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playlist for February 05, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

The Love Token
Buachaillin Deas Óg Mé
An Dún Aengus

MacDara Music
Artist website: MacDara Ó Conaola
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
Ontos Music
Take a journey into sound healing sounds from Grammy Nominee and psychologist, Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria.

Putumayo World Music

Thomas Fersen: Au Cafe de la Paix
Amélie-Les-Crayons: Ta P'tite Flamme
Putumayo Records
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"
Na kamav
whaling city sound

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

Planet Paprika
Citizen of Planet Paprika
Sura Ke Mastura

Shantel and Bucovina Club Orkestar a classic act on the European nightclub circuit.

Various Artists
Electric Gypsyland 2
Tunng: - 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 Club Scene.

Peppe Voltarelli
Distratto Ma Pero'
L'anima é vulata
KomArt Music
Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli, now living in Berlin, has a colorful background in song and theatre. He's an Italian superstar...

Jane Siberry
Calling all Angels
Sheeba Records
An unforgettable song from a 2001 release by Canadian musician, Jane Siberry.

Gypsy Moon

Sounds True
Artist website:
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 and rhythms.

Bibi Tanga & The Selenites
Bonjour Mon Ami Jean
NatGeo Music

New music from Paris-based, Bibi Tanga & the Selenites plays a mix of Electronica, jazz and funk.

Rachid Taha
Knitting Factory Records
Arabic songs from France by Rachid Taha.

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.

Pa' Bailar (Siempre Quiero Mas)
El Mareo

Decca Records
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 Plata."


Miguel Afonso
De Vuelta Al Baile
Aires de Lima
Camino Viejo Producciones
Artist website :
Some beautiful music from Gran Canaria, Espana. The Canary Islands. Miguel Afonso is a master accordianist playing with his group in Gran Canaria.

Laru Beya
Bisien Nu
Stonetree Records
A new album of Garifuna music from Belize by Aurelio Martinez, produced by Ivan Duran of Stonetree Records.
World Beat Pick of the Month

A New Day
Zisari Lucero
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.

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.

The Roots of Chicha 2
Various Artists
Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema: A Trabajar
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.

Taj Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen

Just A Dream
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.

{quiet Letters}
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.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Ram 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 Dass.

Love Holding Love
Ma Chant (kali)
Artist website:
Wah! 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"

Vusi Mahlasela
Say Africa
Nakupenda Africa (Featuring Angelique Kidjo)
ATO Records
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
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.

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