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7/8 Music Productions
World music label specializing in Near Eastern music. Includes concert listings, online ordering, information on instruments, and playlists for the KPFA world music show.
www.SevenEighths.com/
 
AIT Records
Traditional and contemporary Ethiopian music.
www.aitrecords.com/
 
Barraka el Farnatshi Productions
A label promoting a new breed of music from the Moroccan underground dance scene, combining influences from genres such as Rai, Gnawa, dub, house, ambient, and various other music styles.
www.maroc.net/barraka/
 
Black Star Kenya HipHop Records
Kenyan hiphop and R & B music. Music samples.
www.blackstarkenya.com/
 
Cassava Records
Sunnyvale, California based label. Includes a glossary of styles and information about the Rumba Soukous CD including audio samples.
www.cassavarecords.com/index.htm
 
Golden Horn Productions
A Californiabased label promoting Turkish, Greek, and Indian music artists, including Deepak Ram, Ilhan Ersahin, and Murat Aydemir. Includes news and show information.
www.goldenhorn.com/
 
Inner Spirit Records
California label representing Kotoja, Nigerian Brothers and the West African Highlife Band. Includes concert dates, audio samples, CD ordering, and mailing list.
www.africanmusicsource.com/
 
Jololi
Founded by Youssou N´Dour to represent Senegal´s artists, now with an international focus. Includes artist profiles, discographies, and audio samples.
www.jololi.com/
 
Kalan Müzik
Featuring releases of Turkish classical, folk, protest, and sufi music. Site has complete catalog and store, with sound samples from most releases and some artist information. In English and Turkish.
www.kalan.com/
 
Lusafrica
Record company site, artist biographies, discographies, artist tour schedules.
www.lusafrica.com/uk/index.htm
 
Music for License
Songs for Project- Music for Film and TV Commercials.Pop, Rock and Country catalog written and published by Emerson Roble Maningo.
www.musicforlicense.net/
 
RetroAfric
Londonbased publisher of early African dance music, including the works of E.T. Mensah, Alick Nkhata, and Fundi Konde. Includes reviews, artist profiles, and CD catalog.
www.retroafric.com/index.html
 
RootsyRecords
San Francisco based producer CDs of traditional Bamana music, including djembe field recordings, from West Africa. Includes discography with audio samples, CD ordering, MP3s and video, and information about drum classes in California and the Internationa
www.rootsyrecords.com/index.html
 
Shefa
Californian label featuring Queen Mab and Farabi, and the doumbek instructional series of Jonathan Kessler. Some general information on Middle Eastern modes and rhythms.
www.doumbek.com/
 
SWP Records
Independent record label featuring Hugh Tracey, music of Michael Baird, and ethnic African music from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo.
www.swp-records.com/
 
The African Arts Network: Graviton Productions and IndigeDisc Records
Represents artists such as Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade, AyanAgalu, and Osita Osadebe. Includes biographies, discographies, audio samples, photo galleries, and message forum. Based in the United States.
www.graviton.net/
 
Tinder Records
Has Afro-Cuban albums, Toure Toure, Cape Verde music, Henri Dikongue, Fantcha, Paris Combo, Chiwoniso, etc., with MP3 audio clips.
www.tinderrecords.com/
 
Traditional Crossroads
Classic reissues of music from the Middle East and the rest of the world, particularly from the 20s through the 50s. Includes RealAudio samples.
www.traditionalcrossroads.com/
 
Village Pulse Outpost
Seattle, Washington based label founded to produce recordings of West African traditional music. Includes annotated discography with reviews and audio samples, list of retailers, and CD ordering.
www.rootsworld.com/rw/villagepulse/
 
ZIMBOB
Champaign, Illinois based label formed to release, distribute, and sell music from Zimbabwe. Includes discography with audio samples.
www.recordswap.com/zimbob/
 
 

 

 

 



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