Maverick Radio Network
89.7 KMSU/Mankato & 91.3 KMSK/Austin
"Southern Minnesota's True Alternative"
playlist for April 03, 2004
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records
a selection of Celtic instrumentals
Máire Breatnach: The Mystic's Slipjigs
Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey: The Hunters Purse
Máire Breatnach: Éist
The Wee Birds Have Come and Gone/Fisherman's
artist website: Susan McKeown
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
On "Sweet Liberty" the pure and lilting voice Susan McKeown revives long lost tunes and recounts tales of a bygone era
World Beat Pick of the Month
Byss-Calles RidMarsch - "Riding March"
The Nyckelharpa Orchestra presents the music of legendary nychelharpa master Byss-Calle.
The Nyckelharpa dates back to the 1300's and is also known as the keyed fiddle.
gapmu - Instinct (solo joik)
Rievssat - The Grouse
Niehkkoaja - The Dream Stream
Finnish Sammi singer songwriter, Wimme Saari, sings in the ancient vocal style known as "yoik."
Le Chant De Monde/ Harmonia Mundi
artist website: Gianmaria Testa
Gianmaria Testa is an Italian vocalist, sometimes compared to Leonard Cohen
Intrigo a Francoforte: Balanco
File under: European chill out/lounge/ambient
E Reka E
Remastered edition of the Tahitian Choir a recording first issued in 1992.
Recorded on the island of Rapa Iti, located a thousand miles southeast of Tahiti, the last piece of land before Antarctica. Before its discovery by the British Navigator, Vancouver in 1791. At that time the population was in the thousands. Decimated by epidemic and slave trade in 1863 by Peruvians the populatin has now stabilized at around 300.This is the first professional recording of Rapa's unique quarter-tonal vocal choir.
Artists (Pacific Moon)
Uttara Kuru: Wooden Ship
Pacific Moon Records
a fantastic new collection of Japanese music featuring a rich assortment of traditional instruments: including the shakuhachi flute & kaito drums, Buddhist chants & haunting vocals, and the melody of the banjo-like Shamisen, fused with electronica... it is ancient music in a contemporary mix...
Feed the Fire
On My Way
Passions to Ignite
Artist website: Mary Youngblood
Mary Youngblood plays flute on the tune "Feed the Fire, her vocals on "Passions to Ignite" are accompanied by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Coyote Poets of the Universe
Sunset Over Taos
Music and poetry in the tradition of the beat poets
Apache Indian: Om Numah Shivaya (India/UK)
Irresistible reggae rhythms fused with musical traditions from around the world. We will hear some an Algerian Reggae, a Hindu-mantra turned reggae called "Om Numah Shivaya" and this Reggae, from France, "Pas de Problémes" (more reggae coming-up in the next hour)
artist website: www.harpmagic.com
Harp music inspired by and dedicated to the free-spirited Brazilian people and their Carnival
New Earth Records
rich and uplifting music fit for meditation and celebration alike...
Mosaic- various artists
Tribal Trance Dance
Ethno-pop trance sung by female vocalists from Morocco, Ireland, Austrailia, UK; and this tune from Thailand, called Siam.
Long Drive Home
33rd Street Records
relaxed minimalistic music of the classic Stratocaster: file under the category Guitar Noir:
En El Hudson
Dominican Music in New York City
(music from the "Beat of the Bourroughs Series)
Luis Dias: Suite Folklorica Dominica
Boni Raposo: ¡Ay, Mami Eh!
Music from the Dominican Republic on the new Smithsonian Folkways "Beat of the Borroughs Series."
Materia Prima - unplugged
Oh De La Mar
The percussive sounds of the bomba and plena are the materia prima (raw material) of African roots in Puerto Rican music.
Can't Stop a Man
Love from a Distance
Beres Hammond's excellent double CD set, featuring a retrospective of his music from 1976 to 2002... Beres Hammond is an accomplished vocalist with songs; from romantic ballads to reggae. His music has deep roots in Motown feels creates a real comfort zone of soul & spirit...
Narell & Calypsociation
The Passage (music for steel drum orchestra)
The Long way Back
Steel drummer Andy with special guests Michael Brecker, Paquito O'Rivera and Hugh Masekela