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Song From the Planet
The Love Token
Buachaillin Deas Óg Mé
An Dún Aengus
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of
the Aran Island of Inisheer who is steeped in the local
sean-nos style although accompanied by a fine band he
takes a contemporary approach to what
is traditionally a solo song form. MacDara sings in
both Gaelic and English. The album was co-produced by Máire
Breatnach and recorded in Conamara.
Michael Brant DeMaria
Take a journey into sound healing sounds from Grammy Nominee and psychologist, Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria.
Au Cafe de la Paix
Ta P'tite Flamme
As is the case of many trends, "what
is old becomes new again." Nouvelle chanson is sweeping Paris
with the rejuvinated sounds of traditional chanson although this time
around influences from around the global are being infused. Sit back
and listen as a new generation of French musicians set the stage for
the future by looking to the past.
la ciel tout nu "The Naked Sky"
whaling city sound
A new album of engaging Gypsy music from Paris, Ile-de-France.
Citizen of Planet Paprika
Sura Ke Mastura
and Bucovina Club Orkestar a classic act on the European nightclub circuit.
Electric Gypsyland 2
- Taraf de Haïdouks (Homecoming)
Electric Gypsyland is
a collection of re-interpretations and re-inventions from three leading
Balkan Gypsy bands; Taraf de Haidouks, Kocani Orkestar, and Mahala
Rai Banda. This music is transformed from musicians on the the Balkan
Distratto Ma Pero'
L'anima é vulata
Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli, now living in Berlin, has a colorful
background in song and theatre. He's an Italian superstar...
Calling all Angels
An unforgettable song from a 2001 release by Canadian musician, Jane
Priyo was born and raised in Sicily,
Italy but has been travelling the world for over twenty-five years
sharing his unique blend of Afro-Mediterranean Gypsy trance music.
Its a spicy blend of Spanish/Gypsy rumba, Gypsy Flamenco guitar, Italian
melody and romantica, African tribal trance and Middle Eastern scales
Tanga & The Selenites
Bonjour Mon Ami Jean
New music from Paris-based, Bibi Tanga & the Selenites plays a
mix of Electronica, jazz and funk.
Arabic songs from France by Rachid Taha.
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.
Pa' Bailar (Siempre Quiero Mas)
Originally appearing under the name Bajofondo Tango Club, This project was concieved
by Gustavo Santaolalla, along with Juan Campodónico, with the
idea of bringing together a collective of Argentine and Uruguayan
artists dedicated to creating “contemporary music of the Rio de la
De Vuelta Al Baile
Aires de Lima
Artist website : www.miguelafonso.net
Some beautiful music from Gran Canaria, Espana. The Canary Islands.
Miguel Afonso is a master accordianist playing with his group in Gran
A new album of Garifuna music from Belize by Aurelio Martinez, produced by Ivan Duran of Stonetree Records.
Beat Pick of the Month
A New Day
Dennys Burga of Equador, plays Quenas, Panflute, and Zamponas. I listened to him jamming on his Andean flutes, in the Student Union at MSU, Mankato, accompanied by the beats of a percussion track. He makes a great one man Andean band.
El Carmen (1)
Barranco Lando (9)
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.
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.
The Roots of Chicha 2
"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.
Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen
Just A Dream
Artist Charity Foundation website: They Often
Artist website: www.tajandadowa.com
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
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.
If Heaven Closes
Artist website: Bliss
Bliss is an international chill-out pop
music collective from Denmark, Sweden and Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
and release their material on the Danish label, "music for dreams."
Sit back, chill-out and experience bliss.
Dass & Kriece
Ram Dass, aka Richard Alpert, along
with his collegue the late Timothy Leary were cultural icons of the
late sixties known for their pioneering mind altering experimentation
with psychedelic drugs. Richard Alper went his own separate way when
he set-out on the path of eastern mysticism and took the name Ram
Love Holding Love
Ma Chant (kali)
draws on the music of India, including Indian classical chant and
kirtan. Her music is also infused with pop, reggae, and folk influences. These musical elements are enriched with the between-the-lines quantum physics influenced lyrics of songs like like "Ma Chant (kali) lyrics"
Nakupenda Africa (Featuring Angelique Kidjo)
Vusi Mahlasela is known simply as "The Voice" in his home country of South Africa. His new cd, "Say Africa" was recorded at the Dave Matthews Band studio in Charlottesville, VA. and produced by Taj Majal. Vusi is currently on tour with a gig in San Diego this evening.
Tradi-Mods vs Rockers - Alternative Takes on Congotronics
- Travels Broaden The Mind
MySpace: www.myspace.com/Tradi-Mods 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.
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