March 29, 2006

World Music Wednesday

Aaaah, coffee. The beverage of the gods and the required kickstart for my days.

A nice atmospheric soundtrack to your morning java respite is the lovely Putumayo compilation entitled Music From The Coffee Lands: an aromatic blend representing Peru, Kenya, Hawaii, Uganda, Mexico, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and more. Sounds like . . .

Below The Bassline – by Jamaican jazzmaster Ernest Ranglin

Kothbiro – by Kenyan lyre (nyatiti) player Ayub Ogada. Haunting.

Soltarlo – jazzy acapella scatting and layered vocal “percussion” from Colombian singer/songwriter Claudia Gómez

The slack-key Hawaiian guitar piece by James “Bla” Pahinui and the feisty “Guajira Bonita” track by Julian Avalos & Afro-Andes that opens the CD are both also favorites of mine. Check this one out.

To learn more about where your favorite drink comes from, and to buy fair trade blends, check out Cafédirect.

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  • Heather
    I used to manage a coffee house and we would play these cd’s often. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I seem to be stopping by your blog daily now so i added you in my links. Keep up the great work.

    jasin — March 29, 2006 @ 11:58 am

  • HEY. YOU.

    get on AIM sometime, i have to talk to you about something.

    Nathaniel — March 29, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

  • Really so cool!! 0:-)

    Sitora Nekto — April 7, 2007 @ 8:43 am

  • Nice site good music.Enjoyed if you care to stop by.There is a few songs posted .Thanks for the visit here I enjoyed it.

    Michaelangeloh — April 28, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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