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playlist for December 5, 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

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
An T-Oighr'Og
White Swan Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bakabbeyond
Artist: www.1heart.org
Artist: www.baka.co.uk
Martin Cradick and his wife, Su Hart have been working with the Baka people for over 20 years. Their new cd, "Beyond the Forest" was recorded in the Cameroonian rainforest in the Baka Music House that was built with funds from Baka Beyond's earlier recordings. The chant music of the Baka people is an ancient tradition.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Todd Menton
Punt
Two Slip Jigs, Two Set Dances, Breton Dance

New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toddmenton
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Kate Rusby
Awkward Annie
John Barbury

Pure Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/katerusby
Artist website : KateRusby.com
Reprising "John Barbury," a memorable and touching song, as sung by Kate Rusby on her 2007 cd, Awkward Annie. Contemporary and traditional Scotch and English songs.

Todd Menton
The Dolmen Field
Paddy on the Railway

New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toddmenton
Lyrics describing the rugged life on an Irish imigrant to the US, back in the 1840's... Celtic music from Minneapolis, from a 2008 cd by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace with God
Fairytale of New York

Rhino

The original Celtic Punks, the Pogues, first five albums were recently reissued. Last month I played the Pogues "Dirty Old Town," from the Global Rhythms sampler disc. That tune piqued my interest so I stopped by Tune Town, our local campus record shop, and purchased a copy of the Pogues" If I Should Fall From Grace with God." I was blown-away by their powerful and beautifully crafted song "Fairytale of New York."

Ann Licater & Jeff Oster
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Artist: www.jeffoster.com
Artist: www.AnnLicater.com
Amazing Grace is issued as a single digital release from Jeff Oster and Ann Licater.

Rupa and the April Fishes
Este Mundo
NeruDa
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.

Mystic Harmony
Mystic Christmas

Winter Journey

Artist: www.mysticharmony.net
Mystic Harmony is a Celtic influenced folk music trio with sublime voices and instrumental artistry.

Ciro Hurtado
Guitarrista
Agua Dulce
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.

Nicholas Carter
Christmas Melodies

O Sanctissima

Artist: www.nicholascarter.com
Nicholas Carter is a native of Paraguay and studied the unique Paraguyan Harp while living there. He's been a long-time resident of the Twin Cities but frequently returns for tours and visits of his native country.

Marta Topferova
Trova
Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma
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.

Sarazino
Ya Foy! (no problem)
People
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... "make Love your religion... Irie man, Irie man..."

Johannes Linstead
Mistico
Night Dance
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.

Brent Lewis
Jangala
Bongo Bird
Artist:
www.BrentLewis.com
Brent Lewis is a master of the melodic drums. He plays a set of 22 drums tuned to the notes of the piano.

Acoustic Ocean
Light Returning
Ancient Forest
www.AcousticOceanMusic.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/newearthrecords
Celtic Harp, guitar and ambient sounds for musical meditation for yoga/massage, featuring binaural panning to create 3-D audio effects.

Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Music for the Native Americans
Ghost Dance
Capitol
MySpace: www.myspace.com/robbierobertson1
A moving song, in memory of those killed at Wounded Knee South Dakota, on December 29, 1890.

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

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

Greg Herriges
Telluric Currents
Rama B Good
New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/gregherriges
An Anglo-Asian world music fusion of bouzoukis, tablas, djembe and guitar; somehow Celtic but mostly of the music of India.

Chinmaya Dunster
Land of the Buddhas
Chance Finding
New Earth
MySpace: www.myspace.com/chinmayadunster
Land of the Buddhas is collection of Chinmaya Dunster's personal favorites on New Earth Records. On the song, "Chance Finding" Chinmaya Dunster is accompanied by The Celtic Ragas Band.

The Stimulators
Loaded
Everybody's Broke
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.

Whitman Rinaldo
Pretty
SubPrime
MySpace: www.myspace.com/whitmanrinaldo
A song that turns the SubPrime meltdown into an ironic, reggae-laced truth potion.

Billy David Band
Make Me Feel
Not OK, Vago Loco

Artist:
The Billy David Band
New music from Maui Hawaii from a good-time Band

The Black Seeds
Solid Ground

Strugglers
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.

Takana Zion
Zion Prophet
La Voie de Mount Zion
MAKAFRESH Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/takanazion
The reggae singer, Takana Zion, comes from Guinea of West Africa, a former French Colony.

Tommy T
The Prester John Sessions
The Response
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.

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Nahwia's Dream
Beyond the Forest (title track)
White Swan Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bakabbeyond
Artist: www.1heart.org
Artist: www.baka.co.uk
Martin Cradick and his wife, Su Hart have been working with the Baka people for over 20 years. Their new cd, "Beyond the Forest" was recorded in the Cameroonian rainforest in the Baka Music House that was built with funds from Baka Beyond's earlier recordings. The chant music of the Baka people is an ancient tradition.
World Beat Pick of the Month

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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