World Music

World music is a general categorical term for global music, such as the traditional music or folk music of a culture that is created and played by indigenous musicians and is closely related to the music of the regions of their origin.


 

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Dreamlike on a Fading Road

Storia

Graceful, ethereal, uplifting music from world-renowned hang musician, Storia. Dreamlike on a Fading Road is a contemporary fusion, featuring hypnotic hang melodies and sublime mystical vocals accompanied by world instruments such as Santoor, Harp and Tabla, as well as ambient electronics. The perfect relaxing song-based soundtrack for yoga classes and dance/movement workshops.

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As It Is

Hang Massive

The latest release from Hang Music presents a serious upgrade in the offerings of hang playing duo Hang Massive. Two years after their debut album Beats for your feet was recorded, As It Is demonstrates a new solidity in playing style, an increased sensitivity of touch and a truly awesome audio recording of the hang, a rare handmade instrument from Switzerland. This album will inspire, evoke, awaken and empower.

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Timelessly Free

Danny Cudd

Timelessly Free is Danny Cudd's first solo album and a world music classic. The combination of hang based music blended with a myriad variety of ethic instrumentation has resulted in an album that will take the listener on a magical journey far away from the hussle and bussle of the mind. The album features sublime hang melodies and rhythm and world instruments such as bansuri, the India bamboo flute, Shennai, the snake charmers instrument, amazing percussion and much more.

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Released Upon Inception

Danny Cudd

Danny Cudd is a UK hang musician with panache for everything idiophonic. The hang is a steel pan-like instrument that is played with the hands and this results in a wide range of tonal inflections, arrangements, and sounds that resemble everything from bells, piano, and crystal singing bowls. This is Dannys second solo studio album.

The eight-tracks are mostly instrumental with only a few indiscriminate female vocals wafting along on “Released Upon Inception.” There are different melodies and rhythms that suggest trip-hop, down-tempo, avant-garde, experimental, alternative, new age, world fusion, and percussion music throughout. The multi-faceted songs are simplistic, but highly-textured and the final result is deeply satisfying.

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Shine

Alanna Kaivalya

Featuring jazzy grooves and a healthy dose of funky, acoustic joy with lyrics that delve right into the rhythm of your heart.

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Tibetan Bells With Environmental Sounds

One Hand Clapping

This all-digital recording of a rare set of Tibetan singing bowls is blended with environmental sounds to create the ultimate audio aid for deep relaxation and meditation.
For thousands of years, the clear, vibratory, harmonic tones of Tibetan singing bells have been used to induce meditation and altered states of consciousness. Born of a Vedic system from ancient India circa 560 BC, the bells permeate the body on a cellular level, balancing the brain’s alpha-theta waves and opening the chakras, inducing calm, centeredness and even a trance-like suspension of external distractions.

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Jahta Beat

DJ Drez

Jahta Beat is an exploration through Hip Hop and Downtempo with a focus on vibrations from India to North Africa.

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Music As Medicine

Nawang Khechog

Ancient Tibetan teachings tell us that merely seeing an image of the Medicine Buddha—or even hearing his name—holds the power to heal. Now, acclaimed musician and former Buddhist monk Nawang Khechog invokes the blessings of this potent deity on his new recording, Music As Medicine. Nawang is one of the few Tibetan musicians today who has received the blessing transmission of these teachings—and shares them here with the outside world as a catalyst for transformation.

On this all-new album, premier native American musician R. Carlos Nakai joins Nawang Khechog as a special guest artist to create a cross-cultural “apothecary” of soothing melodies and healing chants to infuse this universal energy within anyone who listens.

With Tibetan flute, long horn, and overtone chanting; native American flute and drum; universal horn; and calming chants to restore balance and health.

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Flores

Mirabai

Featuring stirring songs on love and life from the Mexican Hispanic and Native Indian cultures, Flores is both spiritual and sensual. This album is a welcome addition to any collection of world music. Artists Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber perform together as Mirabai. This stunning debut album is a reflection of their diverse heritage with a mix of Spanish songs, songs from the Native Indian cultures and Gurmukhi mantra.

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Moon of First Snow

Golaná

MOON OF FIRST SNOW is the fourth album from N.A.M.A. (Native American Music Award) nominated artist Golana, a.k.a. Scott Cunningham. Comprised of mood-drenched flute pieces backed with rhythmic accompaniment, the album features a selection of nature-themed works performed with profound grace and beauty. The pure elegance of Golana's melodies can be felt strongest on songs like "Time of Long Nights," with its lush symphonic backdrop and ethereal vocal textures, as well as "Beloved," a pastoral piece that pairs acoustic guitar with the artists's flute-playing. Golana's outdone himself this time around; MOON OF FIRST SNOW is pure enchantment!

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To Heaven And Beyond

Snatam Kaur Khalsa And The Peace Family

Transcendental Chants from the traditions of Buddhism, Navajo, Sikhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, beautifully performed by the Peace Family, featuring Snatam Kaur Khalsa.

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Walela

Walela

Familial vocal trio Walela's self-titled debut album is also their finest to date, an amalgamation of Native American roots music (specifically Cherokee), singer/songwriter folk, pop, and Southern gospel that's also not unappealing to new age sensibilities. Although the music is deeply rooted in tradition, its hybrid uniqueness gives it a contemporary, even forward-looking feel. The angelic three-part harmonies of Rita Coolidge, sister Priscilla, and niece Laura Satterfield breathe exquisite life into these songs, which are already strong to begin with; the results constitute one of the best issues of contemporary Native American music in some time.

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Dream Song

Little Wolf Band

Little Wolf Band is the creation of Native American producer/performer Jim Wilson, a project that means to celebrate Native American songs as living things, as sources and keepers of wisdom, emotion and spirit. Wilson has achieved this with a sterling blend of samples and beats, mixing in some live instruments and live voices to help shape his work. If NA songs are seen as keys to doors to different states of being, states of mind, then this is a collection of keys. Given this, Wilson has crafted an album of fine assists to a trance state, one that bears up well under auto-repeat, even endless shuffle play. The mixtures of samples have an intriguingly hypnotic effect, pleasant and beguiling, mysterious and yet comforting.

Produced by Jim Wilson

Executive Producers: Mitchell Markus and K.D. Kagel

Mastered by Alta Vista Studio

Engineered by Herman Martinez

Technical Assistance provided by Dave Elledge


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Trancendence

Tulku

Intimate and sensual, fervent and powerful, Tulku weaves a global music tapestry whose melodies engulf the rhythms of trance. Combining sampled sounds from around the world with the warmth and organic qualities of live percussion, vocals and a variety of melodic instruments, Tulku creates a new body for an ancient soul.

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Red Cedar Medicine

Beaver Chief

A powerful spiritual leader and member of the Lummi Nation, Beaver Chief performs authentic traditional sacred healing songs and chants of the Northwest Coast Salish people. Beaver Chief's moving and effective Medicine songs produced with respect and insight by World Music producer and instrumentalist, Reverend Jorge Alfano.
With vocals, drums, bell and rattles Native American flutes, bamboo flutes, Hopi flute, shakers "Our old people told us of a time when we would be able to bring out the teachings in "a good way" and all the people would be ready to hear the teachings of our way of life." - Beaver Chief


Produced by Jorge Alfano Exec. Producer: Nick Fritsch

Digitally Recorded and mixed by Jorge Alfano


Featuring:

Beaver Chief on voice, drum, bells, and rattles

Jorge Alfano on native American flutes, bamboo slutes, hopi flutes, drum, voice and shakers

Additional voices by Lisa Brody, Ted Ryan, and Frederick FD Jameson


Coptright 1999 Lyrichord Discs Inc.


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Medicine Wheel

Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song

Medicine Wheel is a unique and magical journey into the world of Native American-inspired music. Master composer/producer Robert Gass has artfully blended traditional American Indian songs and instruments with original compositions (including an exquisite choral piece based on the well-known speech of Chief Seattle), all set into a background of natural soundsÑthe Colorado river, wind, thunder, songbirds, crickets, cicadas, a red tail hawk - the music of the living Earth.

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Tibet Nada Himalaya 2

Deuter

The sublime harmonic vibrations of the Tibetan bowls and Deuter’s ability to access the purity of their sustained ringing tones resonates deep within the heart, transporting the listener to a world of serenity and peace. Journey to the depths of your inner being with the totally refreshing CD, ideal for calming the nerves and healing the agitated spirit. Harmonic tones reach into the infinite Universe allowing the body to come into a natural state of equanimity.

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Unbearable Love

Walela

The highly anticipated follow-up to the group's stunning debut. Unbearable Love begins where their first recording left off, taking the acclaimed group to the next artistic level.

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From The Goddess O Great Spirit

Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song

From The Goddess is a weaving of three wellknown goddess chants in a celebration of the rebirth of the feminine spirit. Sung by the 24 women of On Wings Of Song with beautiful background instrumentation.
O Great Spirit is Inspired by Native American moonlodge chant, and sung by the voices of On Wings of Song and blended with the nighttime song of crickets and cicadas.

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Waking The Cobra

Baird Hersey

Waking the Cobra is an overtone singing Chakra meditation CD recorded by Baird Hersey who later went on to form his Overtone Singing Choir PRANA. The only thing other than reverberation on this recording is the sound of Baird's voice.




The CD opens with a piece called "Atha", a Sanskrit word which means, "May the following have an auspicious beginning and successful end". It is the opening word of Patanjali's Yogasutras.




Next, is the title piece, "Waking the Cobra " which is in fact a collection of seven short pieces. They are meditations on the traditional shape, color, element and sound for each of the chakras. Hersey first recorded a multi-layered vocal background drone or moving harmony. Then, singing two pitches at once, he recorded the high melody parts.




This is followed by an extended piece called "The Conch Shell, The Wheel and the Sword". These words are taken from the invocation chanted before beginning the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Call and response, rising harmonies, vocal textures, and overtone melodies, are used in this extended piece to investigate the symbolic meaning of the objects.




The CD concludes with "Between Sthira and Sukha. This is a phrase from Patanjali's Yogasutras which means between alert steadiness and relaxed comfort. This piece searches to balance those qualities by alternating low Multiphonic voice overtone singing and high falsetto harmonies.

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Tibetan Chants for World Peace

The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir

The Tibetan Buddhist chants on this album had never been recorded until 2001, when Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart brought The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir to his California studio to record the incredible multiphonics of their sacred rituals. The monks gave Hart permission to overdub their voices, achieving the huge sound of the 100-voice choir as one might hear at their mountain monastery – with each monk's voice singing a complete, extraordinary chord.


Gyuto Tantric University preserves one of Tibetan Buddhism's most esoteric traditions, training many young Tibetan monks in the spiritual legacy of the Gyuto order. The world's eyes are on Tibet as never before – and these prayers for healing, compassion and peace have never been more timely or more relevant.


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The Open Door Orchestra

The Open Door Orchestra

Avant-garde neo classical world beat art music

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Sacred Place Mary Youngblood Collection

Mary Youngblood

With rich vibrato and notes that melt into your heart, Mary Youngblood takes the artistry of Native American flute music to its highest level. Her song writing brings forth some of the sweetest original melodies ever performed on this instrument, and the collection herein showcases the most sublime.


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ODO Speaks

The Open Door Orchestra

Combining the spoken word of Shannon Michael Terry and the contemporary eclectic sound of the ODO. Thirteen world class musicians throwing it down in the moment.
Featuring Shannon Michael Terry: voice, C.C White and Circe Link: backing vocals,Boujou Badialy Cissoko: vocals, Domonic Dean Breaux: Saxophone, flute, harmonica, Richard Hardy: Saxophone, Gerry Sutyak: cello, Ian Walker: electric and upright bass, John Ossman: piccolo bass, sitar, Andrew Werderitsch: didjeridu, Jason Hann: drums and percussion, Jim McGrath: drums and Dj Drez.

The Open Door Orchestra (ODO) is a revolving ensemble of players from around the world that utilizes an array of primitive instrumentation and contemporary influences to create timeless music. ODO artistically blends musical styles, taking the listener on an ambient, avant-garde, world beat journey.

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Canyon Trilogy

R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai is lauded in New Age circles for his ability to create enchanting mental images of tranquility and nature in repose. The flute compositions sound like the aural embodiment of Big Sky Western landscapes. With "Dreamscapes: Cleft ... Full Descriptionin the Sky," he seems to revel in the inner stillness created by the drama of nature. Nakai also tries to connect with the past. In "Dawn's Mirage: Echoes of Time" and "Dawn's Mirage: Ancestral Vision," he summons old ghosts and strains to hear them sing once again.

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Island Of Bows

R. Carlos Nakai

Recorded in Kyoto's Hounji Temple, Island of Bows brings together the world's leading performer of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) with the Wind Travelin' Band, Shonosuke Ohkura and Oki Kano. Nakai's flute is matched by the delicate tranquillity of the traditional Japanese shakuhachi, shamizen and koto and gracefully blends traditional sounds from East and West.

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First Light

Golaná

First Light is a 'best of' collection from six-time Nammy (Native America Music Awards) nominee Golana, acclaimed master of the Native American flute.

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Cycles

R. Carlos Nakai

Cycles features the surreal atmospheres of R. Carlos Nakai's ethereal Native American flutes accompanied by minimalist synth drones. This is a set of heavenly space music compositions with their bases firmly in the Northern plains and Southwestern deserts. Nakai's intricacies come from his simplicity and his simplicity comes from his intricacies. That is the overall charm and appeal of this CD. The very simple melodies enhance the listening experience and they boost its healing power. The power is in the experience. Listeners have the power of the situation; there are no hidden agendas. The music surrounds listeners with messages of love, serenity, peace, and harmony. These are the virtues that Native American spirituality embraces. Nakai does much honor to his heritage with his work in advancing his culture and its tenets. This dynamic CD will appeal to fans of Douglas Spotted Eagle, Cornsmoke, and Coyote Oldman. ~ Jim Brenholts

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Carry The Gift

R. Carlos Nakai

The panoramic harmonies of R. Carlos Nakai's flute with William Eaton's guitar, harp-guitar and lyre create visions of canyons and plains in these fifteen songs. Music haunting in its serenity, graceful in its simplicity and with a zen-like lyricism.

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Butterfly Dreams

Anthony Wakeman

Inspired by the playfulness of his four-year old daughter as she danced about, Anthony Wakeman created this music for Native American flute. These melodies capture the haunting beauty of the solo flute and reflect the timeless traditions of Native America. Wakeman (of the Gunlake Band of Pottawatomi/Oglala Lakota) is an apprentice flutemaker to his uncle, the noted artist David A. Montour, and his experience as a craftsman gives his composition greater expressiveness and depth.

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