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playlist for October 8, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Putumayo World Music
Celtic Crossing
Michael McGoldrick: Sully's No.37/Lucy's Reel
Cara Dillon: She's Like the Swallow (Ireland)
Putumayo Records
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music at the crossroads.

Putumayo Kids
French Playground
L'Autous à Vapeur: Bonjour Bonjour
Polo: Petit Français
Putumayo Records
Putumayo Kids Presents some fun music from France for the "kid" in all of us...

Eric TingstaD
Wine-Tasting Music Series - A Trip Though Tuscany
O mio babbino caro

Gallery Records
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.

Putumayo World Music
Latin Lounge
Wagner Pá & Brazuca Matraca: Folia
Putumayo Records
Latin Lounge explores the nacent trend in Latin music as electronica and remixing meet and mingle traditional rhythms in a contemporary global context.

On Ensemble
Dust and Sand
Someday Six

OnEnsemble.org
The On Ensemble (Ohn) is a contemporary taiko (Japanese Drum) group that merges their study of traditional Japanese music and dance.
* Licensed under "Creative Commons" *
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 non-commercial purposes.
(e-mail questions concerning the Creative Commons license to: licenses@OnEnsemble.org)

Al Jewer
River Crossing
title track

Laughing Cat Records
Artist website: www.aljewer.com
Lovely sounds of a solo Native American Flute.

Paul Avgerinos
Maya
Dawn of the Gods

Roundsky Music
Artist website: www.roundskymusic.com
Master of Ambient music, Paul Avgerinos invokes the spirit of Mayan Ritual.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Chillout Sessions
Woza Ngihambe Nawe (Nu-Life Mix)
Rasa Music
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"

Matisyahu
Live at Stubb's
Aish Tamid
JDUB Records
Artist website: www.hasidicreggae.com
Global 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
Mosquitos: Boombox

Arsenal: Dinah
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.

Achados E Perdidos
Curumin
Acorda Simpático

Quannum Projects
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 liner notes.

Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Latin Music for Children
Savia Andina: Tempestad (Bolivia)
World Music.net
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.

Anoushka Shankar
Rise
Prayer in Passing

Angel Records
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.

Kiran Ahluwalia
Kiran Ahluwalia
Meri Gori Gori

Triloka/Artemis
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.

New Earth Records
Trance Yoga
Tya: Baiame

New Earth Records
A collection of upbeat yet trance-inducing rhythms from vaious artists.

Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to the Music of Madagascar
D'Gary: Zaza Somondrara
World Music.net
subtitle: valiha & marovany - the real soundtrack to the world's fourth largest island, Madagascar

Hybrids
The Ripple Effect
Worldwide Funk

ROIR
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.

Ethiopiques
Either/Orchestra
Soul Tezeta
Buda Musique
Music recorded live in Addis Ababa, during the Ethiopinan Music Festival (January 21, 2004)

Daby Balde
Introducing Daby Balde
Waino Blues
Douna

World Music.net
Daby Balde is one of Senegal's best-kept musical secrets. He's been long-celebrated at home and is now exploding on the international scene.

Fantan Mojah
Maroon and Invasion
Luciano: Jah is Greater
Down Sound Records

Bush Chemists
Raw Raw Dub
Symphony of Dub

ROIR
The Bush Chemists are Dougie Wardrop and Paul Davey, a couple of die-hard dubbers from Camden Market London.

Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim
CeaseFire
Waino Blues
Douna

World Music.net
Listen 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."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Ex-Centric Sound System
West Nile Funk
West Nile Funk

In the Pocket Records
Ex-Centric Sound System blends African, Latin and Carribean rhythms into a funky dub that may be called African House music.



 

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Modified: 10/08/2005