Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – Following up his World 2002 compilation for Narada, veteran BBC world music DJ Charlie Gillett has collected new music from around the planet for this new double album, World 2003, out on Narada.
Gillett has presented world music on BBC London, BBC Radio 2, and the BBC World Service for over 30 years, establishing a loyal — and global — listening audience.
This album features only the very best music played most frequently on Charlie’s shows — the songs which have received the most enthusiastic audience response, including performances by Lisbon’s Fado sensation Mariza…Mexican-American songstress Lila Downs (who performed on the 75th annual Academy Awards telecast), Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab, young Uzbek star Sevara Nazarkhan, alternative Latin singer Manu Chao and many more.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.