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playlist for January 5, 2008
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Cecile Corbel
songbook 1.
C'hoant dimein (trad.)

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.

The Love Token
Beidh Aonach Amárach

Seothin Seothó (lulluby)
MacDara Music
Artist website: MacDara Ó Conaola
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of the Aran Island of Inisheer who is steeped in the local sean-nos style although accompanied by a fine band he takes a contemporary approach to what is traditionally a solo song form. MacDara sings in both Gaelic and English. The album was co-produced by Máire Breatnach and recorded in Conamara.

My Crescent City
Twenty Three (In the Morning)

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.

Rise Above

Bright Morning Star

Omnium Recordings
Oysterband have forged a style that owes much to the traditional music of Britain, yet rarely draws directly from it.
Oysterband artist website

Blackmore's Night
Paris Moon

Village Lantern

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.

The Real Tuesday Weld
London Book of the Dead

I Loved London

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.

Ana Moura
Para Além Da Saudade
Os Búzios
World Village
Artist website:
New music from Portugese
Fado diva, Ana Moura.

Carpathian Music
Stetl Tango
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.

Putumayo - various artists
Alexis Kalofolias & Thanos Amorginos: Gia Ligo (Greece)
Putumayo World Music
A new collection from tango music from around the World.

Gypsy Moon

Vorrei Vorrei
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.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
rodrigo y gabriela
Stairway to Heaven
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
Dibjuo en el Aire

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.

Billy Hale
Tales Thrice Travelled

Under a Saharan Moon

Artist website:

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

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.

Jeff Oster
Saturn Calling

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.

Various Artists
Celtic Twilight - Sacred Spirit 7
Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio: Amazing Grace
Hearts of Space
Valley Entertainment

Amazing Grace played by virtuoso fiddler, Mark O'Connor, from the CD Crossing Bridges.
Artist website: Mark O'Connor

Kiran Ahluwalia
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.

Jai Uttal
Dial M for Mantra
Jai's Dub Shack

Sounds True
Artist website:
MySpace: Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in blending the sacred music of India and Asia with modern elements from the West.

Bachata Roja
Acoustic Bachata from the Caberet Era
Marino Perez: O la pago yo o la paga elia

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

Puerto Plata
Mujer de Cabaret
Dolorita (a classic Dominican merengue)
Mujer de Cabaret (the title track and a song said to express the sentiment at the heart of a whole generation of boleros)

Music from the Dominican Republic, an historic collection of acoustic from the Caberet Era.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Mala Rodriguez
Jura y gana
Machete Music
MySpace: Mala Rodriguez

We will be hearing new a track from Cádiz Spain, by Mala Rodriguez. From her new cd "Malamarismo."

Zap Mama
Go Boy

MySpace: Zap Mama
Brand new music from Marie Daulne, the founder and fronting member of Zap Mama since the early 1990s.

Tell It From The Heart
Freedom Train
Minor 7 Flat 5

Jamaican Reggae singer Luciano tells it from the heart, questions the logic of destruction and prays for peace and freedom, in the tradition of a Jah Messenger.

Youssou N'Dour
Rokku Mi Rokka
Baay Faal

Artist Website : Youssou N'Dour from a new record by Senegalese Superstar, Youssou N'Dour

Habib Koite & Bamada

MySpace: Habib Koite

From the latest recordig by Malian musician, Habib Koité.


Host/Producer, Board Op. & Webmaster: Mark R. Thomas
Modified: 1/5/2008