Episode #3223

Mystics and the Mediterranean

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Friday, October 19, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia.

Alaoui’s ensemble includes José Luis Montón from Barcelona, Brazilian-born mandolinist Eduardo Miranda, along with two Tunisians: violinist Saïfallah Ben Abderrazak and oud player Sofiane Negra.  Idriss Agnel, Amina’s son, plays percussion.  We’ll also dip into her previous collaboration with Norwegian keyboardist Jon Balke and trumpeter Jon Hassell, and much more.

PROGRAM #3223  “Mystics + The Mediterranean” 





Jon Balke feat. Amina Alaoui


Toda ciencia transcendiendo, excerpt [2:00]

ECM Records # 2042**


Savina Yannatou


Me To Fegari Perpato (With the Moon I'm Walking) [2:39]

ECM Records #1903, see above.

Amina Alaoui

Arco Iris


Ya laylo layl  [9:18]

ECM Records # 2180, see above.

Jon Balke feat. Amina Alaoui


Toda ciencia transcendiendo [12:21]

ECM Records #2042

Amina Alaoui

Arco Iris


Buscante en Mi, var. [5:32]

ECM Records

See above

Jon Hassell

Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street

Last Night the Moon Came [11:15]

ECM Records #2077, see above.

Savina Yannatou


Porondos Viz Partjan [4:09]

ECM Records

See above

Ghanaian Afrofunk band Konkoma

Afrofunk, Afrojazz & Afropop (Special Podcast)

Hear the Ghanaian-rooted Afrofunk band KonKoma, (now based in the U.K.), along with recent releases and/or reissues of music from South, East, and West Africa. Sample selections from Zambian miners and minstrels, music from street musicians in Malawi, and some gorgeous acoustic Afropop from Mali.


Comments [1]

Amina Alaoui sounds pretty good!

Oct. 20 2012 02:21 PM

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