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playlist for December 29, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

A year-end show featuring favorite recordings from previous months.

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Cecile Corbel
songbook 1.
Le vent m'emporte (c.corbel)

Keltia Musique
Artist website: Cecile Corbel
MySpace: Cecile Corbel
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.
World Beat Pick of the Month

My Crescent City
December Song

Long Tale Recordings
Carmina is Pippa Marland - vocals, saxes, and whistles along with Rob King - acoustic guitar, mandola, bodhran along with a host of talented musicans. We will be hearing 'Blessed are the Broken' a song that recently won the "Song for Peace Competition" at the Tipperary International Peace Convention.

Anne Roos
A Light in the Forest
The Forest Nymph: Song of the Woods: & The Tree in the Woods
Artist website:
Cambria Master Recordings
Celtic Harp music from, Ann Roos and company. Her new cd includes a 30 page book illustrations of fairies, forest nymphs and dancing bears. It is one of the most beautifully packaged cds I've ever seen and would certainly make a nice gift for Celtic Harp fans. We will be hearing The Forest Nymph - Song of the Woods & The Tree in the Woods" and, "The Gold Ring."

Various Artists
Celtic Twilight - Sacred Spirit 7
Cathie Ryan: Lament of the Three Marys
Hearts of Space
Valley Entertainment

A beautiful song from Combs .
Artist website: Cathie Ryan

Bukkene Bruse
The Stone Chair

Folketone fra Sunnmøre (Folk tune from Sunnmore)
Some hauntng music featuring Annbjorg Lien on Hardanger fiddle.

The Real Tuesday Weld
London Book of the Dead

It's a Wonderful Life

I Lucifer
The Life and Times of the Clerkenwell Kid
Six Degrees Records
MySpace: The Real Tuesday Weld
Some quirky music and ambient sound loops from London musician, Stephen Coates, who fronts The Real Tuesday Weld, and is also known as the Clerkenwell Kid, in the mythic London of his creation. Visit Radio Clerkenwell to hear the Clerkenwell Kid podcasts. My November pick of the month and a personal favorite that stands up to multiple listening.

Les Chansons de la nouvelle scene francais
le pop 3

Stefie Shock: Un Homme a la Mer (Quebec, from "Le Décor)
Artist website:
World Beat Pick of the Month
Le Pop Musik

Moussu T e lei Jovents
Madmemoiselle Marseille
Le cul sur le perron

Le Chant Du Monde/Harmonia Mundi

Niña Pastori
Joyas Prestadas
Vivir sin aire
Sony BMG Entertainment España
Club de fans: Niña Pastori
Nina Pastori is a new voice form Spain with flamenco training and a pop sensibility...

I Muvrini
I Muvrini

Noi - "Us"
Higher Octave World
World Beat Pick of the Month

Pafuera Telarñas

Men Señara

Artist website:
EMI Latin
World Beat Pick of the Month
Nominated for five Latin Grammys.

Billy Hale
Tales Thrice Travelled

Nightingales of Atlantis

Artist website:

The Darbuki Kings
The Darbuki Kings have been travelling the world and tell their saga through a collection of songs from India to Morocco.

Ana Moura
Para Além Da Saudade
Não Fui Eu
World Village
Artist website:
New music from Portugese
Fado diva, Ana Moura.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Rodrigo y Gabriela
rodrigo y gabriela
Ato Records
The debut recording by Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, two fast fingered Dublin-based Mexicans with a unique approach to the acoustic guitar. Their music straddles both world and rock music, steeped in Latin influence. Their cd includes a bonus DVD featuring live performances, interviews, and a tutorial of their unique acoustic style.

Pokito a Poko
Mi Primo Jaun
World Beat Pick of the Month
The third release by Chambao is an incredible fusion of flamenco and hip hop sensibilities. The included DVD takes the viewer to all-night revelry on a remote stretch of sand dunes, presumably some where in the south of Spain.

{quiet Letters}
Sleep Will Come

Artist website: Bliss
Bliss is an international chill-out pop music collective from Denmark, Sweden and Guinea-Bissau, West Africa and release their material on the Danish label, "music for dreams." Sit back, chill-out and experience bliss.

Gypsy Moon

Sounds True
Artist website:
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.

Omar Akram
Secret Journey
Nomadic Rhapsody

Real Music
Artist website: Omar Akram
MySpace: Omar Akram
Omar Akram grew up traveling around the world as the son of a United Nations diplomat living in such diverse locales as France, Cuba, Afghanistan and the Czech Republic. His melodies are presented within tapestry-like arrangements interweaving his acoustic grand piano with acoustic guitar, violin, duduk, flute and ethnic percussion.

George Dalaras
A Portrait
Metro Blue
Artist website:
George Dalaras is known as the most important popular artist in the modern history of Greece.

Marisa Monte
Infinito Particular
Até Parece (it almost seems)
Metro Blue
Artist website: Marisa Monte
Brazilian singer Marisa Monte recently released two new records. We will play the title tracks from both records, here on the World Beat. (liner notes contain the Portuguese lyrics along with English translation)

Jeff Oster

Retso Records
Artist website:
MySpace: Jeff Oster
Trumpet and Flugelhorn player, Jeff Oster has created some exhilarating compositions on his new recording, "TRUE," produced by William Ackerman.

Dean & Dudley Evenson present
Healing the Holy Land (a musical journey of faith)
Jai Uttal & the Pagan Love Orchestra: Shalom
Soundings of the Planet
A synthesis of cultures bringing together Jewish, Christian, & Muslim music of the Middle East.

Michael Stribling
Another Day in Paradise
Asian Dawn
Reflective music by Michael Stribling.

Kiran Ahluwalia
Jo Dil
Times Square Records
Artist website:
MySpace: Kiran Ahluwalia
Kiran Ahlwalia studied under Vithal Rao, one of the last living masters of ghazal—a form of sung poetry that originated in Persia 1000 years ago and reached India 400 years later. This song-form harkens back to an era when princes and kings employed court musicians to put music to poetry.

Putumayo - various artists
Fredrico Aubele: Pena (Argentina)
Putumayo World Music
A new collection from tango music from around the World.

Gentle Thunder
Opening the Gate
Full Spectrum Lighting
MySpace: Gentle Thunder
Gentle Thunder has performed in the U.K., Canada, U.S., Greenland and Europe and has an international following with her distinctive style and heart-filled presence.

Bachata Roja
Acoustic Bachata from the Caberet Era
Juan Bautista: Estoy aqui pero no soy yo
Artist website:

Music from the Dominican Republic, an historic collection of acoustic from the Caberet Era.

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective
Ámunyengü (In Times to Come)
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.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Marcus James
Hey Gabriel
Firenze Records
World Beat Pick of the Month
New music from Marcus James, recorded in Timbuktu, Mali.


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 12/29/2007