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World Beat Playlist for September 2001 - host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

The Merry Sisters of Fate

Inion Ni Scannláin
Green Linnet Records
Instrumental music from Ireland by the Celtic band Lúnasa
Lúnasa website

Bukkene Bruse
The Stone Chair

Lovehjerte - Lionheart
With its sound of Nychelharpa floating on a synthesizer soundbed this song is one I've returned to many times. Tonight this tune goes out to my son, Parker who is recovering today from the fifth surgery on his fractured leg.

Green Isac
Title Track
Spotted Peccary
New percussion-based music from Norway

Jim Wilson
Cape of Good Hope
More and More
Jim Wilson Piano and Eric Rigler on Uilleann pipes & Irish flute
Dedicated to the spirit of voyaging into the unknown in the quest for a better life..."
Jim Wilson web site

I Muvrini
I Muvrini

Noi - "Us"
Higher Octave World

Nancy Rumbel
Notes From The Tree of Life

Coyote Dance
Narada Lotus

DOMO Records

Nakai - Eaton - Clipman - Nawang
In a Distant Place
Aspen Wind
Canyon Records
Native American flutes of R. Carlos Nakai combine with the Tibetan Flute of Nawang Khechog the harp guitar of William Eaton and percussion of Will Clipman to create a world soundspace.

R.Carlos Nakai & AmoChip Dabney
Edge of the Century
The People
Canyon Records
Native American flutes of R. Carlos Nakai combine with the saxaphone, synthesizer and bass of AmoChip Dabney to create a new musical soundspace merging Native American and African American sound designs.

Cheb Mami

Mandanite (Je N'aurai Jamais Cru)
Mondo Melodia
Cheb Mami has spent years expanding the boundaries of Algerian Räi and making it into a true international music.
"Cheb Mami is one of the greatest voices in world music today - Sting"

3 Mustaphas 3
Play Musty for Me

Ah Ya Assmar El bawn
Szegerely Soul Stew
Omnium Recordings

Levi Chen

Alhambra (2001 nights)
Yin Yang Records
Levi Chen plays a solo duet simultaneously on the Chinese harp known as the Gu Zheng and a Fender Stratocaster, a sound which Levi calls Liquid Gardens. It is an east-west fusion of ancient and contemporary sounds. Sit back and relax in this yin-yang groove

Various Artists
Red Sands Dreaming

Perentie Inma - Deep Elseg
New World Music
Traditional Aboriginal songs grounded in a forty thousand year history are performed by the tribes themselves in collaboration with three contemporary producers who have been bestowed with the blessings of the tribal elders.

Various Artists
Café Del Mar - Vol. 6

Nitin Sawhney - Homelands
MCA Records

Various Artists
Mano Negra - Peligro
Anouk - Hi Hello
Higher Octave World

A new collection of Latin Alternative

Orlando Cachaito Lopez
Orlando Cachaito Lopez

Mis Dos Pequeñas
World Circuit/Nonesuch

Guramayle (love song to a child of the diaspora)
Abet Wubet
Palm Pictures
The American debut of Gigi, interpreting and singing the romantic poetry of her native Ethopian vocal tradition.
Gigi Website

Baaba Maal
Missing You (mi yeewnii)
Yoolelle Maman
Palm Pictures
Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal collaborates with Mansour Seck to examine the roots of West African music. The result is a masterpiece capturing acoustic-Africa.
Baaba Maal Website

Khadja Nin
Mondo Melodia
The American debut recording Khadja, a of native Burundi, singing in French and Swahili and Kirundi.

Prince Malachi
Watch Over Me
Watch Over Me
RAS Records
Recorded at Anchor Studios, Kingston Jamaica.

Various Artists
Caribbean Divas

Sharene - Looh Meh In Meh Eye
Rituals Music

Patrick Hadley
EgyptiCat -
"Ancient Egypt Comes Alive On The Timeless Mbira"
Her Ra
Abracadabra Music
The timeless music of the Mbira, also known as the thumb piano, had its origin in ancient West Africa. EgyptiCat is performed on the modern keyboard thumb piano, invented by Bill Wesley with sounds spanning span five octaves.

Ismaila Oussou Njie Señor (ex Super Eagles)
Best of Faateleku - Music from The Gambia
Noou-Yoou Oussou Njie (Salaam Alekum)
Sum Rew - Gambia
Mandaly (an expression in Wollof dialect of Senegambia meaning surprise, delight or admiration - this song was played by the Super Eagles 1st hit)
World Beat - Pick of the Month
aNOnym reCOrds
One of the founding members of the Super Eagles, famed in the Senegambian region as one of the first popular afrobeat bands.

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Playlist from Live Broadcast 04 September 2001
Host/Producer, Board Operator & Web: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 01 September 2001; MRT

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