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World Circuit Records
World Circuit is a wholly independent record and music publishing company based in London. The aim of the company is to bring the music of great artists to wider attention from the local to the world circuit.
World Circuit Records have established their reputation by producing some of the finest world music albums of the past two decades, specialising in music from Cuba and West Africa. World Circuit is honoured by an extraordinary roster of artists and the company seeks to present their music with great care and respect. Energy is also spent ensuring that the artists are able to spread their message through live concerts throughout the world.
The label is best known for the GRAMMY winning Buena Vista Social Club album, which achieved phenomenal worldwide success. The Buena Vista series continues with solo albums from the GRAMMY winning Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González, Guajiro Mirabal, and the innovative albums from Cachaíto López and Angá Díaz, which take Cuban music into the new millennium and beyond.
World Circuits African artists enjoy equal prestige, with Malian bluesman Ali Farka Tourés GRAMMY winning collaboration with Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu being the album that brought the label international acclaim. Malian diva Oumou Sangare, the legendary Orchestra Baobab and musical maverick Cheikh Lô from Senegal have emerged as major stars at home in Africa and around the globe. Recently World Circuits acclaimed Hotel Mandé Sessions has generated incredible critical praise. The trilogy comprises of the GRAMMY winning duets album from Ali Farka Touré and kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté, Toumanis pan-African Symmetric Orchestra, and Alis final posthumous solo recording. With these albums World Circuit continue to set the standard with their beautifully produced and packaged albums of the highest quality.
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