playlist for August 12, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning
King Raven vol. 1
Celtic music inspired
by the first volume of Stephen R. Lawhead's "Hood" - Book
One of the King Raven Trilogy.
Walking Through This World
One Fine Summer Evening
website: Smithfield Fair
New music from Lousiana-based Smithfield
Fair, whose active touring
schedule includes a wide variety of concerts, folk and Scottish/Celtic
music festivals. Smithfield
Fair have shared the stage with Celtic musicians including
Andy M. Stewart, Battlefield Band, Eileen Ivers, Robbie O'Connell,
Johnny Cunningham, The Tannahill Weavers, Alasdair Fraser, and Archie
Bare Naked Guitar
Acoustic guitar music from Bill Bulinski, recorded at an Earth-friendly,
solar and wind-powered, studio near Ely, MN.
Around the City
Eliane Elias is Brazil-born
but is based in New York. Her discocraphy includes about twenty albums
and her awards are many. Judging from her tour schedule, she has a
following around the world that includes: Norway, Sweden, Denmark,
France, Japan, Russia, and Turkey.
Vivir sin aire
Sony BMG Entertainment España
de fans: Niña Pastori
Niña Pastori is a new voice
form Spain with flamenco training and a pop sensibility...
Crisol (title track)
New music from Santiago Chile native,
Antonio Restucci. He melds the music of South America, with music
of the Middle East, Spain, and India. The title of the cd, "Crisol"
is Spanish, it refers to crucibles used to melt precious metals...
Lenine is a singer/songwriter at the forefront of contemporary Brazilian
Sons of the Same Sun
website: Francesca Ancarola
The American debut of Chilean singer,
Some vintage Manu Chao to spice-up
Una Linea de Luz
Rock music from The band Kinky is from the hot dry city of Monterrey
Mexico, but recorded "Reina" in the midst of a torrential
downpour in Southern California during which their hill-side studio
was struck by a landslide and awash with mud. Their music reflects
some of the chaos of the times.
Birds in Flight
Birds in Flight (Salsa Timba)
website: Kat Parra
Singer/songwriter Kat Parra won
5th place in the Latin Jazz category of the John Lennon Songwriting
Contest with her song, "Birds in Flight."
Blues Around the World
"Blues from Around the World"
includes tracks from Spain, Argentina, Mauritania, Taiwan, Brazil,
Mali, of course; the USA, and this blues track from Taiwan.
Beyond Grand Canyon
beautiful musical production from Nicholas Gunn, that includes a companion
Audio-Visual DVD featuring elegant photographs of the Grand Canyon.
Echoes of Tuvalu
New music dedicated to
raising awareness of Global Warming. Tuvalu is a chain of islands
in the South Pacific. It is among the first landmass to begin slipping
beneath the waves as tides rise around the world due to melting glaciers
and the polar icecaps...
Tree Cody & Will Clipman
Heart of the Wind
Turtle Island Waltz
Music for the Native American
Flute and drum. Award wining artists Robert Tree Cody and Will Clipman
bring together two quintessential primal instruments; flute and drum
to evoke the pulsing rhythms of the human heart.
White Man's Burden
notes from BancoDeGaia.net: Toby Marks,
under the pseudonym Banco de Gaia, has spent most of his career focusing
on issues that he finds bewildering by expressing his thoughts and
observations through music. He wrote his critically acclaimed 1995
album Last Train To Lhasa to highlight the plight of the Tibetan people
and successfully mixed electronica with a braver vision. Farewell
Ferengistan captures the spirit and mood of Last Train To Lhasa but
this time Banco de Gaia's concerns are much closer to home: what are
we doing to ourselves? Where is our materialism taking us, would it
not be wise to consider our position?
Beat Pick of the Month
Vida tras vida
Riddim from a Vrindavan town
An album recorded in Spain, full of diverse
influences including hip-hop, reggae, salsa and electric
sitar — its music for the global village...
Ancient Girl (title
A new EP cd from a group out of India.
A new collection of yoga and massage music
compiled by Shiva Rea. The
music is the massage...
Elysium for the Brave
From Heaven to Dust
website: Azam Ali
was born in Iran but grew up in India from the age of four to fifteen.
Azam studied the santour, a hammer-dulcimer like instrument, for five
years with Persian master Manoocher Sadeghi.
Toura Toura: The Nav Deep End Remix
La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed. Algerian born Cheb i Sabbah returned
to his North African Roots and collaborated with a wide variety of
North African singers to create a contemporary sound rich with folklore,
the sounds of authentic trance music ceremonies..
New music from the one-and-only Hassidic Reggae Superstar, Matisyahu.
John Adorney, featuring Daya
Trees of Gold
John Adorney with vocals by Daya and Marcel Adjibi.
Rhythm - March 06
Baba (Let's Go Father)
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
This months issue features Os Mutantes
- The Comeback of Brazil's Tropicalia Gods. Also featured are Lenine,
Cheikh Lo and Tanya Stephens.
Artists website: www.ThomasMapfumo.com
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