Episode #2178

World Percussion

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Music for world percussion takes center stage on this edition of New Sounds. The Handance ensemble was formed by Glen Velez in the late 1980s to explore the frame drum in a group setting. The core of the band is made up of hand drummers Yousif Sheronick and Shane Shanahan, and features a variety of melodic guest artists. The ensemble plays compositions by Velez using traditional and hybrid rhythmic cycles with room for improvisation. Also, hear selections from Raquy Danziger's "Dust," a disc that features her performances on the dumbek and Turkish bowed strings, and Mark Nauseef's "Wun-Wun," among others.

PROGRAM # 2178, Percussion Music (First aired on July 17, 2003)





Raquy Danziger


Dumbek Duet [2:30]

Alessandra Belloni

Tarantata - Dance of the Ancient Spider

Ave Maria De Montserrat [4:00]

Sounds True #0117** *

Raquy Danziger


Dust [3:30]

See above.

Alessandra Belloni

Tarantata - Dance of the Ancient Spider

Agur Iziarko [4:00]

See above.

Glen Velez

Rhythmcolor Exotica

Temple of Moonlight [4:00]

Ellipsis Arts #4140** *

Fredy Studer

7 Songs

S.F.K. [7:30]

Intuition #2056.

Diga Rhythm Band


Sweet Sixteen [8:00]

Rykodisc #10101** *

Mark Nauseef


Colotomix [9:00]

CMP #25. Was out of print, now apparently available again:

Glen Velez

Rhythmcolor Exotica

Doorway To Dionysus [4:00]

See above.

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

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