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playlist for November 05, 2011
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Blackmore's Night
Autumn Sky
Dance of the Darkness
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
Marianne Dissard: The One and Only
Artist website:
Le Pop Musik
New music by a couple of Frence pop artists, from the 6th album in the Le Pop Series.

Monde Nouveau Monde Ancien
L'univers parmi nous
UnderDog Records
Music from Marseilles France by the introspective and frenetic poet/musician Frédéric Nevchehirlian on voix/guitare.

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.

Peppe Voltarelli
Ultima Notte A Malá Strana
Gli Anarchici
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."

Anna Bissi

Ephita Zoes
Complete Greek lyrics in the liner notes

Cheb Mami

Ana Oualache (Anne Wallesh)
Mondo Melodia
Music from the Maghreb, the North of Africa. Cheb Mami has spent years expanding the boundaries of Algerian Räi and making it into a true international music.

Endless Vision - "Persian & Armenian Songs"
Armenian Romances
(improvisations in Dastgah Shur)
part of a series from the: World Music Institute
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Recorded live in summer 2003 at Naivaran Palace Tehran, Iran.

Love Sees No Color
title track (world mix)

Artist website:
A new record by Persian musician Nassiri. This recording is also available in the Persian language, Farsi.

Bombay Dub Orchestra
Bombay Dub Orchestra
Rare Earth
Six Degrees
Artist website:

Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown & Marisa Monte
Velha Infancia
Artist website: Marisa Monte
A favorite song from "Tribalistas," a classic collaboration of Brazilian musicians featuring vocals by Marisa Monte, winning her first Latin Grammy.

Nation Beat
Growing Stone
Sumico Do Urucu
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

Jose Conde
Jose Conde
El Avion
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.

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

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)

Blue Monk
Enlightened Love
Eastern Sun
Sounds of the Bansuri and Native American flutes

Sylvia Bennett
Mirada De Amor
Out of Sight Music
A Spanish Language delivery of timeless classics from Grammy Nominated singer, Sylvia Bennett.

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

Putumayo World Music
The Caribbean
Mika: Bel Fánm (Haiti)
Putumayo Records
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music at the crossroads.

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

The Jolly Boys - featuring Albert Minott
Great Expectations
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."

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

El Rego
El Rego
E Nan Mian Nuku
Daptone Records
New music from El Rego, he was one of the main Afro-Funk performers in Benin, West Africa, and alongside the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, is a true legend of African Soul Music.

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 title track, "Jamm."

Oliver Mtukudzi
Vhunze Moto
Putumayo World Music
Zimbabwean singer songwriter relates an allegorical song telling of a a farmer attempting to hitch a wild Ox to his plow, followed by personal injuries and lessons learned.

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.

Imidiwan Ma Tenam
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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