Cross-Cultural Sampler

New Sounds offers some cross-cultural music spanning the traditions of several different continents on this program. There’s delicate Arabic-Andalusian folk rock by Algerian singer/songwriter Souad Massi, with some flamenco underpinnings. Also, listen to danceable Persian-inflected worldtronica from Niyaz - a trio of vocalist Azam Ali, instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian and producer/mixer Carmen Rizzo. Stay put, (if you can) for the Romanian gypsy horn madness of Fanfare Ciocarlia, 12 musicians (horns, trumpets, clarinets and timpani) who are masters of intricate rhythms and dizzying speeds. Plus, sample from Congotronics, Vol. 2, where more heavily-distorted electrified thumb pianos, more DIY amplification are joined by an array of buzzing drums, swirling guitars and hypnotic balafons. It’s the most recent collection of traditional trance music to come from Kinshasa.

PROGRAM #2499 Global Fusion (First aired: Wednesday 1/18/06)







Dilruba [6:00]

Six Degrees #1110 www.sixdegrees-

Congotronics 2

Buzz ‘n’ Rumble from the Urb’n’ Jungle

Kasai All Stars, Feat. Muambuyi: Kabuangoyi [9:30]

Crammed Discs #29*

Fanfare Ciocarlia

Gili Garabdi

Golden Days [4:00]

Asphalt Tango #06065



Nahan – The Hidden [4:30]

See above.


Proibido Cochilar

Carcará [4:30] Batendo o Martelo nas Mesmes Cabeças [2:30]

Piranha #1999

Souad Massi

Honeysuckle (Mesk elil)

I Won’t Forget My Roots [4:00] Soon [3:30]

Wrasse #170*

Las Rubias del Norte


Soledad [3:30]

Barbes #0010*

Marta Topferova

La Marea

Fin de Fiesta [2:30]

World Village # 468040 www.worldvillage-