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Good evening and Welcome to The World Beat
I'm Mark Thomas & I'll be your host for the next two hours.

We'll be hearing an eclectic world music soundscape, this evening; beginning with music from Irish accordianist, Karen Tweed, along with & Ian Carr; from their new CD, "Fyace." Also from Ireland; the haunting voice of Niamh Parsons singing, "The Briar & the Rose." - We'll hear The Mollys "tangled roots," mix of celtic, country, and Tex-Mex with a rock"n" roll drive.

Nordic Roots Revival music from the CD "15 Years," by the Swedish Group known as, Groupa.
A couple of tunes from "Baba Yaga" Norwegian hardanger fiddle player, Annbjørg Lien

We will hear some Turkish Pop by the vocalist Tarkan, then we'll hear a couple techno tracks from the CD, EUROPOP by the Italian group, Eiffel 65. We will hear Kepa Junkera, from the Basque region of Spain, playing the trikitixa.
We will hear Argentinian, Gustavo Santaolalla playing the ronroco (a small guitar-like instrument with 10 ten strings, arranged in 5 pairs),

In the second hour we will hear music from the Afro-Cuban All-Stars and then a couple of tunes from Eliades Ochoa & Compay Segundo, a spin-off project the Buena Vista Social Club. We will wind-down with music by former Zap Mama vocalist, Sally Nyolo and we'll hear a couple of tracks from Senegalese musicians, Touré - Touré.

We began with, "Song From the Planet" by Øystein Sevåg. From the cd, "Bothy Culture," this is Martyn Bennett, with a trippy, contemporary-take on traditional Scottish music with a song called, "Tongues of Kali."