Episode #3288

Global Acoustic Music

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Monday, April 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane. 

Plus, more music from the AfroCubism recording, some music by Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate, and something from Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt.  Those, and many other (mostly) acoustic works from around the world.

PROGRAM # 3288, Acoustic World Music (First aired on 1/9/2012)                                                        





The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou, excerpt [1:30]

Cumbancha CMB CD 22

Ali Farka Touré / Toumani Diabaté

In the Heart of the Moon

Hawa Dolo [5:00]

Nonesuch World Circuit #79920** *



Jarabi [5:57]

Nonesuch 525993

The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou [5:02]

See above.

Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt

A Meeting By the River

Ganges Delta Blues [9:59]

Water Lily Acoustics 29
Reissued in 2009, APO (Analogue Production Originals) 29
Available at* OR

Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman


Digi Digi Dom Dom [5:25]

Riverboat Records/World Music Network TUGCD1029

Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Ségal

Chamber Music

Halinkata Djoubé [5:08]

Six Degrees Records #1171
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The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Azawade [8:11]

See above.

John Schaefer Jersey

New Sounds, Brought to You by Impatience

There’s been too much quiet for too long from the impatient staff.  During the brief hiatus, the softball season began, and was then disrupted. (Go NYPR Independents!)  The recently-hobbled and still impatient-to-recover staff has had a lot of fun on the internets while trying her level best to bounce back.  Here’s a sampling of musical things that brought joy and delight while icing and elevating. Maybe someday John Schaefer will get a chance to hear them.



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