Music With Folk Roots


Listen to ensemble pieces which incorporate or draw from the folk music of several different parts of the world on this New Sounds program.  There’s music by the Alaev Family band from Tajikistan collaborating with Israeli musician Tamir Muskat from the band Balkan Beat Box.   Also, hear music that simulates the sound of Norwegian folk fiddling.  It’s the work of Princeton University professor Dan Trueman, founder of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and a Norwegian hardanger fiddle specialist together with So Percussion.

Then, Nordic klezmer/folk band Afenginn take what they need from other parts of the world and their own to create a (their words) "Bastard Ethno" music.  Plus, Ale Møller brings in medieval crumhorn, the Norwegian form of bagpipe, along with the traditional Norwegian willow-bark flute, in his latest, a collaboration with the Bohuslän Big Band.  All that, and more.

PROGRAM # 3477, music with folk roots (First aired on 6/7/2013)                                                            





So Percussion & Dan Trueman

Neither Anvil Nor Pulley

Hang Dog Springar [a Slow Dance], excerpt [2:00]

Cantaloupe Music digital-only release

Marius Neset


Math of Mars [5:02]

Edition Records EDN1040
Or download from

Ale Møller/Bohuslän Big Band


Poste restante: Kaval [6:07]

Prophone - #PCD 121 or Download from


Bastard Etno

Perky [3:48]

Afenginn / Westpark Music
OR, or download from

The Alaev Family & Tamir Muskat

The Alaev Family & Tamir Muskat

Matounda [5:58] OR download from


13 Degrees of Reality

Eastern Begena [3:59]

Now Again Records NA 5097
Available at, iTunes and

So Percussion & Dan Trueman

Neither Anvil Nor Pulley

A Cow Call [Please oh Please Come Home!] [2:49]

See above.

Christine Southworth, Calder Qt.

String Quartets

Christine Southworth: Honey Flyers, mvmt 1 [9:39]  OR

Daniel Wohl & TRANSIT, feat. Julia Holter

Corps Exquis

Corpus [5:27]

New Amsterdam NWAM048

So Percussion & Dan Trueman

Neither Anvil Nor Pulley

Hang Dog Springar [a Slow Dance], excerpt [1:00]

See above.