Monday, May 18, 2009

World Music--Bollywood and More!!

If you loved the soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire, by A. R. Rahman, composer of more than 100 Bollywood movie soundtracks, you should check out our World Music CD collection. We have not only Introducing A. R. Rahman: Original Soundtracks from the Musical Genius of Indian Cinema, but many other CDs featuring the music of Bollywood composers, including:

The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold

Dance and Romance with Bollywood

Bhangra: The Sound of Bollywood

If the World Music section looks a little different these days, it's because we recently made some changes to make it easier to find what you're looking for. We've consolidated the International Folk collection with World Music collection, so that if you're looking for all the CDs by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, you can find them all in the World Music/South African section. We've also broken down the World Music section by country, region or language (for the most part):


So if you're primarily interested in the music of India, you can go straight to the World Music/Indic section. That's where you'll find all the above Bollywood CDs.

Or, if you want to sample a variety of World Music, check out the very beginning of the section--right before World Music/Afghan. There you'll find compilations like One World, Many Voices and At Home in the World--both part of the I Heard it on NPR series. Other popular World Music samplers include Putumayo Presents World Hits and The Rough Guides Collection.

The World Music collection allows you to introduce yourself to or immerse yourself in another culture. Be sure to check it out the next time you're on the third floor.

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