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World Circuit Vinyl, CD & tapes from Norman Records

Ali Farka Toure
The Source - Special Edition

The big man himself, Ali Farka Toure, performing his gorgeous desert blues with his Malian band. The Source is an excellent representation of this legendary sound, recorded clearly and richly, and the presentation of this edition from World Circuit is beautiful: two LPs, accompanied by a a 28 page booklet with rare colo...view item »

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet: led, as ever, by (fearless) experimenter with the violin, David Harrington. This time, following his over-crowding of folk songs which had a largely unenthusiastic reception, he has let his chamber group mute the strings and do what they do best: namely, provide the cozy ensemble bed to comple...view item »

Mbongwana Star
From Kinshasa

From Kinshasa is a new project from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic Congo. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know already how much gorgeous music has flown out of the city over the years, and Mbongwana Star is no exception, flowing together Congolese rhythms with some electronics and post-punk inspirations. Gro...view item »

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
Talking Timbuktu

A Grammy award winning album which was number 1 in the US World Music Charts for 31 weeks, Talking Timbuktu by Ali Farka Toure, who has been a hot ticket for any fans of so-called “world music”, and Ry Cooder, the American guitarist known for his slide guitar, is an album which combi...view item »