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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
Two Slip Jigs, Two Set Dances, Breton Dance
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by
Todd Menton and New Folk Records.
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.
The Dolmen Field
Paddy on the Railway
Lyrics describing the rugged life on an
Irish imigrant to the US, back in the 1840's... Celtic music from
Minneapolis, from a 2008 cd by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.
If I Should Fall From Grace with God
Fairytale of New York
original Celtic Punks, the Pogues, first five albums were recently
reissued. Last month I played the Pogues "Dirty Old Town,"
from the Global Rhythms sampler disc. That tune piqued my interest
so I stopped by Tune Town, our local campus record shop, and purchased
a copy of the Pogues" If I Should Fall From Grace with God."
I was blown-away by their powerful and beautifully crafted song "Fairytale
of New York."
Licater & Jeff Oster
Amazing Grace is issued as a single digital release from Jeff Oster
and Ann Licater.
and the April Fishes
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.
Mystic Harmony is a Celtic influenced folk
music trio with sublime voices and instrumental artistry.
Inti Productions Recordings
Peruvian musician, Ciro Hurtado, of the group
Huayucaltia has produced his first solo guitar
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.
Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma
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)
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..."
Johannes Linstead's new album explores the many nuances of the Spanish
guitar from traditional to contemporary.
Brent Lewis is a master of the melodic drums. He plays a set of 22
drums tuned to the notes of the piano.
Celtic Harp, guitar and ambient sounds for musical meditation for
yoga/massage, featuring binaural panning to create 3-D audio effects.
Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Music for the Native Americans
A moving song, in memory of those killed at Wounded Knee South
Dakota, on December 29, 1890.
In Search of Home
A journey remembering and sound healing
composed by psychologist/soul guide, Michael Brant DeMaria.
New music from Khaled, who is known as the King of Raï.
Rama B Good
An Anglo-Asian world music fusion of bouzoukis,
tablas, djembe and guitar; somehow Celtic but mostly of the music
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.
"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
A song that turns the SubPrime meltdown into an ironic, reggae-laced
Make Me Feel
Not OK, Vago Loco
Billy David Band
New music from Maui Hawaii from a good-time Band
Artist website: The
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.
La Voie de Mount Zion
The reggae singer, Takana Zion, comes from Guinea of West Africa,
a former French Colony.
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
Beyond the Forest (title track)
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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