Real World Gold, Real World Records to Reissue 10 Classic World Music Albums

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Mustt Mustt
Iconic world music label Real World Records announced a new initiative called Real World Gold. The project focuses on reissues of essential recordings that have been unavailable for a number of years. The series will deliver the reissued albums in batches of ten. The first installment of the series, scheduled for release in Europe on May 21st, ranges from recordings by crucial Real World artists (musicians like the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Afro Celt Sound System, Sheila Chandra and the Blind Boys of Alabama) to those of lesser celebrated partnerships, such as Lama Gyurme and Jean-Philippe Rykiel.

There are some wonderful albums in the catalog that still haven’t gone out as far in the world as we’d like them to,” says Real World Records founder Peter Gabriel. “I think there’s a different generation being exposed to world music now. We hope this will be an opportunity for the older listener to check out this music – rediscover old gems – and maybe first time discoveries for the younger folk!

First set of releases:

Afro Celt Sound System – ‘Volume 1: Sound Magic‘ (CDRWG61)
Afro Celt Sound System – ‘Volume 2: Release‘ (CDRWG76)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama – ‘Higher Ground‘ (CDRWG107)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – ‘Mustt Mustt‘ (CDRWG15)
Sheila Chandra – ‘Moonsung: A Real World Retrospective‘ (CDRWG77)
Papa Wemba – ‘Emotion‘ (CDRWG52)
Geoffrey Oryema – ‘Exile’ (CDRWG14)
Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel – ‘Rain Of Blessings: Vajra Chants‘ (CDRWG85)
The Drummers of Burundi – ‘Live at Real World‘ (RWMGI)
The Imagined Village – ‘The Imagined Village‘ (CDRWG147)

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