#3989: Water-Based Music

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Sona Jobarteh, first female Kora virtuoso from a west African Griot family, singer, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
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There’s water-based music by Philip Glass, in a solo piano version, in a dance score for the Brazilian group Uakti, and in an orchestral arrangement. Hear works about water by Afro-Cuban pianist & composer Omar Sosa, the Polish cellist Resina, and the composer and kora player, Sona (Maya) Jobarteh as well.

Listen to pianist Lisa Moore playing Etude No. 2 by Philip Glass, along with a work by Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, which seems to involve the sampled sounds of hands on the surface of a river. Then, sample music from a nine-part suite composed as a tribute to the various rivers of Brazil - Aguas da Amazonia by Philip Glass, written for the group Uakti, who play instruments that they designed and built themselves.  

Also, listen to ambient and atmospheric music by Warsaw-based cellist Resina (Karolina Rec), along with the “Song of the Waterfall” by Sona (Maya) Jobarteh who comes from one of the five principal griot families of West Africa. The work appears on her brother Tunde Jegede’s record, Lamentation. However, Jobarteh has released two of her own more recent recordings, Fasiya, and Gambia, in addition to her commissioned film score for the 2010 documentary film entitled “The Motherland.”

PROGRAM #3989, Water-Based Music (First Aired: 6/05/2017)        

ARTIST: Kristian Jarvi & the Absolute Ensemble / Leipzig Radio Orchestra
WORK: Amazon River, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia
SOURCE: Orange Mountain Music OMM 0115
INFO: orangemountainmusic.com

ARTIST: Lisa Moore
WORK: Philip Glass: Etude # 2 [4:20]
RECORDING: Lisa Moore: Mad Rush
SOURCE: Orange Mountain Music 0099
INFO: orangemountainmusic.com | lisamoore.org

ARTIST: Omar Sosa
WORK: Aguas [3:41] 
RECORDING: Calma
SOURCE: Otá Records OTA 1022
INFO: omarsosa.com

ARTIST: Uakti
WORK:  Aguas de Amazonia [7:19] 
RECORDING: Aguas Da Amazonia – Music By Philip Glass
SOURCE: Point Music #259 464 064. 
INFO: Out of print. Reissued via Orange Mountain Music #0026
orangemountainmusic.com

ARTIST: Resina
WORK: Dark Sky White Water [7:41]
RECORDING: Resina
SOURCE: Fat Cat / 13701
INFO: resina.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Maya Jobarteh & Tunde Jegede
WORK: Maya Jobarteh: Song of the Waterfall [7:40]
RECORDING: Lamentation
SOURCE/INFO: tundejegede.com

ARTIST: Kristian Jarvi & the Absolute Ensemble / Leipzig Radio Orchestra
WORK: Amazon River [7:10]
RECORDING: Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia
SOURCE: Orange Mountain Music OMM 0115
INFO: orangemountainmusic.com

ARTIST: Uakti
WORK:  Purus River [7:49] 
RECORDING: Aguas Da Amazonia – Music By Philip Glass
SOURCE: Point Music #259 464 064. 
INFO: Out of print. Reissued via Orange Mountain Music #0026
orangemountainmusic.com