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"Southern Minnesota's True Alternative"

playlist for July 1, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Pure Nightnoise

Fionnghuala (Mouth Music)
Night in the Land

Windham Hill Records
Music from one of the cds included in a new retrospective collection from Windham Hill. Other artists included in the "PURE" series include Shadowfax, Mark Isham, Tuck & Patti, Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, John Gorka and Jim Brickman, Also Michael Hedges, Liz Story who performed in concert at Minnesota State, Mankato during the heyday of the Windham Hill Quiet Revolution.

Putumayo World Music
Music from the Wine Lands

Pauline Croze: Tita
2raumwohnung: Liebe
Putumayo Records
Wine Lands e-card
Music of the Wine Lands features music from the world's leading wine producing regions including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, the US, and Australia.

Think of One
Tráfico (title track)
Ryko Disc

The group, Think of One, emerged from a squatters camp in Antwerp Belgium. They are a motley band who play horns with a punk attitude and sing with Brazilian sensibility. Their new release "Trafico"is on the Brazilian Record lable, Crammed Discs. It was recorded with the help of four Brazilian collaborators, and recorded in the town of Recife in Northeastern Brazil.

Tabitha Lebec
Back to Innocence
Never Be the Same

Artist website: Tabitha Lebec
This evening, I dedicate this lovely song to my niece, Nancy, who passed away this week, at the tender age of 24. Bless you Nancy, things will never be the same...

Niña Pastori
Joyas Prestadas
Vivir sin aire

Club de fans: Niña Pastori
Nina Pastori is a new voice form Spain with flamenco training and a pop sensibility...
World Beat Pick of the Month

Dog Daze (fullbloods & hybrids from Greater Transylvania)
Tuga Za Jablanom
Arhoolie Productions
Artist website:
Csókolom is a string quartet whos missio is to make sounds from another time shound timeless. They play the music of Hungarian and Gipsy Fiddle Music and Songs. Dog Daze is their third album. I was attracted to their music by the soundtrack of the movie. "Everything is Illuminated."

Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony
Baro Faro (first 3:45)

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.

Walkies in the Park

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Some surreal music from "The Divers," a local, Mankato-based group with a unique style and entertaining schtick.

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

C.J. Chenier
The Desperate Kingdom of Love
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.

Evanitos Verdes
Pescado Original

A Las Tres

Universal Salsa Musica
New Argentinian rock music from the band Evanitos Verdes.

Deeper Blue
Shower the People
Palm Records
The three members of the Hawaiian group, Kohala form a Big Island acoustic guitar trio known for keeping their contemporay take on the Hawaiian guitar tradition. Deeper Blue represents the next step in their evolution.

Nicholas Gunn
Beyond Grand Canyon
Count Your Blessings
Gemini Sun Records
A beautiful musical production from Nicholas Gunn. It is the musical companion to the DVD Audio-Visual Connect Series with elegant photographs of the Grand Canyon.

Yoshida Brothers
Yoshida Brothers III

By This River

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.

Rosa Passos
Telarc Jazz
Artist website:
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.

Rita Lee
bossa'n beatles

Pra Você Eu Digo Sim (If I Fell)
Ghordo Music
Rita Lee grew-up in Brazil, living and breathing the music of the Beatles. She has a entire album of Beatles songs with a Brazilian flavor, with three tracks sung in Portuguese. We will hear one of the bonus track, Pra Você Eu Digo Sim (If I Fell)

Tempting the Muse

Sky Chill
Some dreamlike music embracing sensual female vocals in Gregorian chant and techno rhythms... in the spirt of their predecessors: Enigma, Delerium, and Dead Can Dance.

Global Rhythm - August 06
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Asha Bhosle: Muttukodi Kavaadi Hadaa
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Frank Harris
From the Cave
Frank Harris
Om Namaha Shivaya

Jens Gad
Le Spa Sonique

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

Habana Abierta
Boomerang (Lahabana, Madrid, Miami)
Corazon boomerang
Calle54 Records
Artist website:
A Latin hybrid that recognizes the cross pollination of musical influences; from Lahabana, to Miami, and returning to Madrid.

Rebecca Mauleon
Descarga En California
Pimienta Records
Artist website:

Dan Treanor & African Wind
African Tale
Artist website:
Joined by his band African Wind and Rex Peoples, Dan Treanor reveals a musical landscape rich with African grooves, Delta soul, and rhythm an' blues. We will hear an African folktale of the trickster, the animals and the people.

Stella Chiweshe
Double Check
Mese Maikwana (an invitation to dance)
A double cd from Zimbabwe's Mbira Queen. Disc 1 features her trance hits & Disc 2 her classic hits.

Youssou N'Dour
Nothing's In Vain
Africa, Dream Again
Artist website:
new music from the West African superstar, Youssou N'Dour, who hails from Dakar Senegal.

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


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 7/1/2006