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playlist for May 2, 2009
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Le prunier de pommes
Ar sac'hler - Ibil buez
Mestr an Dans
Artist website :
In the Breton language Dremmwel means horizon. For the past twenty years Dremmwel have been playing local events that call for traditional dancing at festivals and venues in every corner of their native Britanny.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Nadia Birkenstock
Strange New Land
Artist website :
Some beautiful new music from singer/songwriter and Celtic harper, Nadia Birkenstock.

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
Two Worlds One
The Selkie
New Earth Records
Harper Lisa Lynne and Swedsh Nyckelharpa player Aryeh Frankfurter.

Les Filles - various chantuse
Le Pop - le chansons de la nouvelle scène français
Constance Amiot: Clash Dans le Tempo
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Melanie Pain is called a Nouvelle vague singer... interesting... even more vague when one has little understanding of Francais, but these are all wonderful songs from a lovely group of chantuses.

The Love Album
J'sais Pas
Music from French songstress Anaïs.

Miguel Afonso
De Vuelta Al Baile
Camino Viejo Producciones
Artist website :
Miguel Afonso is a master accordianist playing with his group in Gran Canaria, Espana... more familiarly known as The Canary Islands.

Fusión Flamenca - la isla
Koskilleo (alegrias)

Artist website :
Next-up flamenco fusion music from the Barcelona band Koskilleo, featuring music by Joaquín Murillo and songstress Leo Cantante.

Neil Jacobs
American Gypsy
Kiss of the Gypsy
Artist website :

American Gypsy features Neil Jacobs on 12 string guitar, Arkadiy Gips on violin and John Douglas on bass.

Warsaw Village Band
Little Baby Blue

Barbes Records
Artist website :
The music of the Warsaw Village Band is deeply rooted in music of Polish villages but the tune we are about to hear exudes funky soul. In explanation ... their Carpathian singers claim James Brown as a major musical influence.

Whispers of the Dragon
Black Abbey
Whispers of the Dragon describes their sound as dark Balkan music.

Tango Classicos Y Tangos Nuevos
A media luz
Pantaleon Records
Artist website:
Vayo collaborates with classic tango masters to recreate old tangos and to take the tango to new heights.

Federico Aubele
Te quero a ti
Este amour (featuring Natalia Clavier)
ESL Music

next-up, romantic music from Buenos Aires, inspired by bolero and tango and vocals imbued a nostalgia for gentler times...

Oreka Tx
nömadak tx
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
The txalaparta is a percussion instrument closely tied to the Basque culture. It consists of planks of wood suspended by two stands covered with insulating material., It takes two players, each one holding a thick wooden sticks in a vertical position.
This track was recorded in Mongolia and includes throat singing.

Fc Apatride Utd
What an Occupation

Drum, bass and guitar Reggaee music from Belgrade City, Serbia. Try standing in their shoes and you may ask the same questions

Rocker-T featuring Joan Baez
LUV is the foundation
LUV is the Foundation (dance-remix)

Epiphyte Records
Dejavu, strike a chord as Joan Baez once again puts her voice in the service of love and peace.

Alice Gomez
The Healing Flute
Talking Taco Music
Native American flutist, Alice Gomez performs healing ceremonies based-upon music of the wooden flute. We will be hearing a healing song caled "Renweal."

Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
Feeling Sunshine
Austrailian pianist Fiona Joy Hawkins on chilled-piano accompanied by didgeribone* on her composition, "Feeling Sunshine." A project produced by Will Ackerman. Recorded as a 70 minute single peice of music on a Steinway B, Blue Dream goes from quiet contemplative piano to full orchestral, to world sounds, rhythms, jazz influcneces and back again to the perfect "Bach' moment

The Idan Raichel Project
Within My Walls
She'eriot Shel Ha'Chaim (scraps of life)

Idan Raichel joins forces with musicians from Cape Verde, Columbia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Morrocco to create an entrancing fusion celebrating peace through music.

Lawrence Blatt
The Color of Sunshine

Orange Blossom Honey

San Francisco based guitarist, Lawrence Blat released his third album. It's a gem produced by William Ackerman.

Ancient Sky

Sands of Time

Sedona-based musician Thunderbeat looks to Egypt for new inspiration.

Putumayo Presents

Nirag Chag featuring Swati Natekar: Khwaab
Putumayo World Music
Music from the newest Putumayo Collection; we'll be hearing the lovely voice of Swati Natekar.

Various artists - New Earth Records
Spirit Lounge

Aethera: Into Blue
New Earth Records
Meditative music from a new collection by New Earth Records

Various artists - Hear Music
Playing for Change- Songs Around the World
War/No More Trouble
An effort uniting musicians from around the world to "Play for Change"

Buju Banton
Rasta Got Soul
I Wonder
Gargamel Music
New music from reggae great Buju Banton

Putumayo Presents
African Reggae

Ba Cissoko with Tiken Jah Fakoly: On Veut Se Marier
(Guinean musicians)
Putumayo World Music
From a new collection from Putumayo; a traditionally trained Guinean griot meets reggae beat

Staff Benda Bilili
Trés Trés Fort
Je' T'aime
Benda Bilili means "look beyond appearances" is a group of parapalegic street musicians who live in and around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo. Four singer/guitarists on makeshift tricycle-weelchairs are supported by a young all-acoustic rhythm section and a 17 year old performing infectious guitar-like solos on one-string electric lute that he built himself, out of a tin-can.

Amadou & Mariam
Welcome to Mali
Unisons Nous

We will hear a couple of tacks from the new cd by Malian musicians Amadou and Mariam.

Culture Musical Club - Zanzibar
Yangu Haikuhusu (My life is of no concern to you)
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Music from Zanzibar, a spice island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. The band is named after the club in Stone Town in Zanzibar, where it rehearses. Their musical lineup includes oud, qanun (zither), accordion, three violins, dumbek (hand drum), rika (tambourine) and bass accompanying three lead singers: two women (Rukia Ramadhani and Amina) and a man, Makame Faki, all singing love songs.

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