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playlist for May 8, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Bridget McMahon
Celtic Woman
Walk With Me

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.

Sweeter than Burbon
title track

Seneca is a youthful new band out of Limerick City, Ireland. All songs written by Seneca vocalist, Rob Hope. We will be hearing their song titled "Marks."

Roberta Carrieri
dico a tutti cosi
Mia Madre
Artist website :
Italian songstress, Roberta Carrieri is a member of the group, Fiamma Fumana. "Dico a tutti cosi" is her first solo album.

Miguel Afonso
De Vuelta Al Baile
Danzas del Hierro
Camino Viejo Producciones
Artist website :
Some beautiful music from Gran Canaria, Espana. The Canary Islands. Miguel Afonso is a master accordianist accompanied by his group.

Oreka Tx
nömadak tx
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
The txalaparta is a percussion instrument closely tied to the Basque culture. It consists of planks of wood suspended by two stands covered with insulating material., It takes two players, each one holding a thick wooden sticks in a vertical position.
This track was recorded in Mongolia and includes throat singing.

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

Music from Hungarian folk singer, Marta Sebstyen sings songs that preserve archaic European traditions.

Two Siberians
Out of Nowhere
On the Tundra
Artist: Two Siberians
New music from the tundras of Siberia by Yuru Matveyev on electric guitar and Artyom Yakushenko on electric violin.

Music from

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."

Various Artists
Electric Gypsyland 2
Yuriy Gurzhy/Russendisko & Friends:Immigrant Radio
Yuriy Gurzhy was born in Ukraine and now lives in Berlin. He's a DJ, radio producer, broadcaster and musician. His musical projects include ROTFRONT, Russendisko and Shetl Superstars.

Balkan Beat Box
Blue Eyed Black Boy

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.

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.

Ilhan Ersahin
Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz
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.

The Stimulators
Everybody's Broke
"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.

Very Be Careful
Escape Room
La Gata Perdida
Barbès Records
VBC is a Caribbean sould band based in LA. They specialize in a Colombian coastal beat style called the vallanato.

No Prisoners
Caledonia Hotel
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.

Good Sign
Some electro-acoustic chill-out music from Davol.

Josh Rouse
El Turista
Duerme, Mobila
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.

Geoffrey "Gurrumul" Yunupingu
Skinnyfish Music
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.

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

Paul Adams
"Further Explorations for the Dreaming Flute"

Artist: www.Paul
Native American Flute songs focused on "the need to be gentle on ourselves." "Follow your music for the sounds that come from nature are your guide. The sound from your heart is also your guide... This album is a follow-up to Paul Adams' first cd "Flute Meditations for Dreaming Clouds."

Rocker-T featuring Joan Baez
LUV is the foundation
The Way Life Should Be (radio edit)

Epiphyte Records
Dejavu, strike a chord as Joan Baez once again puts her voice in the service of love and peace.

Taj Weekes & Adowa

Since Cain
Taj Weekes & Adowa
Hope & Doubt

Lonesome in Babylon
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.

David Kirton
Green Camoflage
Birds Eye Music
Artist website:
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."

Remembering the Future
Urombo (poverty)
Music from a African music project by staff members, Banning Eyre, Sean Barlow, and friends.

Zebu Nation
Tsy Tara
Cumbancha Discovery
Artist website:
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.

Lokua Kanza
Elanga Ya Muinda
World Village
Artist website:
Exquisite African vocals, kalimba, and guitar from World Village. Lokua Kanza was born in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is related, on his father's side to the Mongo people, known for their polyphonic singing. His mother is from Rwanda, a country known for its sophisticated court music. He grew up in Kinshasha where he was steeped in music from morning till night. He made his decision to become a singer after attending a Miriam Makeba concert. His songs are sung in Lingala, Portuguese and French.
Will be available: May 11,2010.

Burkina Electric
Sankar Yaaré
Cantaloupe Music
Burkina Electric is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, located in the deep interior of West Africa.

Tony Allen
Secret Agent
title track
World Circuit/ Nonesuch
Tony Allen is a self-taught drummer from Lagos Nigeria, where he began performing in highlife bands in the 1960's. He's now living in Paris and acknowledged as Africa's finest kit drummer.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Rise & Shine
Living Stone
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. We will be hearing "Living Stone."

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