Episode #2450

Global Pop

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

For this edition of New Sounds, listen to the strains of global pop, including music by Holger Czukay, founding member and bass player of the influential Krautrock group Can. From a CD called "Persian Love," Czukay backs up clips of an Iranian singer recorded off the short-wave, and arranges them with sparkling guitar and keyboard riffs. Also, sample Taarab music from the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, where violin, zither, oud and drums, together with vocals and wheezing accordions all conspire to make breezy big band dance music with historical roots in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. While we’re on breezy, Brazilian singer/guitarist/songwriter Seu Jorge is as breezy and intimate as bossa nova gets. Hear songs from his latest CD, along with songs from the Anglo-Asian singer Najma. Plus the Kronos Quartet transforms Mexican street pop into chamber party music and more.

PROGRAM # 2450, Global Pop (First aired on Thurs, 9/8/2005)





Bantu, featuring Ayuba Fuji Satisfaction Oya, excerpt [1:00] Piranha #1998** *
Kronos Quartet Nuevo El Llorar [3:30] Nonesuch #79649** *
Seu Jorge Cru Tive Razão [4:30] Wrasse #160** *
Madredeus Movimento Ecos na Catedral [6:00] Metro Blue/EMI #31590** *
Various artists: Nayim Alal The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara Bleida [3:30] World Music Network #1153***
Toto Bona Lokua NoF Lisanga [3:30] Sunnyside #3030**
Mahmoud Ahmed Ere Mela Mela Abay Mado [3:30] Buda /Ethiopiques Vol. 7.**
available at and other online sources like
Taarab 3 The Music of Zanzibar Mbuya Kufanya Jema [4:00] GlobeStyle #040. (Ace Records)
Ofra Haza Kirya Horashoot [3:30] Shanachie #64043**
Holger Czukay Movies Persian Love [6:00] Original recording now available on CD at, or on the compilation Cannibalism 3,
Najma Forbidden Kiss Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re [4:30] Shanachie #64063** *
Telek Serious Tam Balamaris, excerpt [1:00] Real World #49543**

Comments [3]

Helder Gomes from Newark, New Jersey

I know what you mean, Mark. But you can always record from the streaming feed using some software tools like Sound Forge. Although a podcast would be much easier.

Love your show, John!

Aug. 20 2007 09:48 PM
mark from brooklyn

when i was younger, i used to listen to your show all the time. because of it, i was further on the edge of new music and, of course, new sounds than any of my friends; it streched my mind and my soul. BUT, now i'm not so young, and staying up to 11PM, and staying awake till Midnight doesn;t happen so easily (if at all). won't you PLEASE put your show on a podcast. I miss your so much, and my ears have gotten stale :-(


Aug. 20 2007 08:31 PM
Jacek Spruch from Poland

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E=motion’s music is a resultant of many influences. The musician has continuously been a fan of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. He has collaborated with another keyboardist, Mark Ashby (ESP - “The Gate”). He has also played the electric guitar, the bass and the drums in various rock groups.

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All the best,
Jacek Spruch
Underwater Music

Aug. 20 2007 09:09 AM

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