Later specialises in mixing up a gumbo of music from all corners of the world with Jools announcing arrivals like some inspired air traffic controller. A band from San Francisco stands next to a band from Algeria while a legend like - say - Tony Bennett - watches grinning. They say it shouldn't work but it does because this is the land of music where all men and women are created equal. So welcome to Later World where we present African greats like Youssou N'Dour, Khaled and Oumou Sangare alongside Buena Vista Social Club legends like Ibrahim Ferrer or Omara Portuondo, where the solo voice of a Sheila Chandra or a Cesaria Evora can still a packed studio until you can hear a pin drop or choral groups like Ladysmith Black Mambazo or Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares can stun you with their harmonies. Here's a myriad of artists from a myriad of countries who bring grooves and haunting melodies, who play instruments you don't know the name of with blinding skill, sport the kind of native costumes that suggest heat and colour and look like they really love making their music. Here is music with an innate sense of drama, performance and character that enriches the studio and your home... it's Later... World!
Tracklisting: - Youssou N'dour: Li Ma Weesu - Ojos De Brujo: Ventilaor R-80 - Oumou Sangare: Maladon - Sevara Nazarkhan: Gazli - Tinariwen: Amassakoul 'n' Tenere - Ibrahim Ferrer: Perfume De Gardenias - Susana Baca: Caracunde - Sheila Chandra: Speaking in Tongues - Afel Bocoum and Damon Albarn: Niger - Angelique Kidjo: Agolo - Cesaria Evora: Petit Pays - Orchestra Baobab: On Verra Ca - Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares: Polegnala e Todora - Mory Kante: Mama - Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Iningi Liyabou Ububende - Taraf De Haidouks: the Return of the Magic Horses - Olodum: Valente Nordeste - Kanda Bongo Man: Wallow - Salif Keita: Folon - Papa Wemba: Yolele - Bebel Gilberto: Samba e Amor - Mahotella Queens: Town Hall - Baaba Maa