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playlist for October 01, 2011
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Blackmore's Night
Autumn Sky
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.

Various Artists: les chansons de la nouvelle scene français
le pop 6
Tom Poisson: Trapeziste
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
Sta Città
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."

La Cherga
Resolve & Evolve
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.

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra versus Fanfare Ciocarla
Balkan Brass Battle

Fanfare Ciocarla + Boban & Marko Markovic: 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.

Gogol Bordello
Gypsy Punks - Underdog World Strike
Start Wearing Purple

Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony
Through the Roof an' Underground
r an MSU, Mankato Homecoming "purple machine" special we'll flashback to - Gogol Bordello's 2009 "Start Wearing Purple.
" Singer/songwriter, and leader of Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz grew up in the Ukraine during the era of the Chernobyl disaster (25 years ago). He mixes punk, ska, jazz, and the traditional Roma music. Hutz also acts and can be seen staring, as the Ukranian translator, alongside Elijah Woods, in the movie "Everything is Illuminated."

Nation Beat
Growing Stone
Puxa O Boi
Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)
Barbes Records
Nation Beat is an American/Brazilian collective inspired by Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, and Appalachian music, funk and country blues. They were invited by Willie Nelson to play at Farm Aid. Their new cd "Growing Stone" is about true roots, the American south and its Northeastern Brazilian parallels "Growing Stone" is dedicated to the American farmer.
World Beat Pick of the Month

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
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.

Jose Conde
Jose Conde
Matapalo Matamusa
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.

Ana Maria
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
Shing A Ling Is What I Bring
Nat Geo Music
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The title of the new album by Rene Lopez is ELS which stands-for Electronic Latin Soul

Sergent Garcia
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.

Loga Rama Torkian
Az Pardeh (through 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.


The sound of Joik vocals by Sami singer/songwriter, Wimme Sarri of Finland.
From the 2002 cd, Bárru.

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)

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. We'll be hearing a track a fantastic cover of the classic, "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Tell It From The Heart
I Grow Up
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.

War and Crime ft. Dada Yute
Artist website:
Brazilian roots & db featuring world renowned reggae legend, Rankin Joe.

Natural Vibrations
#Got This Music
Go Aloha Entertainment
New music from Hawaii by the roots-reggae group, Natural Vibrations.

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)
Jamm (title track)
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 title track, "Jamm."

Miss Lira
Rise Again
Sony Music
Introducing Lira on The World Beat... Although this is the first I've heard of Lira she is well known in South Africa where where she won ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2009 South African Music Awards, and ‘Best Female Artist’ for the 2008 record, SOUL IN MIND.

Vieux Farka Toure
The Secret
All The Same
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.

Imidiwan Win Sahara
World Village
The group, Tinariwen is a hard-rocking hybrid of Berber, Arab, Western and black African styles. In the language of Tuareg nomads, the word “tinariwen” means “deserts.”

Their new release, called “Tassili” comes from the name of a spectacular region of canyons and sandstone arches near Algeria’s border with Libya. Tinariwen rehearsed and recorded this cd in tents and around campfires in Tassili.

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