Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records
Weather in the Heart
Red River Valley Girl
Artist website: Carmina
Carmina is the Celtic contemporary singer songwriter duo of Rob King and Pippa Marland.
Feet to the Floor
Dun Eistein Productions
Artist website: Hugh Morrison
Hugh Morrison is from the town of Wick, in the far north of Scotland. He served his musical apprenticeship with the Tain Scottish Dance Band and quickly made has name an exponent of the three-row button key accordian.
Artist website: Väsen
Four great Swedish musicians: Olov Johansson on the nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden), Mikael Marin on viola, Roger Tallroth on guitar, and André Ferrari on an array of exotic percussion.
Nordic Roots Festival
artists website: Soundician
The duo of Kit and Odette live somewhere in the north of England, near a place called Copt Hill, a neolithic burial site with seven trees, known as the seven sisters, growing from the top of the mound.
2raumwohnung (tsveye-ROWM-voh-noong): Ich Weiß Warum (ich vice vah-room: "two-room apartment) (I Know Why) (Germany)
here is a song that first began as a German television jingle and was requested by viewers that a full song was later developed to meet popular request
Volume III - Auracle
Gregorian chants and mystical grooves from Lesiëm, a Berlin-based vocal group with over 50 years history.
Rundek & Gargo Orkestar
Ruke - La Comédie Des Sens
Ista Slika (the same image)
Sjaj Sto Izdaje - "Shine that betrays" (IZDA-UU)
Darko Rundek & Gargo Orkestar is my first encounter with Croatian music. Listening to Darko Rundek's enunciation of Croatian lyrics bathes the listener in a new gene-pool of vocables and musically evokes feelings and emotions and bridge the listener to a people, far beyond the abstraction of the evening news. Listening to Darko Rundek & Gargo Orkestar is a wake-up experience.
World Beat Pick of the Month
Le Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi/Accordes Croises
Twelve musicians, of diverse ethnicity, all whom are considered to be among the best musicians from their respective cultures, come together to create contemporary European fusion music.
Gypsy Flame New Flamenco - Vol II
Artist website: Javid Flamenco
Some excellent new flamenco compositions from San Diego based Flamenco Guitarist, Javid.
(title track) My World
If This Is Love
Jamie Bonk plays guitar in a range of styles, from jazz to flamenco. The song "My World" is jazz guitar tune that plays like a fresh ocean breeze. Jamie is also an expressive singer/songwriter... his song If this is Love is a good vibration and message beaming to you over the radio wave.
Guide / various artists
The Rough Guide to Mediterranean Café Music
North Africa meets Europe:coastal sounds
Grup Yorum: Özgürlük Tutkusu (Turkey)
Over the past twenty years Grup Yorum have used music as a vehicle to focus attention on the plight of the Kurdish people.
Artist website: Johannes Linstead
nouveau flamenco guitar style, Johannes is also a talented
multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, wood flute
Women of Latin America
Jacqueline Fuentes: Sinuoso Trópico (Chile)
A collection of poignant songs performed by some of the most exceptional Latin divas.
Artist Website: Lisbeth Scott
Lisbeth Scott is the co-lyricist and vocalist on the sound track for "The Passion of the Christ." She can also be heard on the soundtracks of the Shrek movies. Her work with Paul Schwartz on the "State of Grace" still resonates somewhere in the back of my mind. Lisbeth is a very expressive singer and an insightful songwriter. The song titled "Grace," on her new cd "Passionate Voice," is my favorite. The throaty sounds of the Armenian duduk seem to penetrate to another level of being and suspend Lisbeth's vocals in an ethereal space.
The music of Oyebe Soul has been called afro-brazil-rock-house-hop
The Reality Temple
Tales of the Pomegranate Forest
Artist website: Richard Bone
Tales of the Pomegranate Forest regales listeners with cosmic horns and Indian-inspired violin floating upon a sonic sea of electronica
The Blooms and Blossoms of My Heart-Garden
artists website: Sri Chimnoy
Sri Chimnoy is an acclaimed visionary composer, artist, poet, writer and lecturer who has performed in over 56 nations, during the past twenty years. This CD contains 59 recording all performed by Sri Chimnoy on 59 different instruments.
Atlantis - a soundtrack to the ancient mystery
Song of Cleito
Inspired by myths and legends the artist researched ancient traces of Greek music theory and incorporated his findings in this homage to the lost continent of Atlantis.
Artist website: Armik
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Davide Ravasio explores a trance jazzy middle eastern groove...
Discorama/ Harmonia Mundi
Sékou Diabaté is a master of the Mandingo guitar and co-founder of Guinea's Bembeya Jazz, in 1961.
artists website: Mory Kanté
Sabou is an all-acoustic release by legendary West African singer and kora player, Mory Kanté, the first African musician to sell a million singles with, Yéké Yéké, which topped the European charts in 1988.