#3565: World Music With a Side of Dylan

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There’s world music from Iran, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, and Benin, with occasional Bob Dylan on this New Sounds program.  Listen to music from the late Malian guitarist and griot Tiecoro Sissoko, who also played as a sideman for years with Toumani Diabate in Bamako. We'll hear the title track of his only recording, which praises Keme Borama (Bourama), the brother of Samory Touré, noted 19th century warlord who fought against the French occupation of Guinea. Then, hear a celebration of African women from Angelique Kidjo’s record, “Eve,” where Kidjo recorded women from Benin, Kenya, and numerous African countries, and used those tapes as the basis for her songs.

Plus, hear selections from a most daring and excellent new world music tribute to Bob Dylan, produced by Alain Weber.  Weber is also a founding member of Musicians of the Nile, who are a group of gypsy musicians from Egypt.  His pairings of artists and song choices are especially inclusive, yet well-chosen, creatively bringing together many world religions and cultures.  Hear the tune “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” from Jewish-born Dylan’s Christian period as rendered by Muslim singer Sayfi Mohamed Tahar from Algeria, linking the three Abrahamic religions. Listen also to the soulful Iranian singer Salah Aghili’s version of “Every Grain of Sand,” another from Dylan-as-Christian, but replacing Dylan’s words with those of 13th century Islamic Sufi poet Rumi.  Also on the tribute record is a version of “With God On Our Side” as sung by Lhamo Dukpa, a Tibetan Buddhist from Bhutan, along with a version of “Tamborine Man” by Purna Das Baul of the mystic minstrels of Bengal. The record is a must-have for Dylan fans and world music explorers alike.   All that, and more.

PROGRAM #3565 World Music (First aired on 2/12/2014)  

 

ARTIST: Musicians of the Nile
WORK: Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan), excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: From Another World: a Tribute to Bob Dylan
SOURCE: Buda Musique 3758744
INFO: budamusique.com

ARTIST: Tiecoro Sissoko
WORK: Keme Borama [4:38]
RECORDING: Keme Borama
SOURCE: KSK Records CD013
INFO: kanaga.systemkrush.com

ARTIST: Angelique Kidjo (w/Rostam Batmanglij)
WORK: Bomba [3:44]
RECORDING: Eve
SOURCE: Savoy Records / 429 Records / Universal
INFO: 429records.com

ARTIST: Holger Czukay
WORK: Persian Love [6:22]
RECORDING: Movies
SOURCE/INFO: Original recording now available on CD at amazon.com, or on the compilation Cannibalism 3, spoonrecords.com

ARTIST: Salah Aghili 
WORK: Every Grain of Sand (Bob Dylan) [7:49]
RECORDING: From Another World: a Tribute to Bob Dylan
SOURCE: Buda Musique 3758744
INFO: budamusique.com

ARTIST: Monoswezi
WORK: Hondo [0:20]
RECORDING: The Village
SOURCE: Riverboat Records
INFO: worldmusic.net and Available on Amazon

ARTIST: Musicians of the Nile
WORK: Salamat [6:03]
RECORDING: Charcoal gypsies
SOURCE: Real World Records / Carol 2366 
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Musicians of the Nile
WORK: Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan) [6:28]
RECORDING: From Another World: a Tribute to Bob Dylan
SOURCE: Buda Musique 3758744
INFO: budamusique.com

ARTIST: Angelique Kidjo & Kronos Quartet
WORK: Ebile [3:02]
RECORDING: Eve
SOURCE: Savoy Records / 429 Records / Universal
INFO: 429records.com

ARTIST: Sayfi Mohamed Tahar
WORK: Man Gave Names To All the Animals (Bob Dylan) [6:56]
RECORDING: From Another World: a Tribute to Bob Dylan
SOURCE: Buda Musique 3758744
INFO: budamusique.com

ARTIST: Maurice el Médioni meets Roberto Rodriguez
WORK: Malika, excerpt  [3:06]
RECORDING: Descarga Oriental
SOURCE: Piranha #2003
INFO: piranha.de