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playlist for February 7, 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.

Cecile Corbel
Song Book vol. 2
la fille damnée (c.corbel)
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.

Kalio Gayo
mei ti sera foun

Artist website :
Kalio gayo: a different kind of folk music.
The Utrecht, Netherlands-based group, Kalio Gayo, is mainly influenced by eastern Europe. Their beautiful harmonies, and adventurous banjo rhythms accompanied by accordion are played with a Balkan touch.
World Beat Pick of the Month

MOUSSU T e lei jovents
Home Sweet Home
Labor Day

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

Diego Amador
rio de los canasteros
Suena mi guitarra (cancíon)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Artist website :

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

Cadence Spalding
Save The World
Kyrie Eleison
The vocals of Cadence Spalding and brilliant infinite soundspaces of Mars Lasar.

The Stimulators
I Know Who You Are
The Stimulastors
Pirate Music
Tumbao Bonito
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

Lo que me queda por vivir
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.

Monica Giraldo
Toda da Vueltas

A Para Lenta
Artist website :
Singersinger/songwriter, Monica Giraldo, of Bogota Columbia, was nominated for a "New Artist" Latin Grammy for her album "Toda da Vueltas."

Coba Coba
Ruperta/ Puede Ser
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.

Jaime Vega
Sky Riders

Jinetes En El Cielo

New music from Talking Taco Music. Jaime Vega is a native of Ecuador and a contemporary leader in the resurgence of traditional Ecuadoran/ Andean music.

Eric Casillas
Drumming En La Botanica Magia

Candles of Power

Music born out of the "botanica tradition" - the Latino-style folk/pharmacy where Native American, African, and Latino folk cures mingle.

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

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

Tarik & Julia Banzi - Al-Andalus

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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)

Reiki - healing WAVES
Hearts Awakening
New Earth Records
Reiki Healing Waves is Parijat at his finest, whether for Reiki practitioners or anyone simply seeking peace and tranquility!

AO Music
Music from a pan-cultural music group... creating music for a "new eon.".

Coyote Poets of the Universe
Callin' You Home
Russian Percussion
Square Shaped Records
New music and poetry from Denver-based, Coyote Poets of the Universe

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"

Kristo Numpuby
An Sol Mè
An Sol Mè
Artist Website :
Kristo Numpuby was born in Paris but grew-up in Eséka (the tropical forest of Cameroon) where he discovered a very particular rhythm: assiko. Assiko is a guitar plucked in a very distinctive way with a rhythm drummed out by knives on an empty bottle.
When he moved back to Paris in 1986, he started working on material that led to his albums : Assiko City and An Sol Mè.

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."

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

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