Episode #2433

Two by Two

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

This New Sounds program offers several combinations of twos, with music from Mali, Jewish-Arab music, Balinese-influenced percussion music, and jazz trombone together with African kora. Hailing from Mali, the married duo Amadou & Mariam (who also happen to be blind) perform electric and acoustic music on their latest Manu Chao-produced CD, “Dimanche a Bamako.” Then there’s music from Chris Brown’s project, “Talking Drum,” where a combination of humans and machines - field recordings fused with electronic music - make percussive soundscapes. Also, Duo Esperanto pick and choose from the incredibly diverse Jewish and Arab traditions and deliver melodies on oud and guitar. Plus, hear music from the duo collaboration of veteran jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd and kora player Toumani Diabate, where restless jazz meets West African folk songs.

PROGRAM # 2433, Duo Music (First aired on Fri. 7/1/05)





Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso Music from The Screens The Mad Cadi's Court [2:30]
Warda's Whorehouse [2:30]
Point #432 966. Try
Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabate Malicool Bamako [6:30] Sunnyside/Soundscape #3008. *
Amadou & Mariam Dimanche a Bamako M'bife [2:00] Nonesuch #79912** *
Tama Private cd Bamba geej [4:30]
Talibe [4:00]
Info is supposed to be at, though none seems available. has two recording by Tama, but this is a different, Malian band.
Duo Esperanto Strings of Hope Suf [4:30]
Galgal [3:00]
Sufa #1370.

Either Orchestra & Mulatu Astatqe

New Sounds Live, World Financial Center, 11/12/04

Alchalkum [4:30]

Not commercially available. Other parts of the E/O's "Ethiopian Suite" are on their cd "More Beautiful Than Death,"

Chris Brown

Talking Drum

Cremation Procession Downbeat, Bali [6:00]

Pogus #21034.

Comments [3]

Tom from Syosset, NY


I'll second Christine's request about podcasting New Sounds. I listened to your show for many years but not recently, because the time is not convenient for me. But I listen to a lot of music podcasts (e.g., NPRs All Songs Considered) and would love to listen tou yours.


Jul. 18 2007 03:04 PM
Christine from Jersey City NJ

When are you going to start podcasting New Sounds. I've listened to you for twenty years or longer, but lately have been missing shows.


Jul. 01 2007 08:50 AM
Paul Schoenberger from Hoboken

I"ve been listening to you for many years and you've interveiwed a bunch of my friends....and just wanted to send you a Kudos and thank you for your shows.
Duo is great ....
KeepOnKeeping On ...

Jun. 30 2007 11:32 PM

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