Episode #2173

Program #2173

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Thursday, July 03, 2003

Western fascination with Asia has come in many forms, and more often than not it is accompanied by a wiff of colonialism or imperialism. Still, musical interchange is often a two-way street these days, as we hear on this edition of New Sounds. Near Eastern rhythms can be heard in Michael Askill's Salome; Abaji's Oriental Voyage; Abed Azrie's Aromates; Peter Gabriel's Zaar; and works by Rabih Abou-Khalil, Ofra Haza, Dhaffer Yousuf, and more.

PROGRAM #2173 Music Based on Near Eastern Rhythms (Thursday, 7-3-03)





Michael Askill


Salome's Dance [4:00]
John the Baptist and Salome [4:30]

Black Sun #15031.**

Abed Azrie


Murmur of the Breeze [5;00]

Nonesuch #79241.

Rabih Abou-Khalil


In Search of the Well [3:30]

Enja #7083

Dhafer Youssef

electric sufi

Farha [5:30]

Enja #9412

Rabih Abou-Khalil


Arabian Waltz [5:00]

See above.


Oriental Voyage

Valse Arabe [2:30]

Network #23-897

Peter Gabriel


Zaar [4:30]

Geffen #24206** Available for purchase at

Ofra Haza


Kirya [6:00]

Shanachie #64043**

Sussan Deihim/Richard Horowitz

Desert Equations

Armour [4:00]

Originally on Made To Measure #80
Recently reissued and available at

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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