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playlist for February 5, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

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

The Sands of Time - The Search fro the Beloved
Sun Sign Records
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.

One can't help but to think to the victims of the Asian Tsunami when listening to the "Sands of Time."
Next-up music to from "Non Profit Music" which Donates All Profits from Album Sales to Doctors Without Borders."

Gnomusy - David Caballero

Birth of Blodeuwedd
Non Profit
"Non Profit Music Donates All Profits from Album Sales to Doctors Without Borders."
Doctors without Borders is an independent international medical relief organization, who were the first medical help to arrive in Ache after the December 26th Tsunami. As of January 1st, Doctors Without Borders has sent over 40 aid workers and 110 tons of relief materials to the region. Additional aid workers and relief cargos are en route and more will be deployed as needed.

Celtic new age music from Spain. David Caballero goes by Gnoumusy (the Gnome of Music) and plays a melodious blend of Andinian and Celtic elements recorded in his home studio in Spain.
Only New Age Music, Inc.

Caroline Lavelle
A Distant Bell
No More Words
Ringing Tree Records
Artist website: Caroline Lavelle

Various Artists
The Diaspora of Rembetiko
Cafe Aman America Orchestra: O Pinoklis
The Rembetika Hipsters: Mis Tis Polis To Hammam

Mikis Theodorakis/ Grigoris Bithikotsis : Sta Pervolia

A double CD containing 33 songs documenting the Diaspora of Rembetiko

Various Artists
French Kiss
LornaLee: Tu Es Le Seul
Monorama featuring, Annamaria De Marco: L'ombre Et Le Diable
Intentcity Records
Some trend new music from Paris from a cd designed as a soundtrack for lovers...

Deep Sky Divers
The New Fast Lane
Parting Roads
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

Lisbeth Scott
Passionate Voice

Sarathan Records
Artist Website: Lisbeth Scott
Lisbeth Scott is the co-lyricist and vocalist on the sound track for "The Passion of the Christ." She can also be heard on the soundtracks of the Shrek movies. Her work with Paul Schwartz on the "State of Grace" still resonates somewhere in the back of my mind. Lisbeth is a very expressive singer and an insightful songwriter. The song titled "Grace," on her new cd "Passionate Voice," is my favorite. The throaty sounds of the Armenian duduk seem to penetrate to another level of being and suspend Lisbeth's vocals in an ethereal space.

Rough Guide
The Rough Guide to Zydeco
John Delafose: Joe Pete Got Two Women
Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin’: All About You
subtitle: allons danser! Creole accordians dance

Putumayo World Music
New Orleans
Kermit Ruffins: Drop Me Off in New Orleans
Putumayo Records
Putumayo gathered both new and old traditional jazz songs for this new cd, which hits the streets just-in-time for Mardis Gras. We will hear from one of New Orleans hottest young stars, Kermit Ruffins. This is "Drop Me Off in New Orleans." This new release and another by Kermit Ruffins are Putumayo Records first Jazz offerings.

Flor De Luna
Xochimetzli - Mexico Magico Mistico
III Mesoamérica
Tonantzin De Manañita
Harmonia Mundi
New music from Mexico from a supergroup of musicians

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
People of Peace
Native Tongue
Canyon Records
Artist website: R. Carlos Nakai
The fourth cd of global native groove music from the R.Carlos Nakai Quartet, a group featuring the vocals of Mary Redhouse, multi instrumentalist, AmoChip Dabney, the irresistable rhythms of Will Clipman, and Native American flute virtuoso, R. Carlos Nakai. The other three cds by RCNQ are Ancient Future, Big Medicine, and Kokopeli's Cafe.

Various Artists
Slack Key Guitar Volume 2
John Keawe: Keiki Slack Key
Palm Records
A new recording of Hawaiian slack key music from various artists, including this tune from John Keawe.

Rough Guide
The Rough Guide to the Music of Central Asia
Ulytau: Adai (Kazakhstan)
Nobovar & Shams Group: Az Ghami Tu (Tajikistan)
Edil Husainov: Bul Bul Zaman (Kazakhstan)
subtitle: Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan: sounds of the Silk Road
World Beat Pick of the Month

Masters of Persian Music

Tasnif-e Rast
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
A new two-disc cd-set of Persian classical music, from the Masters of Persian Music.

Kareem Roustom & El-Zafeer Ensemble
Almitra's Question
title track
New Earth

Putumayo World Music
Acoustic Brazil
Márcio Faraco : Ciranda
Teresa Cristina : Meu Mundo E Hoje
Putumayo Records
A new collection of acoustic music from Brazil

Mônica Salamaso

Moro na Roga

World Village
Monica Salamaso sings one of her favorite song of Brazilian singer/songwriter Tom Zé.

Like the Wind in the Trees
Nada Himalaya Finaly
New Earth

1 Voice
Ohm A Yehu
Artist website:

To the Fab Four From Liverpool ... A Tribute From India
Across the Universe
Norwegian Wood
Madooo Records
Beatles covers with a distinctive Indian flavor by Madhukar Dhas, who is also known as Madooo.

Various Artists
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Kiran Ahluwalia: Yeh Nahin
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
One of twelve songs by artists introduced on the November CD Sampler from Global Rhythm. This month edition features the South Asian music invasion.

Chinmaya Dunster & the Celtic Raga Band
Fragrance of the East
New Earth
The latest music from Chinmaya Dunster, recorded at a live concert in Pune India.

Marcus James
Hey Gabriel
Firenze Records
World Beat Pick of the Month
New music from Marcus James, recorded in Timbuktu, Mali.

Lobi Traoré
Mali Blue

A Magni
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Artist website: Mali

The Soweto Gospel Choir
Voices From Heaven
Many Rivers to Cross/ Going Down Jordan/ Amen

Artist website: Soweto Gospel Choir
The most jubliant and exciting vocal group to emerge from South Africa since Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Legends of East Africa
Orchestra Makassy - the original recordings
Mosese (Lingala) (Mose Fan Fan)
ARC Music
This is the long-awaited re-release on CD of the original 1982 recordings of Orchestra Makassy's stellar album "Agwaya, plus two never before released tracks.

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