playlist for February 11, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
A Celtic group from Colorado featuring
the talented duo Matthew Gurnsey & Tanya Brody.
Merging With the Brook
Village / Harmonia Mundi
Love Sees No Color
title track (world mix)
Artist website: www.nassirimusic.com
A new record by Persian musician Nassiri. This recording is also available
in the Persian language, Farsi.
The elegant strings of the Japanese
Koto and calming tones of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute from the Japanese
music duo En.
Nights of Fire
Guitar virtuoso, Roni Benise leads a spectacular stage show called "Nights
of Fire." The show includes 50 dancers and performers, you can
think of it as the "Latin Riverdance."
"Nights of Fire" has been shown on PBS and will be on nationwide
tour this spring, including a May 14th performance at the Minneapolis
Son de La Frontera
Son De La Frontera
De Las Flores
Village / Harmonia Mundi
This record pays tribute
to flamenco/Cuban fusion. The guitar and Cuban tres complement each
other in both flamenco, and guajira styles. In Buleria Del Corozon we
will be hearing the sound of Pepe Torres feet as he dances the buleria.
7 Horas - siete horas
Bebe recently won a Latin Grammy as Best
New Artist and is planning a spring tour of the U.S.
A Moment's Peace
New from music from the guitar and
woodwind duo, Tingstad & Rumbel.
- light into Light
Prayer of St. Francis
Meditative music from Jeff Johnson
and friends featuring the vocals of Janet Chvatal.
Sacred Flute Journeys
Native flute music.
E Depois (Brazil)
Seductive Brazilian melodies and subtle electronica
abound on this collection of contemporary chill-out music
Rhythm - March 06
UB40 - The Reggae Supergroup 25 Year Labour of
and Say Goodbye
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
The cover story in the recently issued
April "Global Rhythm" magazine is titled, "UB4o The Reggae
Supergroup 25 Year Labour of Love" also covered this month are
Trio Mocoto (Brazil), Emiline Michel (
Haiti), Tom Ze (Brazil), and reggae musicians,
Fantan Mojah, and Burning Spear.
Artists website: www.planet-buzz.com
The Rough Guide to Bhangra
Juggy D: Akheer
subtitle: tumbi, dhol, synthesizers and
pounding dance rhythms
Beat Pick of the Month
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.
The New Sound of
da minha terra
New music from Brazil bubbling an' groovin' with the Ziriguiboom sound.
music from Brazil.
Lingu de Mosquito (mosquito tongue)
Brazilian harmonica & vibes virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens plays with
Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet. Just sit-back and chill-out
No Place (Song of Atum)
A San Francisco group producing what
they call a cosmic spiral-tuned music cycle based on astronomical observations
and Egyptian legend. Their Common Band MIDI source files are available
on the web under the Creative
Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
A new multi-layered vocal music from singer
songwriter, Seay. This tune resonates with this evening's snowy Minnesota
American flute music from Johnny Whitehorse, who grew up in the traditional
ways of Pueblo and Apache people from San Carlos AZ to Bakersfield CA.
Although on closer inspection of the liner notes, it appears that Johnny
Whitehorse is actually a character creation of Native American musician/composer
A. Paul Ortega
Two Worlds - Three Worlds
What is an Indian
the early 1960's, Mescalero Apache musician, A. Paul Ortega created
a sound that forever revolutionized the landscape of Native American
music. Canyon Records recently reissued A. Paul Ortega's classic "Two
Worlds - Three Worlds"
for Native American Flute and guitar by Michael Joseph Ulery.
Sam Fi Man (Jamaica)
Stanley Beckford is one of the only reggae
musicians to turn his attention to a Jamaican roots music song form,
that preceeded reggae, known as "mento." To do this he teamed-up
with the islands finest surviving mento band, the Blue Glaze Mento Band
and used traditional mento instruments (banjo, guitar, clarinet, hand
percussion and rhumba box)
Kelly, Bounty Killer, & Capleton
The Good The Bad & the Blazing
Hear the Children
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