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Song From the Planet
Y Copar Ladis
Welsh Rock: The five man band from Anglesey,
North Wales established themselves in the 80's as Mojo, and in 1990
were the first Welsh band to ever release a rock CD, in Welsh. It
was titled'Awn ymlaen fel hyn'
The Love Token
Buachaillin Deas Óg Mé
Artist website: MacDara
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.
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Martin Cradick and his wife, Su Hart have been working with the Baka
people for over 20 years. Their new cd, "Beyond the Forest"
was recorded in the Cameroonian rainforest in the Baka Music House
that was built with funds from Baka Beyond's earlier recordings. The
chant music of the Baka people is an ancient tradition.
My Grandfather, The Tree
Jamshied Sharifi fuses musical styles from Celtic, to Middle Eastern,
African to the far reaches of Tibet, all bathed in a rich sonic textures.
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by
Todd Menton and New Folk Records.
The Village Green Preservation Society
Artist website : KateRusby.com
Reprising "John Barbury," a memorable
and touching song, as sung by Kate Rusby on her 2007 cd, Awkward Annie.
Contemporary and traditional Scotch and English songs.
Mystic Harmony is a Celtic influenced folk
music trio with sublime voices and instrumental artistry.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Nicholas Carter is a native of Paraguay
and studied the unique Paraguyan Harp while living there. He's been
a long-time resident of the Twin Cities but frequently returns for
tours and visits of his native country.
Inti Productions Recordings
Peruvian musician, Ciro Hurtado, of the group
Huayucaltia has produced his first solo guitar
Marta Topferova was born in the Czech Republic but her music is rooted
in the sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ya Foy! (no problem)
Ecos de Radio Iguana
Ya Foy! Sarazino is based in Quito Ecuador and blends elements of
Latin, pop, reggae, funk, African and Arabic music creating an infectious
sound... "make Love your religion... Irie man, Irie man..."
and the April Fishes
Espero La Luna
A San Francisco-based group that crosses musical borders and language
barriers by fusing Gypsy, French, Spanish and plenty of attitude and
emotion and sound-bytes in "global agit-pop" soundspace.
Flying Down to Rio
"The Stimulators" are
a Munich Germany based band featuring former Ike Turner sideman, Peter
Schneider on lead guitar, and German ska pioneer, Oliver Stephan on
lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, have been thrilled audiences all over
Europe, with their infectious mix of Caribbean and African styles,
grafted onto a solid Jazz and Blues-based foundation. Their brand-new
cd, "Loaded" keeps up their tradition with a collection
contemporary themed songs percolating with lively insight into today's
Visions of Angels
Visions of Angels
As a teenager guitarist, Eddie Benitez was
fortunate to have private lessons with Andres Segovia, for a year.
We will be hearing the title track, "Visions of Angels."
Brent Lewis is a master of the melodic drums. He plays a set of 22
drums tuned to the notes of the piano.
A New Orleans remix of a Romanian tune.
Peace Greetings, Salam, Shalom
A traditional chant from the cd, "Scriptures - Music inspired
by Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions."
Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan
- "Persian & Armenian Songs"
part of a
series from the: World
Village / Harmonia Mundi
Recorded live in summer 2003 at Naivaran Palace Tehran, Iran.
An Anglo-Asian world music fusion of bouzoukis,
tablas, djembe and guitar. We will be hearing a popular song from
Istanbul. This version played on the Greek Bouzouki rather than the
traditional Turkish Saz..
Land of the Buddhas
Land of the Buddhas is collection of Chinmaya Dunster's personal favorites
on New Earth Records. On the song, "Chance Finding" Chinmaya
Dunster is accompanied by The Celtic Ragas Band.
tones 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
Warm Earth Records
Some beautiful music by the group, Te Vaka, which means "canoe"
in the Tokelau language. Opetatia Foa'i is the founder and songwriter
for the group. Their original album is titled, Te Vaka. Back in November
of 1997 I first played music by Te Vaka, on the World Beat. Their
brand-new release of South Pacific Fusion music is titled, "Haoloto."
Artists Website: Te Vaka.
Beat Pick of the Month
Artist website: The
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.
Prester John Sessions
A new cd from Gogol Bordello bassist, Tommy T
featuring the vocals of Ethiopian singer, Gigi.
Martin Cradick and the
Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Martin Cradick and his wife, Su Hart have been
working with the Baka people for over 20 years.
Their new cd, "Beyond the Forest" was
recorded in the Cameroonian rainforest in the
Baka Music House that was built with funds from
Baka Beyond's earlier recordings. The chant music
of the Baka people is an ancient tradition.
Beat Pick of the Month
A new cd including a bonus DVD from Tinariwen,
a group who come from one of the most remote locations
on the planet. Visualize trekking hundreds of
kilometers out into the Sahara desert, away from
Timbuktu Mali, the last outpost of civilization.
This is the land of the Toureg Nomad tribes; a
vast wilderness where camels are still the preferred
mode of transportation.
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