Episode #3149

World Music Singing Tour

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Bulgarian, a Greek and a Turk walk into a bar…  Not the opening of a joke, rather it’s the vocal group Trio Tzane, who make music together under the motto “Balkan polyphonies and other vocal stories.”  We’ll hear from them, along with a few selections from Huun Huur Tu, the throat singers of Tuva.  Also, listen to some Norwegian sami singing, or joiking, from Jienat, with a whole lot of Brazilian, and West African percussion that renders the music utterly danceable.   Plus, there's the choral singing and marimbas of the South African band Amabutho, music made by the Inuit "throat-singing" - singing into one another's mouths, using the other's throat as a resonating chamber-  from Canadian Tanya Tagaq, and a whole lot more.

PROGRAM #3149, World Music Singing        (First aired on 12/14/10)                                                    





Tanya Tagaq

Auk , Blood

Fox, Tiriganiak [3:44]
Force [3:22]

Jericho Beach Music JBM0801
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DanceHall [4:00]
Adama [5:41]




Sikelela [8:07]

Alma Records ACD 68102

Huun Huur Tu

Ancestors Call

Odugen Taiga [8:55]

World Village 468107

Trio Tzane


Snoshti Sedenki Kladhome [3:30]
Militsa [4:07]

Naïve 5230

Natacha Atlas


Batkallim [5:58]

Six Degrees 657036 1170

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