playlist for April 29, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
The Village Lanterne
World of Stone
Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie
Blackmore, and vocalist, Candice Night.
Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs
The Lass of Aughrim
Village / Harmonia Mundi
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.
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.
Slavic Soul Party
Shall I Throw it Down?
A nine member brass band
based in NYC that melds Gypsy, East European, Mexican and Asian imigrant
backgrounds with American jazz and soul.
Gypsy Punks - Underdog
Artist website: www.gogolbordello.com
mixes punk, ska, jazz, and the traditional Roma music of Ukraine,
where band leader Eugene Hutz grew up.
Hutz also acts and can be seen staring, as the Ukranian translator,
alongside Elijah Woods, in the movie "Everything
After watching the DVD last weekend I've been haunted by the movie
and humming gypsy-punk tunes.
A fantastic interview with Eugene Hutz on NPR
- All Things Considered - Weekend Ed.
A Middle Eastern musical mosaic
New Day Rising
The Female Japanese
Trio, Rin recently released their US debut, "Inland Sea."
It fuses traditional Japanese instruments, rhythms and melodies with
contemporary Western popular music including the lovely voice of Leigh
Nash on "New Day Rising."
Cherry Blossoms in Winter
website: Yoshida Brothers
The new album from the Yoshida brothers, Ryoichiro and Kenichi play
the ancient Japanese three stringed, banjo-like Tsugaru-shamisen with
a fiery passion.
The Streets of Old San Juan
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.
Arena Al Viento
Smilin' Castle Music
"Best Austin Band of the Year - 2002-2003"
Universal Music Latino
New music, recorded in Florida.
The Rough Guide to
Milly Quezada: Caro
subtitle: a fast-paced Latin dance,
filling dancefloors across the Spanish speaking world.
Nights of Fire
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
"Nights of Fire" will be on nationwide tour during April
and May, including a May 14th performance at the Minneapolis Orpheum.
di korpu ku alma
Na Ri Na
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've listened this recoding
in entirety five or six times and get my highest World Music rating:
Entre Cada Palabra
Entre Cada Palabra (Between
Each Word) is the new album from acclaimed Columbian vocalist and
songwriter, Marta Gomez. Her previous album, "Cantos de Agua
Dulce" (Songs of Sweet Water) earned Billboard's nomination for
Best Latin Jazz Vocalist 2005.
Peruvian singer/songwriter Susanna Baca sings folkloric Afro-Peruvian
songs passed down through the generations. In 1995, she was "discovered"
by David Byrne and signed to his Luaka Bop Record Label. This is her
fourth record under the Luaka Bop imprint.
Olhos Nos Olhos
Brazilian singer Rosa
Passos has one of the wourld's most beautiful voices. We will hear
her sing the Chico Buarque tune, "Olhos Nos Olhos" from
her new self-titled cd.
"All One" is a showcase of the artistry of Oscar Castro-Neves
and the countless Brazilian music genres and syles reflected in his
Twilight of Hope
website: Scenic Listening.com
A unique fusion ancient
voices, with Gregorian chant and various world vocals woven into a
rich musical tapestry.
Dance With The Wind
Dance with Me
website: Mary Youngblood
Mary Youngblood is the premier female
Native American flute player in the country. "Dance with the
Wind" is her fifth album.
Animal Totems 2
website: Arvel Bird
Native American musician Arvel Bird
plays the violin and native flutes. Each song on the album is didicated
to a different animal totem. The liner notes comment on the meaning
of each animal totem. - - "The antlers of Deer symbolize connections
to higher consciousness. Pay close attention to your inner thoughts
and emotions, for they will tell you much more than you expected."
I Soa no tiako
The polyphonic rhythms
of French-Madagascar trio, Wa-Zimba, are anchored in contemporary
instrumentation and musical genres, featuring vocals by Malagasy bassist,
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..
Afro Riddim Sessions
Babylon by Bus
Rakandao ("young brother" in Wolof, Senegal)
An incredible African sound journey transporting listeners through
an atmospheric soundscape of village voices, and ambient sounds of
nature including insects, animals, thunder.
"connecting musical traditions"
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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