World Circuit Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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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 combines the two perfectly - it’s Africa with a hillbilly influence. Lovely stuff. A limited 180g vinyl 2 LP.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (5060091556546)
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Afel Bocoum

Named after the wild lands located near his home town of Niafunké, World Circuit releases a new studio album from the talented Malian songwriter and guitarist Afel Bocoum. Co-recorded with a number of eminent Malian musicians, as well as Joan As Police Woman and the late Afrobeat percussionist Tony Allen, Lindé is an absolute treat. 

Orchestra Baobab
Specialist in All Styles

Orchestra Baobab are an iconic Sengalese dance band who, in 2020, celebrate their 50th anniversary. To celebrate, World Circuit are reissuing the band’s 2002 album Specialist In All Styles. The album takes in afro and latin influences underpinned by a rhythm section that really cooks, the astonishing guitar playing of Barthélemy Attisso and the brilliant saxophonist Issa Cissokho. Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club) and Youssou N’Dour makes guest appearances.
  • Vinyl Double LP (4050538498769)
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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela

Two long-time associates of the legendary Fela Kuti come together on Rejoice. Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen and the (now sadly departed) South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela got together in 2010 when their touring schedules allowed, with the unfinished sessions laying in an archive until last summer when producer Nick Gold applied the finishing touches. 

Ali Farka Touré

Legendary Malian musician and singer Ali Farka Touré is one of the African continent’s proudest proudest cultural exports, scooping three Grammys. Savane was originally released in July 2006, four months after his death at the age of 66, and stands as his final work. 13 years later, it receives its first-ever vinyl release. 

Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

The phenomenal success of Buena Vista Social Club could not have been predicted. A collection of Cuban musicians including Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez were put together by three people to play traditional Cuban music. The most famous of those three people was Ry Cooder who, along with his Latin percussionist son, play on the album. Love for the album grew outwards slowly, beginning with a handful of delighted music critics. This album sparked a wider interest in Latin and world music in general, and initial interest culminated in Wim Wenders making a film about the group. Double vinyl LP and CD on World Circuit.

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 colour photographs.

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet are leaders in modern classical and their drive to collaborate and experiment is probably the main reason why. After their works with the likes of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Clint Mansell it’s more about finding more artists to collaborate with. Bring in Trio Da Kali some of the finest traditional musicians from Mali and you’ve got a recipe for incredible rich diversity.

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. Groovy materials on World Circuit.