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playlist for January 29, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Al Conti
Northern Seas

Music based-on Scandinavian myths and legends.

Les Moissons D'Ambre
Sur tous les toits

Nos Ballades
Un Coin Tranquille À Shibuya
Next up we will be hearing the title tracks of two albums from French group, Peppermoon, featuring the lovely vocals of a young chantusse named Iris, guitar by Benoit, and compositions by Pierre Faa.

Moussu T et les Jovents
Putan de Cançon
Comme 2 mouches
Le Chant du Monde

A new album by the group, Moussu T et les Jovents, from Marseilles France.

la ciel tout nu
"The Naked Sky"
Gelà Phuro
whaling city sound

A new album of engaging Gypsy music from Paris, Ile-de-France.

Planet Paprika
Beauties From Athina

Shantel and Bucovina Club Orkestar a classic act on the European nightclub circuit.

Generation Bass
Transnational Dubstep
Sabat Machines - Valium Gitan
Six Degrees Records

A new album of engaging international Dub from various artists around the world from India, Japan, The middle east, The Balkans,
to South America

Alex Rossi
Viens par ici

Next up we will be hearing Italian crooner, Alex Rossi with his song, "Tutto.

Peppe Voltarelli
Distratto Ma Pero'
L'anima é vulata
KomArt Music
Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli, now living in Berlin, has a colorful background in song and theatre. He's an Italian superstar...

Nubes de Papel
Nat Geo Music
New music from Madrid-based group, Depedro. We will be hearing the song "La brisa."

Tomas Michaud
I Must Be Dreaming
Light in your Eyes
Starland Music
Soulful and expressive music from Flamenco guitarist, Tomas Michaud.

Zein Al-Jundi
Sharrafouni - Dance Mix
Zein Al-Jundi was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. She began singing professionally at the early age of five and, over the next 12 years, became a household name on Syria's radio, TV, and concert halls.

Mauricio Callejas
Central World Music
Mauricio Callejas Salvadoran Singer-Songwriter

From El Salvador, Mauricio Callejas is a part of a new generation of the "Nueva Cancion Salvadoreña" [Salvadoran New Song] which is a blend of socially conscious songs with contemporary poetry. His lyrics picture the daily life of his people, stories that talk about love and hope, struggle and happiness, secret tales that lay before our eyes.

Mauricio is the founder of, a directory of Central American singer-songwriters. In addition, he produces a weekly radio program showcasing Central American music.

Saraswati Inti Project
Celebrating World Traditions
Viejo Tamboór
Blue Spiral Music
Corina Bartra is the director of this Saraswati Inti Project and an accomplished Afro Peruvian jazz musician. On this album she reaches out to people of all faiths with songs celebrating spiritual traditions from around the world.

Putumayo Presents
Music From the Coffee Lands II

Kali (Martinique) - Monté La Riviè
Putumayo World Music
Most of the coffee grown in the Americas is descended from a lone seedling, smuggled into Martinique in 1723, from the Paris botanical garden by French Naval Officer, Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu. From that lone seedling grew almost 18 million trees by 1777. Next-up, music from Martinique by Kali.

A New Day
La Oracion Del Inca
Dennys Burga of Equador, plays Quenas, Panflute, and Zamponas. I listened to him jamming on his Andean flutes, in the Student Union at MSU, Mankato, accompanied by the beats of a percussion track. He makes a great one man Andean band.

Luísa Maita
Lero Lero Remixed

Lero-Lero (DJ /Tudo Remix)
Cumbancha Discovery
Luísa Maita is from the Brazilian mega-city Sao Paulo. Luísa grew-up surrounded by musicians. Her father Amado Maita, a singer whose one solo album from the 70s is a coveted vinyl collectors named all three daughters after songs by the bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Cuando Llora Mi Guitarra
Barranco Lando
Secret Stash Records
YouTube: Secret Stash Records
A new recording of Afro Peruvian Music from Minneapolis-based, Secret Stash Records. The cd is a result of a field recording adventure by producer, Eric D. Foss and guitarist, Cory J. Wong who jams with local musicians on the streets, balconies, and bars of Lima Peru. The wooden collector cd jewel box containing Peña also includes a DVD recording the Afro Peruvian field recording adventure.
World Beat Pick of the Month

Laru Beya
Stonetree Records
A new album of Garifuna music from Belize by Aurelio Martinez, produced by Ivan Duran of Stonetree Records.

The Roots of Chicha 2
Various Artists
Groupo Celeste: Como un Ave
Barbés Records
"Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru" was born when Peruvian guitarists from Lima and the Amazon created a new electric hybridd which mixed cumbia, surf, Cuban guaracha, rock and Peruvian folklore with psychedelic sensability. This obsure music enjoyed a fanatic embrace in the Peruvian slums of the 70's.

Michael Brant DeMaria
Asase Yaa
Ontos Music
Artist Website :
Take a journey into sound healing sounds from Grammy Nominee and psychologis, Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Love Holding Love
Sacred Patterns
Artist website:
Wah! draws on the music of India, including Indian classical chant and kirtan. Her music is also infused with pop, reggae, and folk influences.
These musical elements are enriched with the between-the-lines quantum physics influenced lyrics of songs like like "Sacred Patterns."

Putumayo World Music
World Reggae
Apache Indian: Om Numah Shivaya (India/UK)

Putumayo Records
Irresistible reggae rhythms fused with musical traditions from around the world. We will hear a Hindu-mantra turned reggae called "Om Numah Shivaya"

Taj Weekes & Adowa
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen

Just A Dream
Artist Charity Foundation website:
They Often Cry Outreach
Artist website:
Music from the Carribean Island of St. Lucia by roots reggae musicians, Taj Weekes and Adowa.
Singer/songwriter Taj Weekes speaks to the life, love, poverty, faith and the people's spirit of his island country.

They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO)
St. Lucia Disaster Relief Fund

Charity Foundation website: They Often Cry Outreach

They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based not-for-profit organization founded by St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes and is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and orphaned children in the Caribbean through sports, health and enrichment programs.

Ballaké Sisoko & Vincent Segal
Chamber Music
"Ma-Ma" FC
Six Degrees Records
World fusion chamber music combining the sounds of the Kora and Cello

Vusi Mahlasela
Say Africa
Ro Yo Tshela Kae
In Anyway (Taj Majal, vocals & banjo)
ATO Records
Vusi Mahlasela is known simply as "The Voice" in his home country of South Africa. His new cd, "Say Africa" was recorded at the Dave Matthews Band studio in Charlottesville, VA. and produced by Taj Majal. Vusi is currently on tour with a gig in San Diego this evening.

Tradi-Mods vs Rockers - Alternative Takes on Congotronics
Deerhoof Vs Kasai Allstars - Travels Broaden The Mind
MySpace: vs Rockers
The Congotronics series has inspired a fervent following around the world. Tradi- Mods vs Rockers presents 26 brand new tracks from musicians around the world playing their take on the congotronics tradition.

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