Program #1980

It’s a tour of the Eastern half of the Mediterranean on this episode of New Sounds. Hear music from the Palestinian (Galilean)-born New York based oud player and violinist, Simone Shaheen and the group Qantara, from their grammy-nominated CD Blue Flame. Turn next to the Turkish gypsy music of the Barbaros Erköse Ensemble, and keep roaming with the gypsy strings of Tarafs de Haidous vs. the horns of the Kocani Orkestar. Plus, listen for the amazing speed-horns of the Romanian ensemble Fanfare Ciocarlia.

PROGRAM #1980, music from the Eastern Mediterranean (First aired on 12/6/01)





Ali Hassan Kuban

Nubian Magic

Lefy Doury [3:30]

Mercator #7003. Distr. in US by Caroline Records,

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Olive Harvest [4:00]
Dance Mediterranea [6:30]

Ark21 #186 850 022** or *

Barbaros Erköse Ensemble

Lingo Lingo

Havada Bulut Yok [7:30]

Golden Horn #GHP-012.

Taraf de Haidouks (with Kocani Orkestar)

Band of Gypsies

A La Turk [6:00]

Nonesuch #79641** or *

Fanfare Ciocarlia

Radio Pascani

Ah Ya Bibi [2:00]

Piranha #1254. *

Boris Kovac

Ritual Nova

All Under the Celestial Cap [12:00]

ReR #BKCD-1. Distr. in the US by Cuneiform, *

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Fantasie for Oud and String Quartet [5:00]

See above.

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