#3702: Music Around the Globe

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Alsarah and the Nubatones

Listen to music from around the globe, in the music from Italy, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali on this New Sounds. Hear music of northeastern and southeastern Europe together in the eight members of Finno-Balkan Voices, a Finnish-Estonian folk singing group and a Balkan choir. Then, there’s music and dances from Southern Italy in a piece from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Hear the collaborative duo between a Jewish clarinetist from France, Yom, and Wang Li, a Chinese player of the “Jew’s Harp”/jaw-harp, mouth-harp from their 2012 record, “Green Apocalypse.” Listen to music from Anouar Brahem’s latest gorgeous release, “Souvenance,” music for oud, piano, quartet & small orchestra. Plus, music from Rasha, a singer from Sudan who lives and works in Spain, and a Sudanese-born singer by way of Yemen, who now lives in Brooklyn, Alsarah, of Alsarah & the Nubatones. Then, listen to Egyptian oud master, Tarek Abdallah, and percussionist Adel Shams El-Din, who both live in France, as they revive Arab musical tradition from their excellent, “Wasla.”  And more.

PROGRAM #3702– Music Around the Globe (First aired on 03/02/2015)  

ARTIST: Yom, Wang Li
WORK: Rings, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Green Apocalypse
SOURCE: Buda Musique 860220
INFO:   budamusique.com, download from iTunes or Amazon.com        

ARTIST: Finno-Balkan Voices
WORK: Lintuseni [4:30]
RECORDING: Finno-Balkan Voices
SOURCE: Finnish Folk Music Institute 
INFO: kansanmusiikki-instituutti.valmiskauppa.fi or download via iTunes or Emusic.com

ARTIST: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
WORK: Itela [3:09]
RECORDING: Pizzica indiavolata
SOURCE: Ponderosa Music & Art 65
INFO: ponderosa.it

ARTIST: Yom, Wang Li
WORK: Rings [2:52]
RECORDING: Green Apocalypse
SOURCE: Buda Musique 860220
INFO:   budamusique.com, download from iTunes or Amazon.com  

WORK: Azara Alhai [4:12]
RECORDING: Putumayo Presents Acoustic Arabia
SOURCE: Putumayo - #PUT 282
INFO: Available at Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Hereward
WORK: Graciella [0:19]
SOURCE/INFO: Available on Amazon

ARTIST: Alsarah & The Nubatones
WORK: Yanas Baridou [6:01]
SOURCE: Wonderwheel Recordings #WONDER 21
INFO: wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Boubacar Traoré
WORK: Fogniana Kouma [3:54]
RECORDING: Mbalimaou
SOURCE: Lusafrica / Harmonia Mundi 762052
INFO: lusafrica.com 

ARTIST: Tarek Abdallah, Adel Shams El-Din
WORK: Wasla [4:33]
RECORDING: Wasla (Suites musicales égyptiennes)
SOURCE: Buda Musique 4704634
INFO: budamusique.com

ARTIST: Anouar Brahem
WORK: Kasserine [9:35]
RECORDING: Souvenance
SOURCE: ECM 2423/24
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Debashish Bhattacharya
WORK: Vasundhara (Mother Earth) [8:22]
RECORDING: Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn
SOURCE: Riverboat TUGCD1083
INFO: worldmusic.net OR propermusic.com