You're From Where?

On this edition of New Sounds, look forward to unexpected collaborations across the continents, from Podjama & Saraswati, the Euro-jazz and Balinese gamelan project to Baka Beyond, the African-Celtic crossover band inspired by the music of a pygmy community in West Africa. Plus hear music by Bachir Attar, Frank London’s Brotherhood of Brass, and Charlie Mariano & The Karnataka College of Percussion.

PROGRAM #2395, Unexpected Cross-Cultural Collaborations (First aired on April 5, 2005)





Baka Beyond

Rhythm Tree

Shimina [6:00]

March Hare #20** *

Master Musicians of Jajouka

Featuring Bachir Attar, with Talvin Singh

Up To The Sky, Down To The Earth [6:30]

Point Music #289464 536
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& Les Gnawa De Marrakech

A corps perdu/Allah Moulana [7:30]

Altrisuoni #070


& Saraswati

Filled With Sounds [5:30] Janger Bali [4:00]

Altrisuoni #171

Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Brotherhood of Brass

Lieberman Funky Freylekhs [6:00]

Piranha #1683

Charlie Maraiano & The Karnataku College of Percussion


Varshini [8:00]

ECM #1250*

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