Cross-cultural Music

There's new music from Turkey and elsewhere on this New Sounds program. We’ll dip liberally into the soundtrack from the new film, “Crossing The Bridge,” in which the musician and composer, Alexander Hacke (of the German avantgarde band Einstürzende Neubauten), sets out with his mobile recording studio on the streets of Istanbul to capture a cross-section of Turkish music. Some of the artists documented include fusion DJs Orient Expressions, the "Elvis of Arabesque" Orhan Gencebay, and digital dervish Mercan Dede, among others. Dede takes electronic groove and beats from the DJ booth and melds them to traditional instruments like the darbouka, santur, and ney. Listen to some of his most recent record, “Su.” Plus, music by the groove-based experimental collective known as Club D’Elf. This band usually includes an oud, in addition to bass, drums, turntables, slide guitar, and keyboards. And there's so much more.

PROGRAM # 2557, Cross-cultural Music (First aired on Thurs., 6/8/06)





Various artists: Orhan Gencebay

Crossing The Bridge (soundtrack)

Hatasiz Kul Olmaz [5:00]

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Orient Expressions

Istanbul 1:26 a.m. [6:00]

Mercan Dede

Ab-i Hayat [3:30]

Selim Sesler

Selim Sesler

Fake Orchestra

Fake World

Turška / Mostarski Dučani / Remember Bng [7:00]

Goga #129
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Club D’Elf

As Above

Intro / Bass Beatbox [7:30]

Grapeshot Media #1003 *

Various artists: Baba Zula

Crossing The Bridge

Cecom [4:30]

See above.

Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana

Five Nights

Peace For Kabul [7:00]

Not Two #MW-770