playlist for December 10, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Mermaids & Mariners
The Mermaids Tears
Artist website: www.celticharpmusic.com
Ann Roos on Celtic harp, in an ensemble including;
Dorothy Hawkinson - fiddle, Alan Fuller - guitar, Michael Frost - viola,
& Riggy Rackin, on concertina.
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music
at the crossroads.
Archives of ages to Come
Queen of Argyll
Contemporary Celtic music from Emerald Rose,
Chansons de la nouvelle scene francais
le pop 3
Homme a la Mer (Quebec, from "Le Décor)
Les Copin D'abord(France)
Beat Pick of the Month
Le Pop Musik
Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi
Maragata ( title track )
Eliseo Parra studies the folklore
and tradition of the Iberian Peninsula cultures, especially those that
have been nearly lost and remain only in the hands of a few.. This song
is a baile corrido, traditionally performed on pipe and drums or sung
by women accompanying themselves on tambourines. It is one of the oldest
from the La Maragata region of Leon.
Reyes: Gypsy Legends
Slowly Snow is Falling (Suavemente cae la nieve)
Blanca Navidad(White Christmas)
Mirko Kodich (A tribute to one of the greatest Serbian Accordianists)
The genuine sounds of Balkan Gypsy
Juliet of the Snow
Artist website: Andre
Seattle-based, Italian born Feriante is a Segovia-trained Guitar master.
His improvisational style blends Flamenco, Classical and Brazilian styles.
A Quiet Revolution -
30 Years of Windham HillPõ Mahina
A double cd set celebrating thirty
years of acoustic music from Windham Hills.
Beleza, Beleza, Beleza
music from the north of Brazil.
Me & Shirley T.
Jake Shimabukuro is a modern master of
the humble ukulele. Hearing the big sounds from this diminutive instrument,
at the center of lush instrumental arrangements provides a case for
the ukulele as an important world music instrument. Jake plays Kamaka
Ukuleles and uses D'Addario strings.
Twelve Girls of Christmas
Ga Santa Claus
Shiroi Kobito Tachi
A lovely double cd set. containing
(for some reason the Twelve Girl Band appears, by all counts, to have
thirteen female instrumentalists - perhaps a bit of Chinese humor.
Out of Nowhere
On the Tundra
Artist website: Two Siberians
music from the tundras of Siberia by Yuru Matveyev on electric guitar
and Artyom Yakushenko on electric violin.
To the Fab Four From
Liverpool ... A Tribute From India
The John Lennon Tribute (medley
Imagine/Watchin the Wheels/Give Peace a Chance)
A stirring Tribute to John Lennon 25 years after his passing from this
Most Unique BEATLES Tribute Album You'll Ever Hear! Your favorite
BEATLES songs with an Indian flavor. Arranged and performed by MADOOO
of the Island
Asian Lounge is a collection of cross-cultural
fusions and laid-back beats inspired by the musical traditions of Asia.
An Anthology of Songs
from Popular Indian Cinema
Chinna Chinna Asai (Minmini - from the film: Raja)
A two cd set of historical Bollywood movie
soundtracks from Silva Screen Records
Mul Sheshe (The Turbaned
A mixture of old and new music of the
Algerian Berber community, recorded in exile in North East London
Artist website: www.fantaziamusic.com
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."
Dimanche À BamakO
Produced by & with Manu Chao
Sénégal Fast Food
Amadou and Mariam, from Mali, have fused their
talents with the kenetic trance-like style of producer/and fellow singer,
Manu Chao, to create an intoxicating soundscape.
FT Ganga Plant
Patterns of War
Dread Inna Babylon
The American debut recording Khadja,
a of native Burundi, singing in French and Swahili and Kirundi.
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