playlist for November 5, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
"Healing Music for Twelve Months and a day"
Caoineaqdh Na Dtri Muire
Oran Nhor Mhic Leoid
Music for coming to terms with loss and
finding new beginnings.
Mantle So Green
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music
at the crossroads.
Kindle a Flame
wish you were there
Artist website: Bliss
Bliss is an international chill-out pop
music collective from Denmark, Sweden and Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
and release their material on the Danish label, "music for dreams."
le Ciel Avec Toi
Putumayo Kids Presents some fun music from
France for the "kid" in all of us...
Latin Lounge explores the nacent trend in
Latin music as electronica and remixing meet and mingle traditional
rhythms in a contemporary global context.
Wine-Tasting Music Series
- A Trip Though Tuscany
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.
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: Andre
Seattle-based, Italian born Feriante is a Segovia-trained Guitar master.
His improvisational style blends Flamenco, Classical and Brazilian styles.
"South American Music for the Spanish guitar"
Sons de Carrilhoes (choro maxixe) João Permambuco
Milonguea del Ayer
(choro ) Abel Fleury
A Choro (also chorinho, or chorão)
is a Brazilian music form of urban popular music since its emergence
in the late 19th century. These tunes are contemporary with and have
similarity to ragtime. Both derive from European dance forms.
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.
1998 recording on Nonesuch Records that continues to musically haunt
my imagination with ephemeral sound bytes on NPR. Its a recording that
I am inspired to listen to a few times a year.
I bring it to you this evening as an introduction to the soundtrack
of the movie "North Country" on which you will hear tantalizing
traces of Argentinian musician, Gustavo Santaolalla in the background
which move to the front during the emotionally intense courtroom scene.
Slack Key Guitar
THe Artistry of Sonny Lim
Lim performed on the Grammy Award winning Best Hawaiian Music Album
but this is his first solo project.
New Gunea Stringbands with Bob Brozman
Songs of the Volcano
Warikai Iau Nuk Pau Atalaigu
renowned guitarist Bob Brozman travelled to Papua New Guinea, one of
the last places on earth to have guitars arrive. There he hooked-up
with some string bands, in the town of Rabaul , twice destroyed, in
one century, by the nearby volcano.
Faith, Hope & Love
"receives a portion of the proceeds"
The Ginko Tree, known as a symbol of hope
and love, is the music muse of the European fusion group, Ginko Garden.
The Essential Ravi Shankar
An Introduction to Indian Music
Private Music, Legacy, SonyBMG
Reiki - Whale Dreaming
Raga for a Whale
Reiki (rey-key) Whale Dreaming is healing
and meditation music that includes songs of the humpback whales recorded
at a depth of 1500 ft by Frank Watlington, a sound pioneer who captured
what is considered to be the greatest of all humpback whale performances.
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)
Hultén Trio/Fakir Karlsson
Dimanche À BamakO
Produced by & with Manu Chao
Artist website: www.amadou-mariam.com
Amadou and Mariam, the blind couple from Mali
have fused their talents with the trance-like stream-of-consciousness
style of Manu Chao to produce a truly intoxicating soundscape.
Beat Pick of the Month
Live at Stubb's
Lord Raise Me Up
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
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."
FT Ganga Plant
To Each featuring The Meditations
Patterns of War
Dread Inna Babylon
West Nile Funk
The African Bee
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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