playlist for April 7, 2007
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
The Love Token
The Mighty Dancer
An Dún Aengus
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of
the Aran Island of Inisheer who is steeped in the local
sean-nos style although accompanied by a fine band he
takes a contemporary approach to what
is traditionally a solo song form. MacDara sings in
both Gaelic and English. The album was co-produced by Máire
Breatnach and recorded in Conamara.
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.
129 - Various Artists
20 Ways to Float Through Walls
Tuca' La Louna
and the Moth
"20 Ways to Float Through Walls" is an all-star genre-blending
recording filled with 20 tracks made by musicians from 15 different
countries singing in 10 different languages. From Balkan Gypsy to
Belgium and Brazilian remixes, and from London and Paris to Mali and
the Congo. Compiled by Crammed Disc founder Marc
Beat Pick of the Month
Artist website: IndiaLucia
A new musical fusion merging Flamenco with Indian classical music.
Its a fusion with foundation in the legends of both the Gitano and
Opa Cupa (opaSupa)
New music from the New York City - Balkan Club Music-scene. Opa Cupa
is a traditional song and features the powerful vocals of Eva Salina
Out of the Woodwork
Standing in the Rain
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
Bird, Will Clipman, Mary Redhouse & William Eaton
Red Painted Faces
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.
E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah, Nitanis "Kit" Lanry
website: Monjes Budistas
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.
Feather - Dunlap - Henke
A Crown of Stars
A Crown of Stars (title track)
Feather - Dunlap - Henke
A Crown of Stars is a composition to the theme of discovery from sunset
to dawn. Native American flute, acoustic and electric guitar, lap
slide, fretless bass , keyboards loops, and acoustic percussions create
a mood for discovering the wonders of the Milky Way and beyond.
A New Groove
"A New Groove" is a recent offering
from Putumayo World Music exploring an eclectic collection of cool
tracks and underground music.
from the Global Rhythms sampler
Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner
Minguito (from Ojos Negros)
the Global Rhythms sampler.
Tango music from Bandeon Maestro Dino Saluzzi
and Anja Lechner on cello. They are featured artists in the May issue
along with the Saharan group Tinariwen and Chilean singer, Francesca
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
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
Dance: Dream: Dance:
The Dreamtime Returns
fusion of Ancient instruments, rhythms and tonalities with modern
El Tarab El Aseel (Autochthonic Enchantment)
Riad Abdel-Gawad composes contemporay Middle
music based upon
the practices of taqâsim and tarab and played by a neoclassical
Arab ensemble (takht).
Sous le Dôme épais
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.
In the Light of My Soul
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.
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
A Six Degrees 10 Year Aniversary Project
Get Up Stand Up (Barcelona)
Reggae & Dancehall veteran,Tony Tuff,
from Kingston Jamaica, has a new cd with 14 fine roots reggae tracks.
Freedom Train with Luciano
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.
Putumayo World Party
Just One Kiss
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.
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
Fanta (title track)
Ibrahima Galissa on Kora and Marc Liebeskind on guitar and shik-guitar
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