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playlist for December 4, 2004
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Weather in the Heart
Bird of Paradise
I&E Records
Artist website: Carmina
Music from Ireland by, Carmina, the Celtic contemporary singer songwriter duo: Rob King and Pippa Marland.

Hugh Morrison
Feet to the Floor

Irish/American Medley
Dun Eistein Productions
Artist website: Hugh Morrison
Hugh Morrison is from the town of Wick, in the far north of Scotland. He served his musical apprenticeship with the Tain Scottish Dance Band and quickly made has name an exponent of the three-row button key accordian. Here he is on a medley titled "March, Strathspey & Reel."

Blackmore’s Night
Christmas Eve

We Three Kings
Artist website: Blackmore's Night
New music from Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night

Lisa Lynne & George Tortorelli
Silent Night

To Drive the Cold Winter Away
Lavender Sky Music
Artist website: Lisa
Some calming instrumental music for the holiday season by Lisa Lynne on Celtic harp and George Tortorelli on world flutes.

Jenifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra
Ocean - Songs for the Night Sea Journey

Out on the Ocean / Rolling Waves
The Sands of Time
Sun Sign Records - music to illuminate
Artist website: Jennifer Cutting
Seven years ago, Jennifer Cutting embarked on journey best described, in the works of Joseph Cambell, as the Night Sea Journey. She returned to her home port with the music of Ocean, Songs of the Night Journey

Blackmore’s Night
Ghost of a Rose

Spirit of the Sea
Artist website: Blackmore's Night
New music from Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night

Nyckelharpa Orchestra
Byss-Calles Ridmarsch (riding march)
100% Nyckelharpa music from the 2000 cd by the Nychelharpa Orchestra.
A riding march was played when the bridal party rode to the church. The fiddler rode first in the procession while playing the march.

Keyed Up
Artist website: Väsen
Keyed Up is a set of all original tunes from Väsen, four great Swedish musicians: Olov Johansson, on the nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden), Mikael Marin, on viola, Roger Tallroth, on guitar, and André Ferrari, on percussion.
Nordic Roots Festival

Artist website:
New music from Norway by Oystein Ramfjord

Deep Sky Divers
Any Robinhood
Artist website: Deep Sky
New music, contemporary instrumental music, from London, that celebrates those"brief (and all too infrequent) moments of intense light" sit back an' chill-out to the sound of the Deep Sky Divers

Lo' Jo
Ce Soir Là
Señor Calaice
Chaqu humain
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Artist website: Lo'
Lo'Jo is a band of French global troubadors, lead by the smokey voiced chanteur named Denis Pean. Paen has been compared to a barefoot and be-hatted Serge Gainsbourg. Ce Soir Lait was recorded on while tour in France and is their first live recording.

Bill Leslie
Peaceful Journey - A Celebration of North Carolina
Bells of Bath
Bill Leslie composes melodies to celebrate his love of the scenic and diverse landscapes and communities of North Carolina. "Bells of Bath" is a hymn honoring St Thomas Church, the oldest existing church in North Carolina, a beautiful Episcopal parish located near the Pamlico River, in the historical village of Bath.

El McMeen
The Soul of Christmas Guitar
In the Bleak Midwinter
Sleepy Little Town

artists website: El
Guitarist, Mel Bay author and guitar teacher, El McMeen has performed on over 20 cd's and says that it has taken him all this time to be able to capture the soulful sounds of Christmas on solo guitar.

Mariana Montalvo
Piel de Aceituna

Sud' Americano

Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Le Loup Du Faubourg
Rosa Passos is a singer/songwriter and guitarist, she is a native of Brazil, with a sweet, warm voice, who is known as "a feminine João Gilberto."


Arroyo Crystal - Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter plays the Paraguyan Harp. A long-time resident of the Twin Cities who has returned home to South America.

Marta Gómez
Cantos De Agua Dulce

La Finca - (Marta's composition capturing her childhood memories of life her family farm in Columbia)
La Flor

Columbian singer songwriter, Marta Gómez, is inspired by the collective musical soul of South America. With her velvety voice and jazz infused arrangements Marta Gómez takes indeginous South American folk song into a contemporary realm.

Various Artists
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Daby Toure: Diam (peace): Iris - Mauritania/Paris
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
One of twelve songs by artists introduced on the November CD Sampler from Global Rhythm. On this tune Daby Toure

Putumayo World Music
Music from the Chocolate Lands
Beethova Obas: Rasanble - Haiti
Putumayo Records
Beethova Obas is one of Haiti's most celebrated contemporary musicisna. He writes melodic songs with sophistocated lyrics that comment on the difficulties of his troubled but lovely land.

Putumayo World Music
South Pacific Islands
Te Vaka: Se Ma Le Losa- Tokelau/Samoa/New Zealand
Te Vaka: Olohega - Tokelau/Samoa/New Zealand
Putumayo Records
Some beautiful music by the group, Te Vaka, which means "canoe" in the Tokelau language. Opetatia Foa'i is the founder and songwriter for the group. Their original album is titled, Te Vaka. Back in November of 1997 I first played music by Te Vaka, on the World Beat. Afterwards I met a lovely Tokelauan woman, named Ava, who helped care for my mother-in law in Sun City AZ. "Thanks Ava!, Alice is still doing fine.
Artists Website: Te Vaka
World Beat Pick of the Month

Ray Spiegel Ensemble
Raga Jazz
Night Vision
Simla House
New music by the Ray Spiegel Ensemble, based in Woodstock New York

8 Shades of Sound
Chill Factor 10 Records
New music from Leeds England. Pete Kelly, Nick Kemp and Mary Whitaker.

Omar Sosa
Otá Records
Artist website: Omar Sosa's bio
New music fom Cuban pianist and group with special guest, Paquito D'Rivera on the clarinet.

Someday, Peace Love & Freedom

The Beggar's Cup
artists website:
Nhojj grew up in Guyana, the son of an Adventist minister and started singing at the age of 5 in a small church not far from the ocean... fast forward 25 years and listen to this song from his second cd, "Someday Peace Love & Freedom." This is "The Beggar's Cup."

Windham Hill -Various Artists
I'll Be Home For Christmas

Samite, Cullen, Aaberg, Ackerman: Yazala Abambuti
Windham Hill "Celebrating 25 Years"
Samite sings a song, based upon a traditional hymn, that tells the legendary story of a man named Apollo Kiva Ebulaya, who gave birth to the Pygmies by bringing Christianity to them.

Aldhechen Manin
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Artist website: Tinariwen on
Tinariwen are members of the Tuareg from regions in the most remote part of Mali, beyond Timbuktu. They are champions of desert folk-rock. and pioneers of contemporary Tuareg music who, in recent years, were literally at the center of a guitar revolution, with a rifle in one hand and a guitar in the other. Read more about it in the November issue of Global Rhythm magazine

Gangbé Brass Band
Contre Jour
Artist website: Gangbé Brass Band
The ten members of the Gangé Brass Band use fat brass, assorted African percussion and call and response vocals to create an expansive soundspace.

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