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playlist for May 6, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Susan McKeown
Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs
'S Ambo Éara - The Man for Me
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.

Blackmore's Night
The Village Lanterne

Faerie Queen

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Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, and vocalist, Candice Night.

The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves
London London

Six Degrees Records
Artist website:
"The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves" is the second album by London-based, São Paulo raised, Cibelle, (pronounced see-BELL-ee). This record is a quiet masterpiece, full of inventive and quirky arrangements.

Putumayo World Music
Pascal Parasot: Je Reste au Lit
Keren Ann: Jardin d'Hiver
Putumayo Records
Paris e-card
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.

Gogol Bordello
Gypsy Punks - Underdog World Strike
Avenue B

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Gogol Bordello
mixes punk, ska, jazz, and the traditional Roma music of Ukraine, where band leader Eugene Hütz grew up.
Hütz also acts and can be seen staring, as the Ukranian translator, alongside Elijah Woods, in the movie "Everything is Illuminated."

Link toNPR - All Things Considered - Weekend Ed. to listen to an entertaining interview with Eugene Hütz.

Putumayo World Music
Turkish Groove

Bendeniz: Kirmizi Biber
Putumayo Records
A Middle Eastern musical mosaic

Inland Sea


Artist website: Rin
Domo Records
The Female Japanese Trio, Rin recently released their US debut, "Inland Sea" which fuses traditional Japanese instruments, rhythms and melodies with contemporary Western popular music.

Yoshida Brothers
Yoshida Brothers III

My Heart Holds

Artist website: Yoshida Brothers
Domo Records
The new album from the Yoshida brothers, Ryoichiro and Kenichi who play the ancient Japanese three stringed, banjo-like Tsugaru-shamisen.

Karsh Kale
Broken English
Some Things Are OK

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."

Johannes Linstead
Café Tropical

Para La Habana

Artist website:
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.

di korpu ku alma
Tabanka Assigo
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've listened this recoding in entirety five or six times and get my highest World Music rating: ****

Marta Gómez
Entre Cada Palabra
De Amarillo se viste la tarde

Chesky Records
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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 JazzVocalist 2005.
World Beat Pick of the Month

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.

Del Castillo

Arena Al Viento
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Smilin' Castle Music
"Best Austin Band of the Year - 2002-2003"

Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Merengue
Azucarado: Llorado Por Ti
subtitle: a fast-paced Latin dance, filling dancefloors across the Spanish speaking world.

Susanna Baca
Travesias (Passages)
Viento del Olvidao
Luaka Bop
Artist website: Susanna Baca
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.

Rosa Passos
Até Quem Sabe
Telarc Jazz
Artist website:
Brazilian singer Rosa Passos has one of the world's most beautiful voices. We will hear Rosa Passos singing "Até Quem Sabe."

Mary Youngblood
Dance With The Wind
Wind Whispers

Silver Wave Records
Artist website: Mary Youngblood
Mary Youngblood is the premier female Native American flute player in the country. "Dance with the Wind" is her fifth album.

Kevin Wood
Twilight of Hope
New Vision Music
Artist website: Scenic
A unique fusion ancient voices, with Gregorian chant and various world vocals woven into a rich musical tapestry.

Arvel Bird
Animal Totems 2
Badger Boogie

Singing Wolf Records
Artist 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. - - "Badger represents the need to dig deeper, go beneath the surface of a situation, event or idea."

Mande Wazy
Andeha hody(Aandehoodjo)
Tinder Records
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The polyphonic rhythms of French-Madagascar trio, Wa-Zimba, featuring vocals by Malagasy bassist, Julio Rakotonanahary.


Nizalwa Ngobani

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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.

Ba Kristo
We will be hearing the longest track on the record, it features vocals by Kékélé, Mbilia Bel, and Isabel Martinez. Sit back and enjoy the flowing music of the Congolese rumba..

Shaman's Dream
African Dream

(Abdou Mbaye, vocals"young brother" in Wolof, Senegal)
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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.


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 5/6/2006