Vaults: New Sounds in Frankfurt

Listen to performances from the Women of the Calabash, a trio of women who drum, dance and sing, on this New Sounds program from the vaults. Recorded on location in Frankfurt, Germany during the 1992 New Sounds Live concert series, the Women of the Calabash shared the bill with the Turtle Island String Quartet, and pianist Henry Butler. Hear a set from the Quartet, and then stay tuned for the grand finale jamboree featuring all three artists.
» Sara Fishko's Hour with Henry Butler
» More about the Women of the Calabash
» More about the Turtle Island String Quartet

PROGRAM #877: "From the New Sounds Live Concerts in Frankfurt" (First aired 10-15-92)





Women of the Calabash


"Chin Chin Chere"{2:00}
"Pamporo Trio"{2:00}
"Ngosi Sikelele Afrika"{3:30}
"Coming Home"{5:30}

Women of the Calabash have a CD out, “The Kwanzaa Album.” It’s available at, and at

Turtle Island String Quartet


Rain Dance {6:00}
Spider Dreams {5:00}

TISQ's discography is online:
Their latest release is on Telarc, and available at

Henry Butler, TISQ, & Women of the Calabash


When The Saints Go Marching In {5:00}

Henry Butler’s recordings are widely available**
More at
See also Sara Fishko’s recent “An Hour with Henry Butler,”

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