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playlist for August 30, 2008
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Various Artists
Big Blue Ball
Altus Silva

Real World Records
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An incredible collaborative tune resulting from Peter Gabriel's legendary Recording Weeks held at Real World Studios.

Various Artists
Belfast - sounds of the city
at first light:
Eilidh Patterson: Thought you'd be mine
Northern Ireland Music Industry Commission
A collection of contemporary music from Northern Ireland.

Secret Worlds
A Candle in the Darkness
Ethereal celtic music in the tradition of Enya.

Blackmore's Night
Secret Voyage

God Save the Keg

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Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, and his partner, vocalist, Candice Night.

Putumayo Presents
Acoustic Franc
Les Ecrocs: Assedic

Sandrine Kiberlain: Le Quotidien
Putumayo World Music
French singer-songwriters singing their contemporary compositions.

Il Falso Principio
Medieval metal, folk, rock, classical, vocals, and chant... an eclectic musical fusion from Dunwich, a Italian band based in Rome.

Beata Soderberg
Chelo Vuelo
World Village / Harmonia Mundi

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Cellist, Beata Soderberg writes tango music featuring the cello as the leading voice. In the summer of 2004 she traveled to Buenos Aires to record her first album, Beatitudes (The album was nominated for an Argentinian grammy - Los Premios Carlos Garde) We will hear a tune from her new cd, Bailata.

Various Artists
Princes Among Men - Journeys with Gypsy Musicians
Revisko Oro
I Bar Val Pudela
Asphalt Tango / Harmonia Mundi

Artist website: Princes Among Men
World Beat Pick of the Month
Gypsy music from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Macedonia

Willam Ackerman
The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter
Compass Productions
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The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter, by William Ackerman is one of my all-time favorite guitar compositions. We hear it tonight on a newly released cd from the series from Compass Productions called "Lifescapes Artists of Note", titled "Mediations."

Johnny Rawls
Red Cadillac
American Blues
Hard Times
Catfood Records

Johnny Rawls sings about the hard times not just in America but around the world.

Bob Dylan
Dylan - Columbia/Legacy
Ring Them Bells
Columbia Records
Legacy Recordings

MySpace: Bob Dylan
Artist website: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's lyrics shaped the consciousness of the boomer generation and continue to be as relevant today as when they were written. Minnesotans are proud to cllaim Bob Dylan as a favorite son. This relatively unknown track comes from the 2007 three-disc set, containing 51 classics songs, simply titled, "DYLAN."


Ya no duele
Decca Records
Originally appearing under the name Bajofondo Tango Club, This project was concieved by Gustavo Santaolalla, along with Juan Campodónico, with the idea of bringing together a collective of Argentine and Uruguayan artists dedicated to creating "contemporary music of the Rio de la Plata".
featured artist
Global Rhythm - world music, culture & lifestyle magazine

Natalia Clavier
El Arbol
Eighteenth Street Lounge Music

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

Cecilia Villar Eljuri
En Paz
El Aire
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.

Claudio Da Matta
Claudio Da Matta
Artist website: Claudio Da Matta
London-based singer/songwriter, Claudio Da Matta blends bossa nova with a contemporary sensibility. He has a string of hits recorded by some of Brazilís biggest artists.

Scott August
New Fire
Mockingbird Canyon

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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.

Ram Dass & Kriece

Ram Dass, aka Richard Alpert, along with his collegue the late Timothy Leary were cultural icons of the late sixties known for their pioneering mind altering experimentation with psychedelic drugs. Richard Alper went his own separate way when he set-out on the path of eastern mysticism and took the name Ram Dass.

Various Artists
Mantras in Motion
Global Trance for the 21 Century

Michel Banabila
Traces - music for films & documentaries

Tapu Records
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Dutch musician Michel Banabila creates eerily atmospheric music for films and documentaires. We will be hearing "Speech," featuring lyrics taken directly from Genesis 11.

Mayan Landing 2012

title track
Thunder Vision Records
Travel back in time to the lands of the Ancient Maya with Devara White, a Native American of Choctaw and Shawnee heritage. Music with an ancient-future ambience, evoked by authentic tribal rhythms, indigenous drums, bells, flutes, didgeridoo, rattles and sounds of the rainforest. Pointing forward to the Mayan Calendar end-date, at 11:11 am.December 25th 2012.

Little Wolf
Prayer to the Mystery

Morning Water Song
New Earth Records
Grammy Award Winning, Jim Wilson celebrates his native roots and passion for the first peoples on his new cd, "Prayer to the Mystery."

Lee Scratch Perry
God Save His King
Narnack Records
72 year old, Jamaican singer, Lee "Scratch" Perry, is a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and around the world.

Yo Baba
Crash the Party

Good Intent Ahimsa Music
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Funkadesi is world music fusion group that seamlessly weaves musical sound textures from India, and the Middle east, to the Caribbean.

Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969 - 1979
Clarence Curvan & his Mod Sounds - Calypsoul
Strut Records
Artist Website :
Put on your dancing shoes, it's Calypsoul time.

Samba Mapangala & Virunga
African Classics
Muniache (Leave Me Alone)

East Africa's Samba Mapangala & Virunga have thrilled fans fo r over 20 years with blockbuster dance-floor hits.
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Rebel Woman
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Zimbabwean rich-voiced singer, Chiwoniso is on tour this summer in support of her new cd on Cumbancha, titled, "Rebel Woman." Her songs feature the sound of the mbira.

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