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playlist for March 10, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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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."
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Pokito a Poko
Te La Creio Tu

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.

Forro in the Dark
Bonfires of São João
Asa Branca (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 and we will hear him singing his own English version of the Portuguese, Forro music classic, “Asa Branca.”

Putumayo World Music
Gypsy Groove
Magnifico & Turbolentza: Zh Ne Sui Pa Pur Tua (Slovenia)

Putumayo Records
Putumayo World Music, recently released two new records "A New Groove" is an eclectic collection of cool tracks and underground music and Gypsy Grooveexplores Balkan beats & gypsy jams from the dancefloors of Eastern Europe. "Gypsy Groove" features tracks from Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, and Germany. (A portion of the sales from Gypsy Groove will be donated to the Roma Education Fund, in support of quality education for the Roma people.

Putumayo World Music
A New Groove
Alice Russell: High Up on the Hook (UK)

Putumayo Records
The newest offering from Putumayo World Music, "A New Groove" is an eclectic collection of cool tracks and underground music.

Daniel Bouliane
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.

Ten Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Sacred Tibetan Chants from the Great Prayer Festival
Drepung Loseling Institute
International Campaign for Tibet
Artist website: Mystical Arts of Tibet
Members of Mankato's academic community recently witnessed the construction of a the Tibetan sand mandala by The Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery, a group dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition of Wisdom and Compassion...

View the closing ceremony @ Mankato Free Press

Karl Maddison
Tibetan Groove
Wishing Wheel
Gemini Sun Records
tunes floating on a sonic ocean of synth and sweet guitar licks driven by the hypnotic percussive pulse of authentic Tibetan instruments. Its the kind of music that enables one to sit back, chill-out and imagine a cool-breeze blowing your hair as you contemplate the dazzling spectacle of a pristine Himalayan plateau.

Monjes Budistas
Sakya Tashi Ling
I Wanna Fly
(mantra de la vacuidad)

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

Darlene Koldenhoven
Infinite Voice

Enchantment (by Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris)
TimeArt Recordings
Artist website:

Darlene Koldenhoven is a classically trained singer with a five-octave range. She is most widely recognized as the memorable vocal soloist, seen by a 1.5 billion worldwide audience on the PBS special, Yanni, Live at the Acropolis. Darlene Koldenhoven vocally improvises in classical and non-classical styles. She also as composes, writes lyrics and plays keyboards.

Lawrence Blatt
Out of the Woodwork
Out of the Woodwork (title track)
LMB Music
Artist website: Lawrence Blatt

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 Wingert

Nanny Assis
Double Rainbow
Blue Toucan Music
Artist website:
Nanny Assis started his career as a drummer and percussionist but branched-out while attending the Federal School of Arts and Music in Bahia, Brazil. Nanny is well known throughout the world of Brazilian music.

Francisco Céspedes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Con El Permiso De Bola
Drumé Negríta
Six Degrees Records
Francisco Céspedes is an original song stylist who's Cuban boleros have spawned a new a unique style known as fílin or literally "feeling," his style is best known as "bolero jazz." We will hear the song Drumé Negríta, recorded in Havana, Cuba.

Ojos de Brujo
Six Degrees Records
"Recipients of 2004 BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music"
Ojo de Brujo reflect both Spanish and Gypsy roots while fusing the driving rhythms of flamenco with hip-hip, ragga and funk.

Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Eden Mi Quedem: Mazmuru Hamdin (from te cd Eden Mi Quedem)
Jerusalem-based group
Eden Mi Quedem takes their name from the Biblical phrase loosely meaning "Eden from ancient times."
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Stop the Earth, I Want to Get Off !
Wonderwheel Recordings
Zeb was born of Italian and Gypsy parents and moved to England at age sixteen. He's lived in NYC for years and is a key producer behind the Global, Dub, Funk movement.

Azam Ali
Elysium remixes
Endless Reverie
Six Degrees Records
Iranian vocalist, Azam Ali sings in the Persian language, Farsi and also in Urdu, a language of Pakistan. Her songs recount mystical lyrics of the Sufi Poets remixed in a fusion of Ancient instruments, rhythms and tonalities with modern electronic sounds.

Midival Punditz
Dark Age
Six Degrees Records
The Midival Punditz ushered in a new possibilities for Indian music with MIDIval PunditZ, their Six Degrees Records debut in 2002.

Amrit Kirtan
Sacred Circles
Waah Yantee

Spirit Voyage
An ethereal Kirtan praise song to the triple aspects of the One.

Louie Gonnie
Elements - Meditation Songs from the Diné
Dawn of Fire
Canyon Records
Canyon Records has specialized in Native American music since 1951. Louie Gonnie songs honors the elements of life and are steeped in the rich heritage of the Dine people of the Four Corners. We will hear "Dawn of Fire" a dreamy tune that tells of the connection crystal flint shards sparking the flames and lighting the imagination to guide the path of many generations. It is through this fire that prayers are expressed, ancestors remembered and the people are united with Mother Earth.
contact the artist: Louie Gonnie
World Beat Pick of the Month

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"

Real to Reel
The Only Redeemer (featuring Vido Jelashe I)
All A Dem A Do (featuring Juggla)

Miracle Sounds
Music from a new collection of dub/reggae & downbeat music by Noiseshaper and featured guest vocalists including: Ari Up, G.Rizo, Jackie Dean, Vido Jelashee I, Waqyne Martin, Juggla, MC Shureshock, and Jahcoustic.

I and I
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 the song, "I and I"
Artist website: Katchafire

Joseph Israel
Gone Are The Days

New Door Music
Artist 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 star, Matisyahu.

Tony Tuff
Say Something
Say Something
Reggae & Dancehall veteran,Tony Tuff, from Kingston Jamaica, has a new cd with 14 fine roots reggae tracks.

Do Good
Freedom Train - featuring Luciano
13 new exclusive track album by Turbulence born Sheldon Campbell. The 2nd album for producer Brotherman is full of finest modern Roots and has two combinations featuring Luciano & Higher Trod Family.

Jah is King

Firehouse Productions
Artist website:
Ijahlar is the first band based on the Island of Antigua.

Putumayo World Music
Women of the World - Acoustic
Kaïssa: Wa (Cameroon)

Putumayo Records
Putumayo World Music put out a new recording that explores contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading female artists, to celebrate the United Nations, International Women's Day (March 8th) Featuring a number of female vocalists that have been on previous World Beat programs including : Marta Topferova (Czech Republic), Lura (Cape Verde), Anastasia Moutsatsou (Greece), Marta Gomez (Columbia).

Vusi Mahlasela
Guiding Star
Sower of Words (featuring Dave Matthews)

ATO Records
Artist 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.

Vieux Farka Touré
Vieux Farka Touré
Harmonia Mundi
World Village Music
Artist website: Vieux Farka Touré
Malian griot and kora player and son of Ali Farka Toure

Ten Percent of the profits will go to Bée Sago, an award winning UNICEF-affiliated organization, for the manufacture and distribution of insecticide-treated, anti-Malaria nets to protect children and pregnant women in the Tourés' home village of Niafunké in Northern Mali.

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