#3859: Cross-Cultural Collaborations

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Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad
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Listen to cross-cultural collaborations from Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, who combines Indian and Pakistani grooves, Western jazz, and desert blues, together with her husband, the guitarist & producer Rez Abbasi. Also, listen to music from Pakistani-Brooklyn group Sandaraa (means “Song” in Pashto); it’s a collaborative effort led by klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd, and featuring Pakistani vocalist Zeb Bangash joins forces with leading Brooklyn musicians on oud, drums, bass, and violin.

Then, listen to a German-Afghani-Norwegian collaboration from Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander, and drummer Jarle Vespestad. From their record, “What Was Said,” hear moving settings of poetry by Rumi in English, & Norwegian church songs translated into Pashto. There’s also music by Irish composer/guitarist Dave Flynn for amplified ensemble, brass, and three guitars. Listen to a live 2014 recording of Flynn’s “Joy” featuring Congolese-Irish guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, guitarist John Godfrey, and the composer together with the Crash Ensemble led by Alan Pierson. And more. 

PROGRAM #3859, Cross-Cultural Collaborations (First Aired 5-10-2016)  

ARTIST: Sandaraa
WORK: Bibi Sanem Janem, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Sandaraa
SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa

ARTIST: Kiran Ahluwalia
WORK: Hayat [5:01]
RECORDING: Sanata: Stillness
SOURCE: Magenta MTM 930
INFO: kiranmusic.com

ARTIST: Sandaraa
WORK: Bibi Sanem Janem [5:40]
RECORDING: Sandaraa
SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Jarabi (Passion) [6:39]
RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali
SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11
INFO:  newcape.co.za | derekgripper.com

ARTIST: Tord Gustavsen - Simin Tander - Jarle Vespestad
WORK: Imagine The Fog Disappearing [6:22]
RECORDING: What Was Said
SOURCE: ECM 2465
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Sandaraa
WORK: Mana Nele [7:20]
RECORDING: Sandaraa
SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Bakoye [3:10]
RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali
SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11
INFO:  newcape.co.za | derekgripper.com

ARTIST: Crash Ensemble/ Alan Pierson, cond.  
Niwel Tsumbu, with Dave Flynn and John Godfrey, gtrs

WORK: Joy, Part 3 -The Joy of Sex [3:12]
RECORDING: Live, Cork Opera House, 2014
SOURCE: This work not commercially available. 
INFO: http://www.daveflynn.com/joy.html

ARTIST: Crash Ensemble/ Alan Pierson, cond.  
Niwel Tsumbu, with Dave Flynn and John Godfrey, gtrs
WORK: Joy, Part 4 - The Joy of Sebene [7:00]
RECORDING: Live, Cork Opera House, 2014
SOURCE: This work not commercially available. 
INFO: http://www.daveflynn.com/joy.html

ARTIST: Tord Gustavsen - Simin Tander - Jarle Vespestad
WORK: Sweet Melting Afterglow [3:35]
RECORDING: What Was Said
SOURCE: ECM 2465
INFO: ecmrecords.com