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playlist for October 02, 2010
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Dan Carollo
The Communion of Saints
"meditations for acoustic guitar"

To Be A Pilgrim
Artist website:
Seattle-area acoustic finger style and rhythm guitarist, Dan Carollo is currently living in County Wicklow, Ireland and performs a blend of contemporary and traditional Irish/American tunes.

Les Chansons de la nouvelle scene français
le pop 5
Marianne Dissard: La Peau Du Lait
Benjamin Biolay: Ton Héritage
Artist website:
Le Pop Musik
Some great new music from France, from the fifth volume in the Le Pop series.

Bill Leslie
Simple Beauty
Lauren Marie
North Carolina native and environmental journalist, Bill Leslie is an Emmy Award-winning world music artist who has released five albums in recent years. Bill plays guitar, Celtic whistle and piano, he was named "Best New Artist" worldwide by the NAR in 2005.

Ritorno Quelli Di... Calibro35
A Fist Full of Lead
Nublu Records

The group Calibro35 from Milan Italy is billed as "The Cinematic Mayhem of Italian Music Combo." They do covers of famous Italian Cop movie soundtracks, with titles like; "A Fist Full of Lead", "Hired to Kill", and "Counselor at Crime." Calibro35 also compose their own contributions to this unique genre.

The Budos Band
Budos Band III
Reppirt Yad
Daptone Records

The Budos Band from Staten Island NY.has a crime-scene sound to match Calibro 35. The track we will be hearing also seems to be imbued with a Halloween flavor.

Axel Krygier

Axel Krygier, from Buenos Aires, describes the music on his new cd, "Pesebre" as tropical psychobilly.

Cochemea Gastelum
The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow
Brooklyn-based musician, Cochemea Gastelum, is one of New York City’s most in-demand saxophonists. He's been a key player in the blossoming new soul and Afrobeat scenes that have taken the world by storm in recent years. The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow, is his debut release as a solo artist.

Luna Blanca
Cote d'Azur
Nuevo Flamenco guitarist, Richard Hecks, from Bocholt, Germany leads the band Luna Blanca. Provence is the follow-up to their first album, "Guitar Island.

Radio Belgrano
Next up, arctic world music, voices and drum from 70 degrees North. The bulk of the music was recorded in Hammerfest, Norway, just a 150 meters distant from the Arctic Ocean. This is a two disc set with the second is a hi-def disc, recorded in Pure Audio Blu-Ray. Awesome sound...

Riad Abdel-Gawad
Egypt - Mother of The World
Minarets And Domes
City Hall Records
Violinist, Riad Abdel-Gawad has been immersed in a unique guru-based artistic school in Cairo, with linage to a distinct school of Arab music, and mastering its improvisatory practice. He is considered amongst to be one of the finest artists of his generation.

Natasha Atlas
Six Degrees Records
Anglo-Egyptian singer, Natacha Atlas has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, and exploring new and different sonic settings with like-minded musical collaborators from around the world.

Robert Turgeon
Standing Bear Music
Native American musician Robert Turgeon is a Metis' of French, Indian and Irish descent. He has studied the Native American flute for over 20 years and is considered one of the finest players in the world. We will be hearing music from his cd Legacy (2009). That recording is preceded by a trilogy of recordings including , "Voices from the Spirit World" (1995), "Shaman's Journey" (1998) and "Stone Song" (2000).

Fat Freddy's Drop
Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW
Pull the Catch
Fat Freddy's Drop

New music from the reggae-influenced New Zealand band, Fat Freddy's Drop.

Patrick Landeza
Ku'u Honua Mele (My Music World)
Nani Ko`olau
Blues Hawaiian Slack key and song from Patrick Landeza

The Green Band
The Green
What Will Be Will Be
Pacific Hawaiian Music
Reggae music from Hawaii by The Green Band.

Toubab Krewe

NatGeo Music
Asheville, NC-based World music fusion group, Toubab Krewe draws special inspiration from African music. Members of the group have lived and studied in Mali, Ivory Coast, and Guinea.

Joan Soriano
El Duque De La Bachata
(The Duke of Bachata)
Solo Tu
Lo Que Se Da No Se Quita

IASO Records
New music from the Dominican Republic. This double-disc set from IASO Records includes a 52 minute documentary film about Dominican musician Joan Soriano, on DVD, titled "The Duke of Bachata."

Joan Soriano, "The Duke of Bachata" NPR Music Reviews (text & audio)

Mauricio Callejas
Apaga Y Vamonos
Son Al Eey

Central World Music
Mauricio Callejas Salvadoran Singer-Songwriter
From El Salvador, Mauricio Callejas is a part of a new generation of the "Nueva Cancion Salvadoreña" [Salvadoran New Song] which is a blend of socially conscious songs with contemporary poetry. His lyrics picture the daily life of his people, stories that talk about love and hope, struggle and happiness, secret tales that lay before our eyes.

Mauricio is the founder of, a directory of Central American singer-songwriters. In addition, he produces a weekly radio program showcasing Central American music.

Rabo De Arraia

Cali-Bahia Records
SambaDá is a Santa Cruz, California-based Afro-Brazilian collective has been delivering Carnaval-like performances for over a decade.

Luísa Maita
Lero Lero

Cumbancha Discovery
Luísa Maita is from the Brazilian mega-city Sao Paulo. Luísa grew-up surrounded by musicians. Her father Amado Maita, a singer whose one solo album from the 70s is a coveted vinyl collectors named all three daughters after songs by the bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Various Artists
The New Brazilian Music

Erika Machado: Secador
Brazil Musica E Artes
We will hear Natalia Mallo from anew cd from Brazil Musica E Artes - Band Camp.

Alex Cuba
Alex Cuba

Caracol Records
Singer-songwriter and guitarist, Alex Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba but currently resides in British Columbia. We will be hearing couple of tunes from his new self-titled cd, on the Cuban record label Caracol Records.

World Beat Pick of the Month

Sonny Boy
The BarFly Theory
I'm Soul Music
SonnyBoy Music
SonnyBoy is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is conversant in the Gospel/R&B tradition, Funk, Reggae, Hip hop and Rock. Inspired by his Blues singer Uncle, "Sonny Green", a well known musician from Louisiana.

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.

Various Artists
Roots of OK Jazz - Congo Classics 1955-1956
Franco: La Rumba OK
Ruitelet: Banzanza

This album features the founders of the Tout-Puissant O.K JAZZ in their first recordings. They were creating a style of music that influenced several generations of musicians.

Mohammed Alidu & the Bizung Family
Land of Fire

Take a Look
Black Eye Watching
Mohammed Alidu has a way of making drums talk, handed down over dozens of generations of the Bizungs, the hereditary talking drum masters of Northern Ghana...

Vieux Farka Toure
Diaraby Magni (with Yossi Fine, live at Independent)
Six Degrees Records
New music from a Live album by Malian guitarist, Vieux Farka Toure.

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

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