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The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices / Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares – Thursday @ UdK, see below

Thursday 11 OCTOBER

The adventure of World Music on the big international scale – its magic – began pretty much here! With The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices / Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares – now back in Berlin with Dead Can Dance alto Lisa Gerrard

Where: Konzertsaal der UdK, Hardenbergstr. 33, 10623 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Friday 12 – Thursday 18 OCTOBER

Into round 4 goes "ID Festival – israelisch-deutsches Festival" with the 2018 edition "Next Generation". New artists – new identities – new thinking – new politics on display in in action @

Where: Radialsystem, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin // When: Comprehensive programme here
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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums of the month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them. EURORADIO offers the opportunity to syndicate these programmes to members of the exchange system.

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in 2015 as an open network of music activists spreading world, roots and traditional music. It is open to makers and...

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"Mabruk" is the first title off from our upcoming Ali Hassan Kuban reissue to be released as a DIGITAL SINGLE.

Ancient Nubian melodies played on a background of pulsating Western beats and sounds that draw from American jazz and international pop – "Mabruk" is one of the titles that marked Ali's carrier.

The original recording of this million-selling Egyptian cassette hit will be available worldwide on all streaming platforms on
12 OCTOBER 2018

“From Nubia to Cairo” is the first milestone in urban Nubian Pop. The record will be available in glorious audiophile format - remastered from analogue tapes with listening standards refined to the contemporary levels. The first batch of Ali’s long-legendary Nubian originals, seductively praising in touching lyrics his native Nubia and Egypt...

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It is a pleasure to announce the debut album release of one our publishing authors - Alba Griot Ensemble.

"The Darkness Between The Leaves" is now available digitaly and as a CD on Riverboat Records.

Alba Griot Ensemble is a star-studded international acoustic ensemble who mix Celtic and Malian traditions with blues, jazz and ambient elements. Featuring guests including Tony Allen and Toumani Diabate, this is a seamless meeting of rich and diverse musical styles.

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When precisely Ali Hassan Kuban’s legendary recordings of "From Nubia To Cairo", released internationally by Piranha in 1988, were made, nobody knows any more. What we do know, recordings had taken place at Delta Sound S.A. in Cairo – with the orchestra’s entire line-up circled around the only working microphone at hand. The tracks had been travelling in the Arab world on two audio-cassettes afterwards and accompanied his rise from a local superstar to a musical innovator of new, vibrant, international Pop.

Ancient Nubian melodies, played on a background of pulsating Western beats and sounds that draw from American jazz and international pop – Ali Hassan Kuban served as one of the founding fathers of the musical breed we knew and loved as world music in the earliest days of the genre: the...

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