playlist for December 3, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Archives of ages to Come
Four Doors to Eifland
Contemporary Celtic music from Emerald Rose,
Like the Swallow (Ireland)
Kreiz Hag Endro (Brittany/France)
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music
at the crossroads.
A Quiet Revolution -
30 Years of Windham HillFionnghuala (Mouth Music)
Thirty years ago, Will Ackerman personally
distributed vinyl copies of his newly recorded work, unwittingly launching
one of the most successful independent record labels in the history
of the music industry. "A Quiet Revolution" is a beautifully
packaged 4-disc set covering 30 years of Windham Hill recordings.
"Healing Music for Twelve Months and a day"
Caoineadh Na Dtri Muire
Music for coming to terms with loss and
finding new beginnings... from County Tipperary, this is Áine
Chansons de la nouvelle scene francais
le pop 3
Homme a la Mer (Quebec, from "Le Décor)
Beat Pick of the Month
Le Pop Musik
Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi
Reyes: Gypsy Legends
Slowly Snow is Falling (Suavemente cae la nieve)
Oh So Cheerful (Oh que alegre)
Vlasko horo (A Vlaski, - a Rumanian gipsy dance)
The genuine sounds of Balkan Gypsy
Romance Pour Guitare
Artist website: Andre
Seattle-based, Italian born Feriante is a Segovia-trained Guitar master.
His improvisational style blends Flamenco, Classical and Brazilian styles.
De Ayer Mañana ( 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..
A Quiet Revolution -
30 Years of Windham HillVaquinha Mansa
Beleza, Beleza, Beleza
music fom the north of Brazil.
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.
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 breathes new meaning
into the ukulele as a world music instrument. Jake plays Kamaka Ukuleles
and uses D'Addario strings.
the Beginning Till Now
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.
The Essential Ravi Shankar
Discovery of India
Private Music, Legacy, SonyBMG
Artist website: www.RaviShankar.com
Ravi Shankar is the world's best-known
sitarist, he has recorded since the 1960s and, through his work with
the Beatles, was instrumental in bringing Indian music to the west.
An Anthology of Songs
from Popular Indian Cinema
Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagi (Lata Mangeshkar - from the film: One 2 Ka
Ed Ladki Ko Dekha (Kumar Sana - from the film: 1942, A Love Story)
A two cd set of historical Bollywood movie
soundtracks from Silva Screen Records
Asian Lounge is a collection of cross-cultural
fusions and laid-back beats inspired by the musical traditions of Asia.
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
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
Roots, Rock, Reggae...
Hold the Faith
Got ta hold de faith, for Jah is Great!
Never let the system get you down...
The band Konono No1 was founded in the
Kinshasa, Congo, suburbs over 25 years ago. They are known for their
uniqe approach to traditional Congolese trance music, as distinguished
by the heavily distorted sounds of their do-it-yourself amplification
systems. Their sound includes three amplified thumb pianos.
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