Song From the Planet
Cady Finlayson is based in Brooklyn New York and plays what she calls,
a "spirited Irish fiddle with a global twist."
The Love Token
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.
Artist website: Cecile
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.
Romantica are from Belfast Ireland and
Minneapolis MN. Their record America will be released nationally,
Some Celtic Music with Zing from Colorado-based
group "The Muses."
Chansons de la Nouvelle Scène Française
Le Pop Musik
Some intriguing tunes from the latest rebirth of French chanson
We will be hearing new a track from Cádiz Spain, by Mala Rodriguez.
From her new cd "Malamarismo."
De La Frontera
Tarantos del Mellizo y Diego
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
Artist website: LeviChen.com
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).
from the Global Rhythms sampler
The sound of Anoushka Shankar's traditional Indian sitar meets the
digital world of Karsh Kale's electronica.
+ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Bethe Bethe Kese Kese
Six Degrees Records
"Dub Qawwali" is a celebration of the music of Nusrat Fateh
Ali Khan on the tenth anniversary of his passing. Nusrat Fateh Ali
Khan was revered figure in his native Pakistan and the most recorded
Qawwali singer of all time, with over 125
albums. Qawalli singing dates back over 700 years to the Samah songs
of Persia and the mystical faith of Sufism. Gaudi give this music
a 21 century context.
Suhkawat (sue-ka-vat) Ali Kahn's ancestors Mian Chand Khan and Mian
Suraj Khan served in the court of Akbar the Great in India during
the most peaceful time in India's history.
Idan Raichel Project
Idan Raichel Project
Be'Yom Shabbat (On Sabbath)
Idan Raichel Project
Idan Raichel joins forces with musicians from Israel's
- Ethiopian, Arab, Yemenite, and Caribbean communities to create an
Gaya of Wisdom
New music from Dutch musician and remixer Guy Sween.
El Jardin de Marta
"Non Profit Music Donates All Profits
from Album Sales to
Doctors without Borders an independent
international medical relief organization.
Artist website: www.priyoandgypsymoon.com
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 and rhythms.
Salsa con Dulzura
World reknowned percussionist Jimmy Delgado is of Puerto Rican parentage
but grew-up in NYC. He has played with many great Salsa Bandleaders
including Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades
and Tito Puente.
Fire in the Youth
Artist website: B-Side
New World Flamenco Jazz
Artist website: WorldMelodies.com
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,
Faces of the Sun
Raven (with Mary Youngblood)
Music from the new cd from Peter
Kater, a three-time Grammy nominee, who has collaborated with Native
American artists for almost 20 years.
Mata O Tane
Artist website: www.tevaka.com
New music from the New Zealand-based group
Te Vaka. Lead by vocalist Opetaia Foa'i.
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna
Weyu Lírigi Weyu (Day by Day)
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
Garifuna music from Stonetree
Records, the premier record label for Garifuna music, based in Belize.
Where Are You?
Brand new music from Marie Daulne, the
founder and fronting member of Zap Mama since the early 1990s.
Beat Pick of the Month
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
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Roots, Rock Remixed
Duppy Conqueror (Fort Knox Five Remix)
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
Time for Change
Birds Eye Music
David Kirton music
David Kirton, from Barbados sings in a unique
blend of roots-rock-reggae, with soul and pop. "Time for Change"
is his third album.
From Brooklyn to SF
Seed Haffi Grow (feat. Juakali)
Kush Arora Prod.
website: Kush Arora
Some heavy dub from Kush Arora
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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