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playlist for March 13, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

We'll begin with an extended set in honor of St. Patrick's Day, coming-up next Wednesday, March 17th.

Fil Campbell
Songbirds - the first ladies of Irish song

Farewell My Own Dear Native Land
Glenshee Records
Artist website:
Irish songstress Fil Campbell, of Co. Fermanagh has had a lifelong love affair with music since her first performance at age 5 in her hometown Belleek. Songbirds is a history of the music that Fil Campbell grew-up listening to and was made into a TV documentary of some of the most intriguing women singers of Ireland from the last century.

Knickers down bottoms up
Rambling Irishman
Celtboy Records
Artist website:

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.

Todd Menton
The Dolmen Field
Paddy On the Railway

New Folk Records
Celtic music from Minneapolis, from a 2008 cd by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Bridget McMahon
Celtic Woman
The Water is Wide

Paradise Music
Bridget McMahon lives in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. She is part of a duo performing trad folk, rock, and Americana.

Connemara Stone Company
Birds & Beasts
Kesh Jig
Artist website:
A Celtic band based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

Music from

Songs Unrecantible

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
The Gold Prospector

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."

Opa Hey!

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.

Mahala Raï Banda
Ghetto Blasters
Na Janes

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

Las Rubias del Norte
Cruzando El Mar
Barbès Records
Las Rubias del Norte translates as the "Blondes of the North." They play boleros, cha cha, cumbias, Huaynos and cowboy songs. Their new album , Ziguala will be out on March 9th.

Josh Rouse
El Turista
I Will Live on Islands
Yep Roc

Josh Rouse is based in Valencia Spain, El Turista is a globe-trotting musical journey with Spain the point of origin, and that touches down in Africa, Cuba, Brazil and Nashville where the bulk of the tracks were recorded.

Douglas Blue Feather & Danny Voris
Rollin' Like Thunder

Desert Moon
New Native American flute music from Douglas Blue Feather, of Cherokee heritage. He his a winner of the Native American Music Awards "Flutist of the Year." He is accompanied by Danny Voris on electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar and keys.

Mana Kaleilane Caceres
Who I Am
Couldn't Take the Mana
From da Heart Productions
Mana Kaleilane Caeres goes simply by the name, Mana and has his own take on Reggae, R&B, and Hawaiian music. We will be hearing my favorite, "Couldn't Take the Mana."

the hereness and nowness of things
Forward Motion
Esthema is a Boston-based world fusion ensemble. We will be hearing the Greek flavored track, "Forward Motion."

The Spy From Cairo
Secretly Famous
Sufi Disco
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.

David Starfire
Bollyhood Bass
Flying Carpet
Six Degrees Records
A new cd from Los Angeles-based world musician, David Starfire titled, Bollyhood.

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold
title track
IAM SoundRecords
Fool's Gold is a collective of a dozen musicians out of LA, performing African-influenced music, enthusiastically mixing the sounds of from Highlife to the Toureg trance music, with a spicy blend of other influences from around the world.

No Prisoners
Brainwashed Again
Six Degrees Records
Next-up music from a brand new cd from Six Degrees Records that just arrived in today's mail. Gaudi is a London-based producer famous for rocking dance-floors the world over. His music synthesizes elements of dub, electronica, and world music into extended down-tempo mixes.

Angelique Kidjo
Artist website:
A new release from Angelique Kidjo. We will hear "Zelie" a song comemorating the music of Bella Bellows of Togo. Then we will hear "Kekele," a tribute to the influential genre of High Life music

Taj Weekes & Adowa

Orphans Cry (dedicated to the children of Darfur)
For Today
Artist Charity Foundation website:
They Often Cry Outreach
Artist website:
Music from the Carribean Island of St. Lucia by roots reggae musicians, Taj Weekes and Adowa.
Singer/songwriter Taj Weekes speaks to the life, love, poverty, faith and the people's spirit of his island country.

Lionel Loueke
Ami O (with Angelique Kidjo)
Blue Note
Lionel Loueke on African jazz guitar and vocals is acompanied Angelique Kidjo on a couple of tracks as well as a couple of tracks with Cameroonean musician, Richard Bona on bass and vocals.

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Ali and Toumani
World Circuit/ Nonesuch
A posthumous recording of Ali Farka Touré on guitar and vocals. His collaborator is Toumani Diabaté on Kora but he is also accompanied by his son, Vieux Farka Touré, on congas; and Cuban great, Orlando Cachaito Lopez on bass.

Zebu Nation
Cumbancha Discovery
Artist website:
Singer and songwriter Razia Said is a native of Madagascar where she returns after years of living a nomadic life from Africa to Europe and the US. On Zebu Nation she reaches back to her roots in Madagascar to find her artistic voice.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Rise & Shine
Artist website:

The Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars formed their group in a West African refugee camp. Their first album was titled "Living Like a Refugee." As their motto they write: "We always to intend to write songs about peace and love because we always remember our past. We came from a war-torn country. That's why we never cease to remind people in our music to always remain in peace.

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
I Speak Fula
title track
SubPop Records
Basse Kouyate plays the ngoni, a string instrument originating in West Africa; it's body is made of wood or calabash covered with goatskin over it like a drum. This instrument is an ancestor of the banjo. Basse Kouyate and Ngoni ba are on US tour and will play a concert on April 10th, in Minneapolis, at The Cedar.
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