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playlist for February 3, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Chieftains: Boil 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.

Madoo: Norwegian Wood

To the Fab Four From Liverpool ... A Tribute From India
Madooo Records

Beatles 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.

Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

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

Evren Ozan

Ozan Music
Evern Ozan is a young Native American flute player with musical skills and heart & spirt far beyond his years.

Secret Traveller
Ledges Road
artists website:

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.

Pokito a Poko
Mi Primo Jaun
Te La Creio Tu
World 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.

Daniel Bouliane
Work in Progress
Enfant espoir

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.

Forro in the Dark
Bonfires of São João
I Wish

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)

Nowever - poems by e.e.cummings
Peter Mallan: 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.

Monjes Budistas
Sakya Tashi Ling
(mantra de Mahakala Negro)

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

Dean Evenson D'Rachel
Spa Dreams
Lotus Field
Soundings of the Planet
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

Yusuf / Cat Stevens
An Other Cup
Greenfields, Golden Sands
Atlantic Records
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Support the Orphans:
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."


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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.

Various Artists - Domo
Music for Yoga
Nawang Khechog: Peace Through Kindness (Tibet)
Putumayo Records
A beatiful tune from Tibetan flutist, Nawang Kechog, from his album on Domo Records, called "Karuna."

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)

Patrick Hadley
Her Ra
Abracadabra Music
artists website:
Music on the mbira, played by Patrick Hadley. Relaxation music from 2000, that I revisit for the airy ambience.

Eric Tingstad
Rhythms of the Desert
Cheshire Records
Artist website: Eric Tingstad
Nine 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"

Close Your Eyes
Mai Music
This 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"
Artist website: Katchafire

Fat Freddys Drop
Based on a True Story
Cay's Crays
Artist website: Fat Freddys Drop
Reggae music from way down under from the New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop..

Joseph Hall
Ruff Times featuring Luciano

New Door Music
Artist website: Joseph Israel

I Want You So

Crucial Youth Productions
Artist website: Rankin' Scroo

Various Artists
Desert Blues 2
Majid Bekkas: Daymallah!
Network Records
African ballads from Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Western Sahara.

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: 02/3/2007