Publications form an important part of Global Music Centre operations. In the early days of the organization, publishing was associated mainly with research on workers’ music, and publications were principally in the form of books and printed music. Since the 1990s, however, the focus has shifted to sound recordings. CDs are produced by the Global Music Centre from recordings made both in the field and in the Centre’s own studio.

Global Music Centre CDs include a unique collection of the music of the Fenno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples. Recording and studying this traditional music is a continuing function of the Global Music Centre.

Latest releases

Joonas Widenius - Flamenco guitar VOL 1

Joonas Widenius - Flamenco guitar lessons VOL 1

This book gives you a broad overview of flamenco guitar strumming and rhythmic playing. The book contains comping material of the 12 most typical flamenco styles with sheet music and video examples, without forgetting various bits of melody that decorate the comping. The materials of each style develop in level from beginner to advanced. Studying the most difficult comp figures can take a lot of time.
The purpose of the book is to facilitate the study of the basics of flamenco guitar, especially outside of Spain. High-quality basic material, especially for comping, is sometimes very difficult to find, and this book offers relief. Every pattern found in the book is practical material. The use of the material for dance and song accompaniment or solo performance is more than desirable.
The golden rule of flamenco guitar is: "If the comp doesn't work, neither will the solos or melodies."
After studying this book, your comping inventory will be more than extensive!

Flamenco guitar lessons VOL 1 is also available as an e-book.


Faso Kan - Tungaladen

Faso Kan - Tungaladen

Faso Kan performs lively, melodic music inspired by the rich musical tradition of West Africa. The album’s title track, Tungaladen, means ‘Adventurer’. However, in a changing world, not everyone goes on adventures voluntarily. Many must leave their home country in hope of a better life. The album’s title song describes the difficulties faced by an adventurer, and offers encouragement to keep one’s hope up, even in the most difficult moments. Life still has much to show us, and a positive surprise may be waiting around the corner.

Faso Kan (Sound of the Homeland) musicians are Issa Dembele: balafon, vocals, percussions; Adama Koné: kora, balafon, vocals, djembe; Issiaka Dembele: balafon, kamele ngoni, vocals, djembe; Mikko Veijonen: sax; Tomi Pekkola: guitar, djeli ngoni; Pothio Ndiaye: bass; Jaakko Arola: sax, bass clarinet, flute; Ossi Raippalinna: drums, percussions.