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World Music

Dieter Meier: Out of Chaos - The Jazz Cafe

Dieter Meier brings his Out of Chaos World Tour to London's Jazz Cafe in September .

Jorge Drexler: Bailar En La Cueva – review

The Uruguayan ENT specialist widens his palette to take in the full spectrum of South American sounds.

Bailar En La Cueva - Jorge Drexler

This latest album from Jorge Drexler features the songs 'Bolivia' and 'La Noche No Es Una Ciencia' . It was given four stars from the FT who said: "The Uruguayan ENT specialist widens his palette to take in the full spectrum of South American sounds".

Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam - Gilles Peterson

This record is the product of Gilles Peterson being a fan and a champion of Brasilian music in the clubs and on the radio for the last 25 years, culminating in him bringing together the country’s finest artists all on one album for the very first time.

Calypso: Musical Poetry in the Caribbean 1955-69 - Various Artists

This new album features the music of Calypso in its many forms - from its birthplace, the island of Trinidad, as well as other Caribbean islands (Jamaica and the Bahamas), and its subsequent onwards journey (Britain, Panama and the United States), recorde

Calypso: Musical Poetry in the Caribbean 1955-69 review a joyous, retro compilation

(Soul Jazz) Interest in calypso has revived in recent years, thanks in part to the London is the Place For Me compilations that document Caribbean music in the postwar UK. Culled from Trinidad, Jamaica and beyond, the 19 tracks here range from acoustic

Toumani and Sidiki Diabate: Mali's musical prodigies

Kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate is passing on the Malian music tradition to his son Sidiki.

Toumani and Sidiki Diabate: 'It's like an entire music industry in one family'

Hailing from a musical dynasty that stretches back 77 generations, Toumani Diabaté's exquisite kora playing has gone global. Now he is joined on a new album by his son Sidiki.

Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam review Gilles Peterson rounds up Rio's musical royalty

You can expect a blitz of Brazilian albums as the World Cup approaches, but DJ Gilles Peterson has produced something of a classic here.