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playlist for January 31, 2009
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Ancient Future
Planet Passion
I Mett Her in the Medowe

Artist website :
New music from the California-based group, Ancient Future.

MOUSSU T e lei jovents
Home Sweet Home
La cabussada

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.

Cecile Corbel
Song Book vol. 2
Mary (c.corbel)
En La Mar (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.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Siobhán O'Brien
Songs I grew up to...
The Lakes of Ponchartrain
Siobhán O'Brien
Beautiful Bodies
and for another of the mild mannered folksinger here's the title track of Siobhan O'Brien's EP, Beautiful Bodies.
Artist website :

Irish singer/songwriter, Siobhan O'Brien sings some of the songs she grew up to... Her arrangement of the traditional song, "The Lakes of Ponchartrain' is a real gem.

A Winter Blessing - Songs for the Season
All Around the World
- A Seasonal Greeting
Artist website :
This song by Singer/composer Seay has luminous and resounding sound supporting a simple yet inspiring message of world peace.

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

Peter Sterling
The Sands of Time
Harp Magic Music

A beautiful tune from the new cd by Sedona-based harpist Peter Sterling.

Takeda - Rosenberg
shikisokuzeku (all is vanity)

Yume (dream)
Viagem Records

Meditative improvisations by Keiko Takeda and Ed Rosenberg

Ben Tavera King
Visions & Healing

Embers & Strings

Music of Native American flute and 12 string guitar, by guitarist extrordinaire, Ben Tavara King.

The Stimulators
title track
The Stimulastors
Pirate Music

Me Ponga A Pensar
Since their inception in 1998, the Berlin-based band tknown as the Stimulators have been wowing audiences all over Europe with their infectious mix of Caribbean and African styles grafted onto a solid Jazz and Blues-based foundation.

Omara Portuondo

O que será
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.

Diego Amador
rio de los canasteros
Aires de Levante (taranta)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website :

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

Pasto Lulluby
A song dedicated to the women and children of Afghanistan.
Deeyah was born and raised in Oslo, Norway to Muslim immigrant parents (her mother is Pashtun of Afghan ancestry and her father is Pakistani). Deeyah trained within the North Indian/Pakistani classical vocal tradition for more than fourteen years and had the rare privilege of being the only female ever to be trained by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and one of very few females to be trained by Ustad Sultan Khan

Monica Giraldo
Toda da Vueltas

Por verte llegar
La tuyo y la mio
Artist website :
Singersinger/songwriter, Monica Giraldo, of Bogota Columbia, was nominated for a "New Artist" Latin Grammy for her album "Toda da Vueltas."

Ya No Duele
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.

Tarik & Julia Banzi - Al-Andalus

title track
Tarik & Julia Banzi - Al-Andalus
Genetic Memories

Al Andalus Productions
Artist website:

Music from Morocco on Oud and Flamenco guitar: Tarik (oud, ney, darbuka) & Julia Banzi (flamenco guitar, viola)

Mariah Parker
Sangria - an Indo-Latin Jazz Musical Experience
Tenth Journey
New music by Mariah Parker member of the California-based group, Ancient Future.

Reiki - healing WAVES
Healing the Heat
New Earth Records


Reiki Healing Waves is Parijat at his finest, whether for Reiki practitioners or anyone simply seeking peace and tranquility!

Coyote Poets of the Universe
Callin' You Home
Irrational Anthem

Square Shaped Records

New music and poetry from Denver-based, Coyote Poets of the Universe

Michael Brant DeMaria
Ontos Music
Artist Website :
From the musical soundtrack of the original play "Siyotanka" written by Michael Brant DeMaria and based-on the Lakota ledgend.

Coba Coba
Artist Website :
Afro-Peruvian music from one of Novalima was founded by four friends in Lima Peru in 2001. Their roots of thir music is found in songs dating back to Spanish colonial rule and the era of African slavery in Peru. Their music also steeped in contemporary influences including hip-hop and DJ culture. Novalima has become one the best-selling groups in Peruvian history. The cd includes a 28 page booklet.

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

Miriam Makeba
Patat Pata
South African Grammy Award winning singer songwriter, Miriam Makebe, is known affectionately to her fans as "Mama Afrika." Born in 1932 and passed away in November 2008. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma and her father a Xhosa. She was married to Hugh Masakela.

Rokia Traore
Malian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rokia Traore, composed allthe songs on her new album with the exception of the Billy Holiday classic, "The Man I Love."

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