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playlist for April 7, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Blackmore's Night
The Village Lanterne

Faerie Queen
Village Dance

Artist website:
Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, and his partner, vocalist, Candice Night.

Susan McKeown
Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs
The Lass of Aughrim
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website: Susan McKeown
On her new World Village cd, "Blackthorn" Susan McKeown breathes new life into a dozen little-known Irish love songs, nine of them sung in Gaelic.

Putumayo World Music
Amélie-Les-Crayons : Ta P'tite Flamme
Putumayo Records
As is the case of many trends, "what is old becomes new again." Nouvelle chanson is sweeping Paris with the rejuvinated sounds of traditional chanson although this time around influences from around the global are being infused. Sit back and listen as a new generation of French musicians set the stage for the future by looking to the past.

Johannes Linstead
Café Tropical

The Streets of Old San Juan

Artist website:
World Beat Pick of the Month

The sixth album by award winning guitarist, Johannes Lindstead, features musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and Greece. Kick your feet up and mellow out for an exceptional musical journey to the tropics.

Joe Masulli
Silk & Steel
Sunflowers (#4)
"If Love is all you seek - Love is all you'll find..."
This song goes-out in memory of our KMSU radio colleague, Fred Vette.

Snatam Kaur

Long Time Sun

Artist website: Snatam Kaur
Spirit Voyage Records
A sacred music experience to celebrate the Grace within all beings.

Las Rubias Del Norte

El Relicario

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EMI Latin
Las Rubias Del Norte draws inspiration from the music of Latin speaking countries across the Americas. They specialize in the re-interpretation a repertoire ranging from the classic to the obscure, from Cuba, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico, and mixed in with esoteric covers such as classic cowboy songs.

Del Castillo

I Never Cared for You
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Smilin' Castle Music
"Best Austin Band of the Year - 2002-2003"

Son de La Frontera
Nights of Fire
Buleria De Las Flores
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. This tune is driven by the Cuban Tres and the sound of Pepe Torres feet as he dances the buleria.

Putumayo World Music
Turkish Groove

Tugba Ekinci: Oha Falan Oldum Yani
Putumayo Records
A Middle Eastern musical mosaic

Charles Williams & Tom Teasley
Word-Beat "The Soul Dances"


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A collection of


Pure Consciousness (interlude)
every minute (radio mix)

Artist website: Vargo
Sounds True
The serene ambient music of Ansgar Üffink & Stephanie Hundermark

Jay Begaye
The Colorful World
In Beauty We Walk
Canyon Records
Artist website:
The songs in this collection are sung to honor the Diné people and especially the young children of the Diné Nation.

Nights of Fire

Artist website:
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.

Cesaria Evora
Sombras Di Distino
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Soulful new music from Cape Verde Islands most famous singer, Cesaria Evora. She's currently on nationwide tour with a concerts, earlier this week in Madison and Chicago and this evening she's singing in Toronto.

di korpu ku alma
Padoce De Ceu Azul
Artist review: Rock-Paper-Scissors
Lura may be taking over the reins of Cape Verde Islands most famous singer, Cesaria Evora. Lura's songs are based in the musical
styles of Cape Verde such as batuku and funana.
(I have one copy of this CD to give away on-air as
a Premium Gift during KMSU's Spring pledge drive)
This package includes
a DVD of a concert by Lura at Paris' Grand Rex, in which she is opening act for Cesaria Evora.
This record is so good I listened to it in entirety four or five times. That deserves my highest World Music rating: ****

The New Sound of Brazil 2

DJ Dolores: Trancelim de Marfim
Crammed Discs
Six Degrees

New music from Brazil bubbling an' groovin' with the Ziriguiboom sound.
(I have one copy of this CD to give away on-air as a Premium Gift during KMSU's Spring pledge drive)

Tom Zé
Estudando O Pagode
Na Opereta Segregamulher E Amor

Second Act: Para La Do Pará

Artist website:
Luaka Bop
Nominated for a Latin Grammy
Tom Ze says of his music, "I don't make art, I make spoken and sung journalism." We will be hearing a song from the First and Second Acts of his Three Act Operetta
"Estudando O Pagode."

Oscar Castro-Neves
Não Me Diga Adeus featuring Luciana Souza
Mack Avenue
Artist website:
"All One" is a showcase of the artistry of Oscar Castro-Neves and the countless Brazilian music genres and syles reflected in his music.

Palace Lounge Presents
Cafe D'Afrique
Club De Belugas: Hip Hip Chin Chin
Chilled beats from the Cape of Good Hope.
The South African compilation series Café d'Afrique features a mix of South African and international artists from Sweden, Germany, Hungary & France.

Karsh Kale
Broken English
Hole in the Sky

Six Degrees
Artist website: Karsh Kale
Karsh Kale says of his cross cultural world music collaboration... "Each piece of music represents the sounds that exists between the doorways of the worlds we travel through... and to communicate we speak in Broken English."

Siete Rayo
Universal Music Latino
New music, recorded in Florida.


title track

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Singer/songwriter, Thandiswa is a huge star in her native South Africa. Her background is in pop her music sounds of South African rock.

For their third album Kékélé trace their musical path back to the classic Cuban songs that were the source and inspiration of Congolese rumba..

Ex-Centric Sound System
Afro Riddim Sessions
Stranger in Da City- Mandinka Riddim
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Shaman's Dream
African Dream

("young brother" in Wolof, Senegal)
Artist website:
Sounds True
An incredible African sound journey transporting listeners through an atmospheric soundscape of village voices, and ambient sounds of nature including insects, animals, thunder.

Nuru Kane


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Senegalese musician Nuru Kane explores the connections between the music of North and West Africa; from his acoustic blues-led solos to driving gnawa trance music. Crossing the Sahara from Dakar to Marrakech.

Congotronics 2
"Buzz'n'rumble from the Urban Jungle"

Kasai Allstars feat. Tandjolo: Koyile/Nyeka Nyeka
Crammed Discs
Artist review: Congotronics
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. The musicians come from varied geographical and cultural backgrounds and use diverse instrumentation although the trademark is electrified thumb pianos and megaphones in an array of buzzing drums, swirling guitars and hypnotic balafons.
(I have a couple of copies of this CD to give away on-air as Premium Gifts during KMSU's Spring pledge drive)

Explorations in Afrobeat
"connecting musical traditions"


Artist website: Eufõrquestra
Euforquestra Productions
Eufõrquestra is an eclectic world-beat ensemble from Iowa City, IA with interests in cultural and traditional musics from all over the globe. Their album "Explorations in Afrobeat" is rooted in the traditions of Yorubaland of southwestern Nigeria.
This song is dedicated to Obatalá, the King of the Orishis, who is associated with wisdom, cool headedness, morality, humility, creativity and who enforces the idea of ethical rightness


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Modified: 4/7/2006