Song From the Planet
Cry to the Mountains
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 with new insight into the challenges
of everyday life."
Open Roads Ahead
Cady Finlayson is based in Brooklyn New
York and plays what she calls, a "spirited Irish fiddle with
a global twist."
The Love Token
Caisleán a' tSléibhe
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.
Chansons de la Nouvelle Scène Française
Plein Les Doigts
Le Pop Musik
Some intriguing tunes from the latest rebirth
of French chanson
from the Global Rhythms sampler
Finnish Schottisches 1 &2/ French Schottische
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 Finnish Schottisches 1 &2/
French Schottische (trad)
De La Frontera
Tanguillos de la frontera
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
Beat Pick of the Month
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.
Habibi min zaman
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
Ayal-Ayale (The Handsome Hero)
Raichel joins forces with musicians from Israel's - Ethiopian, Arab,
Yemenite, and Caribbean communities to create an entrancing fusion.
I Come From the Other Side
Sammi singer/songwriter Mari Boine on vocals
and guitar accompanied by Jan Garbarek on tenor sax. From her 2001
classic "Eight Seasons."
New World Flamenco Jazz
Beautiful Little Moment
Tomas Michaud Master guitarist is an Alameda
resident and owner of Starland Music Center. New World Flamenco Jazz
is his fifth self-produced CD of contemporary, world-music influenced,
Sound and Recent Sorrow
Levi Chen's tribute to the victims of recent
tragedies including the SARS epidemic, the Asian tsunami and Katrina...
it's an Asian American Blues featuring the Chinese Harp and Violin
(Gu Zheng and Erhu).
- various artists
new collection from Putyumayo brings together Afro-Cuban rhythms and
jazz stylings from around the world.
A new collection of Dub music from ROIR
Records. We will be hearing the Bush Chemists with "East of Jaro."
Priyo was born and raised in Sicily,
Italy but has been travelling the world for over twenty-five years
sharing his unique blend of Afro-Mediterranean Gypsy trance music.
Its a spicy blend of Spanish/Gypsy rumba, Gypsy Flamenco guitar, Italian
melody and romantica, African tribal trance and Middle Eastern scales
Next-up we will be hearing a crosscultural
combination of Indian bansuri flute and kamanche (Persian violin).
Maneesh de Moor says of this musical Interlude... "Just be in
a state of not-doing and let these beautiful sounds wash over you."
Doors of Paradise
The Dawn of Blessing
Grammy winner and musical alchemist,
Jim Wilson collaborates with many others including Jai Uttal, under
the name Tulku.
Shadows of the Mind
Instrumental artist, Medwyn Goodall takes
a break under a blue island sun to compose some gentle panpipes, guitar
and hand drum music set against the sound of surf.
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna
Ámuyengü (In Times to Come)
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
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
Sower of Words featuring Dave Matthews)
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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