Episode #3282

Teach Your Children Well

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, December 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to music by the sons and daughters of really fine musicians.  We’ll hear Shona music from the country of Zimbabwe by Baba Maraire (formerly Tendai.) His father, Dumisani (Dumi), an ethnomusicologist, was one of the first African musicians to build a grass roots movement of marimba, and came to be informally dubbed, “Godfather of Shona Music.”

There’s also music from Argentinian bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi, together with his son, guitarist Jose Maria Saluzzi.  Plus, something from the Malian singer and guitarist, Vieux Farka Toure, together with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Rounding out the show is sitar music from Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar.  If we're lucky, there'll be time for yet another recording of father & son: guitarist Gyan Riley and his dad, founding father of minimalism, Terry Riley, who'll be at the piano, playing a work by Gyan.

PROGRAM # 3282, Teach Your Children Well (First aired on 12/16/2011)                                                               





Dumisani Maraire & Kronos Quartet

Pieces of Africa

Mai Nozipo

Nonesuch #79275**.

Baba Maraire

Wona Baba Maraire

Rhodzi [3:59]

Hearth Music

Vieux Farka Toure & Ali Farka Toure

The Secret  

The Secret [6:51]

Six Degrees SDR11792

Errol Parker Tentet with Philip Harper

A Night in Tunisia

The RAI, excerpt [2:00]

Sahara 1015
Out of print, but
available as a download via iTunes.

Elodie Lauten

the Death of Don Juan

Overture [5:59]

Unseen Worlds 04

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar

Live @WNYC, 1996

Charukeshi, excerpt

This performance not commercially available.

Anoushka Shankar


Ravi Shankar: Charukeshi [7:33]

Angel Records 56729
Out of print, but Available as a download from,, iTunes

Dino Saluzzi (w/Jose Maria Saluzzi)


A mi hermano Celso [8:00]

ECM #1816

Gyan Riley & Terry Riley

Food for the Bearded

Gyan Riley: Drift [3:58]

NA 119*

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.