Rufus Wainwright’s playlist and the 10 best new releases

Posted on August 30th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The October 2013 issue of Songlines (#95) includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks of the finest new releases from around the planet. The CD also includes five tracks selected by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.


The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré; lively Cypriot dance troupe Monsieur Doumani; Welsh folk songstress Georgia Ruth; the late Malian bluesman Lobi Traoré; the Niger supergroup Tal National; Istanbul’s Gypsy clarinetist Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere, and more.

Pick up your copy here, at selected UK HMV stores, selected WHSmiths and all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these fresh new tracks:

* Vieux Farka Touré ‘Yer Gando’ on Six Degrees Records
* Monsieur Doumani ‘Out-of-Touch Guy’ on Monsieur Doumani
* Peter Rowan ‘Keepin’ it Between the Lines’ on Compass Records
* Georgia Ruth ‘Codi Angor’ on Gwymon
* Lobi Traoré ‘Makono’ on KSK Records
* Nitin Sawhney ‘Nadia’ on Metropolis/Cherry Red Records
* Tal National ‘Wongharey’ on FatCat Records
* Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere ‘Gayda’ on LM Dupli-cation
* Genticorum ‘Le Forgeron’ on Les Productions du Moulin
* Gjermund Larsen Trio ‘Argentum’ on Grappa

Plus Rufus Wainwright’s playlist:

* Tim Maia ‘Bom Senso’ on Luaka Bop
* Roza Eskenazi ‘En Taxei’ on Ta Nea
* The Philip Koutev National Folk Ensemble ‘Pilenze Pee, Govori’ on JVC/Victor Entertainment Inc
* Oum Kalthoum ‘Tab en-Nasim al Alil’ on Buda Musique
* Doc & Merle Watson ‘St James Infirmary’ on Sugar Hill Records


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