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October 04, 1998

Øystein Sevåg
Global House

Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records
We began with music from Norwegian musician, Øystein Sevåg.
* My World Beat intro theme song since it's release in 1995

Donal Lunny
Spanish Point
Moldavian Triptych - vocals Marta Sebestyén
Siúla Rúin - vocal features
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill with Triona Ní Dhomhnaill

Metro Blue
Donnal Lunny (Bouzouki, Guitar, Bodhran Bass)

Jazzy Celtic melodies by Celtic music veteran Donnal Lunny
Very cool Uileann Pipes and Whistles by John McSherry
A dramatic and lovely version of Siúla Rúin with vocals by
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill with Triona Ní Dhomhnaill

Sunita & Northern Gael
Crossing the Shannon
Roscommon Reel/Leitrim Fancy/The Rose of Antrim
Northern Gael features: LAURA MCKENZIE,

Sunita is an innovative harpist who brings her clarsach (Scottish harp) to the forefront as a lead instrument in Northern Gael.
Besides her CD's and performance schedule Sunita is a Harp teacher in St. Paul MN . And the author of books on harp arrangements that are used by harpists worldwide.
A personal Thanks to Sunita for presenting this copy of "Crossing the Shannon" to me at her booth in the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair.

Kylän Kävijä
Mieleni Alenevi

Wicklow Records
Finnish Music

Garras Dos Sentidos
Dança De Mágoas (Fado Carriche)
Fado Do Retorno II

Erato Disques

Mísia is the new voice of fado, a form of music imbued with poetic mystery that came into being midway throught the nineteenth century and took root in the working class quarters of Lisbon. Fado is akin to the tango, to the blues and to the rebetiko.

Césaria Évora
Miss Perfumada
Sodade (Homesick)

Nonesuch Records
vocal music from Sao Nicolau, Cape Verdes

Sam Mangwana
- Congo/Angola - Galo Negro (Congolese rumba)
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Congo- Mambo Yo Yo

Putumayo World Music
A blend of Cuban & African traditions

Yamor - Equadorian San Juanito
Yendo Y Viniendo (Coming & Going) - Pedro Villagra

The great Chilean group, Inti-Illimani celebrates thirty years of making Andean music together with this new CD.

Afro-Cuban All Stars
"A Toda Cuba le Gusta"
Amor Verdadero (guajira-son)
Fiesta de la Rumba (guaguancó)

World Circuit/Nonesuch Records

The players and singers of the 'son de Cuba" have nurtured this very refined and deeply funky music for about a hundred and fifty years. It is a music, very much alive, not simply some remnant in a museum.
Ry Cooder says of Rubén Gonzáles "The greatest piano soloist I have ever heard in my life. A Cuban cross between Thelonius Monk and Felix the Cat"

Rubén Gonzáles
Introducing Rubén Gonzáles

Mandinga (guaracha/son)
(son montuno/tumbao) -Rubén Gonzáles

World Circuit/Nonesuch Records
The 79 year old pianist Rubén Gonzáles is regarded by his fellow musicians as one of Cuba's national treasures. Ruben is the last survivor of a trio of pianists who helped create the modern Cuban piano sound. He passed up the chance of a career as a doctor to be a musician and joined the conjunto  (dance ensemble) of the ledgendary blind tres  player, Arsenio Rodriguez in the early 1940's. It was a time when the African-influenced mambo.

Rubén Gonzáles has spent his life playing alongside Cuba's greatest musicians and has waited more than half a century to make this album.

This album was recorded in just two days; live in Havanna with no overdubs.

Buena Vista Social Club
Chan Chan
Pablo Nuevo

World Circuit/Nonesuch Records

Chan Chan is a recent composition by 89 year old giant of Cuban Music Francisco Repilado a.k.a. Compay Segundo, a nickname acquired when he formed the legendary Duo Los Compadres; Compay is slang for Compadre (friend) and Segundo refers to his trademark, bass harmony, second bass. Compay's career began in Santiago with the first great flowering of the Cuban son during the 1920's.

Pablo Nuevo is typical of the urban piano style he developed in the early 1940's, with an introduction in danzon rhythm followed by a mambo section with solos from piano, trumpet and bass.

Bio Ritmo
Rumba Baby Rumba

Yo Soy La Rumba

Triloka/Worldly Music

Talking Drum
World of Rhythm

Talking Drum Records

Stay tuned for Afropop World Wide hosted by George Collinet

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