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playlist for December 6, 2008
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

eterno navegar
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
New music from Pontevedra in the Galician region of Spain., although this particular tune has a Cape Verdean feel.

Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning
Dreams of a Christmas Night
Down the Chimney
Ark Records
Washington state-based, Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning celebrate the Celtic spirit of Christmas concerts at churches and schools around the state and with their new cd, "Dreams of a Christmas Night."

My Crescent City
December Song (Christmas Song 2008)
Long Tail Recordings
Carmina is Pippa Marland - vocals, saxes, and whistles along with Rob King - acoustic guitar, mandola, bodhran along with a host of talented musicans. Their song 'Blessed are the Broken' on 'My Crescent City' recently won the Tipperary International Peace Convention Song for Peace Competition.

Amy Kortuem
The Month of January
Nine Waves
A composition by Southern Minnesota harper Amy Kortuem. This year her Christmas concert is titled Musicorum, " A Choral Christmas." Amy will be performing on Friday Dec 12th 7:30 pm at the First Presbeterian Church and at Old Main Village, on Sunday Dec 14th, at 3:00 pm.

Emma Shipplin
Carmine Meo

Spente Le Stelle

Emma Shapplin started her music career in classical music but moved to hard rock and then decided to create her own style, a combination of archaic opera and modern trance and/or pop music.

MOUSSU T e lei jovents
Home Sweet Home
Le divan

Le Chant du Monde
Artist website :

Moussu T e lei Jovents consists of the founder of Massilia Sound System together with its guitarist and a famous Brazilian percussionist. The group takes its inspiration from Marseille in the thirties, with songs, of the sea, harbours and shanties that reek of the briny air, shipyard cranes and rocky inlets.

Diego Amador
rio de los canasteros
Mi flamenca
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website :

Diego Amador sings and plays almost every flamenco instrument , from guitars to percussion, including mastery of flamenco piano.

Bill Leslie
Blue Ridge Reunion
Moses Owl
A beautiful tune from Bill Leslie's new cd, Blue Ridge Reunion. A composition iunspired by the the story of the "Trail of Tears" as told to his father by a Cherokee friend named Moses Owl.

Sarah McQuaid
I won't go home 'til
Uncloudy Day
When Two Lovers Meet
Johnny Lad
Sarah McQuaid's new album focuses on the music of Southern Appalachian music. She learned some of these antiquated Appalachian songs from her mother like, "Uncloudy day" and the lonesome mountain sound of: "In the Pines."

John Ferrante
Wild Wind
John Ferrante
Music from a new cd by California-based guitarist John Ferrante

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

De donde eres
Bloodshot Records
Artist website :
Indie-rock veteran Ani Cordero writes and sing songs ranging from atmospheric Southewestern ballads to Spanish rock.

Nosso Lar (The Astral City)
Campo Das Lembranças
Azul Music

Brazilian keyboardist and composer, Corciolli, is the founder of Azul Music. We will hear a track from his new cd, The Astral City, based on the spiritualist best-selling book "Nosso Lar."

Dyana Dafova
Charisma - One World in Song

A beautiful song by Dyana Dafova, sung in Japanese and English, and accompanied by a Bulgarian choir.

Red Drowning Sun
Artist website :

Paris-based musician, Phileas, composes "electronic music celebrating human speech and language."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Omara Portuondo

Drume negrita (featuring Richard Bona)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website :

Cuban songstress, Omara Portuando made her first noteriety in America as a vocalist with the Buena Vista Social Club. On her new album, "Gracias" she celebrates by recording the favorite songs defining her 60 year professional singing career.

Nicolas Carter
Melodías De Navidad

Joy to the World
Paraguayan harper, Nicolas Carter is equally at home in Minnesota or Paraguay. He performs a a Christmas concerts in Twin Cities churches, accompanied by the Latin American instrumentation of the Nube Ensemble. Nicolas is performing this evening but will also be performing in Minneapolis on Saturday 13th and 20th and in Richfield on Sunday Dec 21st. Check the Christmas Concert calendar at

Pa'bailar- Siempro Quiero Más
Decca Records
Artist website:
Bajofondo is comprised of multi-Grammy Award recipient, Gustavo Santaolalla on guitar, percussion, and vocals; Juan Campodónico on programming, beats, samples and guitar; Luciano Supervielle on piano, keyboards and scratch; Javier Casalla on violin; Martín Ferrés on bandoneon; Gabriel Casacuberta on upright bass and electric bass; Adrián Sosa on drums; and Verónica Loza as VJ and on vocals.

Natacha Atlas and the Mazeeka Ensemble
Ana Hina
La Teetab Alayi

World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Anglo-Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with Arabic and North African music. We will hear music from her newest cd, "Ana Hina."

Al Conti
Seven Veils to Midnight
Shadowside Music
Artist website :
Al Conti is from Buenos Aires and has been surrounded by an eclectic blend of musicians and performers all his life. His third release, tells the story of Sheherazade, in music with guitar, piano, dulcimer, hurdy gurdy, sitar, tribal drums and exotic percussion.

Whale Meditation
For Absent Friends
New Earth Records
"To human ears it is the song of the Humpback Whale singing that is the grandest, the most complex, the most powerful song sung by any non human." Dr. Roger Payne, Whale Biologist, Ocean Alliance

Bombay Dub Orchestra
3 Cities

Six Degrees Records
Artist website:

Bombay Dub Orchestra consists of composer/producers Garry Hughes and Andrew T. Mackay. Their second release, "3 Cities" is an East-West fusion project. The title refers to the sonic crossroad where Mumbai, Chennai, and London musically meet. "3 Cities" features Indian Classical and electronica instrumentaions with a cast of over 75 musicians.

Shiva boom
Lovers Trance

White Swan Records
Artist website:

Rising from the underground of Toronto’s multicultural music melting pot, Eccodek’s music is a blend of downtempo grooves, tribal electronica and world dub.

Burning Spear
Jah Is Real
title track
MySpace: (featured artist)
Reggae legend Burning Spear thinks of music as inspiration and life itself. His newest inspiration is titled, "Jah Is Real"

John Brown's Body
So Aware
Artist website:
US new roots/progressive Reggae band, John Brown’s Body, recently released their new album, "Amplify."

Lucky Dube
Different Colors

Artist website :

South African reggae singer Lucky Dube was one of the great reggae artists recognized for singing about social issues. He was one of the aparthied regiem's most outspoken critics. Lucky Dube was recently killed when car thiefs attacked him in Johanesburg. "Retrospect" is a two disc set contains a CD with 13 numbers and a DVD featuring five music videos and a 16 song live concert.

Rebel Woman
Nguva Ye Kufara
Artist Website :
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.

akh issudar
Ewor Imdane
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
The title of Malian group Terakaft' second album,"Akh Issudar" refers to an old Toureg proverb -"Aman imam, akh issudar" meaning "Water is life, milk is survival." Their Saharan music incorporates talking blues, call-and-response, the buzzing drone of electric guitar, punctuated by wailing cries and ululations.

Mamadou Diabate
Douga Mansa (the King's Vulture)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Music from the Malian kora virtuoso, Mamadou Diabate. The 21 stringed West African harp-lute.

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