Category World/International

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Heart Of The World- Mary Youngblood

Flute Player, Mary Youngblood, gave the name Heart Of The World to this CD dedicated to the (Kajka-Ika-Heart of the world-Land) of the U’Wa in Northern Columbia where 3 activists were killed in 1999 who were helping to set up a school, and trying to prevent oil companies from drilling on traditional indigenous lands.  Track […]

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Beneath The Raven Moon- Mary Youngblood

New to the WRUV FM library from SilverWave Records and listener requested Flute playing by Mary Youngblood who thanks the flute makers who she says help her to make the trees sing.  Each track has accompaniment with Tom Wasinger except for track 7 which is just Mary on flute.  She is an amazing player of […]

Zomba Prison Project

Zomba Prison Project – I Have No Everything Here (Six Degrees)

Here is music by both male & female inmates at a dilapidated 19th century maximum security prison in Malawi, on the border of Mozambique. Mostly short, personal, emotional songs. Proceeds go to legal defense, & three women have already been released thanks to this project. Spin it for a worthy cause! Many gems. You can […]

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Boubacar Traore – Mbalimaou (Lusafrica)

Mbalimaou translates to “My Brothers.” Born in 1942, Boubacar became a popular radio blues guitarist/vocalist in his native Mali  in the early 1960s. But he left music to raise his family. Widowed in the late 1980s, he returned to music & moved to France for a while, where he was “rediscovered.” His 1st recording ever […]

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ANTH: Africa – The Rough Guide To African Rare Groove (World Music Network)

The crate-diggers have raided Africa again! Here’s a collection of obscure African soul & funk, rhumba, & highlife infused with synth, horns, & fuzz guitar, all deemed worthy of a world audience. Many gems! (I love #4.) CD Booklet with details here

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Criolo – Convoque Seu Buda (Okolo-Sterns)

Creative contemporary music from a Brazilian star. Tracks #1-3,8,9,&10 are Brazilian hip hop, #6 is reggae, & the others are Brazilian pop-rock. Nice compositions & something for everyone.

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ANTH: Brazil – SUCESSOS! Best of Mais Um Discos 2014 (Mais Um Discos)

This British label has been bringing great new Brazilian music to the rest of the world since 2010. Here is a collection of 10 of their most popular hits from 2014, offered for free on Bandcamp! Lots of variety – choose your favorites! Listen here

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