitar; Onome Edgeworth – Percussion; Ayo Salawu – Drums):

Wonderful singer from the Ivory Coast has recorded with India.Arie:


Cuban musician best known for playing with the Afro-Cuban All Stars and the Buena Vista Social Club since 1996, Barbarito Torres, is a master of the laúd, a traditional Cuban instrument of the lute family:

Cuban pianist’s album was released when Ruben Gonzalez was 77 years old and has since sold over 600,000 copies worldwide. Recorded in just two days – without overdubs – it is a sheer delight from beginning to end:


Haunting, mesmerizing, and passionate singing from Bulgarian women’s chorus:

Not sure if this trio is an offshoot of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, but lovely just the same:


Male choir from Soviet Georgia:

Performance by the ensemble Kelaptari, Ana Bajiashvil, soloist:


Sephardic Jewish music by Yamma Trio from Spain:

More Sephardic Jewish music, this one by Nani:

Rockin’ Sephardic music from Ana Alcaide:

This is more subdued:

The instrumental album below follows a day in the life of an Indian shepherd from Kashmir. It is one of the most successful Indian albums and one that became popular with an international audience. It was very important in introducing Indian music to Western ears and internationally the best selling Indian music record. George Harrison, David Crosby, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Roger McGuinn are fans… This album features Hariprasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra, and Shivkumar Sharma:

Indian master flautist, Hariprasad Chaurasia:

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Mesmerizing vocals:

Pop version (Bollywood lives!) of “Ever So Lonely”:

Lovely Ry Cooder and V. M. Bhatt slide guitar duet album:

Bhatt live:

Indian flute music by Ronu Majumdar with Ry Cooder on guitar and Jon Hassell on trumpet: