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playlist for February 4, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records


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The elegant strings of the Japanese Koto and calming tones of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute from the Japanese music duo En.

Sui Vesan
Merging With the Brook

World Village / Harmonia Mundi
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Blue Stone

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Laid-back electronics and choir-like female vocals laid out over enigmatic beats. Breathe interweaves synth washes, delicate chimes, soaring strings and gentle piano melodies with a variety of voices - whispered words, monks chanting, heavenly singing

Zucchero & Co.
Senza Una Donna
(with Paul Young)

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Concord Records
United in Diversity, In Blues We Trust
Zucchero (Sugar) has been a European music sensation since the mid 1980's and has earned the respect and recognition of fellow musicians around the world who have performed duets with him. Miles Davis began the tradition.

Son de La Frontera
Nights of Fire
Buleria Del Corozón

World 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.

Eliseo Parra
De Ayer Mañana
Al Sur

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World Village / Harmonia Mundi
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.

Pafuera Telarñas

Men Señara
Siempre Me Quedara

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EMI Latin
Bebe recently won a Latin Grammy as Best New Artist and is planning a spring tour of the U.S.

Putumayo World Music
The Caribbean
Mika: Bel Fánm (Haiti)
Waldo Mendoza: Pasa un Tiempo Viejo (Cuba)
Putumayo Records
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music at the crossroads.

Global Rhythm - March 06
Bellydance Superstars
Issam Houshan: Ancient Ruins
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
The Bellydance Superstars are the cover story in the March issue of "Global Rhythm" magazine titled, "Belly Dance Comes of Age in America," Other feature stories include: 3 Mustaphas 3, DJ Dolores, Mariem Hassan, Transbalkanica, Sinéad O'Connor's move into reggae, and the great celtic group Joanie Madden & Cherish the Ladies.
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Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance
Soni Pabla: Dil Tera
Aman Hayer: Dil Nai Lagda
subtitle: tumbi, dhol, synthesizers and pounding dance rhythms
World Beat Pick of the Month

Jake Shimabukuro

Hitchhike Records
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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 Brazil 2

Bossacucanova: Essa moça tá diferente
Crammed Discs
Six Degrees

New music from Brazil bubbling an' groovin' with the Ziriguiboom sound.

Apollo Nove
Res Inexplicata volans


Crammed Discs
New music from Brazil, recorded in São Paulo, an' groovin' with the Ziriguiboom sound.

Hendrik Meukens
Amazon River

Ela é Carioca

Blue Toucan Music
Brazilian harmonica & vibes virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens plays with Oscar Castro-Neves, on guitar and vocals. And then an instrumental including Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet. Just sit-back and chill-out

Vinicius Cantuária
The Bridge
Crammed Discs
New music from Brazil.

Nights of Fire

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Spanish Guitar virtuoso, Roni Benise leads a spectacular stage show called "Nights of Fire." It includes 50 dancers and performers, and has been shown on PBS. You can think of it as the "Latin Riverdance."
"Nights of Fire" will be on nationwide tour during April and May, including a May 14th performance at the Minneapolis Orpheum.

Johnny Whitehorse
Johnny Whitehorse
Spirit Rider
Native 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. An interesting note...on closer inspection of the liner notes, it appears that Johnny Whitehorse is a character creation of Native American musician/composer Robert Mirabal

A. Paul Ortega
Two Worlds - Three Worlds
The Sunset

Canyon Records
In the early 1960's, Mescalero Apache musician, A. Paul Ortega created a sound that forever revolutionized the landscape of Native American music.

Michael Joseph

Songs for Native American Flute and guitar by Michael Joseph Ulery
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Putumayo World Music
Reggae Playground
Toots and the Maytals: Take Me Home Country Roads (Jamaica)
Putumayo Records
Take Me Home - West Jamaica... you heard it right Toots and the Maytals seemlessly replace West Virginia of the original John Denver song with West Jamaica... a reggae version of John Denvers classic tune and fitting tribute to the worldwide appeal of the feelings and attitude he expressed so many years ago...

10 FT Ganga Plant
Bass Chalice
Blood Money

Junior Kelly, Bounty Killer, & Capleton
The Good The Bad & the Blazing
Capelton: Hear the Children

Uta Bella
Uta Bella
Mia Mind Music


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Modified: 2/4/2006