Near Eastern Songs

On this edition of New Sounds, we sample songs of the Near East, from those of the early Christians to the Crusades to modern times. On tap are performances by ambient vocalist Azam Ali, who was born in Iran and raised in India; Mary Fahl, who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the cult band October Project; Sister Marie Keyrouz, a Lebanese nun who holds a second vocation as a musicologist, anthropologist, and singer; plus Yavina Sannatou, and the band Estampie.

PROGRAM #2151 Music from the Eastern Mediterranean (Thursday 5/8/03)





Soeur Marie Keyrouz

Chant Byzantin

Inna-l-Malak [1:30]

Harmonia Mundi 901315**

Savina Yannatou

Terra Nostra

Glory To the Word of God [3:30]
With the Moon I Am Walking [2:30]
Hey Het [5:00]

ECM #1856**

David Byrne & Brian Eno

My Life In The Bush of Ghosts

Regiment [4:00]

Sire Warner Bros
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Chanterai pour mon corage [6:30]

Christophoros #77183
dist. by Qualiton Imports, but likely out of print. Try

Azam Ali

Portals of Grace

Inna-l-Malak [5:30]

Narada #72438**.

Mary Fahl

The Other Side of Time

Ben Aindi Hababi [4:00]

Sony #89892**



Seigneurs, Sachiez [3:00]

See above.

Soeur Marie Keyrouz

Chant Byzantin

Inna-l-baraya [5:00]

See above.

Savina Yannatou


Ti Ne Kodër, Un Në Kodër ]3:30]

SoundsTrue #0018

3 Mustaphas 3

Soup of the Century

Bukë E Kripë Në Vatër Tonë [3:00]

Rykodisc #10195**
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