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playlist for December 04, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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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.

Al Conti
Northern Seas
Dans För Loki (Loki's Jig)

Music based-on Scandinavian myths and legends.

Bill Lesley
Simple Beauty
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.

Les Moissons D'Ambre
Larme de Lune

Nos Ballades
Et L'on Sème
Next up we will be hearing the title tracks of two albums from French group, Peppermoon, featuring the lovely vocals of a young chantusse named Iris, guitar by Benoit, and compositions by Pierre Faa.

Moussu T et les Jovents
Putan de Cançon
Ciudad de l'ersa
Bons baisers de Marseille
Le Chant du Monde

A new album by the group, Moussu T et les Jovents, from Marseilles France.

World Beat Pick of the Month

la ciel tout nu "The Naked Sky"
whaling city sound

A new album of engaging Gypsy music from Paris, Ile-de-France.

Alex Rossi
Viens par ici

Next up we will be hearing Italian crooner, Alex Rossi with his song, "Tutto."

Axel Krygier
Serpentea El Tren

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

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis
Sube Azul
Entre Paredes

World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis is a Buenos Aires native, a singer and composer who fuses South American rhythms with a jazz aesthetic.

Yeahwon Shin
Rosa Morena
Sun Productions
On her new Grammy Nominated world music album, Yeahwon Shin sings bossa nova, jazz, and samba .

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.

Nubes de Papel
La brisa (Mastered)
Nat Geo Music
New music from Madrid-based group, Depedro. We will be hearing the song "La brisa."

The Roots of Chicha 2
Various Artists
Barbés Records
"Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru" was born when Peruvian guitarists from Lima and the Amazon created a new electric hybridd which mixed cumbia, surf, Cuban guaracha, rock and Peruvian folklore with psychedelic sensability. This obsure music enjoyed a fanatic embrace in the Peruvian slums of the 70's.

Zein Al-Jundi
Ya Habibi
Zein Al-Jundi was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. She began singing professionally at the early age of five and, over the next 12 years, became a household name on Syria's radio, TV, and concert halls.

Riad Abdel-Gawad
Egypt - Mother of The World
Epilogue (Naheya)
City Hall Records
Violinist, Riad Abdel-Gawad has been immersed in a unique guru-based artistic school in Cairo, with lineage to a distinct school of Arab music, and mastering its improvisational practices. He's considered 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.

Breath of Fire
Everything is Energy
New Earth Records
Kavi plays what he calls "The music of WHAT IS." He says his music is created to go beyond the thinking mind and deep into surrender ... each time he plays he says that feels his heart open wider. Kavi cites a quotation stating that "Breath is the key to unlocking the power on Now."
.. he urges listeners to let go of the ego and to get into NOW and to know oneself as an infinite spiritual being.

Luísa Maita
Lero Lero Remixed

Lero-Lero (DJ /Rupture Remix)
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.

Antônio Carlos Jobim - "Tom Jobim"
My Soul Sings
The Great Brazilian Songbook

DRG Records
Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, and pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim is also known as Tom Jobim, is a legend of Brazilian music. Jobim's compositions have been performed by countless performers, including João Gilberto, who together with Jobim himself was one of the creators of the bossa nova genre.

Joan Soriano
El Duque De La Bachata
(The Duke of Bachata)

Cal Y Arena
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."

Mauricio Callejas
No contesto
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.

Lis Addison
The Grace of the Green Leaf
Brimming Over - EehOh
KiVo BodyChants by Lis Addison... we will be hearing Brimming Over... EehOh

Michael Joseph
Ten Minutes Over the Wheel
... and other spirit offerings on the dashbord of life

title track
Acoustic guitar and Native American flutes played by 2009, NAMMY Nominated Artist, Michael Joseph Ulery.

Taj Weekes & Adowa

Dark Clouds
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.

Appeal from Taj Weekes for Emergency
Hurricane Tomas Disaster Relief for St. Lucia

St. Lucia's Prime Minister Stephenson King declared a state of emergency yesterday, appealing for international help for St. Lucia's worst national disaster in recent history. Lives have been lost and many more are still missing.

The southern town of Soufriere and its neighbor Fond St. Jacques, near the landmark Pitons, have been hit the worst by the storm and many say the towns resemble a war zone. All roads to the area have been washed out and they are cut off from aid, supplies, electricity and water.

They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO)
St. Lucia Disaster Relief Fund

Charity Foundation website: They Often Cry Outreach

They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based not-for-profit organization founded by St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes and is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and orphaned children in the Caribbean through sports, health and enrichment programs.

Method of Defiance
Reggae music from a new album by Bill Laswell, Dr Israel, Bernie Worrell, Guy Licata, and Hawk. We will be hearing, "Salvation."

Mystic Roots Band
Work to Do (feat. Zion Thompson of the Green)
Stay Positive Productions
Serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall (with overtones of rock, funk, and ska).

Chico Mann
Analog Drift
Métele Mano
Wax Poetic Records
Chico Mann has created a musical time machine that simultaneously fuses the sounds of 1970s Afrobeat, 1980s Freestyle and Afro Cuban in a hybrid beast of culture and tone.

Mohammed Alidu & the Bizung Family
Land of Fire
On Y Va

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...

Khaira Arby
Timbuktu Tarab
New music from Timbuktu, Africa's crossroads of religion and culture. The groups lead vocalist, Khaira Arby sings of work, love, the family, women, and the toll of war... We will be hearing a song about workers returning home tired, thirsty, and exhausted from their labors in Sahara Desert Salt mines.

King Sunny Ade
Bábá mo Túndé
Baba Feran Mi
Mesa Bluemoon Recordings
King Sunny Adé (Sunday Adeniyi, born 1946) is by far the most popular performer of Nigerian Jùjú music. With his band, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, King Sunny Ade became an international star across Africa during the mid-1980s, touring and gaining a significant audience in the United States and Europe. He is known as the Minister of Enjoyment. Born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, Ade left grammar school to pursue his career, which began with Moses Olaiya's Federal Rhythm Dandies, a highlife band. We will be hearing music from his new cd, titled, "Bábá mo Túndé."

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