Program #1937

On tonight's New Sounds, host John Schaefer samples a world of blues. Bluesy songs from Tibet, Tuva, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Mali, Japan, and the US. Highlights include Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder's "Talking Timbuktu," Aurelia Martinez's "Lanarime Laniseh," a bluesy example of Central American Paranda music, Techung's "Yarlung," which reflects his interest in new Tibetan music, the California Guitar Trio's "Yamanashi Blues," and more.

PROGRAM # 1937, "A World of Blues" (First aired on Tues, 7/17/01)





Paul Williams & Friends

In Memory of Robert Johnson

Crossroads Blues, excerpt [1:30]

Black Sun #15017***

Paul Pena and Kongar-ol Ondar

Genghis Blues (soundtrack)

Kargyraa Moan [4:00]

Six Degrees #657036 1638***

Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder

Talking Timbuktu

Ai Du [5:00]

Hannibal/Rykodisc #1381**


Africa In Central America

Aurelia Martinez: Lanarime Laniseh [3:30]

Detour #27303.
Available at

A World Out of Time

Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Madagascar, Vol. 1

Mahaleo: Kobaka [6:00]

Shanachie #64041**

Udi Hrant

The Early Recordings, Vol. 1

Sana Olan Aşkimi [2:30]

Traditional Crossroads #4270 or PO Box 20320, NY NY 10001-9992

Panaiotis Mihalopoulos

Mihalopoulos - Bournelis

Fotia Tha Valo Munos Mou (Set A Fire) [3:00]

Kyklades Records #KG52. Greek LP; out of print.

Paolo Braganca


Sin II [3:00]

Luaka Bop #46334***



Evanescent Love [5:00]

Kunga #07452.
Techung is also known as Tashi Dhondup Sharzur. His albums are available at

Music of Vietnam

Volume 1.2

Hat Chau Van [4:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13083***

Roman Bunka

Color Me Cairo

M. In T. [3:30]

ENJA #9083. Available at

California Guitar Trio

Yamanashi Blues

Yamanashi Blues [2:30]

Pony/Canyon International #00411**

Paul Pena and Kongar-ol Ondar

Genghis Blues (soundtrack)

Tuva Farewell [4:00]

See above.

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