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New Music from Real World Records

Montparnasse Musique Archeology Underground to overground. Forest to metropolis. North Africa and South Africa, meeting up, digging down, finding gold in the seams. Here, at the intersection of club floor and ritual, of electronics and ceremony, are worlds both ancient and modern. Archeology is the astounding debut album from Montparnasse Musique.

Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters Abri Cyclonique Drawing inspiration from the heart of the forest, Polobi and his musicians collaborate with idiosyncratic producer Doctor L, forging a radical new take on the Gwo Ka tradition of Guadeloupe.

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere A spiritual meditation – best listened to in one sitting – by two master musicians and culture bearers of centuries-old musical traditions sharing modes based on Persian and Malian repertoires on kamancheh (spike fiddle) and kora (harp/lute).

Bokanté History On their third album, Bokanté have plugged into the blues, tracing the genre’s roots in West Africa and the Arab world through the diaspora into the retro-modern present. These nine tracks tell of outsiders and seers, memories and joy; of black history, global unity and the futility of war.

Mari Kalkun Stories of Stonia Rooted in ancient Estonian and Võru traditions, but beautifully fresh and contemporary, Stories of Stonia reaches back to very old layers of tradition to imagine what Mari’s ancestors would have thought and sung about the world in an era of skyscraper, steel and metal.

Yungchen Lhamo One Drop of Kindness World-renowned Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo’s seventh album finds her otherworldly voice framed by an array of western and global instruments. From quiet, shimmering beauty to rhythmic tribal trance, this is sound healing for the world. Out September 2023.

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