Riverboat Records have lined up some great albums to be released this summer, after signing albums with Etran Finatawa, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Jyotsna Srikanth.
The Sahara Sessions was recorded deep in the desert. Sheltered only by an animal-skin tent and the vast canopy of midnight stars, Etran Finatawa played their guitars and sang straight from the heart. Each poignant song and every slap of the calabash drum articulating the deep-set divisions in the Sahel region that are threatening their Nomad way of life.
UK Release date: 27 May 2013
Let loose the riotous trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, clarinet and loud, clattering drums of the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band as they romp their way through the joyous world of Indian brass from Rajasthani folk to Bollywood and beyond.
UK Release date: 24 June 2013
Explore the beauty of Jyotsna’s South Indian violin on this sensitively crafted collection of Carnatic music. Adept at playing in many styles, Jyotsna’s elastic approach imbues her classical playing with a fresh energy that summons listeners to discover the elegant musical traditions of her home; this is her Call Of Bangalore.
UK Release date: 15 July 2013