Some Folks Singing


Songs and the singers who sing them from around the world is the focus of this New Sounds. Sample the record by Neneh Cherry and Scandinavian jazz trio, the Thing who named themselves after a Don Cherry composition.  That powerful Nordic three-oh is saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. 

Neneh is the stepdaughter of the late American improvising trumpeter Don Cherry, (and a pop, punk, hip hop and world music star in her own right) who spent her early years touring with him and other jazz legends like Miles Davis.  Also, hear music from Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed, New England folkie Sam Amidon, and new music from the group Tin Hat and their settings of poetry by e.e. cummings.  Plus, hear songs from the likes of Iceland, Ireland, Senegal, Georgia (the country) and beyond.

PROGRAM #3369, Some Folks Singing (8/23/2012)






Í stillunni hljómar

Fellsnes, excerpt [1:00]

Emel Mathlouthi

Kelmti Horra

Ma lkit (Not Found)

World Village - #479065

Neneh Cherry & the Thing

The Cherry Thing

Golden Heart (Don Cherry) [4:43]

Smalltown Superjazzz / Smalltown Supersound - #STS 229CD

Ethiopiques 7

Mahmoud Ahmed: Ere Mela Mela

Atawurulegn Lila [4:03]

Buda Musique #82980

Andra Kouyate & Seke Chi


Yereko [4:51]

Studio Mali


Comments of the Inner Chorus

Sweet William [3:36]

Full Time Hobby FTH019


Sam Amidon

Esopus #12 - Black and White

Vance [5:41]

Tin Hat

the rain is a handsome animal

anyone lived in a pretty how town [4:31]

New Amsterdam - #040


Í stillunni hljómar

Fellsnes [5:13]

Iarla Ó Lionáird


Foxlight [4:44]

Real World Records - #80021

Ensemble Basiani

Live from Mostly Mozart

Tsintsqaro [4:17]

This recording not commercially available. The Ensemble just released “Georgia: Sacred & Secular Vocal Polyphony” on Ocora #C560240
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