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 30 YEARS OF WORLD MUSIC


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Playasound is celebrating 30 years of passion for World Music ! 30 years and an opportunity to bring together 15 of the best titles from the albums that have been important in the history of Playasound, founded in 1975 by Alain Normand. We begin with a piece by the Angolan musician Bonga ‘Makongo’, the first artist recorded by Playasound in the 1970s (LP ‘Angola 72’), and end with one by the extraordinary Kurdish musician, Temo (‘Evar e’ from the album ‘Derew’). In between, there is ‘Batucada’ (one of the longest pieces we have ever recorded), performed by 16 Brazilian musicians in Paris, in a garage converted into a studio, and a ‘Pot Pourri’ by Janine Lebout and Roger Clency that was a very great hit on the islands of the Indian Ocean – which reminds us that for 15 years Alain Normand has been one of the foremost record producers in that part of the world. Then there is ‘Wara’ by the group Illiaque (Johnny Depp used the piece for his film ‘The Braves’), and ‘The Dying Rebel’ by Tony Malone, from ‘Songs of the Irish Revolution’, a recording that stemmed from an amazing encounter with the sound engineer Franck McNamara – resulting in one of Alain Normand's favourite albums! From Ireland we move to the Orient and belly dancing, with ‘Yaward Sabah’ from the album ‘Ataïf’, recorded in Cairo by Hussein El Masry, accompanied by some of the very finest Egyptian musicians. More intimate is the world of the Iranian artist Hassan Kassaï, whose album ‘Ney’ is still the reference on the Playasound label for Iranian flute music, or that of the Japanese koto and shakuhachi players Hideaki Kuribayashi and Kuniyoshi Sugawara (a piece from the album ‘Masters of Zen’). Two women artists are prominent on the Playasound label: the Argentine singer Haydée Alba, with ‘El Choclo’ from ‘Milongas y al Tango’, a tribute to the poet Jorge Luis Borges, in which she is accompanied by Gustavo Beytelmann, piano; and a Brazilian singer who has been working with Alain Normand since 1988, Nazaré Pereira, with her unforgettable interpretation of ‘Caroline’. Nazaré Pereira's latest album is devoted to capoeira, a Brazilian dance and also one of the martial arts. In the 1990s Alain Normand achieved his dream of producing a series of recordings devoted to fado, a musical tradition born in the streets of Lisbon (Portugal is a country he loves!), which enabled him to meet one of the greatest interpreters of the genre, Carlos Do Carmo (‘Namorados da Cidade’ from the album ‘Un parfum de Fado’). At the end of the 1990s Playasound crossed the ocean once more to record five albums by Cuban bands, including El Son Entero (‘La cazuela’). Finally, this anniversary album would not have been complete without Adama Dramé, now regarded as one of the greatest African percussionists, with whom we have built up a sound friendship over the years, from album to album. Thanks to Régis Colombo for accompanying us in our musical travels with a selection of photographs taken all over the world and illustrating some of the various cultures that make our Blue Planet so rich. Thanks to all those – artists, distributors, partners – who have enabled us to build up this catalogue over the years … And thanks, of course, to Alain Normand.

Tracks and Samples:

  1. Makongo 6:16
  2. Pot pourri de ravannes 6:35
  3. Utushka 4:37
  4. El choclo 2:20
  5. Lencol de estrelas 4:16
  6. Batucada 9:54
  7. Wara 4:04
  8. Namorados da cidade 3:38
  9. Evar E 5:03
  10. Yaward sabah 5:43
  11. Emu 6:57
  12. La cazuela 5:09
  13. The dying rebel 3:20
  14. Pishdâramâd - shahnâz tshahâmezrâb 3:00
  15. Elodia 4:10
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Country of Origin:
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