This week, we'll hear five songs by artists and musicians who have internalized the sounds of their adopted homes or stepped outside their native cultures to embrace the beats of another. They are Amanda Jayne, Virculum, Suzanne Vega, Stervhia and the Lion of Joppa Soundsystem. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll start on the streets of Barcelona with Amanda Jayne Wright from her brilliant 'Swoon' CD and 'Stupid For Your Love'
Find more at www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon Australian expatriate Mark Lau works the studios of Manhattan as Virculum. This is 'Wwlit Alma'
Hear more at virculum.com Raised in New York's Spanish Harlem, Suzanne Vega returns with a new CD called 'Beauty & Crime'
Check out www.suzannevega.com for more. Mexico City's Stervhia trips out with 'Breath Remains' featuring vocals by Elizabeth Solana
Hear more from this unique band at www.stervhia.com or www.myspace.com/stervhia We'll close out this edition of Idyllic Music in suburban Edinburgh and the Lion of Joppa Soundsystem. This is 'Tempo Dub'
Hear more of Ali's bonny dread at www.myspace.com/lionofjoppasoundsystem Visit the cornershop where you can help support many of the artists you hear on Idyllic Music by buying a song or CD from them. There is also a book corner with where you can browse through 20 great music books including Miles Davis's autobiography and the Trouser Press Guide to Music. And look for all 4 Volumes of The Idyllic Music iMix. Thanks again to Stephen, Mika and Don for research, correspondence and other web stuff.
Thank you for listening. I'm Jim Nye.