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Episode #2184

Balkan-Klezmer Connections

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

On this New Sounds, hear music from a Southeast European-style supergroup called the Balkan playboys, along with a Klezmer record from Yale Strom and his band Hot Pastrami. When both Balkan and Klezmer music are heard together, it’s a bit easier to perceive the deep connections between the two different styles. Also, there’s music from Boris Kovac & La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica as well as a tune featuring the famed Kocani Orkestar of Macedonia. Plus, music from guitarists Bill Frisell and Jon Madof from the radical Jewish Music series on the Tzadik label.

PROGRAM #2184 New Releases, July 2003 / The Balkan-Klezmer Connection
(First aired Thurs., 7-31-03)

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Nigel Kennedy & Kroke

East Meets East

Time 4 Time [4:30]

EMI #57512**
www.emiclassics.com*

Boris Kovac & La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica

Ballads At The End Of Time

Damar Of Istanbul [6:30]

Piranha#1787 www.piranha.de

Yale Strom

Klezmer - Café jew zoo

The Bonesetter's Last Dance [7:00]

Naxos World #76026
www.naxosworld.com*

Jon Madof

Rashanim

Fel Shara/ Üsküdar [4:30]

Tzadik #7178**
www.tzadik.com

Balkan Playboys

Balkaninis

Kyatchekatz [5:30]

Dunya #fy8064
www.felmay.it

"King" Naat Velior & The Original Kocani Orkestar

Gypsy Folies

Se Habla Español [4:30]

Dunya #8063
www.felmay.it

Nigel Kennedy & Kroke

East Meets East

Kukush [4:30]

See above.

John Zorn

Masada Guitars (Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Tim Sparks)

Frisell: Bikkurim [3:00]
Sparks: Ravayah [4:00]

Tzadik #7171**
www.tzadik.com

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