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playlist for January 13, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Matt Ender
Miles of Skye
Miss Monaghans/ Dancing in Ahearn
Miles of Skye

Etherean Music
Matt Ender rearranges the traditional song and is accompanied by Steven McDonald with the vocals on Miles of Skye.

Loreena McKennitt
An Ancient Muse
The English Ladye and the Knight
Artist website: Loreena McKennitt
Verve Records
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

Jean-Francois Maljean
Belgian pianist has arranged music from the Japanese superstar, Kitaro for piano, with the blessing and encouragement of the master himself.

China Rose
Guitar Garden

Monjes Budistas
Sakya Tashi Ling
My Spirit Flies to You

Vale Music
Artist website: Monjes Budistas
Music from the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist Monastery, in Spain.

Keola Beamer
Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming of the Snow)
Cantar Montañes
Spinning Song
Dancing Cat Records
Artist website: Keola Beamer
Keola Beamer interprets the works of classical composers using Hawaiian Slack Key guitar tunings.

Gogol Bordello
Gypsy Punks / Underdog World Strike

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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

Coyote Poets of the Universe
Unmistakable Evidence

Sitting in the Dark
Unmistakable Evidence

Artist website: www.CoyotePoetsOf The
The new recording by The Coyote Poets of the Universe journeys into freeform spoken word, floating in zero gravity electronica spaces. (headphones recommended)
World Beat Pick of the Month

Secret Traveller
Ledges Road
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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 ambience.

Jibaro Hasta el Hueso
Mountain Music of Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen
A mi dulse amada (to my sweet beloved)
Smithsonian Folkways
música jíbara is the national music of Puerto Rico

Richard Bona
Scenes from My Life
Artist 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.

Daniel Bouliane
Work in Progress
Enfant espoir
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.


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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
Guiseppe Sircana: - love is a place
A Suite of Portraits by Curium, remixes e.e.cummings lyrics and lures listeners into 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...
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens
An Other Cup
Greenfields, Golden Sands
Atlantic Records
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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."

Té Dékoum
Tinder Records
A favorite song from Paris by the Seba brothers, with lead vocals by Abdel-Ouab Seba.

Putumayo World Music
One World, Many Cultures
Cheb Mami & Ziggy Marley: Madanite (Algeria/Jamaica)

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 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.

Cheb Nacim
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Cheb Nacim: 100% Nabrike - Algerian Raï
ARC Music

Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Cheb Nacim melds Raï, the popular music of Algeria with electronica.

Marisa Monte
Infinito Particular
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)

Kelvin Mockingbird
Sacred Fire - Meditation songs for Native American Flute
The Dance of Butterfly, Badger Girl
Canyon Records
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.

Soulfood & Ra Music
Café Santa Fe
Artist website:
Cafe Santa Fe, where chill meets spirit.

Putumayo World Music
Congo to Cuba
Laba Sosseh: Son Soneate (Gambia)

Putumayo Records
Music from a Putumayo Afro-Latino classic.

Urban Legend
Tranquilidad Cubana

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.


El Anillo
South Beat Records
Artist website: Rayito
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.

Mamadou Diabate
Harmonia Mundi
World Village Music
Artist website: Mamadou Diabate

Malian 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.

Rob Symeonn
The Chosen One
Good Over Evil

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: 01/13/2007