playlist for January 13, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Miles of Skye
Miss Monaghans/ Dancing in Ahearn
Miles of Skye
Matt Ender rearranges the traditional song
and is accompanied by Steven McDonald with the vocals on Miles of
An Ancient Muse
The English Ladye and the Knight
website: Loreena McKennitt
Lorenna McKennitt's preparation for "An
Ancient Muse" included travels to the inner reaches of Mongolia
and meetings with the Uighur people of North West China, who are said
to be the predecessors of the Celts. She is accompanied by musicians
from around the world from Greece, and Turkey to Norway
Belgian pianist has arranged music from
the Japanese superstar, Kitaro for piano, with the blessing and encouragement
of the master himself.
Sakya Tashi Ling
My Spirit Flies to You
website: Monjes Budistas
Music from the Sakya Tashi Ling
Buddhist Monastery, in Spain.
Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming
of the Snow)
Keola Beamer interprets the works
of classical composers using Hawaiian Slack Key guitar tunings.
Gypsy Punks / Underdog
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
Poets of the Universe
Sitting in the Dark
The new recording by The Coyote Poets of
the Universe journeys into freeform spoken word, floating in zero
gravity electronica spaces. (headphones recommended)
Beat Pick of the Month
artists website: IncendioMusic.com
Music from the first new studio album from
Incendio in three years. Spanish
guitar work with a late-night jazz vibe,
fused with afro-cuban and world grooves... hot and spicy with a chill-out
Hasta el Hueso
Mountain Music of
Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen
A mi dulse amada (to my sweet beloved)
música jíbara is the national
music of Puerto Rico
Scenes from My Life
website: Richard Bona
Richard Bona grew up in
West Africa and is a refugee from Cameroon living in the US. He sings
the rememberances of his life in Africa in his native tongue, the
Doula language of Cameroon. This 1999 recording is a real treasure.
Work in Progress
This album is related to a film named, "Tagayet"
(which means "in the middle of nowhere"). Tagayet is a small
recently built village around a new well bored in the middle of the
Sahara desert in Niger.
Norwegian musician, Oystein Ramfjiord is Amethystium. His cd Em-blem
continues his "Dragonfly Trilogy" theme. Exploring myths,
fairytales, and nature in the context
of an emotive musical fantasy world.
Nowever - poems by e.e.cummings
- love is a place
A Suite of Portraits by
Curium, remixes e.e.cummings lyrics and lures listeners into new mental
State of Grace III
Center of my Heart
third record in the State of Grace series from Paul Schwartz, featuring
vocals by Lisbeth Scott...
/ Cat Stevens
An Other Cup
Greenfields, Golden Sands
the Orphans: smallkindness.org
Cat Stevens helped define the seventies, with "Tea for the Tillerman"
and his other albums. After a thirty year musical hiatus Cat Stevens
is back, as Yusuf Islam with, "An Other Cup."
A favorite song from Paris by the Seba brothers, with lead vocals
by Abdel-Ouab Seba.
One World, Many Cultures
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 Toots and the Maytals with Willie
Nelson, the Memphis to Mali roots music of Taj Majal & Toumani
Diabate, with the sweet Queen Bee vocals of Ramata Diakité
and we will be hearing the Algerian/Jamaican collaboration of Ziggy
Marley & Cheb Mami.
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Nabrike - Algerian Raï
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Cheb Nacim melds Raï, the popular music
of Algeria with electronica.
website: Marisa Monte
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)
Sacred Fire - Meditation songs for Native American
The Dance of Butterfly, Badger Girl
Kelvin Mockingbird was born and raised in the small town of Piñon,
Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. This is his sixth album; his cd,
"Spirits in the Wind" received a Grammy Nomination for Best
Native American Album.
& Ra Music
Café Santa Fe
Cafe Santa Fe, where chill meets spirit.
Congo to Cuba
Music from a Putumayo Afro-Latino classic.
The Golden Era
"Recorded in Havana, Los Angeles
and New York, the Urban Legend sound is an eclectic blend of Cuban
styles infused with
hip-hop & electronica.
More than 20 top musicians were involved in the recording: from Cuban
percussionists to LA Djs and New York Jazz musicians.
Twenty-four year old, Madrid native,
Rayito comes from a musical family. His father is a Flamenco guitar
player. At age 14 Rayito moved with his family to Miami where he went
to school at New World School of the Arts. Rayito has already had
opportunities to collaborate with an amazing line-up of partners,
including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Paco de Lucia, Julio
Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Ricky Martin. Rayito's debut cd recieved
three Latin Grammy Nominations.
website: Mamadou Diabate
griot and kora player Mamadou Diabate moved from his Bamako to the
US in the late 1990s. and now makes his home in Durham NC. In 2005,
his previous recording titled, "Behmanka" on the World Village
record label, earned him a Grammy nomination. "Heritage"
is recorded with a versatile quintet that includes: guitar, balafon,
calabash, and talking drum.
The Chosen One
Good Over Evil
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.
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