Since its birth in 2002, world village has left its mark on the international music scene. Thanks to an ambitious signing policy, led by four experimented artistic directors (France, USA, Spain, UK), the world music label has distinguished itself by the constant quality of its recordings. The label has kept a steady and uncompromising attitude towards the values that are part of its DNA: a quest for the best talents, the joy of discovering and sharing new masterpieces, natural acoustics and sound realism, respect for the choice of the artists, meticulous packaging. Some of the most adventurous and consistently stimulating acts have recorded for world village: Yasmin Levy, Natacha Atlas, Omara Portuondo, Susie Arioli, Chango Spasiuk, Mamadou Diabaté, Antonio Zambujo, Calypso Rose, So Kalmery, Lo’Jo*, Tinariwen*, Les Yeux Noirs, Skatalites, Marina Rossell, Le Trio Joubran, etc.
The world village catalogue has no boarders and covers a wide range of music, from the best folk and traditional sounds to the greatest songs and hip organic grooves. The label is homed and nurtured by harmonia mundi, the leading French independent record and distributing company. With more than fifty years in the music business, harmonia mundi allows world village to shine on the international music scene, through a solid network of owned subsidiaries and distribution partners.
* (for USA only)
world village’s tracks