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Episode #3123

Unusual Collaborations

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

On this New Sounds program, hear music from Iraqi oud master Rahim AlHaj, in collaboration with accordion virtuoso Guy Klucevsek, from a fascinating double album of cross-cultural collaborations, called “Little Earth.”  AlHaj studied with Munir Bashir, but was also trained in Western classical music, and on this global effort was joined by folks as diverse as Cape Verde’s Maria de Barros, Bill Frisell, Peter Buck, and Mali’s Yacouba Sissoko.

Also on the program, music from V.M. Bhatt, and his Mohan Veena (an Indian classical string instrument that is a modified archtop guitar played lap-style like a slide guitar) together with bass and keyboard player Matt Malley, formerly of Counting Crows.  And more.

PROGRAM #3123,  Cross-Cultural Collaborations   (First aired on 10/4/2010)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Kelebek/The Butterfly

Kelebek [5:05]

Celestial Harmonies 13287
www.harmonies.com

Rahim AlHaj & Guy Klucevsek

Little Earth

The Searching [7:17]

UR 005
www.rahimalhaj.com  

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Matt Malley

Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights [12:45]

World Village 468097
www.worldvillagemusic.com

Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Kelebek/The Butterfly

Teacher [3:44]

See above.

Christopher Campbell

Sound the All-Clear

Ritual Waking, Ritual Sleepwalking [10:39]

Innova 750
www.innova.mu

Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Kelebek/The Butterfly

Deep Blue, excerpt [7:00]

See above.

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