Episode #3282

Teach Your Children Well

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music by the sons and daughters of really fine musicians.  We’ll hear Shona music from the country of Zimbabwe by Baba Maraire (formerly Tendai.) His father, Dumisani (Dumi), an ethnomusicologist, was one of the first African musicians to build a grass roots movement of marimba, and came to be informally dubbed, “Godfather of Shona Music.”

There’s also music from Argentinian bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi, together with his son, guitarist Jose Maria Saluzzi.  Plus, something from the Malian singer and guitarist, Vieux Farka Toure, together with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Rounding out the show is sitar music from Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar.  If we're lucky, there'll be time for yet another recording of father & son: guitarist Gyan Riley and his dad, founding father of minimalism, Terry Riley, who'll be at the piano, playing a work by Gyan.

PROGRAM # 3282, Teach Your Children Well (First aired on 12/16/2011)                                                               





Dumisani Maraire & Kronos Quartet

Pieces of Africa

Mai Nozipo

Nonesuch #79275**.

Baba Maraire

Wona Baba Maraire

Rhodzi [3:59]

Hearth Music

Vieux Farka Toure & Ali Farka Toure

The Secret  

The Secret [6:51]

Six Degrees SDR11792

Errol Parker Tentet with Philip Harper

A Night in Tunisia

The RAI, excerpt [2:00]

Sahara 1015
Out of print, but
available as a download via iTunes.

Elodie Lauten

the Death of Don Juan

Overture [5:59]

Unseen Worlds 04

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar

Live @WNYC, 1996

Charukeshi, excerpt

This performance not commercially available.

Anoushka Shankar


Ravi Shankar: Charukeshi [7:33]

Angel Records 56729
Out of print, but Available as a download from Amazon.com,  Emusic.com, iTunes

Dino Saluzzi (w/Jose Maria Saluzzi)


A mi hermano Celso [8:00]

ECM #1816

Gyan Riley & Terry Riley

Food for the Bearded

Gyan Riley: Drift [3:58]

NA 119

J.J. Keki and the Peace Kawomera Jazz Band

More Cool Stuff: Coffee Farmers in Uganda, Jewish Afrobeat, Dan Friel, Verity Susman

There's more cool stuff to share from the impatient staff of New Sounds, with a free Download!  Listen to exciting and unexpected combinations of Afrobeat and Jewish Cantorial music by Jon Madof and Zion80, along with field recordings of Ugandan coffee workers, some abrasive electronica by composer Dan Friel, and a "Dad-joke" song by Verity Susman.  Turns out that the staff hasn't been able to hoard all the good stuff for long.  Our host, John Schaefer, has included the Jon Madof and Zion80 in Thursday night's show and is going to make the "Delicious Peace" record part of Friday night's program. 


Comments [3]

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.