#3740: Beyond the Pale (of Settlement)

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Music on this New Sounds comes from the area of Eastern Europe from Lithuania in the north to Ukraine in the south, including Poland and Belarus, from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, where the Russian Empire settled much of its Jewish population in the 19th century, or the Pale of Settlement. Listen to traditional music by Michael Alpert, who comes from an Ashkenazic family, and Julian Kytasty, whose parents are from Ukraine, from their recent release, “Night Songs from a Neighboring Village.” Alpert is also part of the klezmer revival supergroup, Brave Old World, and Kytasty is a bandura player/composer & singer. Hear some of their collaborative works along with music from the Canadian band, Beyond the Pale. 

Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty

 

Also listen to selections from the music theater piece,  “A Night in the Old Marketplace,” a collaboration between  New York trumpeter/composer/bandleader Frank London and lyricist Glen Berger (who later went on to be part of the infamous Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.) Plus, an exclusive performance by Polish composer, singer and multiinstrumentalist Mieczyslaw Litwinski, on a borrowed harmonium, in our WNYC studios from 1986. And more. 

PROGRAM #3740– Beyond the Pale (of Settlement) (First aired on 06/16/2015)             

ARTIST: Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty 
WORK:  Rekrutska, excerpt [1:45]
RECORDING: Night Songs from a Neighboring Village
SOURCE: RIENCD86
INFO: oriente.de 

ARTIST: Frank London
WORK: The Bottom of the Well [2:39]
RECORDING: A Night in the Old Marketplace
SOURCE: Soundbrush Records
INFO: CDbaby.com

ARTIST: Beyond the Pale
WORK:  Katarina [4:12]
RECORDING: Postcards
SOURCE: Borealis Records 
INFO: beyondthepale.net |  borealisrecords.com

ARTIST: Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty 
WORK:  Buhai [3:13]
RECORDING: Night Songs from a Neighboring Village
SOURCE: RIENCD86
INFO: oriente.de 

ARTIST: Frank London
WORK: The Ten Faces of G-d [2:56]
RECORDING: A Night in the Old Marketplace
SOURCE: Soundbrush Records
INFO: CDbaby.com

ARTIST: Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty 
WORK:  Rekrutska [4:10]
RECORDING: Night Songs from a Neighboring Village
SOURCE: RIENCD86
INFO: oriente.de 

ARTIST: Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty 
WORK:  Nukh Havdule (after Shabbes closes) [3:27]
RECORDING: Night Songs from a Neighboring Village
SOURCE: RIENCD86
INFO: oriente.de 

ARTIST: Beyond the Pale
WORK:  Turkish Delight [2:19]
RECORDING: Postcards
SOURCE: Borealis Records 
INFO: beyondthepale.net |  borealisrecords.com

ARTIST: Frank London
WORK: Canon of the Dead [4:08]
RECORDING: A Night in the Old Marketplace
SOURCE: Soundbrush Records
INFO: CDbaby.com

ARTIST: Mieczyslaw Litwinski
WORK: Don't Be Afraid: The Song of Rabbi Nachman [11:21]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC, 1986
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
INFO: Litwinski has also released music as Sol et Luna; soletluna.republika.pl

ARTIST: Andy Statman
WORK: Reb Nachman's Deveykus Niggun [5:41]
RECORDING: Between heaven and Earth: Music of the Jewish Mystics
SOURCE: Shanachie Records SHANCD 64079
INFO: Available at Amazon.com or iTunes