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Episode #3261

Music from Latin America

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Hear music by Afro-Cuban composer/conductor Tania León from a recently composed dance score, "Inura," on this New Sounds program.  León was born and raised in Cuba but her ancestry spans Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the Americas.  Her score, “Inura,” is a vibrant and colorful work for voices, strings and percussion created for DanceBrazil, inspired by Candomblé.

Candomblé, like Santería in the Caribbean, is a syncretism of traditional African animism and European Catholicism that has been practiced for centuries.  We'll listen to that and other works from Latin America. 

PROGRAM # 3261, “Music of Latin America” (First aired on 10/25/2011)                                                

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RECORDING

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SOURCE

Osvaldo Golijov
(Schola Cantorum de Caracas, Alberto Grau Choir,  Orquesta La Pasión, Maria Guinand, cond.)

La Pasión Según San Marcos

Vision (Baptism On The Cross) [1:04]
Dance Of The Ensnared Fisherman [:52]
Two Days [1:40]
The Eucharist [3:52]

Hänssler Classic 98404

www.haenssler-classic.de

Tania León

In Motion

Inura [34:58]

TROY1284
www.albanyrecords.com

Osvaldo Golijov
(Schola Cantorum de Caracas, Alberto Grau Choir,  Orquesta La Pasión, Maria Guinand, cond.)

La Pasión Según San Marcos

The Arrest [2:31]
We Give Thanks To The Lord, excerpt [2:00]

See above.

Soldier Songs - Special Podcast

For this New Sounds, composer and founder of the new music group Newspeak, David T. Little, joins John Schaefer to present selections from his hour-long multimedia one-man opera, “Soldier Songs.” The work is in three acts, which explore the perceptions of war throughout the character’s life; Youth – where war is a game, Warrior - where war is reality, and Elder - which is more of a philosophical approach to war.  Games are at the heart of the work, as evidenced by the accompanying visuals - realistic-looking video game imagery by an animator.

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Jay - Ottawa from Ottawa, Ontario

Hearing this from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Mar. 10 2013 03:38 PM

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