All remastered and available on vinyl for first time
World Circuit Records will reissue four of its cornerstone albums this Autumn. Remastered and available on vinyl for the first time, Ali Farka Touré's 'Savane' and Omara Portuondo's 'Buena Vista Social Club Presents' will be released on LP and digital formats on 6th September, followed by Radio Tarifa's 'Rumba Argelina' and Guillermo Portabales' 'El Carretero' which will be released on CD, LP and digital formats on 4th October. Both September reissues are available for pre-order now.
“It’s been an honour to work with so many amazing artists on World Circuit over the past 30 years. These four albums from Ali Farka Touré, Omara Portuondo, Radio Tarifa and Guillermo Portabales are each a special part of the label’s history and it’s great to be making them available for the first time on vinyl. We have plans for more next year, as well as some brand new releases which we look forward to sharing soon.” – NICK GOLD, World Circuit
Since forming in London in the mid-1980s, World Circuit Records hasmade its reputation by producing some of the finest world music albums of the past three decades. The label is best known for the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club album, which is the biggest selling world music album of all time and has contributed to the phenomenal rise in popularity of Cuban, as well as Latin American, music. The Buena Vista series continued with solo albums from the Grammy-winning Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González, Guajiro Mirabal and innovative albums from Cachaíto López and Angá Díaz, which took Cuban music into the new millennium and beyond.
The first two release are on September 6th: Ali Farka Touré - Savana Omara Portuondo - Buena Vista Social Club Presents
On October 4th the following two will be released: Radio Tarifa - Ruma Argelina Guillermo Portabales - El Carretero
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