We'll be hearing an eclectic blend of music beginning with music from Ireland
and Scotland, England, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Basque region of Spain, Native
American , Navaho and Hopi, Tibet, Australina Digeridoo, and an Afrian Fusion
featuring Malian Kora master, Toumani Diabate along with one of my all time
favorite musicians, Taj Majal.
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records
We began with music from Norwegian musician, Øystein Sevåg.
* My World Beat intro theme song since it's release in 1995
Whisper of a Secret
Two Days to Go
Willie and Mary
With the lovely vocals of Mary Dillon
Equations music bridges the gap between English folk and pop; in the
tradition of Fairport Convention and Pentangle.
vocals by: Kathryn Roberts
Dol na mBan san Ár
Windham Hill Records
Niamh Parsons & the Loose Connections
Norwegian Hardanger fiddle virtuoso, Annbjørg
weaves a modern tapestry from
ancient sounds and Nordic myth. Annbjørg Lien says that "Behind
every traditional hardanger fiddle tune there is a story, always a fairy tale,
and you actually tell the stories when you play the fiddle."
Annbjørg Lien's Website
Finnish Sammi singer songwriter, Wimme Saari, expands on his ancient vocal technique,
known as "yoik" with electronic accompaniment
More Happy Moments with Hoven Droven
Hoven Droven Website
Sweden's Bad boys of folk/rock
Maitia nun zira?
Basque accordianist Kepa Junkera collaborates with an all-star cast of international
musicians to create a contemporary vision of Basque music.A world music best-seller
in Europe. Kepa Junkera plays the Basque accordian called the trikitixa.
Willy & Lobo
( Brazil )
La Fiesta Comenza
Contemporary flamenco guitarist and composer
Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook
To the River
Djivan Gasparyan is the foremost living master of the apricot wood, Armenian
duduk. As a professor at Yerevan Conservatory he has educated a whole generation
of duduk players and brought the instrument out of obscurity and into the international
Yungchen Lhamo, escaped Tibet, by foot, over the Himalayas. On Coming Home she
sings her song of freedom and dedicated to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
An Honorary Australian Tourism Ambassador
The Alter-Native Album From Robert Mirabal of the Taos Pueblo New Mexico.
Colors of My Heart
All is Beautiful
Singing in both English and Navaho, Sharon Burch captures the beauty of traditional
Navaho ways and living. Her music expresses the simpliity and innocence of childhood
and the importance of the relationship of mother and child in the traditions
of the Diné
Taj Majal & Toumani Diabate
Taj Majal's Website
Kulanjan explores the common ground between the blues and the great musical
traditions of Western Mali. Kulanjan brings these two great traditions full-circle
in the fusion music two well-known proponents on opposite sides of the Atlantic,
Taj Majal and Malian Kora master Toumani Diabate.
World Beat - Pick
of the Month
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by George Collinet