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playlist for May 5, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Deirdre Ní Chinnéide
Celtic Passage
Celtic Passage
Sounds True
Vocal compositions by Deirdre Ni Chinneide, dedicated to the ancient Celt's belief in the existence of other worlds, known as the Land of Sí (spirit). Druids and Shamans were said to have travelled there and returned to share new insight into the challenges of everyday life."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Cady Finlayson
Irish Coffee
Dunmore Lassies/Kathleen's Fiddle
Cady Finlayson
Cady Finlayson is based in Brooklyn New York and plays what she calls, a "spirited Irish fiddle with a global twist."

The Love Token
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. "The Love Token" is available

Rough Guide
The Rough Guide to Irish Music

Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola: Bean Haaidin/Paidin's Wife (Lah-seh-reena Nee-Hun-kneel-ah)
subtitle: Dublin to Donegal: essential sessions & evolving traditions
Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola is a singer whose roots are in the sean-nós singing tradition of her native Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands.

Adrian Sherwood
Becoming a Cliché

J'ai Change
Artist link: Adrian Sherwood
Adrian Sherwood sings of war and strife across the world and throughout history.

Raag & Olé
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 (gypsy) and Rajput (India) peoples. Produced by guitarist, Miguel Czachowski.

Juan Carmona
Sinfonia Flamenca
(version corta)
Le Chant du Monde

Artist website: Juan Carmona
Juan Carmona written and produced a daring new Flamenco composition that features the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.

Ojos de Brujo
Sultanas de Merkaillo
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.

Slavic Soul Party
Teknochek Collision
Djlem, Djlem
Barbès Records

Artist website: Slavic Soul Party
New music from the New York City - Balkan Club Music-scene. SSP mixes blazing brass, Gypsy accordion, dance grooves to create a hybrid World music fusion.
We'll be hearning, Djlem, Djlem a traditional song featuring the powerful vocals of Eva Salina Primack.

Balkan Beat Box

Artist website: Balkan Beat Box
Balkan Beat Box is based in Brooklyn NY but steeped in non-Western roots and cultures. BBB' s six musicians are from Bulgaria, Morocco, Spain, Israel, and Turkey.

Jef Stott
Saracen (Kemanche Mix)
Six Degrees Records Emerging Artist Series

Ibrahim Ferrer
Mi Sueño
Si te contara
Nonesuch / World Circuit

A brand new recording from members of the Bueno Vista Social Club. Music for a night-out at Cuban jazz club with a quartet featuring piano, guitar, double bass, and the smooth vocals of Ibrahim Ferrer.

Arvel Bird, Will Clipman, Mary Redhouse & William Eaton
Path Made of Rainbow
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.

David Arkenstone
Myths and Legends
Legend of Bell rock
Gemini Sun Records

This recording is part of Gemini Sun's Audio Visual Connect Series™ the two cds of music are companion to a DVD in snyc. As of this show I haven't had time to explore this nique musical and multimedia experience but look forward to testing it out in the near future.

Darlene Koldenhoven
Infinite Voice
Saint Agnes and the Burning Train (by, sting)
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.

Paulo Martelli
Roots Guitar

Radamés Gnatalli - Dança Brasileira n.1
Chaos Theory Music
Brasilian classical guitarist, Paulo Martelli plays an exquisite selection of South American repertoire. Most of the pieces are in three parts; arrangements by Astor Piazzola, Augustin Barrios, and Geraldo Vespar. I've selected a stand-alone piece by Radamés Gnatalli called Dança Brasileira n.1.


Six Degrees Records
CéU was nominated for a Latin Grammy for "best new artist" of 2006. Her self-titled cd was simultaneously published by Starbucks Hear Music and Six Degrees Records.

Cram 129 - Various Artists
20 Ways to Float Through Walls
Apollo Nove : Traz Um Alivio
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.

Wax Poetic

Dolar a Dolar
Nublu Records
Artist website: Wax Poetic
Brazilian styling from Ilhan Ersahin and friends, This is the third record from NYC-based Wax Poetic. The others were called "Istanbul", and "Copenhagen."

Various Artists
A Six Degrees 10 Year Aniversary Project

Niyaz: Love Song
Six Degrees Records
Music featuring the voice of Azam Ali, that the trio, Niyaz calls "world music for the 21st century

Nawang Khechog
Tibetan Meditation Music for quiet mind and peaceful heart

Walking into the Himalaya to Meditate
Sounds True
Tibetan flute virtuoso and Grammy nominee Nawang Khechog has been making music for 20 years. The spacious sound of his meditative flute evokes peace and tranquility.

Unconditional Love
Rain Song
New Earth Records
Artist website: Kavi
New Earth Records - some soft journeys music to enhance your well-being... so sit back close your eyes an' chill-out...

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective
Aguyuha Nidúheñu (My People Have Move On)
Stonetree Records
The Garifuna people are a people and a language without a country. They originally settled on St Vincents, but were scattered along the mainland coast after being driven out by the Spanish. Today they live in Belize, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and various places in South America yet always in the minority. Wátina is the first Garifuna record that I've played on the World Beat. We hope to hear more from Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective in the future.

Eric Smith
Rocky Road
Tour the World

Culture Talent Agency
Eric Smith, grew up in St Andrews and Kingston Jamaica. He is steeped with the inspiration of the Almighty Jah Rastafari and emulates the Reggae greats, Marley, Tosh, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown et. al. His new cd contains 15 roots/rock/reggae tracks.

Songs of Peace for the Children of Kilimanjaro
Anameremeta - Te Tusker Cres
Kilio cha Watoto - the Ombeni Choir

Amani is a small non-government, not for profit organization that runs residential home for orphans and street children on the base of Mt Kilimanjaro Tanzania, East Africa. Amani is the Swahili word for peace.

The Mothers
Township Sessions
Learning (Sizohamba)

Artist website:
Philani Nutrition Project is a community-based healthcare and nutrition organization operating in the townships and squatter communities of Cape Town, where poverty, unemployment and violence are endemic. The Philani mothers (all Health Workers) formed a musical choir and have recorded this record with London-based producer, Peter Raeburn. This recording hears that Mothers choir together with urban production creating a fresh angle on their rich vocal tradition.

Aman Iman - Water is Life
Matadjem Yinmixan
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

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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