The program for August 25, 2012, highlighted some musicians' talents for languages and idioms not theirs by birth.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Moira Smiley Grey Shore Rua (s/p)
Lucia Comnes with Gawain Mathews Seoladh Na nGamhna Across the Wide Ocean (s/p)
Aly Bain & Ale Möller Spread Thy Wide Wings Beyond the Stacks (NorthSide)
Savina Yannatou A Fairy's Love Song Terra Nostra (ECM)
New Set
Susan McKeown Oíche Fá Fhéil Bride, A Maid Going to Comber / The Red & Black Blackthorne: Irish Love Songs (World Village)
Music Under Announcements
Steve Baughman Hanter Dro, Hard Times The Almost Whisky Waltz (s/p)
Ale Möller Kommer du Ej Snart The Horse and the Crane (NorthSide)
Marta Topferova Dojdik Nam, Sohajku Hommage to Homeland (s/p)
Moira Smiley & VOCO Makedonka Small Worlds (Mora Music)
Lily Storm The Swallow Is Flying If I Had a Key to the Dawn (SongBat)
New Set
Marta Topferova Zamba Gris Flor Nocturna (World Village)
Lila Downs Naila La Sandunga (Narada World)
Quetzal Limones Agrios Worksongs (Vanguard)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Moira Smiley & VOCO Silverlake Small Worlds (Mora Music)
Marta Topferova Magical Garden The Other Shore (World Village)
Gabriel Yacoub Le Poids du Passé Yacoub (Celluloid)
Bruce Cockburn Homme Brûlant Circles in the Stream (True North)
New Set
Quetzal Dreamers, Schemers Imaginaries (Smithsonian Folkways)
Moira Smiley & VOCO I Live in California Blink (s/p)
Janam If I Told You Janam (s/p)
Ale Möller Band I Nostalyia Djef Djel (Amigo Musik)
Lucia Comnes Çiftitelli On the Way (Small Treasures Studio)
New Set
Marta Topferova Mar Amargo Flor Nocturna (World Village)
Gabriel Yacoub The Simple Things We Said The Simple Things We Said (Prime)
Bruce Cockburn Understanding Nothing Big Circumstance (True North)
Bruce Cockburn Mistress of Storms (faded) Speechless (Rounder)