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playlist for January 30, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Illa Dhuinn
White Swan Records
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.

Sweeter than Burbon
Sweeter than Bourbon
Seneca is a youthful new band out of Limerick City, Ireland. They have already toured the US, with over 90 shows in 25 states. Although I have to admit that this is the first I've heard of them. I found myself mesmerized by the tone and lyrics of their song titled "Marks." All songs written by Seneca vocalist, Rob Hope.

Connemara Stone Company
Birds & Beasts
Rocky Road to Dublin
Artist website:
A Celtic band based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

Flogging Molly
Us of Lesser Gods
Between a Man and a Woman
We will be hearing a track from the Irish band, Floggin Molly's 2007 release, "Float." They will begin a 50 concert US tour with a Feb. 9th gig, at the House of Blues in Dallas.

Todd Menton
Where Will You Land
Blow Boys Blow
New Folk Records
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Knickers down bottoms up
Pub Set
Celtboy Records
Andy Redmond is a Celtic musician based in the Philadelphia area and who has had a lifetime facination with military "field music." He is the co-founder of the Mifflin Guard Field Music and 28th PA Regimental Brass Band.

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Opa Hey!
Opa Hey
I Want You to Sleep

Kottarashky is a 21 Century Digital master musician with his feet deeply rooted in vintage Balkan music. His mesmerizing mashups are full of Balkan soul.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Mahala Raï Banda
Ghetto Blasters
Balkan Reggae

Some great new gypsy brass-band music from Romania and epicenter of Balkan soul.

Songs Unrecantible
Song on a Gypsy Air
Incantation vs. Causation

These six Berlin-based musicians, of ErsatzMusika spent their formative years in the USSR and emigrated to Berlin in the early 90's. They are lead by singer/songwriter, Irina Doubrovskja who describes her music, on MySpace, as "post-soviet urban folk from Berlin."
Lyrics to: Songs Unrecantible (8.3 MB)

Voice Letter
Beside Myself to you I Came
Hey Gangway

These six Berlin-based musicians, of ErsatzMusika spent their formative years in the USSR and emigrated to Berlin in the early 90's. They are lead by singer/songwriter, Irina Doubrovskja who describes her music, on MySpace, as "post-soviet urban folk from Berlin."

Fernando Otero
La Abunduncia
World Village Music
Fernando Otero is a native of Buenos-Aires Argentina, currently residing in NYC. He has recorded eight solo albums. We will be hearing a track from his latest June 2009 release, "Vital."

The Spy From Cairo
Secretly Famous
Wonderwheel Recordings

The Spy from Cairo is also known as Zeb. He's a producer/musician who has helped shape the New York underground dance scene. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, Oud, Turkish Saz, Albanian Cifteli, and sitar.

Precious Images - Datafiles 1999 - 2008
Steamin' Soundworks
Banabila is musician based in the Netherlands. His "Precious Images" is a two disc set of electronic and ambient music that archives his "Datafiles from 1999 - 2008." we will be hearing his datafile titled, "Migration."

David Kirton
Time for Change
Birds Eye Music
MySpace: David Kirton music
David Kirton, from Barbados sings in a unique blend of roots-rock-reggae, with soul and pop. "Time for Change" is his third album.

Ciro Hurtado
Tales from Home
ROM Records
Ciro Hurtado comes from a family of story tellers living in the jungles of Peru. "Tales from Home" is a collection of pieces inspired by their stories, portraits, and Peruvian landscapes.

Corina Bartra y su Proyecto Azu
Afro Peruvian Jazz Celebration
Afro Peruvian Folk Song
Blue Spiral
Corina Bartra is a native of Peru, but splits her time between South America and NYC. She's a multifaceted musician who has recorded four albums of Afro Peruvian music for Blue Spiral Music.

Ben Tavera King

Fabled Dancer

Music from the Southwest American flute and 12 string guitar, by guitarist extrordinaire, Ben Tavara King.

Marta Topferova
Camina Y Ven Pa' La Loma
World Village Music
Marta Topferova was born in the Czech Republic but her music is rooted in the sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Scott August
Radiant Sky
River of Stars
Cedar Mesa Music
Native American Flute player, Scott August layers guitar, keyboards and percussion into his compositions to create vibrant and uplifting soundscapes.

Ya Foy! (no problem)
Ecos de Radio Iguana
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..." One of my favorite songs from 2009.

The Stimulators
Last Orders
"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.

The Black Seeds
Solid Ground
Come to Me
Easy Star Records
Artist website: The Black Seeds
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective
Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day by Day)
Stonetree Records

The Garifuna people are a people and a language without a country. They originally settled on St Vincents, but were scattered along the mainland coast after being driven out by the Spanish. Today they live in Belize, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and various places in South America yet always in the minority.

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