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playlist for July 02, 2011
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Blackmore's Night
Autumn Sky
Sake of a Song
Minstrel Hall Music
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Pair-up guitar icon, Ritchie Blackmore with the lovely voice of Candice Night along with their minstrel band and you have Blackmore's Night.

Les Chauds Lapins
Cette Nuit-La
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.

Various Artists: les chansons de la nouvelle scene français
le pop 6
Cécile Hercule: La Chance
Jérôme Minière: Avril
Artist website:
Le Pop Musik
New music by a couple of Frence pop artists, from the 6th album in the Le Pop Series.

Peppe Voltarelli
Ultima Notte A Malá Strana
Quanto ni vivo
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

Fanfare Ciocarla and Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra: Asfalt Tango
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
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.

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

Hans Zimmer -featuring: Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Pirates Of The Caribbean - On Stranger Tides

Angry And Dead Again
Walt Disney Records
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Music from the soundtrack of "On Stranger Tides" the new " Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. The soundtrack features Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, a couple of fast fingered Mexican guitarists who began their musical career in a Mexican Metal Band, but found their mojo busking in Dublin, Ireland.

Zoé/Música de fondo
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Capital Latin
Music and DVD from an UNplugged concert for MTV.

Compilation by: The Red Hot Organization
RED HOT + RIO 2 / Nova Tropicália
Beck + Seu Jorge: Tropicália (Mario C 2011 Remix)
Mia Doi Todd + José González: Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo
eOne Music
RED HOT + RIO 2 is the 17th in a series of original albums to raise money and awareness to the fight against AIDS.

Enrique Bunbury
Gran Rex [Disc 1]
Sácame De Aquí (disc 2)
Capitol Latin
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.

Fel Shara
JDUB Records
JDUB Recordings

Azam Ali
From Night to the Edge of Day
Lai Lai
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.

Loga Rama Torkian
Parva (compassion)
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.

And Love Rages On
In Lake'ch (I am another your)
YouTube: Secret Stash Records
Music for the present cycle of change, featuring the vocals of Miriam Stockley. We will be hearing "In Lake'ch" (I am another you - you are another me)

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

Sergent Garcia
Una y Otra Vez
Una y Otra Vez
Meme Si
Vasito De Agua
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.

The Jolly Boys - featuring Albert Minott
Great Expectations
You Can't Always Get What You Want
GeeJam Recordings
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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 tour with a gig in San Diego this evening.

Taj Majal
Black man, brown, man
Heads Up
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Taj Majal's new cd is titled, Maestro for a good reason. Taj is the man. For the past fourty years Taj Majal has honed an awesome collection of musical styles into sparkling gems.

Putumayo World Music
Caribbean Playground
Taj Majal & the Hula Blues: Great Big Boat (USA)
Putumayo Records

Vusi Mahlasela
Say Africa
In Anyway (Taj Majal, vocals & banjo)
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 The Road Again
Sweet As
You're Dreaming
Pacific Hawaiian
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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
Turn it Around
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.

Putumayo World Music
Music from the Chocolate Lands
Dobet Gnahoré (Doh-Bay gna oh RAY) : Kakou - Ivory Coast
Putumayo Records

Dobet Gnahore, fro m the Ivory Coast,sings in a number of African languages. Her songs address political, and social issues, and the struggles of women in African society.

Aster Aweke
Fikir Ayalkibet
Kabu Records
Ethiopian singer/songwriter Aster Aweke has been has been entertaining audiences around the world for over thrity years. Checheho is her 23rd album. It is named after Checheho a small city in Gonder, Ethiopia. Her record label, Kabu Records is based in Addis Ababa.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Tenere (The Desert, My Home)
Bombino was raised in Niger in the midst of exile from civil wars in North Africa. His blazing desert rock an' roll guitar transports Tuareg tradition into the future.

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
African Soldiers
Knitting Factory Records

Aratan N Azawad
World Village
Next up, music by a genuine desert blues/rock band
Terakaft (meaning "caravan" in Tamasheq). The band was formed in 2001 by Sanou Ag Ahmed, then based in Kidal, Mali. They've taken the electric guitar and made it their own. Their sound is reflects the arid searing air and sculpted sands of the Sahara.

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