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playlist for April 7, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

The Love Token
The Mighty Dancer
An Dún Aengus

MacDara Music
Artist website: MacDara Ó Conaola
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of the Aran Island of Inisheer who is steeped in the local sean-nos style although accompanied by a fine band he takes a contemporary approach to what is traditionally a solo song form. MacDara sings in both Gaelic and English. The album was co-produced by Máire Breatnach and recorded in Conamara.

Nanny Assis
Double Rainbow
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.

Cram 129 - Various Artists
20 Ways to Float Through Walls
Hugo: Tuca' La Louna
Sussan Deyhim/Bill Laswell: The Candle and the Moth
Crammed Discs

"20 Ways to Float Through Walls" is an all-star genre-blending recording filled with 20 tracks made by musicians from 15 different countries singing in 10 different languages. From Balkan Gypsy to Belgium and Brazilian remixes, and from London and Paris to Mali and the Congo. Compiled by Crammed Disc founder Marc Hollander.
World Beat Pick of the Month

RaSa Music
Artist website: IndiaLucia

A new musical fusion merging Flamenco with Indian classical music. Its a fusion with foundation in the legends of both the Gitano and Rajput peoples.

Slavic Soul Party
Teknochek Collision
Opa Cupa (opaSupa)
Barbès Records

New music from the New York City - Balkan Club Music-scene. Opa Cupa is a traditional song and features the powerful vocals of Eva Salina Primack.

Lawrence Blatt
Out of the Woodwork
Standing in the Rain
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

Arvel Bird, Will Clipman, Mary Redhouse & William Eaton
Red Painted Faces
Singing Wolf Records
Artist website: Arvel Bird
Virtuoso Native American fiddler, Arvel Bird, percussionist extrordinaire , Will Clipman, Native American Vocalist, Mary Redhouse & Grammy-nominated luthier wizard, William Eaton take Native American music to a new level.

Alex E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah, Nitanis "Kit" Lanry
Harmony Nights
Canyon Records
Artist website: Monjes Budistas
Sweet harmonies of Native American music from Grammy nominated singers Alex E. Smith and Cheevers Toppah who are joined by Nitanis "Kit" Landry and featuring special guests Louie Gonnie, Anthony Wakeman and Thunder Hill.

Blue Feather - Dunlap - Henke
A Crown of Stars
A Crown of Stars (title track)
Divine Wind Records
Artist website: Blue Feather - Dunlap - Henke
A Crown of Stars is a composition to the theme of discovery from sunset to dawn. Native American flute, acoustic and electric guitar, lap slide, fretless bass , keyboards loops, and acoustic percussions create a mood for discovering the wonders of the Milky Way and beyond.

Putumayo World Music
A New Groove
K-Os: Crabbuckit (Canada)
Putumayo Records
"A New Groove" is a recent offering from Putumayo World Music exploring an eclectic collection of cool tracks and underground music.

Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner: Minguito (from Ojos Negros)
the Global Rhythms sampler. Tango music from Bandeon Maestro Dino Saluzzi and Anja Lechner on cello. They are featured artists in the May issue along with the Saharan group Tinariwen and Chilean singer, Francesca Ancarola.
Global Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle

Luna Blanca
Guitar Island
Villa Azur
Artist website: Luna Blanca
Luna Blanca is a group from Germany that plays a creative mix between the latin stylings of Ottmar Liebert, Govi, and the rhythms of the Gypsy Kings... staple sounds, here on The World Beat. Richard Hecks plays the lead guitar on an instrument by the luthier, Hermann Hauser III.

Shaman's Dream
Dance: Dream: Dance:
The Dreamtime Returns
Sounds True
Artist website: Shamans Dream Music
Virtuoso electronic music fusion of Ancient instruments, rhythms and tonalities with modern electronic sounds

Riad Abdel-Gawad
El Tarab El Aseel (Autochthonic Enchantment)
Artist website:
Riad Abdel-Gawad
Violinist, Riad Abdel-Gawad composes contemporay Middle Eastern musical music based upon the practices of taqâsim and tarab and played by a neoclassical Arab ensemble (takht).

Darlene Koldenhoven
Infinite Voice

Sous le Dôme épais
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.

Guru Ganesha Singh
Pure Ganesh
In the Light of My Soul

Spirit Voyage Records
An ethereal Kirtan praise song to the triple aspects of the One.
Spirit Voyage in on the road with their "Celebrate Peace Concerts" World Tour 2007 featuring the music of Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh.

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.

Various Artists
A Six Degrees 10 Year Aniversary Project

Ojos De Brujos: Get Up Stand Up (Barcelona)
Six Degrees Records

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

Do Good
Freedom Train
with 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.

Putumayo World Music
Putumayo World Party
Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers: Just One Kiss
Putumayo Records
World Party is the latest offering from Putumayo World Music. It includes party tracks from around the world including Italy, Martinique, Denmark, Ghana, Haiti, and Algeria, along with the Jamaica group Burning Spear, Los Pinguos of Argentina, a hoppin' track from Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, of the USA and this track by Laurent Hounsavi, of Benin.

Red Soil in My Eyes
World Village Music
Somi was born of Ugandan and Rwandese parents, she lived in Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania, but grew-up mostly in the USA. She sings in a jazz style and performs widely in NYC. Somi was invited to tour fifteen African countries, sponsored by the International French Cultural Center. Ten percent of the sales of "Red Soil in my Eyes" will be donated to SURF, Rwandan Survivors Fund.

Aman Iman
Cler Achel

World Village Music
In the Tamashek language of the Toureg, Saharan nomads from Mali, Tinariwen means "empty spaces." The group Tinariwen was formed in a rebel camp run by Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, over two decades ago, and has been making music in the desert ever since. Their use of electric guitars was a first in a vast Saharran region where power is only sporadically available. Their hypnotic desert-blues features call-and-response vocals among the extended group. Underground cassettes of their spellbinding music has counseled anti-violence and ethnic pride among the youth of their war-torn region for over twenty years. Listen now to music from the deserts beyond Timbuktu...

Amanar type fonts of the Toureg by Pierre di Sciullo

Fanta (title track)
RaSa Music

Ibrahima Galissa on Kora and Marc Liebeskind on guitar and shik-guitar


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 04/7/2007