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BDJ Festival, days 8-10: the wrap

June 16, 2009
And on the seventh day, the sousaphone rested.

And on the seventh day... (the sousaphone rested.)

Well maybe it says enough about the last three days of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival that I didn’t have time to jump in here and share an update until now, two days after it has ended.

Every day was filled with tents and stages, artists and good friends, and dancing to the sounds of the area’s best street performers and school-aged bands and ensembles.

Each night rang with music from the festival’s headliners and the wide variety of acts in neighborhood clubs, cafés and streetside patios.

Reggae, gypsy swing, close harmony, experimental, big band, little band, funk, African drumming, a Fela Kuti tribute, and gospel singing…we didn’t miss anything.

Impossible to pick out the best of the lot from the last three days: was it the Branford Marsalis concert last Friday evening, where we were

Corey Harris

Corey Harris

introduced to his brilliant new 18-year old (!) drummer? The after-party at the Thai restaurant with the area’s hottest Afro-Cuban jam band? Maybe it was the inspiring City Park sidewalk drawing contest, and deep reggae groove at the Waterfront Tent on Saturday night. Or Anat Cohen’s off-the-charts performance on opening night. Or, the gospel singers on the Marketplace Sunday afternoon, followed by the sweet swing of Django stylings at the local coffee house.

Really impossible.

I can tell you I didn’t see and hear everything I wanted to during the Festival’s 10 days: on Saturday night I made the call to stay in the Tent and ride out the rain with   Pato Banton’s positive jah vibes, instead of walking up the hill to hear Pink Martini singing at the Flynn

Lettuce @ the Waterfront Tent

Lettuce @ the Waterfront Tent

Theatre. That meant I also missed Martini’s hot opening act, the innovative, quirky, and unconventionally ingenious Sneakin’ Out. Great fun! Or so I heard. They played typewriters. Apparently really well. I do regret missing that.

It was a strong Festival with a lot of high points: planned, many unplanned, and several that weren’t even directly related to the Festival. (The banjo happening at the Firehouse Gallery – unbelievable.)

The only act that didn’t quite measure up artistically was still entertaining. Saxophonist/vocalist/songwriter Grace Kelly lit up the FlynnSpace last Tuesday night with her charm and natural stage presence, even if her music didn’t reach that same level of accomplishment. It’s a tough one to criticize. She’s 17, and the fact that she’s leading her own group at festivals around the world is a notable achievement in itself. But a little less time touring and more time practicing, developing a unique voice, and becoming a stronger player and singer will ultimately be the key to making sure that Grace makes the transition from teen phenom to adult contender in the next crucial couple of years. She can do it, she has everything and more it takes to be great. Even time is on her side, and how many artists can say that?

Yesterday downtown I saw the Festival banners coming down, posters being scraped off the inside of shop windows, and the energy on the Marketplace had already been transformed from the creative crackle of the past week to the usual hum of more typical touristy summer activity.

That just means it’s time to start planning for Discover Jazz Festival 2010!

(Congratulations to the Festival staff, sponsors, partners, the volunteer crew, and ALL of the musicians and artists who made this year’s Festival such a rich experience.)

playlist #74 (6/8/2009)-New season, new artists, new music

June 15, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #74 – 6/8/09 – Previewing artist coming to the area &  featuring new world music.
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Calima: Gatito Perdido (Lost Kitten) / Azul / ColoRecords 94877 – (SPAIN)
Ojos de Brujos: Ventilaor R-80 / Bari / La Fabrica de Colores 1 – (SPAIN)
The Paragons: The Tide is High / Treasure Isle-Rock Steady / Heartbeat 95 – (JAMAICA)
Nikki Giovanni: Poem For a Lady Whose Voice I Like (dedicated to Nina Simone) / The Way I Feel / Collectables 6507 – (USA)
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Trio Braam de Joode Vatcher: Songs Each Night / Change This Song / VPRO 2005 – (NETHERLANDS) * At the Discover Jazz Festival (Flynn Space) on Thu. 6/11, at 8:30pm: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … atcher.php *
Jennifer Hartswick: That’s All / TRUE / Rubber Jungle Records 7 – (MADE IN VERMONT) * At the Discover Jazz Festival (Flynn Space) on Thu. 6/14, at 7:00pm:
http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … tswick.php *
James & Troy Andrews: Bourbon Street Parade / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS) * Get a boogie on at the Waterfront Bayou Funk Tent, Thu. 6/11: BBQ at 5, music at  6: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … stoltz.php *
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Félix Balloy: El mal de la hipocresía / Baila Mi Son / Tumi 100 – (CUBA)
Timbalada: Ashansu Serviço de Animação Popular / Vale Music 376 – (BRAZIL)
Umalali: Nibari / Hear Globally / Cumbancha 2009 – (BELIZE) *NEW ANTHOLOGY *
Will Patton Ensemble: Valse 29 / 6th St. Runaround / King’s Hill Music 2008 – (MADE IN VERMONT)
El Tanbura: I Saw The Moon / Between the Desert and the Sea / World Village 450002 – (EGYPT) *NEW*
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Paul Metzger, modified banjo: Improvisation #3 / Three Improvisations on Modified Banjo / http://www.chairkickersmusic.com 2005
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Mo’ Horizons: Pé ne éstrada (Hit the Road Jack) / Brazil Remixed / Groove Gravy 1102 – (BRAZIL)
Kobo Town: Trinity / Independence / Kobo 1 – (TRINIDAD)
Miles From India: So What / Miles From India / Times Square Records 1808 – (INDIA/USA)  ==
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Ismaël Lô: Dibi Dibi Rek / The Balladeer-The Best Of / Wrass 31 – (SENEGAL)
Pink Martini: Andalucia / Sympathique / Heinz Records 1 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival (Flynn Space) on Sat. 6/13, at 8:00pm: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … artini.php *
Gilberto Gil: Metáfora / Gil Luminoso / drg brazil 31618 – (BRAZIL)
Le Vent du Nord: Le berger (the Villager) / Dans Les Airs / Borealis 189 – (QUÉBEC)
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Alash: Bashtak-la Deesh Meni Kanchaar? (Trad. Tuvan folksong) / Alash / http://www.alashensmble.com/ 2008 – (TUVA)
Gertrudis: Intro oye-Oye-Les Czardas de Monti / 500 (recorded live) / Mass Records 72509 – (SPAIN) *NEW*
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shaken, AND stirred

June 8, 2009

PInkMartini

This week on World of Music: highlghts from the Discover Jazz Festival, now in full swing downtown: including Jennifer Hartwsick, Pink Martini, and some fine funky sounds from N’awlins as we get ready for the Bayou Funk Tent event this Tursday night.  Listen to “World of Music” online (Mondays, 3-5pm EDT) or at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT. Check here for the playlist after the show.

playlist #72 (5/25/2009)-memorial day, summertime, and mucho new music

May 25, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #72 – 5/25/09 – Memorial Day with Count Basie, Sammy Kaye, and Count Basie. Listening to international versions of “Summertime”, and lots of new music.
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Count Basie & His Orchestra: For the Good of Your Country / I’m Beginning to See the Light / Columbia 14539 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Hazmat Modine: Yesterday Morning (“Summertime”) / The Womexizer 07 / Womex 7 – (USA)
Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra featuring Jerry Stuart: This is the Army, Mr. Jones / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra: Remember Pearl Harbor / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Gabriel Allegria: Summertime / Nuevo Mundo / Saponegro 2007 – (PERU)
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Cristina Branco: Secret Sensus / Decca 3225 – (PORTUGAL)
Novalima (EarthRise “Bedouin Breakdown” Mix): Se Me Van / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU) *NEW (SNEAK PREVIEW) – to be released on 6/16*
Alicia Villareal: Ladron / Soy Lo Prhobido / Universal 440 014 824 – (MEXICO)
Kronos Quartet feat. Ljova: Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me (Trad. Iraqi song) / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (IRAQ/SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW*
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Chen Jie-bing: Eve’s Night / Spirit on Two Strings (vol. 1) / Wind Records 1001 – (CHINA)
East West: Summertime / East West / EW 1080 – (JAPAN/SAN DIEGO) *NEW*
Café Tacuba: El Aparato / Re / WEA 967842 – (MEXICO)
Otra: Con Otra in New Orleans / Todo Pa’La Gente / Otra 2004 – (N’AWLINS)
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Jake Shimabukuro: Spain /Live / Hitchike Records 1109 – (USA) *NEW* – *NEW* – In Burlington on 6/21 at Higher Ground: http://www.highergroundmusic.com
Omara Portuondo & Richard Bona: Drume Negrita / Gracias World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Café de L’Art: Kapaboteakiemata vol. 5 / Eros Music 2952 – (GREECE)
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Pato Banton & The Mystic Roots Band: Niceness / Positive Vibrations / PB 2007 – (UK/JAMAICA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival World Music Tent on Sat. June 13th @ 5: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … ulture.php *
Pink Martini: Tempo Perdido / Hey Eugene! / Heinz Records 3 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival (Flynn Main Stage) on Sat. June 13th @ 8:
http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … artini.php *
Grace Kelly: It Might As Well Be Spring / Mood Changes / Pazz Productions 16 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival on Sat. June 13th @ 8:30: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … -kelly.php *
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Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day By Day) / Hear Globally / Cumbancha 91 – (BELIZE) *NEW COLLECTION*
Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabaté: Sena et Mariam (“Summertime”) / MALICool / Soundscape 3008 – (MALI/USA)
Ofra Haza: Im Nin’ Alu (Trad. Yemenite Song) / Shaday / Sire 25816 – (ISRAEL)
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Danielle Martineau: Le Quadrille des Homards / Les Secrets du Vent / DAMA 401 – (CANADA)
Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE) *NEW*
Gangbé Brass Band: Un été à Vodelée (A Summer in Vodelée) / Assiko / Contre Jour 21 – (BENIN)
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra w/Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, & The Modernaires: When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
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playlist: #71 (5/18/09)-new releases

May 18, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #71 – 5/18/09 – What’s new? Listen up here and find out.
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Abou Chihabi: Lewo! Lewo! / Folkomor Ocean / Playsound 65188 – (COMOROS ISLANDS)
Alicia Villareal: Pepe Le Pew / Cuando el se Cruza / Universal B0002264 – (MEXICO)
Gotan Project: Santa Maria / World Lounge / Putumayo 198 – (FRANCE/ARGENTINA)
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Maria de Barros: Tabanka di Txada Grandi / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE, AFRICA) *NEW* – Maria de Barros in concert this Thu. Evening at Higher Ground: http://www.highergroundmusic.com/calendar/show/3201/ *
Nat King Cole (mixed by Cut Chemist): Day In Day Out / Nat King Cole RE: Generations / Capitol 2009 – (USA) *NEW*
El Tanbura: Zayy El Nhardah (The Canal Song) / Between The Desert and The Sea / World Village 450002 – (EGYPT) *NEW*
Black Koldmadina: Amazing / Trouble The Water / BKM 1 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
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Miles From India: All Blues / Miles From India / Times Square Records 1808 – (USA/INDIA) * Miles From India at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 4th: http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/program … px?id=9090 *
Pink Martini: Sympathique / World Lounge / Putumayo 198 (USA) * Pink Martini at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on June 13th: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … artini.php *
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David Lowe’s Dreamcatcher: Sadhu / What…is Inbetween? / Oval 601 – (UK/JAPAN)
Agnese Manganaro: Ferma e Piccola / Mille Petali / Irma Records 846 – (ITALY) *NEW*
Chango Spasiuk: Tierra Colorada / Pynandi / World Village 468083 – (ARGENTINA) *NEW*
Boogie Balagan: Dalida Blooz / Lamentation Walloo / Warner Music France 5101179512 – (FRANCE/ISRAEL/PALESTINE)
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Gu Guanren: Peking Opera Melody: Flowing Water / Phases of the Moon / Sony 36705 – (CHINA)
The Idan Raichel Project: Chalomot Shel Acherim / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL) *NEW*
Calypso Rose (featuring Soft/Fred Deshayes): Summertime / Calypso Rose / CMG 2308 – (TOBAGO)
Africando All-Stars: Son Fo / Baila! / Putumayo 251 – (S. AFRICA)
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Culture Music Club: Ni Yeye (It’s Him) / Shime! / World Village 468080 – (TANZANIA) *NEW*
Los Coronas: Secret Agent Man / Surfin’ Tenochtitlan / Isotonic Records 97 – (SPAIN)
Claudia Acuña: El Cigarrito / En Este Momento / Marsalis Music 74946 – (CHILE) *NEW*
Daby Touré & Skip McDonald: Riddem / Call My Name / Real World Music 37005 – (USA/MAURITANIA) *NEW*
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ABC Bossa: Garota de Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema) / Evolucion / VND Records 2007 – (ARGENTINA)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Let’s Do It / Ilembe: Our Tribute to King Shaka / Gallo Records 5051442 – (S. AFRICA)
Mamer: Kargashai & Flute Song / Eagle / Real World Music 884108 – (CHINA)
Willie Colón: Narcomula / El Malo vol. 11: Prisoneros del Mambo / Lone Wolf 804 – (PUERTO RICO) *NEW*
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playlist: #68 (4/20/09)-heading north

April 20, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #68 – 4/20/09 – Sounds from Québec, Somalia, Mexico, Mozambique…
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator]
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Telmary Diaz: Que equivoca’o / A Diario / Dm Ahora! Records 2007 – (CUBA)
Baetúria: Telephone / World Music: Catalan Music / MIDEM sampler 2008 – (SPAIN)
Bole 2 Harlem: Ya Selam / Bole 2 Harlem / Sounds of the Mushroom v.1 – (ETHIOPIA)
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Jake Shimabukuro: Thriller / Live / Hitchhike Records 1109 – (USA) *NEW*
The Puppini Sisters: Spooky / The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo / Verve 10416 – (USA)
Fela Kuti: Zombie / The Best of the Black President / Universal 3145431972 – (NIGERIA)
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Willie Colón: Willie Whopper / El Malo / Fania 773130029 – (PUERTO RICO)
Lila Downs: El Corrido de Tacha “La Teibolera” / Entre Copa y Copa… / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
Mariachi Cobre: El Súchil / Este EsMi Mariachi / Kuckuck 11105 – (MEXICO)
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El Tanbura: Zayy El Nhardah (The Canal Song) / Between the Desert and the Sea / World Village 450002 – (EGYPT) *NEW*
Dobet Gnahoré: Inyembezi zam / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Le Vent du Nord: Vive l’amour / Québec / Putumayo 279 – (QUÉBEC)
Chango Spasiuk: La Ponzoña / Pynandí: Los Descalzos / World Village 713 – (ARGENTINA) *NEW*
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The Klezmatics: Moroccan Game / Oasis World No. 4 / Oasis – (USA)
Kadda Cherif: Hadria / Echdek / Djezaïr / Naïve 36911 – (ALGERIA)
Mariza: Toado do desengano (Song of Disillusion) / Transparente / EMI 77646 – (PORTUGAL)
Eco Del Sur: Vasija de Barro / Latin American Roots / http://www.ecodelsur.com 2006 – (CHILE/COLOMBIA/ECUADOR)
Los Hermanos: Paquetá (Package) / 4 / Sony 8287617292 – (BRAZIL)
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Pink Martini: Tempo Perdido / Hey Eugene! / Heinz Records 3 – (USA) * Featured at the Discover Jazz Festival, June 13th @ 8pm – http://www.discoverjazz.com
Culture Musical Club: Muziki Ni Kazi Yetu (Music Is Our Domain) / Shine! / World Village 468080 – (TANZANIA) *NEW*
Nation Beat: A Onde Tem Cerveja / Tem Mulher / Legends Of The Preacher / Modiba 7 – (USA)
Nation Beat: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / Legends Of The Preacher / Modiba 7 – (USA)
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K’Naan: Take a Minute / Troubadour / A&M 12478 – (SOMALIA) *NEW*
Tricot Machine: Une Histoire de Mitaines (A Story About Mittens) / Tricot Machine / Boite 2 – (CANADA)
Stewart Sukuma: Kadivaé Mõnõ / Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 76019 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Black Uhuru: Trouble / Iron Storm / Mesa 79035 – (JAMAICA)
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playlist: #65 (3/23/09)-New season, new tunez

March 23, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #65 – 3/23/09 – New releases & new acquisitions for our first show of Spring
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – USA / SENEGAL
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Tsuumi Sound System: Hotas / Hotas / Aito Records 10 – (FINLAND)
Galitcha: J’entends le Moulin / Célébration Blé d’Inde / Celebration / http://www.galitcha.com 2006 – (CANADA)
Barbara Eramo: blackout / In Transparenza / EM 8001 – (ITALY)
Mohammed Reza Shajarian & Kayhan Kalhor: Dotar Instrumental / Night Silence Desert / Traditional Crossroads 80702 – (IRAN)
Bebo & Cigala: Inolvidable / Lágrimas Negras / Calle 54 Records 653086 – (CUBA)
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Ivo Papasov & His Bulgarian Wedding Band: Byala Stala & Kopanitsa / Orpheus Ascending / Hannibal 134624 – (BULGARIA)
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Delbon Johnson: It’s Always Springtime in Nassau / Calypso / Putumayo 205 – (BAHAMAS)
Kruno: Spider Man / Gypsy Jazz Guitar / GJD 2006002 – (CROATIA)
Paname Dandies: Les chips / Le Swing de L’Escargot / Volvox music 703 – (FRANCE)
Pink Martini: Amado Mio (Love Me Forever) / Sympathique / Heinz Records 1 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival – 6/13/09, 8pm –http://www.discoverjazz.com/
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Roswell Rudd & The Mongolian Buryat Band: Four Mountains Blue Mongol / Soundscape 1147 – (USA / MONGOLIA) * Tuvan throat singers “Alash” in Bennington this weekend:  http://www.alashensemble.com/performances.htm
Chiwoniso & Vibe Culture: Hupenyu Kutenderera (Life Moves in Circles) / Timeless / Metro Studios 3 – (ZIMBABWE)
Anura Jayasingha & The Balladeers: Jay Awardhanapura / Welcome to Sri Lanka / Arion 64087 – (SRI LANKA)
Amália Rodrigues: Marcha Da Mouraria / The Essential Collection / Manteca 59 – (PORTUGAL)
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A.R. Rahman & Chinmayee: Tere Bina / India / Putumayo 288 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Les Orientales: Stenitek (“Besame Mucho”) / Music-Hall d’Algérie / mk2 Music 8345106342 – (FRANCE / ALGERIA)
El Arroyo los Cagaos: Campamento de Santana / Zacapeya / http://www.arroyoloscagaos.com 2007 – (SPAIN)
Farid Ali “Mr. Gambus”: Zapin Blues / Turning Point: Gambus Goes Jazz / Lite Ears Productions / http://www.mrgambus.com – (THAILAND)
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Manu Chao: Me Llaman Calle / La Radiolina / Nacional Records 68496 – (FRANCE / SPAIN)
Rokia Traoré: Niènfing / Bowmboï / Nonesuch 79852 – (MALI)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: No Woman No Cry / Legend / Island 1290169 – (JAMAICA)
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Waters of March / The Best of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Hip-O Records 429702 – (BRAZIL)
Mariza: Vozes do Mar / Terra / World Connection 1814 – (PORTUGAL)
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Omar Sosa: Ollú / Afreecanos / Otá Records 2008 – (CUBA / AFRICA) * Omar Sosa at the Flynn this Friday night, 3/27 (two shows) – http://www.flynntix.org *
Lucky Dube: Peanut Butter / Lucky Dube Captured Live / Shanachie 43090 – (S. AFRICA)
Umalali: Yündüya weyu & Hattie / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (BELIZE)
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