Episode #2138

Electric Sufi

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

John Schaefer spotlights European jazz with a world and folk music flavoring on this New Sounds program. Hear music by Dhafer Youssef, rooted in the Sufi tradition and other streams of mystical sounds. His CD Electric Sufi unites jazz improvisation, ethnic roots, funk grooves and electronics into a novel West-Eastern amalgam. Guitarist Nguyen Le was born in Paris, but both his parents were Vietnamese, and the music of his ancestral homeland has forms an important strand in his work. Anouar Brahem, Enzo Favata, and Trio S are among the other artists who revel in a rich ethnic mixture.

PROGRAM # 2138, World Jazz (First aired on Tues. 3/25/03)





Dhafer Youssef

Electric Sufi

Mandakini [5:00]

Enja #9412

The Nguyên Lê Trio


Dding Dek [5:30]

Act #9275


Deccan Dance

Raga Bihag, Pt. 2 [6:00]

Galloping Goat #3424

Anouar Brahem

Le Pas Du Chat Noir

Le Pas Du Chat Noir [8:00]

ECM #1792

Enzo Favata

Voyage En Sardaigne

Sa pippia [3:30]

New Tone/ Felmay #fy 7013

Doug Wieselman, Jane Scarpantoni, Kenny Wollesen

Trio S

Majorca [3:00]

Zitherine #001
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The Nguyên Lê Trio


Lü [6:00]

See above.

Doug Wieselman, Jane Scarpantoni, Kenny Wollesen

Trio S

Davy Lowston [6:00]

See above.

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