> 100 BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDINGS

TOWARD THE 100 BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDINGS

SUCH A LIST IS NEITHER POSSIBLE AND PERHAPS NOT EVEN DESIREABLE.
BESIDES THE PROBLEMS OF THOSE GREAT RECORDINGS
WE HAVE SOME HOW MISSED, THERE IS ALSO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE YET TO BE MADE
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR FAVORITES.
WE PLAN TO UPDATE THIS LIST WHEN WARRANTED

AFRICA


North and East



ALGERIA: MUSIC OF GOURARA. UNESCO/AUVIDIS
DIMI MINT ABBA: MUSIC AND SONGS OF MAURITANIA. AUVIDIS/ETHNIC B 6752
ECLIPSE. HAMZA EL DIN. RYKODISC RCD 10103
HAMZA EL DIN. ESCALAY (THE WATER WHEEL). NONESUCH EXPLORER SERIES 72041-2
SONGS OF SUDAN. WORLD CIRCUIT WCD 018

MAROC: JILALA CONFRATERNITY. OCORA C 560131
ETHIOPIE:CHANTS D'AMOUR- INEDIT W260080
OSMAN, GUBARA AND CO. : IN THE KINGDOM OF THE LYRE. INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE 321036.037
BENIN: BARIBA AND SOMBA MUSIC. UNESCO D 8057
YA BAY! THE TORAIA ORCHESTRA OF ALGERS. TRADITION TCD 1043
MARITANIE: CHANTS DE FEMMES NEMADI. MUSIQUE DE MONDE 92621-2

West and South



BURUNDI: MUSIQUES TRADITIONNELLES. OCORA C 559003
GABON: MUSIQUE DES PYGMEES BIBAYAK. CHANTRES DE L' EPOPEE. OCORA C 559 053
ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MUSIC/AFRICA:THE BA-BENZELE PYGMIES-ROUNDER CD 5107
CENTRAFRIQUE PYMEES AKA -CHANTS DE CHASSE,D'AMOUR ET DE MOQUERIE. OCORA C560139
CAMEROUN: PYGMIES BEDZAN. INEDIT W 260095

OUGANDA-AUX SOURCES DU NIL. OCORA C 560032
SIERRA LEONE: MUSIQUES TRADITIONNELLES. OCORA C 580036
GUINEE: RECITS ET EPOPEES. OCORA C 560009
THE WORLD OF KAKRABA LOBI. CD ETHNIC SOUND SERIES 3. JVC. VID 25014
MADAGASCAR - POSSESSION ET POESIE. OCORA C 580046

ZAIRE: POLYPHONIES MONGO. OCORA C 580050
ZIMBABWE: THE SOUL OF MBIRA. NONESUCH EXPLORER SERIES 972054-2
GUINEA:KPELLE MUSIC. INEDIT W260086
COTE D'IVOIRE: MASQUES DAN. OCORA C 580048
CENTRAFRIQUE: TROMPES BANDA LINDA. MUSIQUE DU MONDE 92712-2

CAMEROUN: FLUTE DES MONTS MANDARA. OCORA C 560110
CENTRAL AFRIQUE: XYLOPHONES DE L'OUHAM-PENDE'. OCORA C 560094
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:BANDA POLYPHONY UNESCO D 8043
NIGER: NORTHERN BENIN MUSIC OF THE FULANI. UNESCO D 8006
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. UNESCO D 8020

MATESO (SUFFERING) - MASTER MUSICIANS OF TANZANIA. TRIPLE EARTH RECORDS TERRACD 104

NEAR AND MIDEAST


THE TURKEY NEY. KUDSI ERGUNER. UNESCO D 8204
THE MYSTIC FLUTES OF THE SUFIS: ERGUNER BROTHERS. JVC VID-25005
SUFI MUSIC FROM TURKEY. ARC MUSIC EUCD 1741
BAHRAIN: MUSIC OF THE PEARL DIVERS. UNESCO D 8046
L'EGLISE ORTHODOXE ETHIOPIENNE DE JERUSALEM. OCORA C560027-28
LA SIMSIMIYYA DE PORT-SAID. ENSEMBLE AL-TANBURAH. INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE 321026

GREAT MASTERS OF THE ZARB. DJAMCHID CHEMIRANI. AUVIDIS/ETHNIC B 6768
JANGHI-MORNING FOG. LELA TATARAIDZE. PAN RECORDS 186CD
MADJID KHALADI-PERCUSSIONS D'IRAN. MUSIQUE DU MONDE 1978152
KURDISTAN: ZIKR ET CHANTS SOUFIS. OCORA C 560071-72
TURKEY:ASHIK SONGS. UNESCO D 8069

SAUDI ARABIA: MUSIC OF UNAYZAH. INEDIT W 280087
YEMEN: H. AL-AJAMI & A. USHAYSH. INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE 321029
KURDISH MUSIC- UNESCO D 8023
SAID CHRAIBI: THE KEY TO GRANADA. INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE 321038
BAHRAIN: FIDIERI SONGS OF THE PEARL DIVERS. UNESCO D 8046

OSTAD ELAHI- MYSTICAL ORISON. LE CHANT DU MONDE CNR 2741004
GYPSIES OF TURKEY-AHMET KUSGOZ VE ARKADASLARI. ARC MUSIC EUCD 1635
THE PASSON OF PAKISTAN-IQBAL JOGI AND PARTY. TRADITION TCD 1045

INDIA AND NEIGHBORS



BALOUTCHISTAN. OCORA C 580017/18
THE MYSTIC FIDDLE OF THE PROTO GYPSIES. SHANACHIE 65013
FOLKSONGS AND SACRED MUSIC FROM NEPAL-ARC MUSIC EUCD 1517
THE PASSION OF PAKISTAN: IBBAL JOGI AND PARTY. TRADITION/RYKODISC TCD 1045

SRI LANKA: MUSIQUES RITUELLES ET RELIGIEUSES- OCORA C 580037
NORTH INDIA: LAKSHMI SHANKAR. OCORA C581615
BANGLADESH: LES GARO DE LA FORET DE MADHUPUR. OCORA C 580054
THE FANTASY OF INDIAN DRUMS. PANDIT VIJAY RAGHAV RAO- MUSIC INDIA CDNF 107
JALATHARANGAN:ANAYAMPATTI S. DHANDAPANI- MAGNASOUND/OMI D5C15030
INDE/PAJASTHAN: LES MUSICIENS DU DESERT. OCORA C 580058

JAPAN, CHINA AND FAR EAST


GAGAKU. KING RECORDS KICH 2001
THE JAPANESE KOTO. AYAKO HOTTA-LISTER. ARC MUSIC. EUCD 1843
JAPAN:NAGAUTA- ENSEMBLE KINEYA. OCORA C560144
JAPAN: SHOMYO BUDDHIST RITUAL. UNESCO D 8036

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM KOREA. ARC MUSIC EUCD 1561
KOREA: FOLK SONGS II. JVC VICG 5023-2

MONGOLIAN XOOMII. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY KICW 1004
JARGALENT ALTAI: XOOMII & OTHER VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FROM MONGOLIA. PAN RECORDS. PAN 2050CD

TURKMEN EPIC SINGING/KOROGLU. UNESCO/AUVIDUS D8213
TIBETAN RITUAL. UNESCO D 8034
TIBET: THE MONESTERY OF GYOTO-VOICE OF THE TANTRA. OCORA C560133/34

THE MUSIC OF SMALL ETHNIC GROUPS IN YUNNAN II. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY. KING RECORDS KICC 5214
CHINE: MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE VIVANTE. OCORA C 559 049
CHINA: CLASSICAL MUSIC. OCORA C582039
CHINESE MUSIC OF THE HAN PEOPLE. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY KING KICC5140

THE ODEKOZA: ODEKOZA JVC-3507-2
TURKESTAN: KOMUZ KIRKIRGHIZE ET DOMBRA KAZAKH. OCORA C 560121

SOUTHEAST ASIA, INDONESIA AND PACIFIC


BORNEO: MUSIQUES DES DAYAKS ET DES PUNANS. MUSIQUE DU MONDE 92718-2
KALIMANTAN: DAYAK RITUAL AND FESTIVAL MUSIC. SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFW CD 40444
KALIMANTAN STRINGS. SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFW CD 40429
JAIONGAN JAVA. EUIS KOMARIAH WITH JUGALA ORCHESTRA- GLOBESTYLE RECORDS CDORB 057

SAWAKU: MUSIC OF SARAWAK-PAN RECORDS- PAN  2067CD

ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MUSIC/THE MUSIC OF LAOS-ROUNDER CD 5119
ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MUSIC/THE MUSIC OF VIETNAM-ROUNDER CD 5140/41 <
BORNEO: MUSIQUES DES DAYAKS ET DES PUNANS. MUSIQUE DU MONDE 92718-2
INDONESIA, TORAJA. FUNERALS AND FERTILITY FEAST. LE CHANT DU MONDE CNR2741004

PAT WAING: THE MAGIC DRUM CIRCLE OF BURMA- SHANACHIE 66005
THE MUSIC OF LOMBOK. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY/ KING RECORDS KICC 5198
BALI:JEGOG II. JVC WORLD SOUNDS VICG-5218-2
BALI: GAMELAN SEMARPEGULINGAN I. JVC WORLD SOUNDS VICG-5024-2

JAVA: PALAIS ROYAL DE YOGYAKARTA. 1-LES DANSES DE COUR. OCORA C560067
CAMBODIA: FOLK AND CEREMONIAL MUSIC. UNESCO D 8001
GAMELAN GONG KEBYAR OF ETA CITA. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY KICC 5154
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: HEALING FEASTING & MAGICAL RITUAL. TOPIC RECORDS TSCD 918

SOLOMON ISLANDS- THE SOUND OF BAMBOO. MUSIC OF THE EARTH MCM3007
SOLOMON ISLANDS:'ARE 'ARE ITIMATE AND RITUAL MUSIC. LE CHANT DE MONDE CNR 274 963
KECAK- A BALINESE MUSIC DRAMA BRIDGE BCD 9019
SACRED FLUTE MUSIC FROM NEW GUINEA. ROUNDER CD 5154

MUSIC OF MANGKUNEGARAN SOLO I. WORLD MUSIC LIBRARY. KING RECORDS KICC 5184
GAMBUH: BALINESE MUSICAL DRAMA. INEDIT W 260094
MUSIQUE DU MONDE:MUSIQUES DE PAPOUASIE NOVELLE GUINEE. BUDA 92570-2
JAIONGAN JAVA. EUIS KOMARIAH WITH JUGALA ORCHESTRA- GLOBESTYLE RECORDS CDORB 057

MUSIC FROM VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA. ARC MUSIC EUCD 1547
MUSIC FROM THAILAND. ARC MUSIC EUCD1557
VISIONS OF THE ORIENT: NOUTHOUG PHIMVILAYPHONE. AMIATA RECORDS ARNR 0195

AUSTRALIA


GREETING FROM AUSTRALIA: WORLD MUSIC COLLECTION VOL.24-PMF RECORDS

NORTH AND CENTAL AMERICA


PEYOTE SONGS OF NAVAHOLAND. BILLIE NEZ. SOUND OF AMERICA RECORDS SOAR- 114-CD
MEXIQUE: FETES DE SAN TZINACAPAN. OCORA C 560099
HONDURAS: MUSIQUE GARAFUNA. INEDIT W 260102
BONGO JOE-GEORGE COLEMAN. ARHOOLIE CD 1040

SOUTH AMERICA


WAYAPU OF GUYANE: AN AMAZON SOUNDSCAPE. LE CHANT DU MONDE LDX 2741102
SUKAY INSTRUMENTAL. SUKAY RECORDS SUK 03
CUMBRE (THE SUMMIT) SUKAY. SUKAY RECORDS SUK 07
EQUATEUR: LE MONDE SONORE DES SHUAR. MUSIQUE DE MONDE 92638-2

SUKAY INSTRUMENTAL. SUKAY RECORDS SUK 03
BRAZIL: AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE AMAZON. OCORA C 560084
CHILI: HISPANO-CHILEAN METISSE MUSIC. UNESCO D 8001
URUGRAY: TAMBOURS DEL CANDOMBE. MUSIQUE DE MONDE 92745-2

BOLIVIA- PANPIPES. UNESCO D 8009
BRASIL- MUSIQUES DU HAUT XINGU. OCORA C580022

EUROPE


STIP MACEDONIA. DUVACKI ORKESTAR MLADI BRAKA KADRIEVI. PAN RECORDS 173 CD
ZAMPOGNE EN ITALIE. SILEX Y225111
NORWAY- FIDDLE AND HARDANGER FIDDLE MUSIC FROM AGLER. UNESCO D 8063
JUUZLI: YODEL OF THE MUOTATAL. SWITZERLAND. LE CHANT DU MONDE LDX 274 716
E'PIRE: TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM GREECE. SILEX

TRIKITIXA ( AN INTODUCTION) ERDE RECORDS RDCD 003
CANTE FLAMENCO: FERNADA ET BERNARDA DE UTRERA- OCORA C 558642/43
HONGRIE. LE DERNIER PASSAGE. OCORA C 580011
FRANCE: SONGS OF CENTRAL BRITTANY. OCORA C 582084 HM 79
SUEDE/NORVEGE. MUSIQUES DES VALLEES SCANDINAVES. OCORA C 560008

IRELAND. UNESCO D 8271
GREECE: TAKOUTSIA-MUSICIENS DE ZAGORI. INEDIT W 260020
ROUMANIE-LA VRAIE TRADITION DE TRANSYLVANE. OCORA C 559 070
RUSSIAN FAR NORTH- THE CHUKCHI PLAYASOUND PS 65189