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playlist for December 01, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

My Crescent City
Blessed are the Broken

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.

Blackmore's Night
Paris Moon

Its Good to be Back Home Again

Artist website:
Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, and vocalist, Candice Night, and their merry band of minstrels. From their live recording in Paris... a Rennaissance-style party song to warm your winter night.

Anne Roos
A Light in the Forest
The Forest Nymph: Song of the Woods: & The Tree in the Woods
The Gold Ring

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."

Smithfield Fair
20 for 20
Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

A Fine Homecoming Day
MySpace: Smithfieldfair
Smithfield Fair are traditional Scottish/Celtic band, based in Baton Rouge, LA who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the release of their recording titled, "20 for 20."

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

The Real Tuesday Weld
London Book of the Dead

Last Words

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.

Carpathian Music
Walc Meritz'a
ARC Music
Artist website:
Transkapela, a four-piece Klezmer band play music as it was played in the 19th and 20th centuries by itenerant musicians in the villages of the Carpathian mountains.

Ana Moura
Para Além Da Saudade
Rosa Cor De Rosa
Primeira Vez
World Village
Artist website:
New music from Portugese
Fado diva, Ana Moura.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Café Tacuba
Tengo Toda

Universal Music Latino
Café Tacuba, often spelled Café Tacvba, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning musical group from Naucalpan, Mexico, founded in 1989, and since then have had the same musical lineup.
Artist website: Cafe Tacuba
MySpace: Cafe Tacuba

Gloria Estefan
90 Millas
Lo Nuestro
Artist website:
Gloria Estefan's new recording, "90 Millas," celebrates Cuban and Hispanic music and culture with 14 new songs that include guest performances by Cachao, Paquito D'Rivera, Jose Feliciano, Andy Garcia, Johnny Pacheco, Arturo Sandovol.

The Cuban Cowboys
Cuban Candles

Universal Music Latino
Based in Florida, The Cuban Cowboys write contemporary lyrics about growing-up in Florida played with a surf rock sensibility.
Artist website: Cuban Cowboys
MySpace: Cuban Cowboys

The Roots of Chicha
Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru
Muchachita del Oriente
Barbes Records
Artist website: Chica
Chicha started out in the late 60's, in the oil-boom cities of the Peruvian Amazon. Cumbias Amazonicas, as they were first known, were loosely inspired by Colombian cumbias but incorporated the distinctive pentatonic scales of Andean melodies, some Cuban guajiras, and the psychedelic sounds of surf guitars, wah-wah pedals, farfisa organs and moog synthesizers.

Remixed EP
Roda (Bombay Dub Orchestra's Grateful Dub Radio Mix)
Six Degrees
From São Paulo, Brazil a music culture where remixes reign, here is Ceu for the second time around. This time with the Bombay Dub Orchestra at the controls.

Omar Akram
Secret Journey
title track

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.

Brothers of the Baladi
A Time of Peace
Christmas Songs - Middle Eastern Instruments
We Three Kings
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Baladi Productions
A collection of Christmas songs played on Middle Eastern instruments. We will be hearing

Putumayo - various artists
Etti Ankri: Nilkach Meemeni Sod (My Secret was Taken)
Itay Pearl: Chipopo
Putumayo World Music
A new collection from Putyumayo of music from Israel. Including this song from Tunisian native, Etti Ankri "My Secret was Taken."

Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale
Breathing Under Water

MySpace: Anouska Shankar
MySpace: Karsh Kale
MySpace: Sting

Manhattan Records
On "Breathing Under Water," Anoushka Shankar's traditional Indian sitar playing merges with Karsh Kale's electronica and collaboration of others including Ravi Shankar and Sting and
Nora Jones.

Kiran Ahluwalia
Marey Mathay
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.

Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain
Global Drum Project
Dances With Wood
Artist website:
Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain began their musical partnership with the 1970s world fusion experiment Diga Rhythm Band. They are back with a fresh collaboration of tranced-out grooves, elegant electronic programming and hypnotic tuned percussion.

Michael Stribling
Another Day in Paradise
At the End of the Day
Some beautiful electronic music by Michael Stribling.

Johannes Linstead & Nicholas Gunn
Costa De La Luz

Gemini Sun
Next-up the fiery Spanish guitar of Johannes Linstead combined with the passionate South American flute stylings of Nicholas Gunn.
Artist website:
Artist website:

Gentle Thunder
Opening the Gate
Heart of the Eagle
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.

Douglas Blue Feather
Spirit of the Flute
Two Worlds
Birds Eye Music
Artist website:

A collection of peaceful solo Native American flute songs, played from the heart by multi award winning flutist, Douglas Blue Feather.

Say What You're Thinking
Say What You're Thinking

Putumayo - various artists
World Hits
Jimmy Cliff : The Harder They Come
Putumayo World Music
A new collection of chart-topping hits from around the globe by Putumayo World Music; featuring one a reggae classic, by Jimmy Cliff, "The Harder They Come."

Hula Girl (Dancing on My Dash)

The Bonedaddys, are L.A.'s original "Worldbeatniks" (since 1985) and one of the very first American bands to be described as Worldbeat.. from a couple of Africa's greatest muscial ambassadors, Oliver Mtukudzi, from Zimbabwe and Malian guitarist, Habib Koité.

Youssou N'Dour
Rokku Mi Rokka
Give and Take

Artist Website : Youssou N'Dour from a new cd by one of Africa's greatest musical ambassadors, Senegalese Superstar, Youssou N'Dour.

Two Siberians
Two Siberians
On the Tundra

Artist website: Two Siberians
New music from the tundras of Siberia by Yuru Matveyev on electric guitar and Artyom Yakushenko on electric violin.


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 12/01/2007