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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Niyaz

Niyaz

Dilruba [6:00]

Six Degrees #1110 www.sixdegrees-
records.com
*

Congotronics 2

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

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

Crammed Discs #29 www.crammed.be*

Fanfare Ciocarlia

Gili Garabdi

Golden Days [4:00]

Asphalt Tango #06065 www.asphalt-tango.de

Niyaz

Niyaz

Nahan – The Hidden [4:30]

See above.

Cabruera

Proibido Cochilar

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

Piranha #1999
www.piranha.de

Souad Massi

Honeysuckle (Mesk elil)

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

Wrasse #170 www.wrasserecords.com*

Las Rubias del Norte

Panamericana

Soledad [3:30]

Barbes #0010 www.barbesrecords.com*

Marta Topferova

La Marea

Fin de Fiesta [2:30]

World Village # 468040 www.worldvillage-
music.com