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playlist for November 14, 2009
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
MySpace: www.myspace.com/oysteinsevag
Windham Hill Records

Harp 46
Entanglement
In Flight
harp46.com
Artist: www.harp46.com
Harp 46 is an unconventional trio of harp, African drums and bass. Their world fusion incorporates Celtic, African, and jazz traditions

Rupa and the April Fishes
Este Mundo
title track
Cumbancha
MySpace: www.myspace.com/aprilfishes
Artist: www.aprilfishes.com
A San Francisco-based group that crosses musical borders and language barriers by fusing Gypsy, French, Spanish and plenty of attitude and emotion and sound-bytes in "global agit-pop" soundspace.

Peppe Voltarelli
Distratto Ma Pero'
leggero leggero
KomArt Music
Artist: www.peppevoltarelli.it
MySpace: www.myspace.com/peppevoltarelli
Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli, now living in Berlin, has a colorful background in song and theatre. He's an Italian superstar...

Shantel
Planet Paprika
Wandering Stars
Bucovina Original

Crammed
MySpace: www.myspace.com/shantelbucovinacluborkestar
www.Bucovina.de
Over the summer Shantel and Bucovina Club Orkestar took-on European nightclubs by storm.

The Stimulators
Loaded
This Guitar is Loaded
www.stimulators.de
MySpace: www.myspace.com/stimulatorsband
"The Stimulators" are a Munich Germany based band featuring former Ike Turner sideman, Peter Schneider on lead guitar, and German ska pioneer, Oliver Stephan on lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, have been thrilled audiences all over Europe, with their infectious mix of Caribbean and African styles, grafted onto a solid Jazz and Blues-based foundation. Their brand-new cd, "Loaded" keeps up their tradition with a collection contemporary themed songs percolating with lively insight into today's social environment.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Sarazino
Ya Foy! (no problem)
One Big World!
Cumbancha
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sarazino
Ya Foy! Sarazino is based in Quito Ecuador and blends elements of Latin, pop, reggae, funk, African and Arabic music creating an infectious sound.

Ciro Hurtado
Guitarrista
La Ayacuchanita
Inti Productions Recordings
MySpace: www.myspace.com/cirohurtado
Artist: www.cirohurtado.com
Peruvian musician, Ciro Hurtado, of the group Huayucaltia has produced his first solo guitar album.

Marta Topferova
Trova
Las Luciérnagas
World Village Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/martatopferova
Marta Topferova was born in the Czech Republic but her music is rooted in the sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tomas Michaud
Beauty and Fire
Tribute
Starland Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tomasmichaud
Soulful and expressive music from Flamenco guitarist, Tomas Michaud.

Michael Brant DeMaria
Ocean
Moonlit Sea
Ontos Music
Artist Website : Siyotanka.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/michaeldemaria
A journey remembering and sound healing composed by psychologist/soul guide, Michael Brant DeMaria.

Tarik & Julia Banzi - Al-Andalus
Genetic Memories

Chiaroscuro
Al Andalus Productions
Artist website: www.andalus.com

MySpace: www.myspace.com/alandalusmusic
Music from Morocco on Oud and Flamenco guitar: Tarik (oud, ney, darbuka) & Julia Banzi (flamenco guitar, viola)

Khaled
Liberté
Sbabi Ntya
Wrasse Records
Artist: www.khaled-lesite.com
New music from Khaled, who is known as the King of Raï.

The Silk Road Ensemble
Off the Map
Sulvasutra
World Village Music
The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of internationally reknowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries. A group founded by cellist, Yo Yo Ma in 1998 although he does not perform on this album.

Tulku
Way of the Mystic
Hand of the Soul
New Earth Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/newearthrecords
New music from Jim Wilson, who is known as a musical alchemist. As Tulku he seeks sonic trancendance by merging traditional ethnic and tribal music with electronic beats.

Terry Oldfield
Zen

Inseparable Paths

New Earth Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/terry.oldfield
MySpace: www.myspace.com/newearthrecords
Australian based Terry Oldfields began playing the flute in 1970 and has recorded more than 30 albums of inspiring flute music. His new album, Zen.

Various Artists
I Love Bossa Nova
Maira Martins: Cantos e Contos
Afro Baile Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/ilovebossanova
MySpace: www.myspace.com/afrobailerecords
Bossa Nova is a song-form that has been a driving force among Brazilian musisians for over 50 years. The newly released 12 song compilation, "I Love Bossa Nova" introduces a new generation of female Bossa Nova artists.

Whitman Rinaldo
Pretty
Um Beijinho
MySpace: www.myspace.com/whitmanrinaldo
Whitman Rinaldo sings a lovely song in Portuguese, dedicated to his wife and family.

Chico César
Chico César
Mama Africa
Putumayo Artists
MySpace: www.myspace.com/chicocesar
Chico Cesar creates brilliant contemporay music based on the contagious melodies and rhythms of Brazil

Johannes Linstead
Mistico
Santa Maria
earthscape media
Artist: www.johanneslinstead.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/johanneslinstead
Johannes Linstead's new album explores the many nuances of the Spanish guitar from traditional to contemporary.

Chinmaya Dunster
Land of the Buddhas
Right Samadhi
New Earth
MySpace: www.myspace.com/chinmayadunster
Land of the Buddhas is collection of Chinmaya Dunster's personal favorites on New Earth Records.

Dechen Shak-Dagsay
Tara Devi: Inner Journey Towards Ultimate Happiness
Generation of the Bodhicitta Mind
New Earth
Dechen Shak-Dagsay is often called the voice of Tibet sings songs dedicated to Tara Devi, "The Liberator" considered to be one of the most powerful and protective female Goddesses of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Black Seeds
Solid Ground

One Step at a Time
Easy Star Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theblackseeds
Artist website: The Black Seeds
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.

Tommy T
The Prester John Sessions
Beyond Fasiladas
Easy Star Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tommytonline
Artist: www.tommytmusic.com
A new cd from Gogol Bordello bassist, Tommy T featuring the vocals of Ethiopian singer, Gigi.

King Sunny Ade
Seven Degrees North
Appreciation

Mesa Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/mastersunnyade
Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his 20-man African Beats are the epitomy of Nigerian Juju music. Juju music first began in the 1920 as a local music and absorbed new technologies with the passing of time.

Nneka
The Uncomfortable Truth
Africans
YoMama Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/nnekaworld
"Born in Nigeria, Nneka relocated to Hamburg Germany at the age of nineteen to pursue a degree in Anthropology and a singing career.

Tinariwen
Imidiwan: Companions

Kel Tamashek
World Village Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tinariwen
A new cd including a bonus DVD from Tinariwen, a group who come from one of the most remote locations on the planet. Visualize trekking hundreds of kilometers out into the Sahara desert, away from Timbuktu Mali, the last outpost of civilization. This is the land of the Toureg Nomad tribes; a vast wilderness where camels are still the preferred mode of transportation.

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