Home of Buena Vista Social Club, World Circuit Scours the Globe For New Sounds

When British tour promoters Anne Hunt and Mary Farquharson hired Nick Gold to run their World Circuit label a year after its 1986 launch, “world music”—the unfortunate appellation for music performed by non-Western artists—tended to arrive in albums organized either by territory, instrument, or style. The Nonesuch Explorer series comes to mind (for example, The Persian Santur: Music of Iran) or Ocara’s Gabon: Musique des Pygmées Bibayak. Read more at Bandcamp…

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