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playlist for May 29, 2004
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Lisa Moscatiello & Rosie Shipley
Well Kept Secrets
Slip Jigs
Mon Cher Amant
Shipwhistle Productions

Fiddler's Green/ various artists
a selection of Celtic instrumentals
Connemara: Abbie's Music Box
Boys of the Lough: Da Trowie Burn
Máire Breatnach: Dreamer
Blix Street

Susan McKeown
Sweet Liberty
Sweet Liberty / Promenade
artist website: Susan McKeown
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Hibernian Music
On "Sweet Liberty" the pure and lilting voice Susan McKeown revives long lost tunes and recounts tales of a bygone era

Rough Guide / various artists
The Rough Guide to Cajun Dance
Accordian driven dance music: sounds of the South

Balfa Toujours: Allons A Tepatate
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys:
La Toussaint

Rough Guide
Italia Nova
Italian underground: the hybrid generation

Gai Saber: Quand Lo Rossinhols Escria
 Italia Nova represents a new way of interpreting traditional Italian tunes and ritual dance; some having Celtic roots dating back to the invasion of the Gauls. Given new technology and a growing club culture have inspired many traditional folk artists to graft their traditional sounds - such as pizzica and tarantella - on to electronic beats to create a hybrid for the new millenium.

Ojos de Brujo (eyes of the sorcerer)

Ventilaor R-80
Ley de Gravidad
Memorias Perdias
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
"Recipients of 2004 BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music"
their second album
File under: Barcelona/flamenco fusion

Putumayo World Music
A Mediterranean Oddyssey - Athens to Andalusia
Barrio Chino: Saudade (France)

Glykeria: Pare Me Apopse Pare Me (Greece)
Putumayo Records
Female vocalist, Glykeria, rose to fame, in the world of Greek music, after her talents were recognized by Georges Delara lent his seal of approval by shared his stage with her. Glykeria's tremendous stardom during the 1980's spearheaded the revival of Greek popular songs. "Pare Me Apopse Pare Me" is essentially an old fashioned Greek love song (..."Vice and malice are concealed/ By a white angelic haze. Take me tonight/ Take me warm love/ I will be waiting/ To open up like the seashore")

Rough Guide / various artists
The Rough Guide to the Music of the Balkans
brass, fiddle & accordion: defying borders

Marusic Is Trio:
Taranjkanje (Croatia)

Accords Croises/various artists
The Musical Silk Road

The Han Huiin Mountains (Mongolia)
Ustad Mahwash:
All My Life (Afghanistan)
Harmonia Mundi/Accords Croises

Shao Rong
Orchid II

A Song of Lilies
Pacific Moon Records
Music of the Chinese lute, known as the Pipa. (read liner notes on air history of the pipa).

Canyon Records/various artists
Voices Across the Canyon vol. six
Burning Sky: Eclipse
Medicine Dream: Time Immemorial
Canyon Records

Putumayo World Music
Nuevo Latino
Raul Paz: Mulata (Cuba)
Javier Alvarez: Mulata (Spain)
Putumayo Records

Rough Guide
The Rough Guide to Salsa de Puerto Rico
"pure latino: classic salsa to roots plena"

Nava: Mujer Boricua

Carlos Maza

Carlos Maza is known as a Chilean political agitator who currently lives in Cuba. His album, Salvedad, takes-on many different genres and cultural traditions and at times sounds like the soundtrack of a surrealistic caberret or stage-play.


O Preguiçosa
Compost Records
Portuguese music

Angélique Kidjo

Seyin Djro
Columbia Records
artists website: Angélique Kidjo
World Beat Pick of the Month
West African singer Angélique Kidjo has roused the desire of many African women to become singers. Her mix of Afro-pop, American R&B and Caribbean rhythm is full of exuberance and vigor. This album is the third part in a trilogy that previously explored African Roots music in the United States, called "Oremi" and in Brazil, "Black Ivory Soul."

Putumayo World Music
Women of Africa
Souad Massi: Raoui (Algeria)
Khadja Nin: Sina Mali, Sina Deni (Burundi)
Putumayo Records
Souad Massi was born and raised in Algeria, where she began her musical career in a rock band; singing socially conscious lyrics railing against the corruption and violence in Algeria. She eventually relocated to Paris. (Storyteller) is the translation of the title of her song, "Raoui."

Khadja Nin was raised in the small African country of Burundi, between Congo and Tanzania. Her song "Sina Mali, Sina Deni" or (Free) is an adaptation of a Stevie Wonder song and speaks of spiritual liberation, "I'm free like water / Which flows to the heart of the savannah / Like the wind, like eyes, like a shooting star / Like water, like me now I'm saved."

Ba Cissoko
artist website: Marabi Productions
Two koras, one bass and percussion, carried by four young griot-trained Guineans.

Andy 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

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Modified: 05/29/2004