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World Beat Playlist for January 2002 - host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Robert Condon

Robert Condon
Greensleeves is sometime known as "The Olde Year Now Away Has Fled"

Various Artists
Song of the Green Linnet

Cherish The Ladies - Broken Wings
Green Linnet Records

Phil Coulter
Lake of Shadows

The Flight of the Earls - with Lian Neeson
Windham Hill Records
Phil Coulter website
Lake of the Shadows is the name given to one of the most enchanted stretches of water in Ireland, Lough Swilly in County Donegal.

Jane Siberry
Calling All Angels
Sheeba Records
Canadian vocalist song "Calling All Angels" calls out to higher powers and touches the heart
Jane Siberry website

Suzanne Ciani
Pianissimo III
Celtic Nights
Seventh Wave Productions
Suzanne Ciani website

The Hudson Chamber Ensemble
Joan of Arc - Musica Mystica

Veri Floris - Anonymous
Chacra Alternative Music
Music from Saint-Laurent Quebec, Canada (US/CAN 1-877-335-0245)
**** My highest recommendations: a beautiful production with inspired liner notes on the history of St Joan of Arc.

R. Carlos Nakai
Inner Voices
Amazing Grace
Canyon Records
Native American Flute accompanied by lush string arrangements

Keola Beamer

Wai Ulu
Ka Makani 'Ula 'ula
Dancing Cat Records
World Beat - Pick of the Month
Keola Beamer has helped to breathe new life into one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions, the Hawaiian slack key guitar (ki hö'alu). The roots of slack key guitar can be traced to the 1830's when the guitar was first brought to the Islands by Spanish and Mexican cowboys. Soliloquy is Keola Beamers fifth Dancing Cat release and contains nine original compositions. (release date Jan. 8, 2002)

Ozzie Kotani
To Honor A Queen - The Music of Lili'uokalani

Ahe Lau Makani
Dancing Cat Records
Hawai'i's beloved Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) wrote many lovely melodies suited for the slack key guitar including the well known tune "Aloha 'Oe." Slack Key guitarist, Ozzie Kotani performs thirteen solo arrangements of the Queen's melodies.

Sambodhi Prem
Nature Space

Land of Trees
Global Suitcase
New music from New Zealand featuring native birds & steel string guitar: Winner of the NAV Music Awards

¡Spiritual - Spiritual!
La Guitarra
Matador De Sa Pena
Higher Octave
B-Tribe gives new meaning to the classic, Matador De Sa Pena by Joaquin Rodrigo

Industrial Monk

Vide Domine (Vee-day Dah-me-nay)
Industrial Monk web site

Music for the Spirit
Volume 3

Luis Villegas- New Moon
Domo Records
Some luscious nouveau flamenco from the album "Café Ole" by Luis Villegas

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

Kiyoshi Yoshida
Asian Drums II

The Secrets of Bamboo
Pacific Moon

Lorenza Ponce
Mystic Fiddler
Meet Me at the Wall

Celeste Alayne
Portrait of the Goddess - Musical Mythology
Celeste Alayne
Celestial Devotion
Celeste Alayne composes songs dedicated to the many goddesses of mythology: Gaia, Morgan Le Fay, White Tara, Kuan Yin, Mara, Changing Woman, Isis, Gwenhwyear, Oshun and this is her tribute to the Hindu Goddess, Sarasvati.

Canyon Records Artists
Enter Tribal

William Horncloud, Frank Afraid of Horses, Ben Sitting Up & Cliff Sarde- Lakota Love Song
Canyon Records
William Horncloud was born in 1905 the namesake of his grandfather who had been killed in the Wounded Knee massacre. He learned to sing as a boy from the Lakota elders of his community. He was noted for his strong voice and the clarity of his words his singing reflects the strength of the Lakota people. William Horncloud recorded the lead vocals for Lakota Love Song in 1954. This recording revives a timeless love song for today's global audience.

Joanne Shenandoah
Eagle Cries

Dancing on Mother Earth
Red Feather Music
Joanne Shenandoah website
Fourwinds Trading

Harry Belafonte Presents
The Long Road to Freedon: An Anthology of Black Music
I'll Never Turn Back No Mo' & excerpts from Dr. King Speech
Buddha Records

Ray Lema
Tyour Gnaoua
Mister X
Tinder Records

Zomaye: House Mix
Palm Pictures
"Electric Ethiopia - House Music - One World Music"
Gigi Website

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Playlist from Live Broadcast 05 January 2002
Host/Producer, Board Operator & Web: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 05 Jan. 2002; MRT

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