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Debashish Bhattacharya, Mogwai, Señor Coconut

The Peter Malick Group with Norah Jones; The beautiful dreams of Doug Hoekstra; Hindustani slide guitarist Debashish Battacharya with Bob Brozman; African electronica from Mamani Keita; Scotland's dreamy guitar group Mogwai; and Mosquitos from the beaches of Brazil. Featured Artist: Señor Coconut.

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Debashish Bhattacharya, Mogwai, Señor Coconut

New York City

Norah Jones was a 21 year old, unknown singer when Peter Malick first saw her perform at a night club in New York. In the fall of 2000, Jones and Malick went into the studio and cut this 6-song EP, more than two years before Jones won her eight Grammys for her album, Come Away With Me.

Blow Beautiful Dreams

Originally from Chicago, singer/songwriter Doug Hoekstra has been compared to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt. He recorded this album - his fifth solo release - at his home studio in Nashville, saying he "cut right through to the heart of the material that dug deeper than anything I'd done before."


Brozman is among the best slide guitar players in the world; here he joins Indian slide virtuoso Debashish Battacharya, the creator of the Hindustani slide guitar, an unusual cross between a guitar and a sitar.

N'Ka Willy

Mamani Keita got her start as a backup singer for Mali's Salif Keita (no relation) in the early '90s. For this debut solo release, she teams up with French producer Marc Minelli. Minelli rebuilt and reprogrammed Keita's songs with a blend of modern and traditional grooves.

Hunted by a Freak

From Glasgow, Scotland, Mogwai perform experimental, space-rock instrumentals, similar to some of Pink Floyd's dreamy guitar work or Arab Strap (also from Scotland).


A chance meeting between a New York musician and a Brazilian singer inspired this New York City trio. The group blends indie rock with Brazilian-inflected pop.

Smoke on the Water

Senor Coconut is otherwise known as German DJ and electronica producer Uwe Schmidt. Humor is the key ingredient when Señor Coconut tackles classic rock tunes such as this version of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water."