London, England – This double CD contains tracks from all nominees for, and winners of, the
BBC Radio 3 Awards For World Music of 2004. Now in their third year, the
Awards a double CD set featuring a track each from the winners and nominated artists from categories are: Africa, Americas, Asia / Pacific, Europe, Middle East / North Africa, Newcomer, Boundary Crossing, The Critics’ Award organized by world music magazine fROOTS for Album Of The Year and a new category – Club Global – that recognizes the growing tide of beat driven music inspired by club culture – whether that club is in Recife, Johannesburg or New York.
The compilation and sleeve notes are by Rita Ray. She co-founded London’s legendary Mambo Inn and today appears around the globe with the Shrine Synchrosystem, the Afrocentric roots and digital club that she has similarly co-founded. She is a BBC World Service presenter.
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.