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Episode #2198

African Cross-cultural Music

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

There’s African music from Russia, Italy, England, and, of course, Africa on this edition of New Sounds. Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi’s latest project, an octet, has just released a record called ”Fugace.” From it, we’ll hear “African Tryptych,” which merges the spirit of New Orleans with Italian popular song, European classical music, and space jazz. Plus, new interpretations of Senegalese traditional music by singer and musician Mola Sylla and Russian double bass player Vladimir Volkov from the record “Seetu” (Mirror). We’ll also hear from Mali-born vocalist and drummer Abdoulaye Diabate, who sends his soaring voice over traditional W. African instruments and electric bass.

PROGRAM #2198 African Cross-cultural music (Thursday, 10-2-03)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Mola Sylla & Vladimir Volkov

Seetu/Mirror

Aline Citoye [5:30]

Long Arms longarms@avantart.com www.longarms.net

Tunde Jegede

Lamentation

Departure [5:30]

Triciom Records #1001 www.tundejegede.com/tunde-records.html

Various Artists

Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music

Lodagaa Wiiks and Gulu, excerpt [:30]

Nonesuch Explorer #72073
www.nonesuch.com* OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Bengt Berger

Bitter Funeral Beer

Tongsi [5:00]

ECM #1179 www.ecmrecords.com*

Gianluigi Trovesi Ottetto

Fugace

African Triptych [5:00]

ECM #1827** www.ecmrecords.com*

Kronos Quartet

Pieces of Africa

J. Tamusuza: Ekitundu Ekisooka [5:30]

Nonesuch #79275** www.nonesuch.com* OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Various artists: Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko

Mali Lolo: Stars of Mali

Cheikhna Demba [4:30]

Smithsonian Folkways #40508** www.folkways.si.edu*

Abdoulaye Diabate & Super Manden Fakoli [6:00]

Eileen Ivers

Immigrant Soul

Paddy In Zululand [4:00]

Koch #8494**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Afro-Celt Sound System

Volume 1: Sound Magic

Dark Moon, High Tide [4:00]

Real World #62359** www.realworldrecords.com*

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

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