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playlist for March 05, 2011
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Connemara Stone Company
Ready for the Storm
Artist website:
A Celtic band based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
. They are working on a new album featuring their new singer, Dino. We will be hearing Caledonia, and "Ready for the Storm," a couple of great compositions by Scottish musician, Dougy Mclean.

Mumford and Sons
Sigh No More
Winter Winds
Artist website:
A rising star on-stage and GrammyAward winning band who recently accompanied Bob Dylan, singing "I Ain't Gonna Work on Maggies Farm No More."
This touring band will hit the road again tomorrow in the Scottish Highlands and Ireland. You've gotta love the audience reaction to this band, Mumford and Sons... it is truly extraordinary.

Peppe Voltarelli
Ultima Notte A Malá Strana

Coup De C
oeur À Montréal
Quanto ni vivo
Le Chant D
u Monde
Singer, writer and composer, Peppe Voltarelli is an Italian superstar with a colorful background. He was born in Cosenza, in the south of Italy. Peppe started his first band, "Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti" in 1990 in Bologna, the band mixed rock and calabrian folk music. He and the band produced seven cds and staged hundreds of concerts in Italy and other countries.
Peppe began his solo creer in 2006. We will be hearing tracks from his new album, titled "Ultima Notte A Malá Strana."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Miguel Afonso
De Vuelta Al Baile
El Zapatero
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.

Gypsy Moon

Sounds True

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.

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

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

Planet Paprika
Wandering Stars
Shantel and Bucovina Club Orkestar a classic act on the European nightclub circuit.

Sami Barghshoon
Layla Ma
Baby La La
A self-produced cd by a Lebanese-born
Canadian who grew-up surrounded by Mediteranean folk music. Sami Barghshoon fuses Middle-Eastern culture within a Western context. I'm sending it out the next song this evening, with warm grand-fatherly feeings, for my newborn grandson. We'll be hearing a song called,
"Baby La La. "

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.

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.

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."


Laru Beya
Stonetree Records
A new album of Garifuna music from Belize by Aurelio Martinez, produced by Ivan Duran of Stonetree Records.

Rita Ribeiro
Perolas Aos Povos

Ha Mulheres
Putumayo Artists
Rita Ribiero is an up-and-coming recording artist from the Northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhäo who performs in a number of styles including reggae, samba, funk and the styles of her native region.

A New Day
Amaneaer Andino
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.

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

Peña Vol. II
Jamas Impedirás
Danza de la Llama
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.

Putumayo World Music
Music from the Chocolate Lands
Julian Avalos : Guajira Bonita - Peru
Putumayo Records

A couple of classic tracks from Peru, off the 1997 Putumayo World Music release, "Music from the Chocolate Lands."

Taj Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen

B4 the War
Peace and Love

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.

Vusi Mahlasela
Say Africa
Say Africa (title track)
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.

Putumayo World Music
World Hits
Johnny Cleg and Savuka : Scatterlings of Africa - South Africa
Putumayo Records

A song played in rememberance of our former World Beat host Ned Williams who past away in February. Ned was a Biology professor at MSU, Mankato and an African music afficianado. He played music from across the African continent, from east to west and north to south. Ned introduced me to the music of Johnny Clegg back in the early 1990's. We will be hearing Johnny Clegg and Savuka singing their classic, "Scatterlings of Africa."

Lokua Kanza
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.

Samba Mapangala & Virunga
Maisha Ni Matamu (Life is Sweet)
Maisha Ni Matamu (Life is Sweet)
Virunga Music

East Africa's Samba Mapangala & Virunga have thrilled fans for over 20 years with blockbuster dance-floor hits. Here is the title track from his soon-to-be-released- cd "Life is Sweet."
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