MusicHound World is a first buyer’s guide to world music. It includes a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar names and sounds, featured musicians span the globe from our closest neighbors to the farthest reaches. MusicHound World covers more than 1,100 acts and 300 compilation CDs with reviews and ratings to guide buyers.
World music veterans Angelique Kidjo and David Byrne kick off the journey with their forewords. Nearly 200 photographs contributed by noted world music photographers Jack and Linda Vartoogian add to the musical adventure.
Adam McGovern. Paperback. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4. 400 pages. 100 photos.
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.