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playlist for January 06, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Putumayo World Music
One World, Many Cultures
Alan Stivell with Youssou N'Dour: A United Earth (France/Senegal)

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.

Keola Beamer
Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming of the Snow)
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Dancing Cat Records
Artist website: Keola Beamer
Keola Beamer interprets the works of classical composers using Hawaiian Slack Key guitar tunings.

Catrin Finch
Crossing the Stone
Mountain Dance
Artist website:
Music of Welsh harper, Catrin Finch, on acoustic and electric harp.

Auga de Maio
Polca da Mahia

Ribeirana e Golpe
Green Linnet
Artist website:
Celtic music from Spain by the Galician group, Milladoiro.

Kepa Junkera
Bilbao 00:00h

Alula Records
Artist website: Kepa Junkera
Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera was accompanied by a cast of international musicians, on this world music classic, from the opening hours of the new millenium. (The Basque accordian is known as the trikitixa.)

Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti
Through the Roof n' Underground

Artist website:

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

Requiem (for Ed Martinez)
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)

Yoshida Brothers
Yoshida Brothers III

By This River

Artist website: Yoshida Brothers
Domo Records
The new album from the Yoshida brothers, Ryoichiro and Kenichi who play the ancient Japanese three stringed, banjo-like Tsugaru-shamisen.

Jeff Oster
Big Sur

Retso Records
artists website:
Music from a master of the Flugelhorn and trumpet.
New Age Reporter "2005 album of the year"

Windham Hill
Holiday Guitar Collection
Steve Erquiaga: Greensleeves
Windham Hill Records
A new collection of timeless Christmas favorites featuring some of Windham Hill's best loved acoustic guitar artists.

Loreena McKennitt
An Ancient Muse
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

Various Artists
Electric Gypsyland 2
Tunng: - Taraf de Haïdouks (Homecoming)
Electric Gypsyland is a collection of re-interpretations and re-inventions from three leading Balkan Gypsy bands; Taraf de Haidouks, Kocani Orkestar, and Mahala Rai Banda. This music is transformed from musicians on the the Balkan Club Scene.

The Klezmatics
Brother Moses Smote the Water
Elijah Rock
Klezmer meets Gospel - Recorded Live in Berlin


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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.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens
An Other Cup
Maybe There's a World
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."

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.

Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown & Marisa Monte
Velha Infancia
Artist website: Marisa Monte
A favorite song from "Tribalistas," a classic collaboration of Brazilian musicians featuring vocals by Marisa Monte, winning her first Latin Grammy.

Marisa Monte
Infinito Particular
O rio
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.

Six Degrees - Emerging Artists Series
Emerging Artists Sampler, Vol 1
Rara Avis: Medicine (radio edit)
Six Degrees Records
Six Degrees is launching a new "digital only" series of releases dedicated to breaking new artists, the Emerging Artists Sampler Vol. 1, is the first release in the series. TRhe Series is available at and other leading digital stores including iTunes and eMusic.

Urban Legend
Tranquilidad Cubana

Descarga del Barrio
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.


Aquí Huele a Quemao
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.

Rob Symeonn
The Chosen One
Message in the Music

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.

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.


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 01/06/2007