playlist for March 31, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
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Song From the Planet
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
the Breakfast Early (from The Essential Chieftains)
W e begin this evening with a couple of tunes from
the Global Rhythms sampler. The
first by a group that had its beginnings in 1962; The Chieftains celebrate
45 years together with Paddy Maloney, still at the helm. Their new
double cd features 18 classic Chieftain tunes and Disc 2 includes
17 all-star duets with the likes of Sting, Elvis Costello, Sinead
O'Connor and many more. This is a "Boil the Breakfast Early."
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Nanny Assis started his career as a drummer
and percussionist but branched-out while attending the Federal School
of Arts and Music in Bahia, Brazil. Nanny is well known throughout
the world of Brazilian music.
Pokito a Poko
Dibujo En El Aire
The third release by Chambao is an incredible fusion of flamenco and
hip hop sensibilities. The included DVD takes the viewer to all-night
revelry on a remote stretch of sand dunes, presumably some where in
the south of Spain.
A new musical fusion merging Flamenco with Indian classical music.
Its a fusion with foundation in the legends of both the Gitano and
Women of the World - Acoustic
La Louna (Croatia)
Putumayo World Music put out a new recording
that explores contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading
female artists, to celebrate the United Nations, International Women's
Day (March 8th) Featuring a number of female vocalists that have been
on previous World Beat programs including : Marta Topferova (Czech
Republic), Lura (Cape Verde), Anastasia Moutsatsou (Greece), Marta
Song of my Soul)
Darlene Koldenhoven is a classically
trained singer with a five-octave range. She is most widely recognized
as the memorable vocal soloist, seen by a 1.5 billion worldwide audience
on the PBS special, Yanni, Live at the Acropolis. Darlene Koldenhoven
vocally improvises in classical and non-classical styles. She also
as composes, writes lyrics and plays keyboards.
Out of the Woodwork
Artist website: Lawrence
Music from guitarist, Lawrence Blatt, an independent musician based
in the San Francisco Bay area. On his new cd, "Out of the Woodwork
Lawrence plays a custom steel-string guitar made by luthier, Edward
Victor Dick and a small bodied-12-fret parlor guitar by Kathy
tunes floating on a sonic ocean
of synth and sweet guitar licks driven by the hypnotic percussive
pulse of authentic Tibetan instruments. Its the kind of music that
enables one to sit back, chill-out and imagine a cool-breeze blowing
your hair as you contemplate the dazzling spectacle of a pristine
E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah, Nitanis "Kit" Lanry
Sweet harmonies of Native American
music from Grammy nominated singers Alex E. Smith and Cheevers Toppah
who are joined by Nitanis "Kit" Landry and featuring special
guests Louie Gonnie, Anthony Wakeman and Thunder Hill.
Bird, Will Clipman, Mary Redhouse & William Eaton
Path Made of Rainbow
website: Arvel Bird
Native American fiddler, Arvel Bird, percussionist extrordinaire ,
Will Clipman, Native American
Vocalist, Mary Redhouse
& Grammy-nominated luthier
take Native American music to a new level.
Suttanas de Merkaillo
of 2004 BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music"
Ojo de Brujo reflect both Spanish and Gypsy roots while fusing the
driving rhythms of flamenco with hip-hip, ragga and funk.
A New Groove
Lost Song (Australia)
"A New Groove" is a recent offering
from Putumayo World Music exploring an eclectic collection of cool
tracks and underground music.
Céspedes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Con El Permiso De Bola
Céspedes is an original song stylist who's Cuban boleros have
spawned a new a unique style known as fílin
or literally "feeling," his style is best known as "bolero
jazz." We will hear the song Drumé
Negríta, recorded in Havana, Cuba.
A Six Degrees 10 Year Aniversary Project
Day Before You Came
Day Before You Came"
by The Real Tuesday Weld really caught my ear and I was tempted to
go looking for more information on the Web. What I found was
the infamous Radio
Clerkenwell podcasts, a musical and radio mystery theatre on Blogspot.com
kept my interest through all 8 podcasts.
Dance: Dream: Dance:
website: Shamans Dream
fusion of Ancient instruments, rhythms and tonalities with modern
An ethereal Kirtan praise song to the triple
aspects of the One.
Spirit Voyage in on the
road with their "Celebrate
Peace Concerts" World
featuring the music of Snatam
Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh.
Blanca is a group from Germany that plays a creative mix between the
latin stylings of Ottmar Liebert, Govi, and the rhythms of the Gypsy
Kings... staple sounds, here on The World Beat. Richard Hecks plays
the lead guitar on an instrument by the luthier, Hermann
Ijahlar is the first band based on the
Island of Antigua.
Fulfillment Time - with Smokie Benz
Reggae & Dancehall veteran,Tony Tuff,
from Kingston Jamaica, has a new cd with 14 fine roots reggae tracks.
13 new exclusive track album by Turbulence
born Sheldon Campbell. The 2nd album for producer Brotherman is full
of finest modern Roots and has two combinations featuring Luciano
& Higher Trod Family.
Real to Reel
- featuring Wayne Martin
from a new collection of dub/reggae & downbeat music by Noiseshaper
and featured guest vocalists including: Ari Up, G.Rizo, Jackie Dean,
Vido Jelashee I, Wayne Martin, Juggla, MC Shureshock, and Jahcoustic.
from the Global Rhythms sampler
One of the artists featured on the May
Global Rhythms sampler.
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
Putumayo World Party
World Party is the latest offering from
Putumayo World Music. It includes party tracks from around the world
including Italy, Martinique, Denmark, Ghana, Haiti, and Algeria, along
with the Jamaica group Burning Spear, Los Pinguos of Argentina, a
hoppin' track from Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, of the USA
and this track by Laurent Hounsavi, of Benin.
Red Soil in My Eyes
Somi was born of Ugandan and Rwandese parents,
she lived in Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania, but grew-up mostly in the
USA. She sings in a jazz style and performs widely in NYC. Somi was
invited to tour fifteen African countries, sponsored by the International
French Cultural Center. Ten percent of the sales of "Red Soil
in my Eyes" will be donated to
SURF, Rwandan Survivors Fund.
website: Vusi Mahlasela
Vusi Mahlasela used his songs and distinctive
voice as a powerful instrument for change during South Africa's tumultuous
recent history. We will hear a couple of powerful songs from Vusi
Mahlasela featuring fellow South Africans Xavier Rudd and Dave Matthews.
Aman Iman (water is life)
In the Tamashek language of the Toureg, Saharan
nomads from Mali, Tinariwen
means "empty spaces." The group Tinariwen was formed in
a rebel camp run by Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi,
over two decades
ago, and has been making music in the desert ever since. Their use
of electric guitars was a first in a vast Saharran region where power
is only sporadically available. Their hypnotic desert-blues features
call-and-response vocals among the extended group. Underground cassettes
of their spellbinding music has counseled anti-violence and ethnic
pride among the youth of their war-torn region for over twenty years.
Listen now to music from the deserts beyond Timbuktu...
type fonts of the Toureg by Pierre
Beat Pick of the Month
Fanta (title track)
Ibrahima Galissa on Kora and Marc Liebeskind on guitar and shik-guitar
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