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playlist for June 04, 2011
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Mumford and Sons
Sigh No More
Roll Away Your Stone
Artist website:
Mumford and Sons are a touring band from the UK. Their thoughtful lyrics and heartfelt performances deliver a a rich experience. You've gotta see the audience reaction to this band to appreciate their profound impact on audiences around the world. I recommend checking-out some of their YouTube videos for the experience.

Various Artists: les chansons de la nouvelle scene français
le pop 6
Emmanuelle Seigner: Dingue
Toma: Je Bois La Mer
Artist website:
Le Pop Musik
New music by a couple of Frence pop artists, from the 6th album in the Le Pop Series.

Les Chauds Lapins
Presque Oui
Barbes Records

Les Chauds Lapins, the hot rabbits bill themselves as surreal art-pop of Jazz-age Paris. They specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 1920's to the 1940's. THey note that the development of American jazz in the 1920's launched a worldwide culural revolution not unlike that of psychedelia close to 50 years later.

Peppe Voltarelli
Ultima Notte A Malá Strana
Canto mo
Scarpe rosse impolverate

Le Chant Du Monde
Singer, songwriter 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."

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra versus Fanfare Ciocarla
Balkan Brass Battle

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra: Mrak Kolo
Fanfare Ciocarla: I Am Your Gummy Bear
Asphalt Tango Records

"Prepare yourself: here comes the heavy, heavy monster sound! From the wild, wild East - Romania & Serbia - the two foremost Gypsy brass bands are taking the stage to see who blows hottest and hardest."
We will be hearing a couple of tracks one from each of the two biggest Balkan Brass Bands in a battle of the Bands, Balkan Style.

La Cherga
Votka Dot Kom

Asphalt Tango Records
The sounds of La Cherga are rooted in their home counties of Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Jamaica. Adisa Zvekic, the front-woman and lead singer is from Bosnia.

Ana Moura

O Que Foi Que Aconteceu
Porque Teimas Nesta Dor
Harmonia Mundi/World Village
Coast to Coast
New music from Harmonia Mundi,the soulful fadista, Ana Mourna,live in-concert, at two of Portugal's legendary venues: the Coliseu do Porto and Lisbon's Coliseu dos Recreios.

Enrique Bunbury
Gran Rex [Disc 1]
Los Habitantes
Capitol Latin
New music from Spanish rock icon, Enrique Bunbury, of Zaragoza, did a world tour in 2010 and while on-the-road recorded his concert at the Grand Rex Theatre in Buenos Aires to create a double cd.

Loga Rama Torkian
Az Pardeh (though the veil)
Terrestrial Lane
Meraab is the first solo album release by contemporary Iranian composer, Loga Rama Torkian. He is best known as a founding member of the internationl world music ensemble, Niyaz.

Azam Ali
From Night to the Edge of Day
Nami Nami
Six Degrees Records
Vocalist Azam Ali sings in the Persian language, Farsi and also in Urdu, a language of Pakistan. These songs recount mystical lyrics of the Sufi Poets set in a fusion of Ancient instruments, rhythms and tonalities with modern electronic sounds. The music of Azam Ali ushers in new artistic possibilities for Iranian music. Azam Ali was also a founding member and the lead vocalist of the group Niyaz.

Et Dodim
JDUB Records
JDUB Recordings

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

Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell
Lágrimas Mexicanas
Lágrimas Mexicanas
Eone Music
Vinicius Cantaria and Bill Frisell team-up on a new cd titled, Lágrimas Mexicanas. We will be hearing the title track.

Constantinople & Françoise Atlan
Premier Songs - Early Dreams
Marionas (Santiago de Murcia & Gaspar Sanz - circa 1700)
A Baroque music of Mexico

Saúl Hernández
Manos De Cristal
Quiero Saberlo Todo
Capitol Latin
Artist website:
A new album by Mexican singer, Saúl Hernández

Sergent Garcia
Una y Otra Vez
Una y Otra Vez
Artist website:
Sergent Garcia a heavyweight in the European mestizo music scene has just released Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again) his first full-length album in five years. His sound is a blend the fiery Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude and continental style. In his latest musical adventure, Sergent Garcia travels to Colombia to experiment of some of the world's hottest sounds.
World Beat Pick of the Month

The Jolly Boys - featuring Albert Minott
Great Expectations
The Passenger
GeeJam Recordings
Artist website:
New music from Jamaica's legendary Jolly Boys. Great Expectations is their first new album in 20 years. We'll be hearing a track called, "The Passenger."

On The Road Again
Title track
Pacific Hawaiian
Artist website:
New Katchafire is one of New Zealand's premier reggae bands.We will be hearing the title track from their recently released 4th album.

Kevin Kinsella
Great Design
All That I Have
Kevin Kinsella has worked John Brown's Body and 10 Ft Ganga Plant, a couple of contemportary reggae bands that we've aired on The World Beat. This is music from Kevin Kinsella's first solo album.

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.

Putumayo Presents
An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey
Zé Manel: Bu Fidjo Femia (Guinea Bissau)
Artist website:
MySpace: a couple of songs by Ze Manel on MySpace Videosurf

Ze Manel is from Guinea-Bissau and has many recordings to his name. We'll be hearing one of my personal favorites, from the Putumayo collection called, 'An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey.'

Les Nubians
Nü Revolution
Shanachie Ent Corp.
Afropean soul music from the new record by Les Nubians.

Vieux Farka Toure
The Secret
All The Same (feat. Dave Matthews)
Six Degrees Records
We will be hearing a song from the new cd by Vieux Farka Toure, this song features the vocals of Dave Matthews.

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80
From Africa with Fury: Rise
Mr. Big Thief
Knitting Factory Records

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