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playlist for December 12, 2009
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
MySpace: www.myspace.com/oysteinsevag
Windham Hill Records

Tudur Morgan
Clorach
O Langefni
Y Copar Ladis

Fflach
MySpace: Mojowales
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'

Macdara
The Love Token
Buachaillin Deas Óg Mé
MacDara Music
Artist website: MacDara Ó Conaola
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.

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Illa Dhuinn
White Swan Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bakabbeyond
Artist: www.1heart.org
Artist: www.baka.co.uk
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.

Jamshied Sharifi
One
My Grandfather, The Tree
www.ceresrecords.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/jamshiedsharifi
Jamshied Sharifi fuses musical styles from Celtic, to Middle Eastern, African to the far reaches of Tibet, all bathed in a rich sonic textures.

Todd Menton
Punt
Three Polkas

New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/toddmenton
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Kate Rusby
Awkward Annie
The Village Green Preservation Society

Pure Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/katerusby
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
Mystic Christmas

Coventry Carol

Artist: www.mysticharmony.net
Mystic Harmony is a Celtic influenced folk music trio with sublime voices and instrumental artistry.

Nicholas Carter
Christmas Melodies

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Artist: www.nicholascarter.com
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.

Ciro Hurtado
Guitarrista
La Ayacuchanita
Inti Productions Recordings
MySpace: www.myspace.com/cirohurtado
Artist: www.cirohurtado.com
Peruvian musician, Ciro Hurtado, of the group Huayucaltia has produced his first solo guitar album.

Marta Topferova
Trova
Madrugada
World Village Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/martatopferova
Marta Topferova was born in the Czech Republic but her music is rooted in the sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sarazino
Ya Foy! (no problem)
Ecos de Radio Iguana
Cumbancha
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sarazino
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..."

Rupa and the April Fishes
Este Mundo
Espero La Luna
Cumbancha
MySpace: www.myspace.com/aprilfishes
Artist: www.aprilfishes.com
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.

The Stimulators
Loaded
Flying Down to Rio
www.stimulators.de
MySpace: www.myspace.com/stimulatorsband
"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 social environment.

Eddie Benitez
Visions of Angels
Visions of Angels
New Groove
MySpace: www.myspace.com/eddiebenitez
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
Jangala
Rhythm Method
Artist:
www.BrentLewis.com
Brent Lewis is a master of the melodic drums. He plays a set of 22 drums tuned to the notes of the piano.

Nickodemus
Sun People
Brookerest
Wonderwheel Recodings
MySpace: www.myspace.com/nickodemusnyc
Artist:
www.nickodemus.com
Artist:
www.turntablesonthehudson.com
A New Orleans remix of a Romanian tune.

Covita
Scriptures
Peace Greetings, Salam, Shalom
Renewal Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/talkingtac0music
A traditional chant from the cd, "Scriptures - Music inspired by Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions."

Houssein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan
Endless Vision - "Persian & Armenian Songs"

Mama
part of a series from the: World Music Institute
World Village / Harmonia Mundi
Recorded live in summer 2003 at Naivaran Palace Tehran, Iran.

Greg Herriges
Telluric Currents
ÜSKÜDAR
New Folk Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/gregherriges
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..

Chinmaya Dunster
Land of the Buddhas
Rag Shivranjani
New Earth
MySpace: www.myspace.com/chinmayadunster
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.

Karl Maddison
Tibetan Groove
Wishing Wheel
Gemini Sun Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/geminisunrecords
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 Himalayan plateau.

Te Vaka
Haoloto
Mau Piallug
Tauasa
Katakata Mai
Warm Earth Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tevaka
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.
World Beat Pick of the Month

The Black Seeds
Solid Ground
Bulletproof
Easy Star Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theblackseeds
Artist website: The Black Seeds
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.

Tommy T
The Prester John Sessions
The Response
Easy Star Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tommytonline
Artist: www.tommytmusic.com
A new cd from Gogol Bordello bassist, Tommy T featuring the vocals of Ethiopian singer, Gigi.

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Cat's Cradle
White Swan Records
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bakabbeyond
Artist: www.1heart.org
Artist: www.baka.co.uk
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.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Tinariwen
Imidiwan: Companions

Kel Tamashek
World Village Music
MySpace: www.myspace.com/tinariwen
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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