New Americans: The Middle East

Hear music from Israeli-born musicians like composer Anat Fort and cellist Maya Beiser, and Palestinian-born oud player Simon Shaheen. Plus, works from Iranian-born singer/composer Sussan Deyhim, Turkish-born flute/lute player Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Lebanese-born composer/musicologist Ali Jihad Racy.

PROGRAM #2757, New American Voices VIII: the Middle East (First aired on Friday, 1/18/08)





Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Suleyman the Magnificent

Northern Village [1:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13023

Maya Beiser

Almost Human

Eve Beglarian: I Am Writing To You From a Far-Off Country, #5-7 [9:00]

Koch #7686**

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim


Bota chine (Infintely Carved) [9:00]

A version of this song appeared on the Sony Classical CD, Majoun, #62721 which is now out of print, but try* Another album, Desert Equations: Azax Attra is available for download at

Ali Jihad Racy

Ancient Egypt

The Boat of Millions of Years [4:00] Funeral Procession [3:30]

Lyrichord #7347

Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Beyond The Sky

Kolaymi [5:00]

Celestial harmonies #13047*

Anat Fort

A Long Story

Just Now, Var. II [4:00]

ECM #1994

Simon Shaheen & Vishwa M Bhatt


Saltanah [8:00]

Water Lily Acoustics #51