Beginner’s Guide to The World blends global classics and undiscovered gems from some of world music’s biggest artists and rising stars who combine to create a definitive round-up of the most compelling and intriguing sounds in world music today.
Regular Nascente compiler, Songlines contributing editor and Times world music critic Nigel Williamson – a man who knows a thing or two about world music - scoured the four corners of his library of world grooves to come up with the 42 tracks that provide the listener with a far-reaching and all-encompassing Beginner’s Guide to The World.
CD1 takes a trip round Africa – the continent most associated with world music – and features her in all her glory with jewels from Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N'Dour, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and King Sunny Adé amongst others. India’s Ananda Shankar, Germany’s Shantel, China’s Hanggai and the USA’s Balkan Beat Box are some of the artists featured on CD2 that collects together gems from Europe, the States and Asia. CD3 gives you the A-B-C of South America and the Caribbean with Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Jobim and Cuba’s Orquesta Aragón amongst others.