Richard Alston’s playlist and the 10 best new releases

Posted on March 14th, 2014 in News, Recent posts, Reviews by .


The April/May 2014 (#99) issue includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the world’s finest new releases. The CD also includes five tracks selected by British choreographer Richard Alston. 

The Top of the World CD includes brand new tracks from cover star Julie Fowlis; English folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow; the flavourful funk punkers La Chiva Gantiva and many more.

Pick up your copy here, at selected UK HMV stores, selected WHSmiths and all good record retailers. Turn up the volume and tune in to these tasty tracks below:

* La Chiva Gantiva  ‘Para Arriba’ on Crammed Discs
* Mamani Keita ‘Dounia’ on World Village
* Elephant Revival ‘Remembering a Beginning’ on Itz Evolving Records/Thirty Tigers
* Scorpio Universel ‘Ti Lu Lu Pe’ on Strut
* Julie Fowlis ‘Do Chalum (To Calum)’ on Machair Records
* Malawi Mouse Boys ‘Ndakhumudwa’ on IRL Records
* Salsa Celtica ‘Descarga Gaélica’ on Leon Records
* O’Hooley & Tidow ‘Like Horses’ on No Masters
* Rajab Suleiman & Kithara ‘Kipenzi Changu Cha Moyo’ on Buda Musique
* Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola ‘Itzikel’ on Dell Daisy Records

Plus Richard Alston’s playlist:

* Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman ‘Polkas: Maguire’s Favourite…’ on Topic Records
* Shukar Collective ‘Verbal Fight’ on Riverboat Records
* Lucilla Galeazzi, Marco Beasely, L’Arpeggiata & Christina Pluhar ‘Lunar Lunedda’ on Alpha Productions
* Amália Rodrigues ‘Fado Corrido’ on Smithsonian Folkways Records
* Shantel vs Mahala Rai Banda ‘Iest Sexy’ on Crammed Discs

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