#3979: East Meets West - Asian-Inflected Cross-Cultural Collaborations

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For this New Sounds, listen to songs that combine east and west – specifically music that incorporates sounds of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Hear from the young electronic duo, Ya Tosiba who mix Azerbaijani poetry with electronic beats, along with North Indian sarangi, upright bass and bluesy acoustic guitar from the Scottish-English Indian collaborative “supergroup” Yorkston Thome Khan. Plus, hear music from Bahraini-British trumpet and flugelhorn-player, Yazz Ahmed (pictured below), who is one of a number of artists stretching jazz into the current century. And more. 

Yazz Ahmed

 

PROGRAM #3979, East Meets West - Asian-Inflected Cross-Cultural Collaborations (First Aired: 5/8/2017)              

ARTIST: Yorkston Thome Khan
WORK: False True Piya, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
SOURCE: Domino / WIG391
INFO: dominorecordco.com

ARTIST: Najma
WORK: Apne Hathon [5:25] 
RECORDING: Qareeb
SOURCE: Shanachie #64009 
INFO: shanachie.com

ARTIST: Various: Paban das Baul & Sam Mills
WORK: Tomar Dil Ki Doya Hoyna[5:24]
RECORDING: Real World Notes
SOURCE: RWMM001 
INFO: Sampler out of print.  But try the full CD, “Real Sugar,” also on Real World 
realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Dosti Music Project
WORK: Travelers [2:38]
RECORDING: Travelers
SOURCE: Found Sound Nation
INFO: foundsoundnation.org | Due out May 26, 2017

ARTIST: Crystal Mooncone
WORK: Perth Airport [4:41]
RECORDING: Listening Beam Five
SOURCE: Innova Records 973
INFO: innova.mu

ARTIST: Yorkston Thome Khan
WORK: False True Piya [6:18]
RECORDING: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
SOURCE: Domino / WIG391
INFO: dominorecordco.com

ARTIST: Yazz Ahmed
WORK: Jamil Jamal [8:12] 
RECORDING: La Saboteuse
SOURCE/INFO: yazzahmed.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Ya Tosiba
WORK: Ketchi / Keçi [6:55]
RECORDING: Love Party
SOURCE: Asphalt Tango  LP-ATR 5817
INFO: asphalt-tango.de | Due out June 9, 2017

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet & Homayun Sakhi Trio
WORK: Rangin Kaman, excerpt [3:33] 
RECORDING: Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8: Rainbow
SOURCE: Smithsonian Folkways SFW40527
INFO: folkways.si.edu 

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet
WORK: Tashweesh [3:24] 
RECORDING: Floodplain
SOURCE: Nonesuch 518349
INFO: nonesuch.com