Episode #3259

New Sounds Live with Mos Def, Brooklyn Phil

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concert series, hear songs by Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, arranged by Derek Bermel and played by Yasiin Bey and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Alan Pierson.  Plus, the world premiere of David T. Little's "Am I Born," and more works from the show, recorded live at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden in fall of 2011.

PROGRAM # 3259,  NS Live with Mos Def & the Brooklyn Phil (First aired on 10/19/2011)                                                 





Members of the Brooklyn Phil; Alan Pierson conductor/ Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Dianne Berkun, dir.)/ Melissa Hughes, soprano

NS Live, 10/12/2011, @ World Financial Center’s Winter Garden

Am I Born to Die (Anon. Shape Note Song) [7:00]

David T. Little: Am I Born [7:00]

These performances not commercially available.

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) with members of the Brooklyn Phil; Alan Pierson conductor

NS Live, 10/12/2011, @ World Financial Center’s Winter Garden

Mos Def: Life in Marvelous Times (arr. Derek Bermel) [3:26]
Mos Def: Revelations (arr. Derek Bermel) [2:00]
Rzewski: Coming Together [17:30]
Mos Def: Casa Bey (arr. Derek Bermel) [6:00]

These performances not commercially available.

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Comments [1]

cynyc from NYFC

One of the most important poems ever. Wonderfully done. But something troubles me about Mos Def (fan here) / Yasiin Bey...

It's a gut thing but I feel as if that poet is being exploited somehow.

Jan. 16 2013 11:53 PM

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