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playlist for June 7, 2008
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Aine Minogue
Celtic Pilgramage


Sounds True
The practice of pilgrimage has never gone out of fashion in Ireland. Irish faithful still retrace the steps of their three patron saints, St Patrick, St Brigid, and St. Colmcille. Hiking to drink the waters of ancient Brigid wells and performing the traditional barefoot climb of mountain Croagh Patrick.

Various Artists
Sound Neighbors
Contemporary Music from Northern Ireland

Bap Kennedy: The Shankill and the Falls

Smithsonian Folkways
Produced in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Program at the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Frank McNamara
If You're Irish
The Star of the County Down
New orchestral and choral music from Ireland. by Clarendon Street Singers.

Tudur Morgan
Migldi Magldi
MySpace: Mojo
Traditional Welsh music from Tudur Morgan.

Kate Rusby
Awkward Annie
Awkward Annie

Pure Records
Artist website :
Contemporary and traditional Scotch and English songs.


Le Vent Du Nord: Vive l'amour

Annie Villeneuve : Un Homme
Putumayo Grooves
French Canadian, singers celebrate Québec City's 400th Anniversary.

Rupa & The April Fishes
eXtraOrdinary Rendition

wishful thinking

Singer/songwriter Rupa is of Indian heritage who grew-up in the US and the south of France. Rupa is now a medical doctor who makes music in San Francisco. - "maintenant" "is about falling in love... and suggests that when love comes knocking on you door. You should open it, jump off the cliff, and ask questions later."
Artist website:
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Marimba Music of Guatemala
Me Lorena Linda
Smithsonian Folkways
The marimba music of the group Chanpinlandia is steeped in centuries of tradition. But their particular form took shape around the turn of the 20th century. Guatemala's national musical instrument.

Mi Niña Lola
Artist website:
Concha Buika is a flamenco-pop singer/songwriter, from Spain, with a voice full of force yet has jazz soul.

Puntilla y el Conjunto Toda Rumbero
A Tribute to Gonzalo Asencio
Donde esta los Cubanos? (Where are the Cubans)
Smithsonian Folkways
A music tribute to an unsung hero of Afro-Cuban musical life. known as Tio Tom, Uncle Tom.

Café Cubano

José Cónde y Ola Fresca: El Chacal

French singer, Jeanne Added, accompanies Lebonese sax man/jazz composer, Toufic Farroukh.

Chicha Libre
¡Sonido Amazonico!
Sonido Amazonico
Barbes Records
A blast from the past with some of the psychedelic-meets-the-Amazon music once popular in Peru.

Six Degrees Records
Peruvian born singer Silvia Kane of Pacifika entrancing sweet voice lives-up to many repeated listenings.

Antonio Carmona
Vengo Venenoso
Universal Music Latina

Artist website:
New music from Spain,
produced by Gustavo Santaolalla.

Natalia Clavier
Eighteenth Street Lounge Music

MySpace: Natalia Clavier
Native Argentinean Natalia Clavier has lived a lifetime of music from music, from Buenos Aires to Barcelona.

Jackson Conti
Jazz from

Cecilia Villar Eljuri
En Paz
Sombra Negra
Mannovill Publishing
Singer/songwriter, Cecilia Villar Eljuri (Vocals, Guitars, Songwriter) was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in the cultural melting-pot of New York City, NY.


Luaka Bop
Kassin from Rio's Zona Sul has produced recordings by Marissa Monte and Bebel Gilberto and is known as one of today's most exciting names in Brazilian music.

Forro in the Dark
Dia De Roda
Nublu Records
MySpace: Forro in the Dark
Artist website:
New music from four Brasilian musicians living in NYC.

Nicholas Gunn
Apacianado Uno
Gemini Sun
A Live recording featuring Gemini Sun artists: Nicholas Gunn, Loren Gold, Johannes Linstead, and David Arkenstone.

Scott August
New Fire
Heart of the Sky

Artist website:
Cedar Mesa Music
Native American Music Award winner, Scott August plays the Anasazi flute. Its an instrument that was lost for over a thousand years but newly rediscovered and its mellow sound once again echos through the sacred canyons of the American Southwest.

Jef Stott
Six Degrees Records

Jef Stott is a musical anthropologist, whos studied with master musicians from Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iran and Turkey and an accomplished musician on several traditional Middle Eastern stringed and percussion instruments.
Artist website:


The Eternities

Sounds True
Pathaan is one of the few UK-based DJs to have truly crossed the dance/world divide. Pathaan has had numerous performances across Europe, in Brazil, and New York.

African Party

Maciré Sylla: Perenperen (Guinea)

Putumayo World Music
Macire Sylla sings tradition-based songs of Guinea in the Soussou language.

Orchestra Baobab
Made in Dakar
Pape Ndaiye
One of the very first traditional griot songs to be updated sand played by a modern band. This piece shocked and seduced Dakar audiences in 1968. The lyrics pay homage to an old benevolent king of Senegal called Papa Ndaiye Ndene.

Emmanuel Jal
Forced to Sin
Many Rivers to Cross
Songs of redemption from singer/songwriter Emmanuel Jal who are forced into servitude as a war child. Read his story on MySpace.

The Garifuna Women's Project
MySpace: Stonetree Records
Artist Website :
Umalali is an album of indescribable emotion, strength and beauty. It is an entrancing journey into the heart and soul of a unique and inspiring Garifuna culture.

Victor Démé
Victor Démé
Burkina Moussou
MySpace: Victor Deme
Blues roots music of Victor Dém
é, recorded at Jungle Studio in Burkina Faso and mastered in Paris.

Toumani Diabaté
The Mande Variations
Ismael Drame
Malian musician, Toumani Diabaté, recorded the first ever solo kora album in 1988 and is recognized as the world's leading Kora player. The Mande Variations is his long-awaited second solo kora recording.
Artist website:


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