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playlist for November 11, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Putumayo World Music
One World, Many Cultures
Wasis Diop with Lena Fiagbe: African Dream (Senegal/UK)

Putumayo Records
The newest offering from Putumayo World Music, "One World, Many Cultures" brings together some of their favorite tracks uniting different musical worlds. Collaborations from around the world include the Algerian/Jamaican collaboration of Ziggy Marley & Cheb Mami, Toots and the Maytals with Willie Nelson, and the Memphis to Mali roots music of Taj Majal & Toumani Diabate with the sweet Queen Bee vocals of Ramata Diakité.
We'll be hearing a track featuring Breton harpist and cross-cultural Celtic-fusion pioneer, Alan Stivel in a duo with Senegalese superstar, Youssou N'Dour.

Anne Roos
Haste to the Wedding
My True Love's Hair
The Gentle Maid

Artist website: CelticHarpMusic.com
We will begin this evening with Celtic Harp music from, Ann Roos and company. Her new cd is one of the most beautifully packaged cds I've ever seen. It would certainly make a nice gift for a fan of Celtic Harp music. The album is in four sections: Prelude Music, Processional Music, Music During the Ceremony, and Recessional Music. We will hear "My True Love's Hair" from the first section and "The Gentle Maid" from the second section.

Local Concert News:
Amy Korteum
"To Drive the Cold Winter Away"
Local Celtic Harpist, Amy Korteum will present her 4th annual holiday concert at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sat. November 25th at 7:30 p.m.

Ana Moura
Aconteceu
Fado de Pessoa
Fado Menor
Harmonia Mundi
World Village Music
Trip Around the World
Artist website: Ana Moura
World Beat Pick of the Month
Fado music, from Portugese diva, Ana Moura.
(20 new songs)

Andy Statman
East Flatbush Blues
The Memphis Jacques
Shefa Records
Artist website: Andy Statman
Andy Statman is an innovative and influential composer who established himself as a first-rate mandolin player with the release "Flatbush Waltz" twenty-five years ago. He plays variety of styles from jazz, blues, and folk, to Jewish Klezmer, which he helped revive in the US.

Andy Statman
Awakening from Above
Yedid Nefesh / My Soul's Beloved

Shefa Records
Artist website: Andy Statman
Klezmer Clarinet music.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler
The Legends of Life

Ovaj Mirisni Cvetak (This Little Scented Flower)
Snail Records
Artist website: Mostar Sevdah Reunion
Music from Bosnia. Mostar Sevdah will be touring the US in the spring and summer of 2007.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion
A Secret Gate

Nema Ljepse Cure Od Malene Djule
(There is no Prettier Girl Than Little Djula)

Snail Records
Artist website: Mostar Sevdah Reunion
Music from Bosnia. Mostar Sevdah will be touring the US in the spring and summer of 2007.

Various Artists
Electric Gypsyland 2
Koçani Orkestar: Siki, Siki Baba
D.J. Click: - Mahala Raï Banda (Romano Dance)
Crammed
Electric Gypsyland is a collection of re-interpretations and re-inventions from three leading Balkan Gypsy bands; Taraf de Haidouks, Koçani Orkestar, and Mahala Rai Banda. This music is transformed from musicians on the the Balkan Club Scene.
From the bonus cd, featuring original tracks; we will begin with a tune by Balkan Gypsy Band, Koçani Orkestar.

Bodhi
Trans Ukraine
Odessa II
ShamanicFlute.com
Bodhi K. Setchko takes us on a shamanic flute journey across his native land, Ukraine.

World Beat Pick of the Month

Curium
Nowever - poems by e.e.cummings
evan sornstein: i carry your heart
Dynamophone
Poems by a Suite of Portraits by Curium, remixes e.e.cummings lyrics to lure listeners into exploring new mental territory.

Paul Schwartz
State of Grace III
Center of my Heart
Koch Records
The third record in the State of Grace series from Paul Schwartz, featuring vocals by Lisbeth Scott...
Artist website: State-of-Grace.net

Rahim Alhaj with Souhail Kaspar
When the Soul is Settled: Music of Iraq
Taqsim Maqam Sika

Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways just released a recording by Iraqi oud master, Rahim Alhaj accompanied by percussionist, Souhail Kaspar. Their music harkens back to the golden age of the oud, from the Abbasid period (750-1258). Musical instruments have an extremely long heritage in Iraq. An image of a woman playing a lute, similar to an oud, is depicted on a Sumerian clay seal from the prehistoric city of Uruk, date back to (4500-3100 B.C.)

Gino Foti
Orbis Terrarum

A Smile for Every Tear
NetDotMusic.com
eclectic musician Gino Foti explores world music from the Greeks to Vedic chant. We will hear a Mediterranean piece called "A Smile for Every Tear."
Artist website: Gino Foti

Aterciopelados
Oye

Panal
Nacional Records
New music from a group, that in the early 90's, formed in Bogota, Columbia. Lead by lead singer, Andrea Echeverri and bassist, Hector Buitrago. they cross musical boundaries from salsa and bossa nova, from Mexican banda tobolero, and from rumba rock to reggae and surf-guitar.

Marisa Monte
Infinito Particular
Vilarejo (village)
Até Parece (it almost seems)
Metro Blue
Artist website: Marisa Monte
Brazilian singer Marisa Monte recently released two new records. We will play the title tracks from both records, here on the World Beat. (liner notes contain the Portuguese lyrics along with English translation)

Marisa Monte
Universo Ao Meu Redor
Lágrimas e tormentos (tears & torment)
Metro Blue
Artist website: Marisa Monte
Brazilian songstress, Marisa Monte takes a scholarly approach to her new recording. She visits the people, places, associated with the Portelo Samba School to discover a treasure trove of sounds and oral tradition for recreating the early samba of Rio de Janeiro.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
rodrigo y gabriela
Ixtapa
Ato Records
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 style.

Jeff Peterson
Slack Key Guitar - The Artistry of Jeff Peterson
Ahe Lua Makani
Palm Records
New Hawaiian slack key guitar music from Palm Records, based in Kamuela, Hawaii.

Urban Legend
Tranquilidad Cubana

La Fuerza de La Musica
Urban-Legend-Music
"Recorded in Havana, Los Angeles and New York, the Urban Legend sound is an eclectic blend of Cuban styles infused with hip-hop & electronica.

Peter Phippen
Shadows of Dawn
Safe Passage
Canyon Records
Peter Phippen equates the voice of the flute with the voice of the human heart. He plays the Native American flute to invoke to power of the hidden places of the heart.

Soulfood & Jadoo
Tantric Chill
Kaif Kun
Moodfood Records
Transglobal 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.

Robert Gass & Wings of Song
Kirtana
Om Shanti - "may there be eternal peace"
Spring Hill Music
Sanskrit devotional chanting from the Kirtan, call-and-response tradition. (on the liner notes Deepak Chopra writes: the word 'enchantment' suggests becoming one with God through chant-ing.)

Sierra Leones - Refugee All Stars
Living Like a Refugee

Living Like a Refugee (title track)
Soda Pop

ninemillion.org
Nine million children are refugees - Right Now -
Help them play, let them learn...
Refugee All Stars

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. After fleeing the civil war in Sierra Leone, group leader, Reuben M. Koroma lived in Guinea, as a refugee, along with the other members of the band. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars band are celebrated wherever they go, especially in the United States.
The All Stars are currently on a 19-city tour of the US are playing this evening at the Fine Line, in Minneapolis MN.

Putumayo World Music
One World, Many Cultures
Taj Majal, Toumani Diabate & Ramata Diakité: Queen Bee (Mali/USA)

Putumayo Records
The newest offering from Putumayo World Music, "One World, Many Cultures" brings together some of their favorite tracks uniting different musical worlds. Collaborations from around the world include the Algerian/Jamaican collaboration of Ziggy Marley & Cheb Mami, Toots and the Maytals with Willie Nelson, and the Memphis to Mali roots music of Taj Majal & Toumani Diabate with the sweet Queen Bee vocals of Ramata Diakité.

Rob Symeonn
The Chosen One
Title Track
Light of Mine
Redbud Recordings
Veteran reggae artist Rob Symeonn's "Chosen One" is fulled with the righteous rastaman vibrations, blending roots riddims with sweet, smoky vocals and an uplifting message.


 

Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 11/11/2006