Episode #3461

Alone at My Wedding

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Monday, April 29, 2013

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

PROGRAM # 3461, Alone at My Wedding (First aired on 4/29/2013)                                                       





Various Artists

Arabic and Druse Music

Druse Festival, excerpt [2:00]

Smithsonian Folkways FW04480

Buscemi vs Koçani Orkestar

Electric Gypsyland 2

Alone At My Wedding [4:30]

Crammed 37

Red Baraat

Chaal Baby

Anu Malik: Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle) [5:39]

Sinj SR0113

Fanfara Tirana

Osmon Aga

Osmon Aga ,Wedding In Tirana part 3 [2:40]

Piranha Musik PIR2116

Various Artists: Maurice Jarre

Lion Of The Desert / The Message soundtrack

Lion Of The Desert – Source Music /Bedouin Wedding Music 1 [3:13]


Ahmad Al Kosem

Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

Ma Dal Anouh (I Will Grieve Until I See Her Again) [5:19]

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Omar Souleyman & Bjork

The Crystalline Series (Omar Souleyman Versions)

Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix) [6:41]

One Little Indian 1123TP12C

Cairo Liberation Front

Electro Cha3bi mixtape

Electro Cha3bi (mixtape excerpts) [4:47]


Various - Obeid Al Jum'aa

Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

Instrumental Mejwiz, excerpt [1:00]

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Unknown Artist

Choubi Choubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq

Oh Mother, The Handsome Man Tortures Me [3:07]

Sublime Frequencies 025 OR

Sajada Al Ubaid

Choubi Choubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq

Ala Honak (Take It Easy) [5:14]

Sublime Frequencies 025 OR

Kronos Quartet


Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me [3:02]

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Various - Obeid Al Jum'aa

Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

Instrumental Mejwiz, excerpt [1:00]

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Tower of Babel

A Musical Babel (Special Podcast)

Unlikely combinations of cultures and traditional musics give a global perspective on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a musical portrayal of an imaginary Syria, "Syriana." It's a London-based ensemble with musicians from Syria and parts of the Near East, featuring the Pan-Arab Strings of Damascus.  There's also music by sax player Uri Gurvich from his forthcoming record, “BabEl,” a mixture of oud  and North African percussion with some saxophone, piano, bass and drums.


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