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Sunday, April 15, 2012

(photo: David Garland)

Music can transport us to the transcendent. In sacred and secular music alike, musicians seek to connect with forces or powers beyond themselves, tapping into the sublime, creating sounds that carry listeners along with them on these ecstatic experiences. David Garland presents some recent recordings that provide this sort of journey. Syrian-born singer Gaida improvises with Nigerian vocalist Yacouba Moumuni; 91 year-old sitarist Ravi Shankar performs Raga Malgunji, a meditative raga reflecting on the distance between the human and the supreme; and Palestinian singer and oud player Kamilya Jubran performs songs about war and survival.

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Comments [1]

Lucas H from Brooklyn

I would love it if you could tell me the name of the opening song. Love the show!
Thank you!

Apr. 16 2012 11:09 PM

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