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playlist for March 06, 2010
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
MySpace: www.myspace.com/oysteinsevag
Windham Hill Records

Next-up Celtic music from Minneapolis-based musician, Todd Menton, a member of Boiled in Lead. Todd will be in-concert this evening at the Bothy Folk Club here in Mankato.

Todd Menton
Punts
1952 Vincent Black Lightning

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

Todd Menton
The Dolmen Field
Hills of Connemara

New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toddmenton
Celtic music from Minneapolis, from a 2008 cd by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Todd Menton
Where Will You Land
The .22 Man
New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toddmenton
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Bridget McMahon
Celtic Woman
Spancil Hill

Paradise Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/361900332
Bridget McMahon lives in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. She is part of a duo performing trad folk, rock, and Americana.

Smithfield Fair
Scotland, Fair Scotland
Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe - An Eriskay Love Lilt (trad.)
www.smithfieldfair.com
MySpace: Smithfieldfair
Smithfield Fair are traditional Scottish/Celtic band, based in Baton Rouge, LA. Their new album is a collection of Traditional songs titled, "Scotland, Fair Scotland."

Seneca
Sweeter than Burbon
Sleepless Amazing
Artist: www.seneca.ie
Artist: www.seneca-band.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bandseneca
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.

Conga Se Menne
Finnish Reggae and Other Sauna Beats
Mushing
Sauna Song

Conga Records
Some fun-loving Finnish Reggae from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We will be hearing a dogsleding song and a Saturday night Sauna reggae.

Bill Wren
One day in a Life

The Way it Was
Artist: www.billwrenmusic.com

MySpace: www.myspace.com/composerbillwren
Music composed by Bill Wren from his cd "One day in a Life."


Music from Asphalt-Tango.de

Kottarashky
Opa Hey!
Blatoto
Asphalt-Tango.de

MySpace: www.myspace.com/kottarashky
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.

ErsatzMusika
Songs Unrecantible
(Psilocybin Panic) It's the Russian Beat
Asphalt-Tango.de

MySpace: www.myspace.com/ersatzmusika
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)

ErsatzMusika
Voice Letter
The Mushroom Hunter
Asphalt-Tango.de

MySpace: www.myspace.com/ersatzmusika
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."

Mahala Raï Banda
Ghetto Blasters
Tu Romnie
Asphalt-Tango.de

MySpace: www.myspace.com/mahalaraibanda
Some great new gypsy brass-band music from Romania and epicenter of Balkan soul.


Chambao
Pokito a Poko
Mi Primo Jaun
Te La Creio Tu
www.chambao.es
MySpace: www.myspace.com/chambao
The third release by Chambao is an incredible fusion of flamenco and hip hop sensibilities. The included DVD takes the viewer to all-night revelry on a remote stretch of sand dunes, presumably some where in the vicinity of Málaga, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Josh Rouse
El Turista
Lemon Tree
Sweet Elaine
Yep Roc

MySpace: www.myspace.com/joshrouse
Artist: www.joshrouse.com

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.

Las Rubias del Norte
Ziguala
Navidad Negra
Barbès Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/lasrubiasdelnorte
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.

Ciro Hurtado
Guitarrista
Rayito de Sol
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.

Scott August
Radiant Sky
Calling the Sun
Cedar Mesa Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/scottaugustmusic
Native American Flute player, Scott August layers guitar, keyboards and percussion into his compositions to create vibrant and uplifting soundscapes.

Douglas Blue Feather & Danny Voris
Rollin' Like Thunder

Stand Tall
Artist: www.douglasbluefeather.com

MySpace: www.myspace.com/douglasbluefeather
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.

David Starfire
Bollyhood Bass
Sitarfire
Six Degrees Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/davidstarfire
A new cd from Los Angeles-based world musician, David Starfire titled, Bollyhood.

Esthema
the hereness and nowness of things
Eastern Dance
Six Degrees Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/esthemamusic
Esthema is a Boston-based world fusion ensemble.

The Spy From Cairo
Secretly Famous
Oud Funk
Wonderwheel Recordings

MySpace: www.myspace.com/zebthespyfromcairo
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.

Banabila
Precious Images - Datafiles 1999 - 2008
The Holy Mountain
Steamin' Soundworks
MySpace: www.myspace.com/steamsounds
MySpace: www.myspace.com/banabila
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."

Thunderbeat
Ancient Sky

Called to the Temple
www.ThunderVisionRecords.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/thunderbeat

Sedona-based musician Thunderbeat looks to Egypt for new inspiration

Nneka
Concrete Jungle
Mind vs. Heart
Decon 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.

Soulfège
Take Back the Mic
To Be Free
Cumbancha Discovery
MySpace: www.myspace.com/soulfege
Artist website: soulfege.com/takebackthemic
Soulfege is lead by singer/songwriter & MC Derrick Ashong who now has a radio show on Sirius XM called the Derrick Ashong Experience. Soulfège is an Afropolitan fusion band playing an electrified mix of Hip-hop, Reggae, Funk and West African Highlife.

David Kirton
Stranger
Bubblin'
Birds Eye Music
MySpace: David Kirton music
David Kirton, from Barbados sings in a unique blend of roots-rock-reggae, with soul and pop. "Stranger" is his second of three albums.

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective
Wátina
Baba (Father)
Cumbancha
Stonetree Records

MySpace: www.myspace.com/stonetreerecords
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.

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

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
I Speak Fula
title track
SubPop Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bassekoukouyate
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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