playlist for October 8, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Like the Swallow (Ireland)
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music
at the crossroads.
Putumayo Kids Presents some fun music from
France for the "kid" in all of us...
Wine-Tasting Music Series
- A Trip Though Tuscany
O mio babbino caro
Artist website: www.winetastingmusic.com
The sixth release in the "Wine
Tasting Series" is collection of some of the most romantic Italian
songs ever written, poignantly arranged for guitar, accordian, mandolin,
oboe, English horn, piano and strings.
Latin Lounge explores the nacent trend in
Latin music as electronica and remixing meet and mingle traditional
rhythms in a contemporary global context.
Dust and Sand
The On Ensemble (Ohn) is a contemporary
taiko (Japanese Drum) group that merges their study of traditional Japanese
music and dance.
* Licensed under "Creative
On Ensemble states, "sharing is a good thing!"
This is the first recording that I've come across, in my musical explorations,
that has been released under the Creative Commons license. This allows
individuals to copy and distribute any song on this particular cd, for
(e-mail questions concerning the Creative Commons license to: licenses@OnEnsemble.org)
Artist website: www.aljewer.com
Lovely sounds of a solo Native American Flute.
Dawn of the Gods
Artist website: www.roundskymusic.com
Master of Ambient music, Paul Avgerinos invokes the spirit of Mayan
The Chillout Sessions
Woza Ngihambe Nawe (Nu-Life Mix)
South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo are
a national treasure, they are emissaries peace, love and harmony. This
is the first time that their captivating accappella singing has been
remixed with beats by some of the world's best DJ's.
* Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala concludes each concert
with a cry to "love one another,
go in harmony"
Live at Stubb's
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
The cover story of "Global Rhythm"
magazine May 2005 vol. was titled, "Matisyahu's Mitzvah - The Inspirational
Journey of a Hasidic Reggae Superstar."
- On Tour -
Tue/Nov-15 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
Street Beat Records
Diva Brazil is a collection of Brazilian
vocalists, from around the world, singing in styles that range from
traditional samba and bossa nova to acoustic jazz fusion and electronica.
By the time he was eight years
old, Sao Paulo native, Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, had already formed
his first rock band with his classmates. His new cd, "Curumin,"
meaning: precocious child, comes straight from Brazil, with Portuguese
The Rough Guide to Latin
Music for Children
Savia Andina: Tempestad
subtitle: salsa, merengue, tango: infectious
rhythm for kids
The Bolivian group, Savia Andina, was one of the first contemporary
conjunto folklóricos. They have recorded over fourty albums and
toured to corners of the globe.
Prayer in Passing
Artist website: www.AnoushkaShankar.com
Up to this point, Grammy-nominated sitarist,
Anoushka Shankar has recorded strictly in the classical Indian tradition
of her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar. With this, her fourth album
for Angel Records, Anoushka unleashes her creativity, not only on sitar,
but also as lyricist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and producer.
Meri Gori Gori
Artist website: www.KiranMusic.com
The International debut of award-winning
Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. Kiran is a composer of contemporary
ghazals, based in Punjabi folksongs and poetry. Kiran's compositions
are perhaps the first indiginous North American ghazals.
A collection of upbeat yet trance-inducing
rhythms from vaious artists.
The Rough Guide to the
Music of Madagascar
subtitle: valiha & marovany - the
real soundtrack to the world's fourth largest island, Madagascar
The Ripple Effect
Band-leader, composer and drummer, Jack
DeJohnette teams-up with Foday Musu Suso, an interationally recognized
kora player/griot plays the 21 stringed West African instrument) Susu
grew up as a singer in the griot tradition, functioning as a walking
library, retelling stories and oral history.
Music recorded live in Addis Ababa, during
the Ethiopinan Music Festival (January 21, 2004)
Introducing Daby Balde
Daby Balde is one of Senegal's best-kept musical
secrets. He's been long-celebrated at home and is now exploding on the
Maroon and Invasion
Jah is Greater
Raw Raw Dub
Symphony of Dub
The Bush Chemists are Dougie Wardrop and
Paul Davey, a couple of die-hard dubbers from Camden Market London.
Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim
to Emmanuel Jal's interview with Terry Gross on NPR, Fresh Air
subtitle: Emmanuel Jal, a former child
soldier from war-torn Sudan, is one of the hottest rappers to explode
out of the African music scene. The title of his new cd is "Ceasefire."
Beat Pick of the Month
West Nile Funk
West Nile Funk
the Pocket Records
Ex-Centric Sound System blends African,
Latin and Carribean rhythms into a funky dub that may be called African
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