1996 release from the series A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
An exceptional gathering of musicians from around the global village set a new standard for Christmas records on World Christmas. The wonderful variety of songs resonates with love of the season, and there isn't a novelty tune to be heard.
From Africa comes Cesaria Evora, Angelique Kidjo, Papa Wemba, and Lokua Kanza,
The jazz world cooks up a feast, with Joshua Redman, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Mino Cinelu, John Scofield, the Wild Magnolias, and the Caribbean Jazz Project.
The Latin sound is present with Ruben Blades, Yomo Toro, Dave Valentin, the Gipsy Kings, and the gifted Cuban a cappella group Vocal Sampling.
Brazil sends the angelic voices of Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Eliane Elias; and India's Zakir Hussain.