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Music from The Rough Guides

We feature two Music Rough Guide compilations this week on Global Sounds:

Rough Guide to Paris CafeThe Rough Guide to Paris Café (World Music RGNET 1240)

The accordion reigns supreme in this selection of music which is mostly derived from bal musette, a genre developed in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century.



Kolpakov DuoKolpakov Duo: The Art of Russian-Gypsy Guitar (World Music RGNET 1214)

Roma musicians Alexander (Sasha) Kolpakov and his nephew Vadim display their skills on the traditional seven-string Russian or ‘gypsy’ guitar