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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

Eileen Ivers
Crossing the Bridge
Sony Classical

Conny Dover
If Ever I Return
La Fontaine
Mally Leigh
Talor Park Music

Spirit of the Music
Mark Knopfler
On Raglan Road
Maire Breatnach Mystic Slip Jigs
The Bottom Line Record Company

Mark Knopfler, of Dire Straights fame, sings "On Raglan Road" in a gravel-voiced classic style.
Liam O'Flynn on the Uillean pipes

Celtic Voices
The Iron Horse
Talitha MacKenzie Ajde Jano (Come on Jano)
Seamus Begley & Steven Cooney Bheir mo Dhuthracht
Green Linnet Records

Akira Satake
Cooler Heads Prevail
Alula Records

The brilliant Japanese Banjoist, Akira Satake sidesteps the cultural boundaries of what the banjo is normally allowed to perform; creating instead, a musical soundscape rich with cross-cultural rhythms and textures.
Trance Planet Volume Four
Michael Sterns & Viji Subramaniam
Triloka Records
A sixteenth century classical Indian songform composed by the Indian mystic Saint Mira Bhai, a devote of Krishna

Fatal Mambo
Fatal Mambo
La Tete A Gaston
Gino, Louisette Et Moi
Fatal Mambo blends French and Gypsy music with the funky sounds of Afro-Cuban music to create a unique take on the mambo, salsa, son, and cumbia song forms.

Compay Segundo
Lo Mejor De La Vida
El camison de Pepa
Cuba y Espana
World Circuit/Nonesuch Records
Compay Segundo is a legendary figure in Cuban music. He is one of the seminal figures of the Cuban son, a song style is a bluesy and sometimes flamenco sounding approach to the dance music of Cuba.

Papa Oviedo
Vivo en el monte
4 Etoiles Adama Coly
Conjunto Cespedes Aideu
Putamayo Records
Papa Oviedo, now in his 60's is a master of the tres, a guitar of 3 double strings in an open tuning sings a song of the beauty of the mountains of the Oriente province in the east of Cuba and of the beauty of guarita, his country girl.
4 Etoiles is the Congo's first super-group of soukous. They sing in Lingala, their native language and play the electric guitar with "the Cuban feel"
Conjunto Cespedes singing a traditional Cuban Santeria prayer to the Orishas.
Reggae Around the World
Lucky Dube ­ We Love It (South Africa)
Rasha ­ Salib Faudi (Sudan)
Afkia Modibo ­ Wadjou (Mali)
Putamayo Records

Habib Koite & Bamada

Putamayo Artists
This CD is like taking musial voyage throught many musical traditions of Mali

:D (Dihi -
Tarika Central
New music from Madagascar by Tarika. In the Malagasy language, Dihi (pronounced: dee) means dance. Tarikas new CD titled "D:" salutes the golden era of Malagasy 45s, as in 45 rpm; those versatile analog vinyl discs of our recent past.

Selected Artists
On A Starry Night
Bobby McFerrin
Common Threads
Windham Hill Records
a lovely seque to AfroPop World Wide by Bobby McFerrin

Stay tuned for Afropop World Wide hosted by George Collinet

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Playlist from Live Broadcast 06 March 1999
Host/Producer, Board Operator & Web: Mark R. Thomas

Modified: 06 March 1999; MRT

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