Ragas and Sagas

On this edition of New Sounds, hear a collaboration between Pakistanis and Norwegians from an exotic CD called Ragas and Sagas, featuring saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s improvising saxophone, along with voice, sarangi, and tabla. In fact, the show is just full of cross-cultural Nordic music, including ambient trumpet jazz from Nils-Petter Molvaer, with wending solos, sometimes hypnotic and trip-hop smooth. Plus, Indian-flavored psychedelia and Irish bagpipes come together in violinist/composer Eyvind Kang’s work, “the Story of Iceland”.

PROGRAM # 2255, Nordic Cross-cultural Music (First aired Tues. 3/2/04)





Eyvind Kang

The Story of Iceland

Pt. 2, excerpt [1:30]

Tzadik #7059 www.tzadik.com*

Nils Petter Molvaer


Khmer [5:00]

ECM #1560** www.ecmrecords.com*

Jan Garbarek & Ustad Fateh Ali Khan

Ragas and Sagas

Saga [5:30]

ECM #1442** www.ecmrecords.com*


i alt slags lys

Fire Stemmer og en Reise [4:30]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #118 www.kkv.no

Kirsten Bråten Berg, Solo Cissokho, et al.

From Senegal To Setesdal

Tiramakan / Eg Vippa Meg [3:30] Havar Heddi /Goe [5:30]

Six Degrees # 1014 www.sixdegreesrecords.com *

Farmers Market/Stian Carstensen

Farmers Market

Graovo Dance [6:00]

Winter & Winter #910056 www.winterandwinter.com

Eyvind Kang

The Story of Iceland

Sweetness of Candy [3:00] Hour of Fair Karma [6:00]

See above.

Garbarek /Khan

Ragas and Sagas

Raga I [8:00]

See above.

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