The Boston Public Library – A Treasury Of World Music

December 7, 2008 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment


Part of my job at the BPL is to select the world music cds to be purchased for our collection. It’s a part of my work that I find immensely satisfying, not only because I know that I am making great music available for the public to sample, but also that I have the opportunity to promote this genre which I truly love and believe should be greatly appreciated as an extremely valuable asset to our American society. This is the first of what will be many many posts which list various titles of world music in our cd collection. I hope you will come into the library and quite literally, check it out!  You can also reserve cds online right from your own personal computer via the library catalog.  As this is an introduction to our world music collection, I have chosen to take a global approach, but many of my later listings will be centered around more specific styles of music or regions of the world. Click on the links to hear excerpts from the cds.

1. Putumayo Presents World Hits – Various artists

2. Think Global: World Christmas – Various artists

3. African Spirit – Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)

4. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth – Various artists

5. Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall – Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba)

6. Big Blue Ball – Various artists

7. Sound of the World – Various artists

8. Mande Variations – Toumani Diabate (Mali)

9. Rough Guide to Sufi Music – Various artists

10. An Ancient Muse – Loreena McKennitt (Global Fusion)

11. Reggae Gold (2007) – Various artists

12. Volare! The Very Best of the Gypsy Kings – Gypsy Kings (Spanish/Global Fusion) 

13. Concerto em Lisboa – Mariza (Portugal)

14. Spirit of the Glen – Royal Scots Dragon Guards (Scotland)

15. In the Moment – Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (Scotland/USA) 

16. New Journey – Celtic Woman

17. Alive – Sa DingDing (China)

18. Raga at Fast Track – Ravi Shankar (India)

19. Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold – Various artists (India)

20. Ana Hina – Natacha Atlas (Arabic/Global Fusion)


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