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World Music, World Circuit: In Conversation with Nick Gold

Krüger, S (2015) World Music, World Circuit: In Conversation with Nick Gold. Journal of World Popular Music, 2 (2). ISSN 2052-4919

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Abstract

This interview with internationally acclaimed World Music record producer and World Circuit label owner Nick Gold explores numerous pertinent issues surrounding the birth and successes of the British World Music genre. With thirty years of experience working with ground-breaking World Music artists like Ibrahim Ferrer, Ali Farka Touré, Rubén González, Oumou Sangaré, Orchestra Baobab, Cheikh Lȏ and Toumani Diabaté, Nick’s World Circuit label has produced some of the finest and most successful World Music projects of the last two decades, notably the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club. With personal stories from his own career in World Music, Nick presents a first-hand account of running a World Music label, attending the infamous 1987 pub meeting, ingredients for successful World Music, Buena Vista Social Club and more, with a look towards the future of the World Music industry.
Keywords: World Music; music production; music label; Buena Vista Social Club; Ali Farka Touré; Ry Cooder

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 15:25
DOI or Identification number: 10.1558/jwpm.v2i2.28295
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2083

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