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playlist for September 06, 2008
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Various Artists
Belfast - sounds of the city
Duke Special with the Ulster Orchestra:
Wake Up Scarlett
Northern Ireland Music Industry Commission
A collection of contemporary music from Northern Ireland.

Blackmore's Night
Secret Voyage

The Circle

Artist website: www.BlackmoresNight.com
Rennaissance rock music from former Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, and his partner, vocalist, Candice Night.

Secret Worlds
Ri Camtara
Ethereal celtic music in the tradition of Enya.

Putumayo Presents
Acoustic France

Carla Bruni: Raphaël
Rose: Sombre Con
Putumayo World Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/carlabruni
French singer-songwriters singing their contemporary compositions.

La Casa dell'Alchemista
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dunwichband
Medieval metal, folk, rock, and chant... a daring musical fusion from Dunwich, a Italian band based in Rome.

Beata Soderberg
World Village / Harmonia Mundi

MySpace: www.myspace.com/beatasoderberg
Artist website: www.beatasoderberg.com
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.

Putumayo Presents
Acoustic Arabia

Jamal Porto:
Gamal Badawi (Sinai Peninsula, Egypt)
Les Orientales: Alger Alger (Algeria, France)
Rasha: Azara Alhai (Sudan)
Putumayo World Music
Algerian and French singers pay tribute the Algerian music hall era of 1940's - 60's Algerian dance hall. Then a song from Sudanese singer, Rasha whow was born into a traditional musician family in the ancient city of Ondurman.

Various Artists
Big Blue Ball

Real World Records
Artist website:
Collaborative music resulting from Peter Gabriel's legendary Recording Weeks, held at Real World Studios. This track features Hungarian singer Marta Sebestyen.

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

Artist website: Princes Among Men
Gypsy music from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Macedonia. We will be hearing the song "Daniova Mama" featuring the dramatic voice of Bulgarian singer, Sofi Marinova, but first this Serbian song, "I Bar Val Pudela."

The Journey Continues
The Midnight Express

Artist website:
A father-son guitar duo.

Johnny Rawls
Red Cadillac
American Blues
Catfood Records

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

Bob Dylan
Dylan - Columbia/Legacy
Masters of War
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".
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bajofondomardulce
featured artist
Global Rhythm - world music, culture & lifestyle magazine

Cecilia Villar Eljuri
En Paz
Yo Soy
Mannovill Publishing
MySpace: www.myspace.com/eljuri
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.

Christopher Taylor
Remains To Be Seen
My State of Mind

Artist website:
Some uplifting lyrics from Christopher Taylor sung to his blend of pop and world music.

Scott August
New Fire
Cactus Dance

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.

Ian Tescee
A Travellers Guide to Mars
The Lost City of Mars

Artist website:
Ian Tescee
Planetarium music produced for the Buhl Planetarium, inspired by the book, "A Travellers Guide to Mars" by W.K. Hartmann

Lisbeth Scott
Biomusique - the 10,000 steps

MySpace: Lisbeth Scott
Scotts uniquely moving and sweetly melodic voice has been heard on literally hundreds of films: from the film, "The Passion of The Christ" to "The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe."

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
the flower company

Tapu Records
Artist website: www.banabila.com
World Beat Pick of the Month
Dutch musician Michel Banabila creates eerily atmospheric music for films and documentaires. We will be hearing "Speech," featuring lyrics taken directly from Genesis 11.

Little Wolf
Prayer to the Mystery

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."

Yo Baba

Good Intent Ahimsa Music
Artist website : Funkadesi.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/funkadesi

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

Lee Scratch Perry
Reggae Man
MySpace: www.myspace.com/leescratchperry
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.

Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969 - 1979
Clarence Curvan & his Mod Sounds - The Little You Say
Strut Records
Artist Website : www.strut-records.com/calypsoul70
Put on your dancing shoes, it's Calypsoul time.

Rebel Woman
Listen to the Breeze

Artist Website : www.chiwoniso.com
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.

Samba Mapangala & Virunga
African Classics
Sungura (Hare)
MySpace: www.myspace.com/funkadesi

East Africa's Samba Mapangala & Virunga have thrilled fans fo r over 20 years with blockbuster dance-floor hits.
Artist website: www.myspace.com/sambamapangala

Kasai Allstars
In the 7th moon the chief turned into a swimming fish and ate the head of his enemy by magic
Quick as White
MySpace: www.myspace.com/kasaiallstars

Music from the Kasai region of the Congo. This is the third volume in the Congotronics series. African trance music, described by one critic as retro-futurist primeval rock.

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