playlist for October 1, 2005
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
Some laid-back, contemporary Celtic music
at the crossroads.
World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
New music from Shooglenifty "Global
Rhythm" magazine September 2005
Putumayo Kids Presents some fun music from
France for the "kid" in all of us...
Time Was - Time Is
The View From Here
Ray Baretto's Time Was - TIme is takes
jazz-Latin back to its roots using the vocabulary of today.
Latin Lounge explores the nacent trend in
Latin music as electronica and remixing meet and mingle traditional
rhythms in a contemporary global context.
The Chillout Sessions
South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo are
a national treasure, they are emissaries peace, love and harmony. This
is the first time that their captivating accappella singing has been
remixed with beats by some of the world's best DJ's.
* Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala concludes each concert
with a cry to "love one another,
go in harmony"
Artist website: www.aljewer.com
Lovely sounds of a solo Native American Flute.
All Things Change
Some American get-down-to-earth music.
Gypsy Punks - Underdog
Start Wearing Purple
Artist website: www.gogolbordello.com
Music from self described Ukaranian"Immigrant
Punks" now living in New York City. Its a rebellious sound that
is uniting immigrants, punks and rockers across Manhattan
Balkan Beat Box
9/4 the Ladies
Artist website: www.BalkanBeatBox.com
The music of Balkan Beat Box is a melting
pot of influences ranging from Arabic, Sephardic, and Hassidic roots
to modern-day electronica and hip-hop. It draws on North African, Middle
Eastern, Balkan and East European sounds to create a new Balkan Beat.
Journey to Eternity
Artist website: www.sundadrecords.com
Mona Ki Ngi Xica
Angolan singer and percussionist,
Bonga, sings in Portuguese with a smoky and hoarse voice full of emotion...
By the time he was eight years
old, Sao Paulo native, Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, had already formed
his first rock band with his classmates. His new cd, "Curumin,"
meaning: precocious child, comes to us straight from Brazil, with all
the liner notes in Portuguese.
Shirma (from Free Roots)
While Omar Sosa is often lauded for his high energy percussive piano
style, he's also produced a collection of ballads full of romanticism
Buddha Lounge 4
Porcupine (from "Nine Worlds")
Hypnotic grooves from masters of the downtempo/chill-out/lounge
& global electronica music movement, from around the world.
A portion of proceeds go to the Seva Foundation
Artist website: www.KiranMusic.com
The International debut of award-winning
Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. Kiran is a composer of contemporary
ghazals, based in Punjabi folksongs and poetry. Kiran's compositions
are perhaps the first indiginous North American ghazals.
Artist website: www.AnoushkaShankar.com
Up to this point, Grammy-nominated sitarist,
Anoushka Shankar has recorded strictly in the classical Indian tradition
of her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar. With this, her fourth album
for Angel Records, Anoushka unleashes her creativity, not only on sitar,
but also as lyricist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and producer.
A collection of upbeat yet trane-inducing
rhythms from vaious artists.
artists website: JeffOster.com
Music from a master of the Flugelhorn and
Maroon and Invasion
Jah is Greater
Introducing Daby Balde
Daby Balde is one of Senegal's best-kept musical
secrets. He's been long-celebrated at home and is now exploding on the
In his youth Boubacar Traore was nicknamed
the Malian Chuck Berry, or Elvis Presley. But nowadays he works on developing
the tone, color, simplicity, and emotion in his Malian Blues. This song
tells that "One of the main causes of the world's woe is war, which
brings about destitution starvation and epidemics, thus holding up development..."
Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim
subtitle: Emmanuel Jal, a former child
soldier from war-torn Sudan, is one of the hottest rappers to explode
out of the African music scene. The title of his new cd is "Ceasefire."
Beat Pick of the Month
Raw Raw Dub
The Bush Chemists are Dougie Wardrop and
Paul Davey, a couple of die-hard dubbers from Camden Market London.
West Nile Funk
Alice in Voodooland
the Pocket Records
Ex-Centric Sound System blends African,
Latin and Carribean rhythms into a funky dub that may be called African
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