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Song From the Planet
Ready for the Storm
Artist website: www.ConnemaraStoneCompany.de
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
Artist website: www.mumfordandsons.com
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.
Ultima Notte A Malá Strana
Coup De Coeur À Montréal
Quanto ni vivo
Le Chant Du 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."
Beat Pick of the Month
De Vuelta Al Baile
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
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
la ciel tout nu"The Naked Sky"
whaling city sound
A new album of engaging Gypsy music from Paris, Ile-de-France.
and Bucovina Club Orkestar a classic act on the European nightclub circuit.
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 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.
Lero Lero Remixed
Lero-Lero (DJ /Rupture Remix)
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.
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
A new album of Garifuna music from Belize by Aurelio Martinez, produced by Ivan Duran of Stonetree Records.
Perolas Aos Povos
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
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, from Buenos Aires, describes the music on his new cd, "Pesebre" as tropical psychobilly.
Peña Vol. II
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.
Music from the Chocolate
Julian Avalos : Guajira Bonita - Peru
A couple of classic tracks from Peru, off the 1997 Putumayo World Music release, "Music from the Chocolate Lands."
Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen
B4 the War
Peace and Love
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.
Say Africa (title track)
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.
Johnny Cleg and Savuka : Scatterlings of Africa - South Africa
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."
Artist website: www.lokua-kanza.com
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.
Mapangala & Virunga
Maisha Ni Matamu (Life is Sweet)
Maisha Ni Matamu (Life is Sweet)
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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