Mediterranean Homesick Blues

Sabah Habas Mustapha Gets Homesick In Indonesia

Third solo album from 3 Mustaphas 3 bassist mixes West Java grooves, melancholy words.

Anoushka Shankar Joins Father On The Raga Road To Fame

Ravi Shankar's teenage daughter releases second album, Anourag, and tours with dad.

Seivane Pipes Up

Spassov Trio's Bulgarian Jazz Is Latest Offering From Traditional Crossroads

Label has assembled uniquely varied repertoire, from klezmer to authentic belly-dance music.

Hugo Records Delivers Chinese Music To United States

Records by Liu Xing, Shanghai Traditional Music Society among Chinese label's 350-disc catalog.

Marisa Monte, Anoushka Shankar Dominate Week's New Releases

New music from Algeria, Greece, Jamaica, Bolivia, Germany also hits shelves.

Remains Identified As Elvin Bishop's Missing Daughter

Evidence converges in strange case with discovery of body parts in Northern California.

Discover Indonesia Distills Music Of 13,000 Islands

Ethnomusicologist's 20-volume Smithsonian-Folkways series concludes with single-disc sampler.

Mali Melodies

The Return Of Wendo

Boukman Eksperyans, Bob Marley Top Week's Album Releases

Mexican singer Chalino Sanchez, guitarist Boubacar Traoré also have discs due.

Gabriela Rides Musical Winds Of Change

Argentinean singer/songwriter teams up with avant-garde guitarist Bill Frisell on dreamlike Viento Rojo (Red Wind).

New Guinea Rocks

WOMAD USA Report #2: Stars Shine On Fest's Closing Night

Jimmy Cliff, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt bring third annual world-music event to electrifying climax.

WOMAD USA Report #1: It's Femi Kuti's Night

Nigerian star dominates opening night, but Ali Farka Toure, Tarika, others also entertain world music festival audiences.

Egberto Gismonti, Lakshmi Shankar Lead Week's New Releases

Albums by Telek, Sanchez, Juan Villareal and Culture also hit stores in slow week.

An Indian In Africa

Vieux Diop Brings Senegalese Sound To U.S.

Singer/musician's LP Afrika Wassa combines Senegalese rhythms with Celtic fiddling, hip-hop elements.

New Book Ponders French-Caribbean Music Of Kassav', Malavoi

Writer Brenda F. Berrian's 'Awakening Spaces' explores French-Caribbean music, politics, feminism.

Ranarim Explore Roots In Light Of Day

Swedish quartet's love of traditional music inspires new album.

Mbalax To The Future

Prince Far I, Peter Tosh, Lucha Villa Top New Releases

Discs by George Dalaras, Sabah Fakhri, Baha Men also in stores this week.

Kuti, Toure, Raitt To Headline Third WOMAD USA Fest

After three years, Redmond festival digs deeper into its Washington state home.