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playlist for January 01, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Aine Minogue
To Warm the Winter's Night

The Olde Year Now Away has Fled ­ otherwise known as (Greensleeves)

Celtic harp from a classic recording by Aine Minogue on Evergreen Music

Al Conti
Northern Seas
Odin The Wanderer

Music based-on Scandinavian myths and legends.

Les Moissons D'Ambre
Le bonheur, ca fait mal

Nos Ballades
Les Petits Miroirs
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
Bons baisers de Marseille
Le Chant du Monde

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

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.

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

Tomas Michaud
Beauty and Fire
Tango in Paradise
Starland Music
Soulful and expressive music from Flamenco guitarist, Tomas Michaud.

Zein Al-Jundi
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.

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.

Ballaké Sisoko & Vincent Segal
Chamber Music
"Ma-Ma" FC
Six Degrees Records
World fusion chamber music combining the sounds of the Kora and Cello

Mauricio Callejas
Pegado a Vos
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.

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

Luísa Maita
Lero Lero Remixed

Lero-Lero (DJ /Tudo 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.

Sabor Tropical
Happy Track
Fort Knox Recordings
A five man world fusion group hailing from Washington DC

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

Samba Do Carioca
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.

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis
Sube Azul
El Mayoral
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.

Barranco Lando
Baile De Los Caballos
Huaquero Viejo
Secret Stash Records
YouTube: Secret Stash Records
A new recording of Afro Peruvian Music from Minneapolis-based, Secret Stash Records. The cd is a result of a field recording adventure by producer, Eric D. Foss and guitarist, Cory J. Wong who jams with local musicians on the streets, balconies, and bars of Lima Peru. The wooden collector cd jewel box containing Peña also includes a DVD recording the Afro Peruvian field recording adventure.
World Beat Pick of the Month

The Roots of Chicha 2
Various Artists
Cumbia del Desierto
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.

Putumayo World Music
World Reggae
Apache Indian: Om Numah Shivaya (India/UK)
Intik: Notre Devoir (Algeria)
Putumayo Records
Irresistible reggae rhythms fused with musical traditions from around the world. We will hear a Hindu-mantra turned reggae called "Om Numah Shivaya"

Taj Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen

B4 The War
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.

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
Thank You Lord
Stay Positive Productions
Serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall (with overtones of rock, funk, and ska).

K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas
Asaase yi so

Secret Stash Records
YouTube: Secret Stash Records
Secret Stash Records reissues one of the most collectable Ghanaian records of all time...

Tradi-Mods vs Rockers - Alternative Takes on Congotronics
Deerhoof Vs Kasai Allstars - Travels Broaden The Mind
MySpace: vs Rockers
The Congotronics series has inspired a fervent following around the world. Tradi- Mods vs Rockers presents 26 brand new tracks from musicians around the world playing their take on the congotronics tradition.

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.

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