Episode #3288

Global Acoustic Music

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Monday, January 09, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.  ("The Tel Aviv Session" will be out in late March, 2012.)

Plus, more music from the AfroCubism recording, some music by Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate, and something from Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt.  Those, and many other (mostly) acoustic works from around the world.

PROGRAM # 3288, Acoustic World Music (First aired on 1/9/2012)                                                        





The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou, excerpt [1:30]

Cumbancha CMB CD 22

Ali Farka Touré / Toumani Diabaté

In the Heart of the Moon

Hawa Dolo [5:00]

Nonesuch World Circuit #79920** *



Jarabi [5:57]

Nonesuch 525993

The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou [5:02]

See above.

Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt

A Meeting By the River

Ganges Delta Blues [9:59]

Water Lily Acoustics 29
Reissued in 2009, APO (Analogue Production Originals) 29
Available at* OR

Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman


Digi Digi Dom Dom [5:25]

Riverboat Records/World Music Network TUGCD1029

Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Ségal

Chamber Music

Halinkata Djoubé [5:08]

Six Degrees Records #1171
or via* or download from

The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Azawade [8:11]

See above.

Comments [2]

james andrea from Brick Twp. NJ

Great show, spiritually uplifting, bringing it all together. And Ry Cooder, ever since his "Jamming at Edward's" days, proves he's more than just another poseur bandanna-wearer.

Jan. 10 2012 10:34 AM
Timeffers from Manhattan

I once got a used copy of an Ali Farka Touré CD a couple of years ago, only having a vague idea of what kind of music he plays. I fell in love with it, specifically the song Hawa Dolo.

Now, having just turned on the Radio, I heard this beautiful song again on your show. I am no expert on Touré nor Malian music in general, but having Hawa Dolo pop into my life by chance again just made my night.

Jan. 09 2012 11:13 PM

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