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Guy Klucevsek : The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour
Cliff's favorite accordionist is joined by a marvelous cast of characters on a musical 'tour' of all the strange corners of Mr. Klucevsek's musical mind. Guy is capable of sweet sentiment, weird bursts of humor, flights of eastern European fantasy and moments pure, sublime bliss. This is a RootsWorld music choice, and all of your purchase price goes to supporting the magazine and radio programs.
various artists : Stilling Time: Traditional musics of Vietnam
American musician Philip Blackburn travelled to Vietnam in late 1993 to record the village music of the nation and came home with a remarkable portrait of a culture both deeply reverential of the past and yet still dynamic and growing. This is a RootsWorld music choice, and all of your purchase price goes to supporting the magazine and radio programs.
Mamak Khadem : The Road
Iranian born singer and composer Mamak Khadem and an ensemble that include Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah, Mino Cinelu and a Balkan brass band, continues her search for new and innovative settings for the poetry of Rumi. This is a RootsWorld music choice, and all of your purchase price goes to supporting the magazine and radio programs.
Arohi Ensemble : Ahimsa: Love Is the Weapon of the Brave
This ensemble of musicians from india, Venezuela and the US perform improvised music based on Indian traditions, but not in a strictly traditional way. Led by Beirut born American artist Paul Livingstone, the band includes Pedro Eustache, Abhijit Banerjee, Peter Jacobson, Dave Lewis, Pandit Rajeev Taranath and Somnath Roy
Van-Anh Vanessa Vo : Three-Mountain Pass
The Vietnamese artist performs her own compositions plus works by Erik Satie and Kim Sinh; and some Vietnamese traditional songs. Van-Anh Vanessa Vo devotes her life-long passion and mastery of the dan tranh (zither) to the creation of distinctive music blended with a cultural essence that she expands outside of the tradition to new fields. This recording features Kronos Quartet as guest artists.
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng : Afrijazz
Afrijazz is percussionist Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng's shout-out to the inspirational spirits of Monk, Randy Weston, Max Roach, Anthony Braxton, Chief Bey and a host of kindred others. Kwaku brings together the sounds of his native land with African-Brazilian, Jamaican and African American strains, in an imaginative recording whose genius reveals its embedded subtleties only gradually.' - RootsWorld
Naftule's Dream : Live in Florence
a live concert performance by one of the most agressive and innovative of the 'new Jewish fringe' bands
Tom Heasley : On the sensations of tone
California Bay Area-based Tom Heasley is an internationally active composer, performer, tubist, improvisor and recording artist whose compositions for electro-acoustic tuba create 'a rich and sonorous aural experience that flies in the face of all the dumb cliches about what tuba music is.' From cathedrals to bars, from barns to conservatories, Heasley is…the ambient tubist.
Marc Anderson : Ruby
A percussionist with a global perspective but a unique personal style, Anderson has created a record finally worthy of the oft-butchered term world fusion. Working with an unusually diverse group of musicisans from world, folk, jazz and experimental backgrounds, Anderson's dream-like creations are thoroughly unique.
Fred Ho : Once upon a time in Chinese America
Combining music, theater and fantastic Chinese martial arts, Once Upon a Time in Chinese America is a heroic 17th Century martial arts legend of the betrayal of the legendary Shaolin Temple by a renegade monk. It is composer Fred Ho's action-adventure music/theater/ballet epic.
Lakotah and Dakotah artists : Mahkato Wacipi (2CD set)
This two-disc set brings together traditional songs, dances, and stories from the native peoples of southern Minnesota in the form of a two-day Wacipi (or Pow-wow).
Philip Blackburn : Habanera, A Soundwalk Through Old Havana, Cuba
What better way to get to know the intimate details of a culture than through your ears and your shoes? Environmental sound artist Philip Blackburn ambled through Old Havana, a city full of sounds. Blackburn's path takes us past alleys, buildings and streets where you can hear Fidel waffling on and on, cigar black-marketers, flamenco dancers, kids playing, Santeria and Catholic chanting, and the nightly canon fire. Wear headphones for the full binaural effect and turn out the lights (the CD cover glows in the dark) and walk with Blackburn through Havana 2004.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble : Year of the Snake
Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.
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