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playlist for January 03, 2009
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

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.

Amy Kortuem
The Month of January
title track
We begin this the music evening with a Irish tune celebrating "The Month of January" performed by Southern Minnesota harper, Amy Kortuem.

Cecile Corbel
Song Book vol. 2
Le vent m'emporte (c.corbel)
Stor mo chroi (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
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.

Kelly Moore
Silently Hoping
Southwind (The Maid of the County Down)
Kelly Moore & Emerald Dreams are touring on a series of benefit concerts. With the proceeds going to the Friends of the World Food Program and other national and local humanitarian organizations for humanitarian relief in major disasters worldwide.

MOUSSU T e lei jovents
Home Sweet Home
La bèba

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.

eterno navegar
eu en ti
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

Diego Amador
rio de los canasteros
Sangre milenaria (tangos)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website :

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

Peter Sterling
The Sands of Time
The Mystic and the Master
Harp Magic Music
A beautiful tune from the new cd by Sedona-based harpist Peter Sterling.

Sarah McQuaid
I won't go home 'til
Only an Emotions
When Two Lovers Meet
The Tempest
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."

Ben Tavera King
Visions & Healing

Embers & Strings

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

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

Nosso Lar (The Astral City)
O Sonho
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."

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

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."

Omara Portuondo

Adiós felicidad
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.

El mareo (featuring Gustavo Cerati)
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.

Bombay Dub Orchestra
3 Cities

Egypt by Air
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.

Natacha Atlas and the Mazeeka Ensemble
Ana Hina
Beny Ou Benak Eih

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."

Ave Maria
Renewal Records
A traditional chant from the cd, "Scriptures - Music inspired by Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions."

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

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
Coba Guarango
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.

Kristo Numpuby Chante
Brassens en Afrique
Corne D'Aurochs
Brave Margot

Artist Website :
Kristo Numpuby Chante celebrates the life and song of French poet, singer/songwriter Georges Brassens.

Burning Spear
Jah Is Real
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
title track
Artist website:
US new roots/progressive Reggae band, John Brown’s Body, recently released their new album, "Amplify."

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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