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playlist for April 03, 2010
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

Bridget McMahon
Celtic Woman
The Curragh of Kildare

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
The Mist Covered Mountains of Home (trad.)
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."

Márta Sebestyén
I Can See The Gates of Heaven
(Hungarian religious and secular songs)
Driving Away Sorrow
World Village

MySpace: www.myspace.com/sebestyenmarta
Music from Hungarian folk singer, Marta Sebstyen sings songs that preserve archaic European traditions.

Music from Asphalt-Tango.de

Songs Unrecantible
Train-Slow Adagio
Incantation vs. Causation

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)

Voice Letter
The Mushroom Hunter

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

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

Balkan Beat Box
Blue Eyed Black Boy

MySpace: www.myspace.com/zebthespyfromcairo
Music from a new recording of globalized urban mashups, from Balkan Beat Box, recorded in Belgrade and Tel Aviv. This time BBB are on the NatGeo Label.

the hereness and nowness of things
A Place to Rest
MySpace: www.myspace.com/esthemamusic
Esthema is a Boston-based world fusion ensemble. We will be hearing the Greek flavored track, "A Place to Rest."

Ilhan Ersahin
Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz
MySpace: www.myspace.com/istanbulsessions
NYC East Village-based saxophonist and composer, Ilhan Ersahin has travelled to Istanbul many times for jam-sessions and to absorb the blossoming music scene. This is the result of those sessions.

Very Be Careful
Escape Room
La Sorpresa
Barbès Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/verybecareful
VBC is a Caribbean sould band based in LA. They specialize in a Colombian coastal beat style called the vallanato.

Josh Rouse
El Turista
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.

Zen Mama
Mahakala Chant
New Earth Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/kamal

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

Geoffrey "Gurrumul" Yunupingu
Skinnyfish Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/gurrumul
Next up (my World Beat Pick of the Month) Gurrumul, an Australian Aboriginal man who was born blind and learned to play a right-handed guitar upside-down with his left hand. He still plays all his songs in that fashion. We will be hearing Gurrumul singing a song addressed to the Aboriginal creator, Baywara.

Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind):
I was born blind, and I don't know why
God knows why, because he love me so
as I grew up, my spirit knew
then I learnt to read the world of destruction
united we stand, divided we fall
together we'll stand, in solidarity

Sara Thomsen
Fertile Ground
Is It For Freedom (1999)

Sara Thomsen
Everything Changes
I May Never Understand (2008)
Sara Thomsen
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sarathomsen
We will be hearing a couple of tracks from Sara Thomsen. A singer/song writer from the Duluth Area. I first heard her, back in 2002, on a rainy evening in Duluth, when I ducked into a coffee house/bakery on Canal Park. Sara's songs made a lasting impression. I stayed till the music ended. It was just recently that I heard her song "Is It For Freedom" on a Democracy Now video that I contacted her to play her music on The World Beat.

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold
The World Is all There Is
IAM SoundRecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/foolsgold
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
MySpace: www.myspace.com/gaudimusic
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.

Taj Weekes & Adowa

Propaganda War
Taj Weekes & Adowa

Scream out Mellow
Artist Charity Foundation website:
They Often Cry Outreach
Artist website: tajandadowa.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tajweekesadowa
Media: www.sjmmedia.com/tajweekesepk
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.

David Kirton
Stand Up
Birds Eye Music
Artist website: www.davidkirton.com
MySpace: David Kirton music
David Kirton, from Barbados sings in a unique blend of roots-rock-reggae, with soul and pop. We will be hearing "Stand Up."

Zebu Nation
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.

Lionel Loueke
Vi Ma Yon (with Angelique Kidjo)
Blue Note
MySpace: www.myspace.com/lionelloueke
Artist: www.lionelloueke.com
Lionell Loueke on African jazz guitar and vocals is acompanied Angilique Kidjo on a couple of tracks as well as a couple of tracks with Cameroonean musician, Richard Bona on bass and vocals.

Angelique Kidjo
Move On Up (featuring Bono & John Legend)
Artist website:
MySpace: www.myspace.com/angeliquekidjo
A new release from Angelique Kidjo. We will hear a song called "Move On Up" featuring Bono & John Legend.

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Ali and Toumani
World Circuit/ Nonesuch
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toumanidiabate
MySpace: www.myspace.com/alifarkatoureofficial
A posthumous recording of Ali Farka Touré on guitar and vocals. His mani 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.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Rise & Shine
Living Stone
MySpace: www.myspace.com/therefugeeallstars
Artist website: SierraLeonesRefugeeAllStars.com
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. We will be hearing "Living Stone."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
I Speak Fula
Torin torin (feat: Kasse Mady Diabate & Toumano Diabate)
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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