Phil Gunter is a Melbourne-based musician who specialises in Turkish and Arabic oud music, as well as medieval and renaissance music for lute. Philip was a founding member of the medieval group Cantigas, and has also contributed to the Al Jadida and Yalla! ensembles. On this album he presents a captivating collection of solo pieces for oud (Arabic lute), with occasional self-accompaniment on various Arabic and Indian percussion. This is a very intimate recording, capturing the oud at its purest, unadorned by other instrumentation and laid bare to the ear in all its beauty.
Mozambique born Kobya (AKA Carlos X Panguana) is a gifted performer, singer, songwriter and versatile multi-instrumentalist. He mixes roots (marrabenta, the Mozambiquan popular dance music) with reggae, occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original sound and performance.This is one of two selections of music released under the artist name Kobya. He also records as Carlos X Panguana.
Carlos Panguana - I'm Sorry Order Number - cxpcd003
This release of African music from Melbourne based musician Carlos X. Panguana (a.k.a. Kobya) is a well crafted release featuring reggae and rock style songs. Carlos Panguana comes from the rich and diverse cultural Ronga tribes of Mozambique in South East Africa. Through his music, he breaks barriers by exploring new sounds with his strongest messages expressing love and concern for humanity while celebrating life. "Panguana is a gifted musician an performer in his own right, this message is one of hope and strength to his fellows." George K-Okai, the African Magazine.
Carlos Panguana - Vaka Hina Order Number - cxpcd1999
This 1999 CD release from Melbourne based African artist Carlos Panguana is now in stock. Carlos Panguana comes from the rich and diverse cultural Ronga tribes of Mozambique in South East Africa. Through his music, he breaks barriers by exploring new sounds with his strongest messages expressing love and concern for humanity while celebrating life.His family are exponents of dance, theatre, visual arts and traditional healers. This 1999 release is of African style music from Mozambique.
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco - Encore Order Number - 622
This CD of flamenco-style music from Canadian based guitarist Roger Scannura and his ensemble Ritmo Flamenco is available now. "...a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting." - The Globe And Mail, Canada. "Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace." - 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Barb Dwyer - Riding the Wild Gurdy Gander Order Number - IND134
An inspired combination of traditional tunes and songs from different genres, combined with Barb's own tunes and inimitable style. Wild women in them there hills in NSW... From a fabulous version of the Greek song "My Aching Breast" to Turkish songs about frolicking sheep, and Barb's song sung in gnome language, this a rich and diverse mix presented with rich arrangements and fine musicianship.