playlist for October 14, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
I Am a River
Bill Leslie is an environmental
journalist, working out of North Carolina, who works his love of the
environment to his musical compositions. His latest record includes
15 new compositions.
Chants of the Ascenté
of the Ascenté is singer-songwriter, Charlotte McHatton's first
CD recording. Charlotte's
poetic lyrics enchant
encourage the human spirit with their heavenly sounds....
Bodhi K. Setchko takes
us on a shamanic flute journey across his native land, Ukraine.
Gypsy Punk - Underdog
Artist website: www.gogolbordello.com
Multi Kontra Culti
Artist website: www.gogolbordello.com
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
Hazmat Modine plays a unique kind of gypsy blues backed by tuba, trumpet,
bass sax and guitars, and aided by East European cymbolom, sarusaphone,
bass marimba, Chinese sheng, and claviola. This song also includes
backing vocals of the throat singers of the group Huun-Huur-Tu.
Workingman's Blues #2
website: Bob Dylan
"Modern Times" is Bob
Dylan's first all-original album in five years. Dylan sings the blues
with style, in "Thunder on the Mountain." He embodies the
mature romantic crooner on "Someday Baby." His anthem to
the workingman hits home in today's economy. Sounds a warning of eminent
tragedy with, "The Levee's Gonna Break." but it is the style
and context of "Ain't Talkin'" that fast forwards listeners
from the 60's to the present day.
Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions
New Orleans Shall Rise Again
All proceeds go
the the Dancing
Cat Benefit Fund to support relief organizations such as Common
Ground Relief and ACORN
The Blue Dome of the Sky
website: Art Turner
New acoustic guitar music
from Art Turner.
Doce Mel (Guinea-Bissau)
"Acoustic Africa" collects some
of Africa's best singer-songwriters, performing beautiful songs with
an acoustic flavor. Some tracks will keep you coming back for more...
Global Rhythm - November 06
features Vusi Mahlasela
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Putumayo's "Radio Latino" collects
some of the best contemporary Latin pop and alternative music.
Babasonicos is a Latin rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gaita De Los Chiquitos (gaita of the little ones)
Marta Topferova is a deeply thoughtful
singer-songwriter whoes music is a pan-Latin fusion.
Tango music, recorded in Montevideo Uruguay. Singer Vayo Raimondo
is accompanied by Toto Damario, who was a friend and colleague of
Astor Piazzola at the time they were both emerging as great artists
of the bandoneon; an instrument he's played for seven decades, starting
at age fourteen.
Mujer Ardiente (woman on fire)
Mayra Casales on Congas.
rodrigo y gabriela
Stairway to Heaven
The debut recording by Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, two
fast fingered Dublin-based Mexicans with a unique approach to the
acoustic guitar. Their music straddles both world and rock music,
steeped in Latin influence. Their cd includes
a bonus DVD featuring live performances, interviews, and a tutorial
of their unique acoustic
America flutist, R. Carlos Nakai weaves
cedar flute music with the luminous guitar work of William Eaton,
and undulating electronic rhythms of Cliff Sarde, along with Native
American singer, Randy Wood to reconnect the past and present.
True Lies From the Road
- Oklahoma Round Dance Songs -
Daddy's Coming Home
the Kiowa, Commanche and Cherokee tribes of Oklahoma, Glen Ahhaitty's
songs spin tales inspired by life on the Pow-Wow highway.
website: David Arkenstone
Sufi Line (title track)
website: Courtney Yasmineh
Singer/songwriter, Courtney Yasmineh's
introspective lyrics of love, loss, childhood and spirituality; recorded
in the Twin Cities.
Kirtan is the art of devotional chant and an open invitation for listeners
to sing to and join with God. YofiYah is the creator of Vocal Discovery
a method for community building through song and the leader of the
Tone deaf Choir, helping self-described non-singers learn to sing.
electronica group Jadoo (the Persian word for magic) toured for over
six months in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Malta, Corsica, and Sardinia.
Collaboration with Soulfood
creates a global chill mix that includes Corsican chants.
Hypnotic grooves from masters of the downtempo/chill-out/lounge
& global electronica music movement, from around the world.
Vedic chant from the manuscript, Brahmananda
Gino Foti: MIDI Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Loops &
Sastri: Vedic chanting
Leones - Refugee All Stars
Living Like a
Living Like a Refugee (title track)
Nine million children are refugees - Right Now -
Help them play, let them learn...
Beat Pick of the Month
An album dedicated to all the innocent people living as refugees throughout
the world and to those organizations and individuals who work tirelessly
on their behalf. Group leader, Reuben M. Koroma writes most of the
Music from the vast expanses of the Sahara desert by the
Tuareg band, Tartit. The group consists of five women and four men
who reside in the Timbuktu region of Mali. They play hypnotic trance-inducing
music: the women sitdown and sing and play cyclic rhythms on their
tinde drums while the men sing and play acoustic and electric guitars.
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