The WORLD VILLAGE label was founded in 2000. On its catalogue, there are prestigious artists of various cultures, each one inventing its own music that goes beyond classifications..
WORLD VILLAGE is proud of its diversity that rimes with a research of new sounds mirroring our fast-moving world.
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Foundation of WORLD VILLAGE.
First international artist signed: Cuban pianistOMAR SOSA.
Le Trio Joubran, the band of the three brothers Joubran, virtuosis of the Oud, plays in Ramallah with their fellow citizen, the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwich. A year later, WORLD VILLAGE releases ‘A L’hombre des mots’, a CD/DVD that captures in time this historical show.
Omara Portuondo, the Buena Social Club diva, sells more than 50.000 copies of Gracias in Europe.
The same year, Yasmin Levy reaches 35.000 sales with her record ‘Sentir’, an ode to her Ladino culture.
WOMEX Top Label Award
Natacha Atlas sells more than 10.000 copies of her record ‘Mounqualiba’
The tunisian fighting icon Emel Mathlouthi of the Arab spring sells more than 15.000 copies of ‘Kelmti Horra’, a collection of modern protest songs.
Release of Brut de Bratsch, an anthology in CD and DVD to celebrate the 40 years of strong>Bratsch, the pioneer French group of gipsy songs and nomad music from Eastern Europe.
WORLD VILLAGE joins [PIAS]
Release of the new records by Moussu T e lei Jovents, the Occitan blues band from Marseille and by Speed Caravan together with Mehdi Haddab, the magician of electric Oud. Without forgetting the anthology Pan! The Steeldrum Odyssey that tells through sound and images the story of Steel drums in Trinidad.
Most recent signed artists : Krismenn, the rapper from Brittany and the malian singer Babani Koné