Since its humble origins – the idea was originally conceived on a leaky barge on the Thames in 1989 – Riverboat Records has enjoyed thirty years of producing music by ground-breaking artists from around the world. From the acclaimed African artists Mory Kanté and Etran Finatawa to the Indian slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya and Cuban legends Sierra Maestra, Riverboat Records has remained dedicated to exploring musical diversity and bringing the talents of the world to the public eye.
Joys abound introduces the golden voice of Anandi Bhattacharya on a contemporary exploration of her musical roots. With sublime accompaniment by her father Debashish and other leading instrumentalists, Anandi's outward-looking approach imbues Joys Abound with real musical wisdom which belies her years.
Fast and furious, fingers flying with a fiery panache, Söndörgő are one of the most exciting bands in Europe. With their signature instrument, the tambura, the band brilliantly combines respect for tradition with a desire to innovate and a fizzing virtuosity.
'a unique sound blending traditional songs from Zimbabwe with Scandinavian Jazz' CNN, USA
Amankor / The Exile marks the long-awaited return of the iconic guardians of Tuareg music Tartit, whose hypnotic music speaks of the issues of a culture under attack. With heartfelt songs of nostalgia for their homeland, Tartit spread the message of love and peace whilst transporting the listener to the expanses of the Sahara.
Lovingly mastered from old tapes found in a friend's attic, this is a vintage collection of previously unreleased rarities and early works by one of the guitar's truly great innovators.
'a rich tribute to Renbourn's dazzlingly intricate style and wry character'The Observer