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The Rough Guide to Music Without Frontiers

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The Rough Guide to Music Without Frontiers
The Rough Guide to Music Without Frontiers


Unrepresented and stateless peoples produce some of the world's greatest music - music without frontiers. This Rough Guide celebrates the remarkable and diverse music of the indigenous peoples and minorities living in unrecognised or occupied territories around the world, including Palestine, Tibet, Garifuna and Western Sahara.

For unrepresented peoples such as the Palestinians, Roma, Kurds, Corsicans, Uyghyurs and Tibetans, without state support for music academies, cultural centres or institutions of higher learning, preserving music, and creating new art forms becomes a key part of their identity, a symbol of defiance against the pressures of assimilation, and one of the only ways to pass on traditions to future generations. While the stateless lack many means of promotion, their personal stake in cultural preservation has played a large role in creating some of the best music... without frontiers.

Bonus CD: 'Songs From Tibet' by Namgyal Lhamo
Namgyal Lhamo is the acclaimed exponent of Tibetan traditional singing and Tibetan Opera, Lhamo. Steeped in the folk and classical traditions of her country, she continues to receive universal recognition and has been aptly christened The Nightingale of Tibet.


  1. Name
  2. The Garifuna Collective - Alagan (Legacy) (Garifuna)
  3. Parno Graszt - Koro Kino (Roma)
  4. Mariem Hassan - Rahy El Aaiún Egdat (Western Sahara)
  5. The Kamkars - Set Me Free (Segah)
  6. Ali Mohammed Birra - Kan Ati Fettun Asani Infedhani (Oromo)
  7. Bi Kidude - Kijiti (Zanzibar)
  8. Hanggai - Four Seasons (Inner Mongolia)
  9. Voce Di Corsica - A Me Brunetta (Corsica)
  10. A Tribe Called Red - The Road (Feat. Black Bear) (First Nations)
  11. Abdul Ghapur, Gul Muhammad & Yusup Koshkalat - Sheki Saz (Balochistan)
  12. Ramzi Aburedwan - Rahil (Palestine)
  13. Tashi Lhunpo Monks - Ngag-Ki-Rolyang (Tibet)
  14. Yarkend Dance, Song Ensemble & Sanam Ensemble - Dastan Neghmeh & Marghul I (Excerpt) (Uyghyur)
  15. Korrontzi - Belardi (Basque)
  16. Asas
  17. Vira dos Malmequeres
  18. Segredos
  19. Rosa Vermelha
  20. Algemas
  21. Incerteza
  22. Ponham Flores na Mesa
  23. Vodka e Valium 10
  24. Amor de Mel, Amor de Fel
  25. Fados dos Olhos
  26. As Rosas/ Promessa
  27. A Voz da Poesia
  28. Procuro e Não te Encontro
  29. Lisboa à Noite
  30. Pranto de Um Amor Ausente
  31. Chora, Mariquinhas Chora
  32. Arraial
  33. Perdigão
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