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Riverboat Records

Rhythm of the River

Various

TUGDD1045

Released 11 July 2006

Rhythm of the River showcases a range of musical gems from World Music Network's artist label Riverboat Records. Formed in 1989, Riverboat Records is a pioneering world music label, home to many leading artists including Guinean legend Mory Kante the first African artist to sell a million singles, Cuba's leading son band Sierra Maestra and Calcutta's sublime Debashish Bhattacharya. Recent signings include renowned Cameroonian artist Sally Nyolo as well as Benjamin Escoriza - the unforgettable voice of Radio Tarifa.

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Track List

01       Sierra Maestra: El Son No Puede Fallar (2:49)

02       Benjamín Escoriza: Carambola (Paul Borg mix) (3:55)

03       Guéyanka & Sally Nyolo: Souris-Moi (3:24)

04       Mory Kante: Diananko (radio edit) (3:45)

05       Alir Pukai Stringband And Bob Brozman: Alir Pukai (4:06)

06       Nuru Kane: Niane (2:53)

07       David Darling & The Wulu Bunun: Macilumah (2:45)

08       Shukar Collective: Taraf (3:27)

09       Takashi Hirayasu: Chon Chon Kijimuna (3:53)

10       Debashish Bhattacharya: Aanandam (6:29)

11       Rene Lacaille: La Bou Dan Fon (3:12)

12       Mabulu: Bula Bula (3:44)

13       Abdel Gadir Salim: Ya Salam (6:56)

14       Javier Ruibal: La Flor De Estambul (3:37)

15       Etran Finatawa: Iledeman (3:43)

16       Daby Balde: Mamadiyel (5:50)

17       Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project: O Bijav (3:55)

Rhythm of the River showcases a range of musical gems from World Music Network’s artist label Riverboat Records. Formed in 1989, Riverboat Records is a pioneering world music label. It is home to many leading artists including Guinean legend Mory Kanté – the first African artist to sell a million singles, Cuba’s leading son band Sierra Maestra, American slide guitarist Bob Brozman and Calcutta’s sublime Debashish Bhattacharya. Recent signings include renowned Cameroonian artist Sally Nyolo, who returns home to collaborate with local bands in Yaoundé, as well as Benjamin Escoriza - the unforgettable voice of Radio Tarifa - on his debut solo album.  Also featured are three stunning bonus tracks from new artists released on World Music Network’s mid-price developing artist label ‘Introducing...’: Daby Balde, Etran Finatawa and Bela Lakatos & the Gypsy Youth Project.