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playlist for September 03, 2011
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

And Love Rages On
Ena Na Lena
YouTube: AOMUSIC Sings a Universal Message
Music for the present cycle of change, featuring the vocals of Miriam Stockley.

Blackmore's Night
Autumn Sky
All the Fun of the Fayre
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
At the Fair
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
Emanuelle Seigner: Dinque
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
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

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.

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

Zoé/Música de fondo
Últimos Días
Artist website:
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)
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.

Jose Conde
Jose Conde
Amor Y Felicidad
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.

La Semilla
Six Degrees Records
Pacifika features the lovely vocals of Peruvian born singer/songwriter, Silvana Kane. Her emotive vocals are full of light and love floating in a lush bed of acoustic and electronica.

Rene Lopez
Feeling Something Good
Shing A Ling Is What I Bring
Nat Geo Music
Artist website:

The title of the new album by Rene Lopez is ELS which stands-for Electronic Latin Soul

Niña Pastori
Joyas Prestadas
Vivir sin aire
Sony BMG Entertainment España
Club de fans: Niña Pastori
Nina Pastori is a new voice form Spain with flamenco training and a pop sensibility...

Sergent Garcia
Una y Otra Vez
Soy Salsamuffin
Meme 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.

Kailash Kher & Kailasha
Na Batati Tu (Na Dhin Dhin Dhin Na)
Kailash Kher is a revered singer and a houshold name across the Indian subcontinenet. This is his first international release.

Loga Rama Torkian
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.

Cesaria Evora
Cesaria Evora
Artist website:
Soulful music from Cesaria Evora, of the Cape Verde Islands.

The Jolly Boys - featuring Albert Minott
Great Expectations
Ring of Fire
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 unique cover of the Johnny Cash classic, "Ring of Fire."
World Beat Pick of the Month

Tell It From The Heart
Peace - Featuring Taffari U L. Fyah
Minor 7 Flat 5

Jamaican Reggae singe Luciano's latest cd delivers songs with positive and deep lyrics in the tradition of the Jah Messenger

10ft Ganga Plant
Shake-up the Place
Title Track
Pharoah's Army
A couple of seventies-style reggae tracks from the new cd by 10ft Ganga Plant.

Justice and Equality
Artist website:
Brazilian roots & db featuring world renowned reggae legend, Rankin Joe.

Da Cruz
Sistema Subversiva
Six Degrees Records
New music from Brazilian band, Da Cruz, featuring the vocals of Mariana Da Cruz.

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

YouTube: Cheikh Lo on YouTube
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, "Seyni."

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.

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80
From Africa with Fury: Rise
African Soldiers
Knitting Factory Records
AfroBeat Tempo with lyrics in Pigin English

Vieux Farka Toure
The Secret
Amana Quai
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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