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playlist for June 3, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Global Rhythm - June 06
The Corrs - 21 Century Traditionalists Bring Irish Music Home
The Corrs: Peggy Gordon
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Cover stories include: Ali Farka Toure, Samite, Dhafer Youssef, Cesaria Evora, & Lobi Traoré

Putumayo World Music
Presque Qui: L'ongle
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.

Putumayo World Music

Raul Paz: Mua Mua Mua
Gabriel Rios: Bones Bugalu
Putumayo Records
A celebration of the irresitable rhythms of Latin dance music.

New music, produced in a castle in the North of England.

The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves
Minha Neguinha

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.

Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony
Through the Roof "n" Underground
Hats Of to Kopakoff

Artist website:

In search of Gogol Bordello roots
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.


Time of Your Song

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New music from the one-and-only Hassidic Reggae Superstar, Matisyahu

Jens Gad
Le Spa Sonique

Hypnotic grooves from European lounge/electronica guru, Jens Gad of Enigma and Achillea fame.

Global Rhythm - June 06
Homayun Sakhi: Kataghani Smithsonian Folkways
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Gentle Thunder with Will Clipman and AmoChip Dabney
Beyond Words
Summer Solstice
A cast of multi-instrumentalists, centered around the sound of Gentle Thunder's Hammer Dulcimer and Native American Flute. Will Clipman on percussion and AmoChip Dabney, on Sax, are members of the R. Carlos Nakai Quarter.

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.

C.J. Chenier
The Desperate Kingdom of Love
Bogalousa Boogie
Comfort You
Clifton (C.J.) Chenier created the modern, dance-inspiring, sounds of the undisputed "King of Zydeco." He was the first Creole to be presented a Grammy award on national television. Blending the French and Cajun two-steps and waltzes of southwest Louisiana with New Orleans R&B, Texas blues and big band jazz,

di korpu ku alma
Tó Martins
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: ****
World Beat Pick of the Month

Juana Molina
Juana Molina hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She's a singer/songwriter and formerly a celebrated Argentinian comic with her own successful TV show. Segundo is her second album, and the first to be heard outside her home country.

Marta Gómez
Entre Cada Palabra
¿Quién Se Acordará?
Chesky Records
Artist website:
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.

Yoshida Brothers
Yoshida Brothers III


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.

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.

Bombay Dub Orchestra
Bombay Dub Orchestra
Rare Earth
Six Degrees
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Frank Harris
From the Cave
Frank Harris
Om Namaha Shivaya

Maneesh De Moor
Drops of Light
Om Namaha Shivaya
Sadhana is a Sanskrit word meaning "spiritual practice," usually given to a disciple by a master. It can even be a practical task, but the moment one surrenders into doing his or her Sadhana, enlightenment may be achieved. The Path and Goal become One - seeking stops and Presence takes over...

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

Ludovico Einaudi, Ballaké Sissoko
Diario Mali
Laissez moi en paix
A piano kora duo recorded in Mali.

Youssou N'Dour
Nothing's In Vain
Tan Bi - "Heat, Breeze, Tenderness"
C'est L'Amor

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new music from the West African superstar, Youssou N'Dour, who hails from Dakar Senegal.

get on your feet and dance the Congolese rumba...


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 6/3/2006