playlist for February 10, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
the Breakfast Early (from The Essential Chieftains)
W e begin this evening with a couple of tunes from
the Global Rhythms sampler. The
first by a group that had its beginnings in 1962; The Chieftains celebrate
45 years together with Paddy Maloney, still at the helm. Their new
double cd features 18 classic Chieftain tunes and Disc 2 includes
17 all-star duets with the likes of Sting, Elvis Costello, Sinead
O'Connor and many more. This is a "Boil the Breakfast Early."
The Chieftains begin a US tour later this month and will be playing
Minneapolis, on March 7th.
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
To the Fab Four From
Liverpool ... A Tribute From India
covers with a distinctive Indian flavor by Madhukar Dhas, who is also
known as Madooo.
A contemporary Indian take on the classic Beatles song that introduced
the sitar and Indian music to Western pop music audiences.
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
Evern Ozan is a young Native American flute
player with musical skills and heart & spirt far beyond his years.
Pokito a Poko
Mi Primo Jaun
Te La Creio Tu
Beat Pick of the Month
The third release by Chambao is an incredible fusion of flamenco and
hip hop sensibilities. The included DVD takes the viewer to all-night
revelry on a remote stretch of sand dunes, presumably some where in
the south of Spain.
Sakya Tashi Ling
(mantra de Mahakala Negro)
website: Monjes Budistas
Music from the Sakya Tashi Ling
Buddhist Monastery, in Spain.
Ten Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery
Sacred Tibetan Chants from the Great Prayer
Until Supreme Illumination
Campaign for Tibet
website: Mystical Arts
Members of Mankato's academic community
were treated to a unique introspective opportunity, this week, right
in our campus living room. I was one of many who returned to time-and-again
from Monday morning through the closing ceremony, a ceremony on Thursday
evening. We watches as the Tibetan sand mandala, as it unfolded grain-by-grain
of colored sand. The Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery are dedicated
to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition of
Wisdom and Compassion. Their artistic creation will be permanently
etched in my mind as defining the nature of impermanence... an insight
that will grow more valuable, with each passing day... and in this
moment of history, an important consideration, in the face of global
climate change. Witnessing the construction of the sand mandala and
attending its ceremonial destruction has awakened my mind to a greater
awareness of the impermanent nature of all things and warmed my heart
to be in the presence of Tibetan Lamas practicing their art of compassion
and loving kindness ...
View the closing ceremony @ Mankato
Enfant espoir (the haunting vocals are sung
by an eight-year old Pulaar child)
Daniel Boulianet is a composer of film music
determined to be closely involved in his creations This
album is companion to a film named Tagayet (meaning "in the middle
of nowhere"). Tagayet is a small Saharan village, in Niger, built
around a well. This project was carried out thanks to the efforts
of Louise Dallaire, the executive producer of the film, and the support
of other friends and collaborators, who intend to collect enough funds
with the "Tagayet" products (book, CD and film) to be able
to return over there to build another well.
Out of the Woodwork
Out of the Woodwork (title track)
Music from guitarist, Lawrence Blatt,
an independent musician based in the San Francisco Bay area. On his
new cd, "Out of the Woodwork Lawrence plays a custom steel-string
guitar made by luthier, Edward Victor
Dick and a small bodied-12-fret parlor guitar by Kathy
in the Dark
Bonfires of São
I Wish (featuring David Byrne)
Bonfires of Sao Joao, is a contemporary
take on the Forro music of Brazil. On the album, Forro in the Dark
is based in NYC and plays a wide range of dance tunes from dueling
guitars to breathy flute. I enjoy songs featuring David Byrne one
with him singing his own English version of a Forro music classic,
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)
of the Planet
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
all ignorance toboggans into know
A Suite of Portraits by
Curium, remixes e.e.cummings lyrics and lures listeners into haunting
places in the geography of mind.
/ 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."
Rhythms of the Desert
website: Eric Tingstad
alternative world cuts featuring classic and steel guitars, pedal
steel guitar, bass, native flute, drums & percussion, accordian,
double reeds, chants... all this to evoke a "Native Americana
western desert chill music"
Bird & One Nation
Arvel Bird & One Nation
Spear and Shield
website: Arvel Bird
fresh take on Native American music featuring
extended fiery guitar, drum, violin, and Native American flute jams;
reminicent of the Grateful Dead, yet built on Native American traditions.
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)
Artists - New Earth Records
Meeting Place for Friends
Music for relaxation, breathing, movement,
prana yoga - breath of life, silent mind - zen haiku
Chamber of Justice (featuring Xavier Rudd)
Sower of Words (featuring Dave Matthews)
website: Vusi Mahlasela
Vusi Mahlasela used his songs and distinctive
voice as a powerful instrument for change during South Africa's tumultuous
recent history. We will hear a couple of powerful songs from Vusi
Mahlasela featuring fellow South Africans Xavier Rudd and Dave Matthews.
Close Your Eyes
evening we have a couple of acts from New Zealand...
coming up we'll be hearing a tune from "A True Story" by
Fat Freddys Drop and we'll begin with new music from the reggae inspired
group Katchafire, this is "Close Your Eyes"
Based on a True Story
website: Fat Freddys Drop
Reggae music from way
down under from the New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop.
Ruff Times featuring Luciano
website: Joseph Israel
Joseph Israel comes out of Fayetteville
Arkansas. He toured the US with the Lions of Israel ,Inc. Label and
Reggae great Luciano. He's shared the stage with fellow Jewish reggae
I Want You So
Crucial Youth Productions
website: Rankin' Scroo
From the early days of Rankin Scroo and
Ginger to his pioneer work in Urban Reggae with rap and hip-hop artists
like E-40, Too Short and Digital underground's Money-B. Rankin Scroo
has been impacting the Reggae industry for three decades.
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.
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Mmi Maje N'te
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade is featured on this months cd sampler
from Global Rhythms Magazine.
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