Episode #2480

Must Haves: Traditional Music

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

On the eve of WNYC's third annual Must Have Festival, John Schaefer offers a guide to traditional music for this edition of New Sounds. Listen to recommended recordings of music from Sunda, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Tibet, Chile, India, and more.

PROGRAM # 2480, New Sounds Essentials: Traditional Music (First aired on Wednesday, 11-30-05)






Anthology of African Music: Ba-Benzele Pygmies

"Song of Rejoicing" {4:00}

Barenreiter BM30L 2303. German import. Out of print. A similar collection, with a song of rejoicing was issued on Rounder Records in 1998, ROUN5107 www.rounder.com


Flight of the Condor

Papel de Plata [2:30]

BBC #22440 Out of print, but there's info at www.gamisim.com/index_illimani, complete discography at www.nuevacancion.net/inti

E. Koestryara


Reumbeuy [5:00]

Ikon #5502 Download from iTunes.

Zimbabwe: The Soul of Mbira

Traditions of the Shona People

Taireva [4:00]

Nonesuch Explorer #79704** www.nonesuch.com *

Martin Swan & Mouth Music

Live, WNYC, 1991

S’Muladach [5:00]

This performance not commercially available, but Mouth Music’s CDs were released by Rykodisc, www.rykodisc.com AND some are available on www.emusic.com

Ravi Shankar

The Genius of Pandit Ravi Shankar

Dhun-Keharwa [5:30]

Oriental #108 orientalrecords.com

Les Mystere des Voix Bulgares

(Vol. 1)

Kalimankou Denkou [5:00]

Nonesuch Explorer #79165** www.nonesuch.com*

The Music of Islam

Vol. 9 – Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes

Prayer for Permission for Whirling [6:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13149 www.harmonies.com*

Tibetan Buddhism

Tantras of Gyuto

Mahakala, excerpt [3:30]

Nonesuch Explorer #79198** www.nonesuch.com*

Comments [2]

New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Thank you for the iTunes report, Tom.

Nov. 26 2007 02:22 PM
Tom Reynolds from Athens, GA

I believe that Sangkala! is available on iTunes. Someone at a local record store recommended it to me back when I was in college in the mid 80s and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.

Nov. 22 2007 10:04 AM

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