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playlist for August 06, 2011
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Blackmore's Night
Autumn Sky
Health To The Company
Artist website:
Pair-up guitar icon, Ritchie Blackmore with the lovely voice of Candice Night along with their minstrel band and you have Blackmore's Night.

Smithfield Fair
Every New Day
Have a Good Time
Stevenson Productions
Artist website: Smithfield Fair
The new album by the acoustic trio Smithfield Fair.

Various Artists: les chansons de la nouvelle scene français
le pop 6
Cécile Hercule (avec Mickey 3D): La Chance
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
Canto Mo
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: Disco Dzumbus
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
Last Temptation
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
Artist website:
A new album by Mexican singer, Saúl Hernández.

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

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 eventually found their mojo, busking in Dublin, Ireland.

Jose Conde
Jose Conde
El Avion (the airplane)
Pipiki Records
Jose Conde and his Brooklyn-based band, The nu Latin groove, have generated some buzz with feature stories on NPR and a North America and European summer tour.

Charanga Cakewalk
Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge
Artemis Records/Triloka
Artist website: Charanga Cakewalk
Here's some mellow music for a summers evening. I've listened these tracks many times time and recently dredged it up my collection.

Sergent Garcia
Una y Otra Vez
Chacun Son Combat
Même Si
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

Kiran Ahluwalia
Jo Dil
Times Square Records
Artist website:
MySpace: Kiran Ahluwalia
Kiran Ahlwalia studied under Vithal Rao, one of the last living masters of ghazal—a form of sung poetry that originated in Persia 1000 years ago and reached India 400 years later. This song-form harkens back to an era when princes and kings employed court musicians to put music to poetry.

Kailash Kher & Kailasha
Tauba Tauba (International Version)
Kailash Kher is a revered singer and a houshold name across the Indian subcontinenet. This is his first international release.

Loga Rama Torkian
Golzare Ashegh (garden of the beloved)
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 yourself)
YouTube: AOMUSIC Sings a Universal Message
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)

Cesaria Evora
Cesaria Evora
Petit Pays (Little Country) - Nando Da Cruz
Artist website:
Soulful music from Cape Verde Islands most famous singer, Cesaria Evora.

Taj Majal
Black man, brown, man (feat. Ziggy Marley)
Heads Up
Artist website:
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.

The Jolly Boys - featuring Albert Minott
Great Expectations
You Can't Always Get What You Want
GeeJam Recordings
Artist website:
New music from Jamaica's legendary Jolly Boys. Great Expectations is their first new album in 20 years.

Tell It From The Heart
Freedom Train
Minor 7 Flat 5

Jamaican Reggae singer, Luciano delivers songs with positive and deep lyrics in the tradition of the Jah Messenger.

Cheikh Lo
Jamm (means "peace" the the Wolof language, spoken in Senegal)
World Circuit/Nonesuch

A song from the new cd by Checkh Lo, from Burkina Faso. In the liner notes, Checkh Lo writes that he attempts to create a pan-African sound, as he finds something beautiful in the music of all African peoples... We will be hearing his song, Conia.

Vusi Mahlasela
Say Africa
Say Africa
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.

Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
Kedu America
Nyem Obi Gi
Xenophile Records

The sounds of Highlife music from Nigeria.

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.

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.

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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