Episode #2427

Under the Traditional Influence

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

On this New Sounds program, hear western music based on and infused with Middle Eastern influences. Sample the latest from Brooklyn-based Raquy Danziger and the Cavemen, a Turkish-rooted rock outfit. Listen to Axiom of Choice, an ensemble with roots in traditional Persian repertoire, but who blend Middle Eastern and African percussion together with Western instruments to create exotic and sensuous music. There’s also music by Reza Derekshani, a Persian instrumentalist whose latest release was arranged by Doors’ drummer John Densmore and combines devotional styles with jazz and rock. Plus, selections by Basya Schechter, from her latest release, “Queen’s Dominion,” a hypnotic instrumental album of oud, santur, percussion, and violin music.

PROGRAM #2427, The Persian Influence (First aired on Thurs. 6/16/05)





Axiom Of Choice

Niya Yesh

Chaos of Paradise [10:00]

Narada #49289*

Raquy And The Cavemen


Jordan [6:00]

Meef, No #.


Ray Of Wine

Zhaleh [5:00]

Stone Mountains, no #

Basya Schecter

Queen’s Dominion

Burning Bush [4:30]

Tzadik #7193***

Abed Azrie

Lapis Lazuli

Eau Et Vent [6:00]

Roseau/Sony Music (France) #3041 Out of print, but try

Abed Azrie


Murmur Of The Breeze [5:00]

Nonesuch #79241

Raquy And The Cavemen


Sheshkin [5:30]

See above.

Axiom Of Choice


Mystics And Fools, excerpt [3:00]

Narada #12581 ***

Comments [1]

hrh from tehran-iran

It seems that Persians are indeed great innovative artists & I do hope Westerners will try to promote this unique side of the Persians in their powerful media.
I thank JS & WNYC for this playlist.

Jun. 17 2007 07:49 PM

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