Song From the Planet
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."
The Love Token
Buchaillin Deas Óg Mé
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of
the Aran Island of Inisheer. He's steeped in the local
sean-nos style and sings
in both Gaelic and English. MacDara
takes a contemporary approach to this
traditionally solo song form and is accompanied
on this recording by a fine band.
Under a Texas Skye
Scottish squeezebox player, Hugh Morrison
plays progressive Celtic music on his latest release, "Under
a Texas Skye."
We will hear "MacPhersons's Rant" featuring vocals by Jed
Le vent m'emporte (c.corbel)
Stor mo chroi (trad)
Cécile Corbel is from Bretagne,
the Celtic region in the north-west of France. As a
child, she traveled all over Brittany with her parents, who were puppeteers.
She plays the guitar but discovered and fell in love with the Celtic
harp in her teens. We will be hearing music from "songbook 1,"
her self-produced album now on the label, Keltia Musique.
Beat Pick of the Month
Chansons de la Nouvelle Scène Française
est-il de la chance?
Le Pop Musik
Some intriguing tunes from the latest rebirth
of French chanson
from the Global Rhythms sampler
Uma Musica Do Povo (Concerto Em Lisboa TimesSquare)
Mariza is called fado's brightest star. We will hearing a song from
Mariza's outdoor concert, held in the gardens of the Tower of Belém,
built in the 1600's to commemorate Vasco De Gama's expeditions to
India. It was the first conert held on the grounds.
De La Frontera
Un compromiso / Toda una vida
Mundi/ World Village
Son De La Frontera is a Flamenco band based
in Morón de la Frontera, Spain. Their style has a strong clear
touch with resonant bass. Their sound is grounded in the stones, the
earth, and walls of their town and called El Toque de Morón,
the touch of Morón
Gypsy Caravan - When the Road Bends
Mundi/ World Village
Artist websites: GypsyCaravanMovie.com
New music from the soundtrack to the movie "Gypsy Caravan"...
subtitle, "When the Road Bends." A phrase taken from the
Romani proverb, "You cannot walk straight when the road bends."
The movie documents an epic roadtrip known as the "Gypsy Caravan
Tour." The road trip included five Roma bands (Maharaja, from
Rajasthan, India) (Antonio el Pipa's Flamenco Ensemble - Andalucia
Spain) (Esma Redzepova & Stevo Teodosieski Ensemble - Macedonia)
(Fanfare Ciocarlia - Romania) and Taraf De Haidouks - Romania) The
soundtrack and movie are dedicated to the "Decade of Roma Inclusion
2005-2015," an international initiative focusing on eradicating
discrimination against the Roma and alleviating their poverty. The
Gypsy Caravan Movie will make its US debut, June 15th in NYC.
Bellevue Rendezvous is an acoustic trio
based in Scotland that plays a broad-based repertoire from across
Europe. We will be hearing a medley of traditional Serbian tunes.
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.
Idan Raichel Project
Idan Raichel Project
Boee (Come to Me)
Raichel joins forces with musicians from Israel's - Ethiopian, Arab,
Yemenite, and Caribbean communities to create an entrancing fusion.
Gardens of Hope
Anything for a Smile
Frank Smith is a professional guitarist
and music therapist. His cd "Garden of Hope" is a collection
of ten of his original compositions that are favorites among the audiences
at hospita and other venues; locally and worldwide. The cd was produced
by founder of Windham Hill Music, Will Ackerman.
The Silent Awakening
Tina Malia was trained as a classical pianist
and vocalist, and sound engineering. Her roots are in American folk
and soul music, but she's been widely influenced by music from around
- various artists
Cha Cha (USA/Puerto Rico)
new collection from Putyumayo brings together Afro-Cuban rhythms and
jazz stylings from around the world.
Primeaux & Johnny Mike with Xavier Quijas Yxayoti
The Color of Morning
the Colors of Morning
The harmonized vocal chants of Grammy
Award winning singers, Verdell Primeaux and Johnny Mike meld with
Mayan flutes and percussion of Xavier Quijas Yxayoti.
Terry Oldfield plays the Bansuri,
a bamboo flute from India, with blissful abandon. His meditative flute
music evokes accompanied by light percussion evokes a state of peace
Doors of Paradise
Grammy winner and musical alchemist,
Jim Wilson collaborates with many others including Jai Uttal, under
the name Tulku.
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna
Wátina (I Called Out)
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.
Various Stonetree Artists
From Bakabush - the first 10 years of Stonetree
The Garifuna people are a people
and a language without a country. These are songs from one of Central
America's most unique and dynamic record labels, Stonetree Records;
featuring Garifuna and Creole artists from Beleze, Honduras and Guatemala.
We will be hearing from Paul Nabor,
at 76 years old he is known as the greatest living Paranda artist
in Belize, and a musical legend among the Garifuna. Paul Nabor also
serves as the "Buyel" (spiritual leader) in his community,
Punta Gorda town Belize.
Garifuna music from Stonetree
Records, the premier record label for Garifuna music, based in Belize.
Aurelio Martinez is one of the most exceptional Garifuna artists of
A new collection of Dub music from ROIR
Records. We will be hearing the Dub Trio with "Drive by Dub."m
10 Ft Ganga Plant Presents
The debut record from 10 Ft Ganga Plant
plus a couple of bonus tracks including this one.... I'm Gonna put
the "Top Down."
The second record from Daby Toure on Realworld
Records. Daby lives in Paris but was born and raised in Mauritania
surrounded by a music and a feast of languages and cultures including
Toucouleur, Fulbe, Soninke, and Wolof. We will be hearing a couple
of tracks, and "Setal" and this is "Kebaluso."
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
Aman Iman - Water is Life
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...
type fonts of the Toureg by Pierre
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