Two by Two

This New Sounds program offers several combinations of twos, with music from Mali, Jewish-Arab music, Balinese-influenced percussion music, and jazz trombone together with African kora. Hailing from Mali, the married duo Amadou & Mariam (who also happen to be blind) perform electric and acoustic music on their latest Manu Chao-produced CD, “Dimanche a Bamako.” Then there’s music from Chris Brown’s project, “Talking Drum,” where a combination of humans and machines - field recordings fused with electronic music - make percussive soundscapes. Also, Duo Esperanto pick and choose from the incredibly diverse Jewish and Arab traditions and deliver melodies on oud and guitar. Plus, hear music from the duo collaboration of veteran jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd and kora player Toumani Diabate, where restless jazz meets West African folk songs.

PROGRAM # 2433, Duo Music (First aired on Fri. 7/1/05)





Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso Music from The Screens The Mad Cadi's Court [2:30]
Warda's Whorehouse [2:30]
Point #432 966. Try
Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabate Malicool Bamako [6:30] Sunnyside/Soundscape #3008. *
Amadou & Mariam Dimanche a Bamako M'bife [2:00] Nonesuch #79912** *
Tama Private cd Bamba geej [4:30]
Talibe [4:00]
Info is supposed to be at, though none seems available. has two recording by Tama, but this is a different, Malian band.
Duo Esperanto Strings of Hope Suf [4:30]
Galgal [3:00]
Sufa #1370.

Either Orchestra & Mulatu Astatqe

New Sounds Live, World Financial Center, 11/12/04

Alchalkum [4:30]

Not commercially available. Other parts of the E/O's "Ethiopian Suite" are on their cd "More Beautiful Than Death,"

Chris Brown

Talking Drum

Cremation Procession Downbeat, Bali [6:00]

Pogus #21034.