#2863: Not Dead Yet

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Hear world music vocals in ancient (and in some cases dead) languages featured in songs that blur the distinction between past and future.  Listen for high-tech sounds married to ancient texts, like the Epiphany Project.  There's also Sufi-influenced Arabic folk music from Dozan, a choir founded by Jordanian vocalist Shireen Abu-Kader and the Dozan wa Awtar Establishment.  Plus, music from émigré Persian group Niyaz, Australian band Dead Can Dance, and more.

PROGRAM # 2863, Echoes of the Mediterranean and Near East (First aired on Mon. 11/03/08)





Dead Can Dance

A Passage In Time

The Host of Seraphim [6:00]

Rykodisc #20215** www.rykodisc.com *


Nine Heavens

Tamana [5:00]

Six Degrees #1150** www.sixdegreesrecords.com *

Epiphany Project

Hin dagh

Ashem [3:30] Charents [4:00]

Epiphany Records #0008 www.epiphanyrecords.com *

Dead Can Dance

A Passage in Time

The Song of the Sibyl [3:00]

See above.

The Renaissance Players

Of Numbers and Miracles: Cantigas de Santa Maria

Assi Pod’a Virgen [7:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13091. www.harmonies.com *

Savina Yannatou

Songs of an Other

Sareri Hovin Mernem [5:30]

ECM #2057** www.ecmrecords.com *

Dead Can Dance

Into the Labyrinth

The Spider’s Stratagem [6:00]

4AD #45384**, also available online.


Introducing Dozan

Lau Rahal Sawti [3:30]

World Music Network #112. www.worldmusic.net


Nine Heavens

Feraghi – Song of Exile, Acoustic (excerpt, 3:00)

See above.