#3688: Asian Voices

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Listen to Asian voices on this New Sounds from the non-dominant cultures such as those of Tibet, Persia, the island of Taiwan, and from the large Buddhist community of Siberia. There’s music from Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo, both apart and together with the Russian pianist and composer Anton Batagov. Also, listen to the vocal polyphony of the Wulu Bunun people of Taiwan, anchored by David Darling’s cello and other soundscapes. Then hear music by Jamshied Sharifi, sung in Farsi and featuring classically trained Iranian singer Mamak Khadem. Plus, music from the Mongolian bluegrass/folk-rock band Hanggai and more.

PROGRAM #3688 Asian Voices (First aired on 1/26/2015)  

ARTIST: Sainkho Namtchylak
WORK: Dance of Eagle, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Stepmother City
SOURCE: Ponderosa 3
INFO: ponderosa.it Or sainkho.net

ARTIST: Yungchen Lhamo
WORK: Om Mani Padme Hung [4:36]
RECORDING: Ama
SOURCE: Real World #52576 
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Jamshied Sharifi
WORK: Bid-e Majnun [2:33]
RECORDING: A Prayer for the Soul of Layla
SOURCE: Alula Records - #ALU 1005
INFO: Available at Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Sainkho Namtchylak
WORK: Dance of Eagle [4:36]
RECORDING: Stepmother City
SOURCE: Ponderosa 3
INFO: ponderosa.it Or sainkho.net

ARTIST: David Darling & the Wulu Bunun
WORK: Bunun Tuza [3:56]
RECORDING: Mudanin Kata
SOURCE: Riverboat #1032
INFO: worldmusic.net

ARTIST: Hanggai
WORK: Huhe Namjila [4:19]
RECORDING: Baifang
SOURCE: Harlem Recordings HRCD 007
INFO: harlemrecordings.nl , Amazon.com or iTunes.

ARTIST: Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz
WORK: Desert Equations (for Brion Gysin) [6:54]
RECORDING: Desert Equations: Azax Attra
SOURCE: Crammed Discs
INFO: Available at Emusic.com

ARTIST: Najma
WORK: Apne Hathon [5:25]
RECORDING: Qareeb
SOURCE: Shanachie #64009
INFO: Available at Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Anton Batagov Telo Tulku Rinpoche
WORK: Adopting the Spirit of Awakening, Chapter 3 [9:52]
RECORDING: Bodhicharyavatara
SOURCE: Tummo 9017 
INFO: batagov.com

ARTIST: Anton Batagov & Yungchen Lhamo
WORK: White Palace, excerpt [3:27]
RECORDING: Tayatha
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music 21090
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com