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African & Middle Eastern

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Abyssinia Infinite
Zion Roots (2003)

King Sunny Ade
Synchro Series (2003)

Adiemus
Songs of Sanctuary (1995)

Afro Celt Sound System
Volume 1: Sound Magic (1996)
Volume 2: Release (1999)
Capture 1995-2010 (2010)

Agricantus
Best of Agricantus (1999)

Sola Akingbola
 Nigerian Beats (2013)

Alexandra Youth Choir
South African Choral: Songs of the Alexandra Youth Choir (2002)

Azam Ali
Portals of Grace (2002)

Alias Zone
Lucid Dreams (2001)

Ihsan Al-Mounzer & Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6
In a Beirut Mood: Pure Delight of Oriental Dance (2003)

Ancient Future
Planet Passion (2001)

Animus
Animus (2002)

Antibalas
Talkatif (2002)

Arabesque Music Ensemble
The Music of the Three Musketeers (2008)


B

Bag o' Cats
Out of the Bag (2001)

Baka Beyond
The Meeting Pool (1995)
East to West (2002)

Bamada, with Habib Koite
Baro (2001)
Foly! Live Around the World (2003)

Bantu, featuring Ayuba
Fuji Satisfaction: Soundclash in Lagos (2006)

Bembeya Jazz
Bembeya (2003)

Amir Beso
Fatamorgana (2005)

Bonga
Kaxexe (2004)

David Broza
Painted Postcard (2002)


C

Eric Casillas
Creation Chant (1994)

Chantal Chamandy
Love Needs You (2006)

Abdullah Chhadeh & Nara
Seven Gates (2005)

Stella Chiweshe
Talking Mbira: Spirits of Liberation (2002)
Double Check: Two Sides of Zimbabwe's Mbira Queen (2006)


D

Gevorg Dabaghyan
Miniatures: Masterworks for Armenian Duduk (2002)

Dalinda
Turquoise (2002)

The Darbuki Kings
Doumtekastan (2007)
Lawrence of Suburbia (2008)

Darvish
Darvish

Mercan Dede
Su (2005)

Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever (2003)

Mamadou Diabate
Tunga (2000)

Aiyb Dieng
Rhythmagick (1996)

Dubchek
Down Memory Gap Lane (2001)

Lucky Dube
The Rough Guide to Lucky Dube (2001)


E

Ekova
Heaven's Dust (2000)
Soft Breeze & Tsunami Breaks (2000)

Mallem Abdenbi El Gadari
Gnawa Bambara (2007)

Esne Beltza
Noa (2010)

Eyuphuro
Yellela (2001)

Ez-Zouhour
Music of Tunisia (2004)


F

Mahmoud Fadl
The Drummers of the Nile Go South (2001)
The Drummers of the Nile in Town: CairoSonic (2003)

Farzad
Mirror of Emotions (2001)

So' Forest
Bikutsi Pop (2002)


G

Gigi, with Bill Laswell
Abyssinia Infinite: Zion Roots (2003)
Illuminated Audio (2003)

Dobet Gnahore
Na Afriki (2007)

Guarana
Guarana (2000)


H

Hassan Hakmoun
The Gift (2002)

Corey Harris
Mississippi to Mali (2003)

Haunted By Waters
Like the Dust (1995)

Joji Hirota & Pete Lockett
Taiko to Tabla (2004)

Mark Holdaway
Two Thumbs Up: Adventures on the African Thumb Piano (2000)
Christmas Kalimba (2005)
Between the Light & the Dark (2006)

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim
Majoun (1997)


I

Incendio
Misterioso (2000)

Insingizi
Voices of Southern Africa (2004)


J

Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6
In a Beirut Mood: Pure Delight of Oriental Dance, with Ihsan Al-Mounzer (2003)

Zohreh Jooya & Madjid Derakhshani
Music of the Persian Mystics (2003)


K

Eyvind Kang, Dylan van der Schyff & Francois Houle
Pieces of Time (1998)

Sharon Katz & the Peace Train
Imbizo (2002)

Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli
Electro Bamako (2001)

Salif Keita
Moffou (2002)

Wouter Kellerman
Mzansi (2013)

Marcel Khalife
Caress (2004)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Night Song, with Michael Brook (1995)
Sufi Qawwalis (2002)

Shafqat Ali Khan
Shafqat Ali Khan (2000)
Sublime Sufi: New Perspectives on Ancient Sufi Roots (2003)
Sufi Songs (2003)

Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan
Gayaki Ang (2006)

Habib Koite & Bamada
Baro (2001)
Foly! Live Around the World (2003)

Habib Koite & Eric Bibb
Brothers in Bamako (2012)

N'faly Kouyate & Dunyakan
Kora Grooves from West Africa (2004)


L

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
No Boundaries, with the English Chamber Orchestra (2004)
Raise Your Spirit Higher (2004)
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu (2008)

Little Deer
Earth Mother (1999)

Lura
Di Korpu Ku Alma (2005)
M'bem di fora (I've Come from Far Away) (2007)


M

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
Hondo (1993)

Hugh Masekela
Revival (2005)

Souad Massi
Mesk Elil (Honeysuckle) (2005)

Meadowlark
Freefall (2000)

Guy Mendilow
Live (2006)

Vusa Mkhaya
Vocalism (2012)

Oliver Mtukudzi
Vhunze Moto (2002)
The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection: The Tuku Years (2003)

Ramiro Musotto
Sudaka (2003)


N

Mohamed Naiem
Master of the Arabian Flute (2004)

Natraj
The Goat Also Gallops (1994)
Deccan Dance (1999)

Sharham & Hafez Nazeri
The Passion of Rumi (2007)

Sarah Ndagire & Pedson Kasume
Traditional Music of the Bantu Women & Folktales of the Baganda Women from Uganda, Vol. 1 (2006)

NuSound
World Moods (2003)


O

Suzzana Owiyo
Mama Africa (2004)


P

Sivan Perwer
Sivan Perwer (2003)

Plena Libre
Estamos Gozando! (2004)

Romica Puceanu & the Gore Brothers
Sounds from a Bygone Age, Vol. 2 (2006)


R

Ramin Rahimi & Tapesh
Iranian Percussion (2009)

Ravi
The Afro-Brazilian Project (2003)


S

Michel Sajrawy
Yathrib (2006)

Sakesho
Sakesho (2002)

Samite
Embalasasa (2005)

Sancto Ianne
Mo Siente (2006)

SAVAE (San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble)
Ancient Echoes: Music from the Time of Jesus & Jerusalem's Second Temple (2004)

Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
Misterio (2001)
Noche Flamenco (2006)

Mohammad Reza Shajarian & Kayhan Kalhor
Night Silence Desert (2000)

Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw, with Bill Laswell
Abyssinia Infinite: Zion Roots (2003)
Illuminated Audio (2003)

Shir
Israeli Songs (2004)

Gino Sitson
Song Zin': Vocadelic Tales (2002)

Miriam Stockley
Second Nature (2003)

Sultans of String
Yalla Yalla! (2009)


T

Sara Tavares
Balance (2006)

Omar Faruk Tekbilek
One Truth (1999)

Terre Differenti
Terre Differenti (2000)
Cities of Dreams (2005)

Third Planet
Third Planet (2000)

Tinariwen
The Radio Tisdas Sessions (2002)

Boubacar Traore
Kongo Magni (2005)

Dan Treanor
African Wind, with Frankie Lee (2004)
Mercy (2006)

Tsufit
Under the Mediterranean Sky (1999)

Tulku
A Universe to Come (2002)

Arto Tuncboyaciyan
Every Day is a New Life (2001)


V

various artists
Africa North (2000)
African Groove (2003)
African Odyssey (2001)
African Playground (2003)
Africa Straight Ahead (2004)
Afro-Latin Party (2005)
An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey
Arabian Travels 2 (2003)
Arabic Groove (2001)
Asian Lounge (2005)
Back to the Island: Reggae from Martha's Vineyard (2001)
The Best of Africa (2005)
Cape Verde (1999)
Congo to Cuba (2002)
Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey (1999)
East-Westercism: Vol. 1 (2001)
Electric Highlife: Sessions from the Bokoor Studios (2002)
Festival in the Desert (2003)
Israel (2007)
Latcho Drom (1994)
Mondo Platinum (2002)
Music from the Coffee Lands II (2001)
Music from the Tea Lands (2000)
Music of the Nile: The Original African Sanctus Journey (2003)
Music of the Silk Road (2003)
Out of Cuba: Latin American Music takes Africa by Storm (2004)
Oxfam Africa: Dance Rhythms from Algeria to Zimbabwe (2001)
Reves d'Oasis: Desert Blues 2 (2003)
Righteous Reggae Jams (1997)
The Rough Guide to Afro-Cuba (2001)
The Rough Guide to Bellydance (2002)
The Rough Guide to Highlife (2003)
The Rough Guide to Rai (2002)
The Rough Guide to Sufi Music (2001)
The Rough Guide to the Music of Cape Verde (2001)
Rumba Flamenco (2002)
Sahara Groove (2002)
Smooth Africa II: Exploring the Soul (2003)
The Sounds of the Western Sahara: Mauritania (2004)
South Africa (2010)
Sufi Songs of Love: From India & Iran (2012)
Women of Africa (2004)

Vas
Feast of Silence (2004)

Zera Vaughan
Back to the Roots (2006)


W

Bernard Woma, with Mark Stone & Kofi Ameyaw
In Concert (2003)


Z

Bob Zander
Skyline to the Sea