New Americans XI

Hear music from the Algerian-Jewish community by pianist Maurice El Medioni together with Cuban-born, New York-based percussionist Roberto Rodriguez. Then there's music from fellow Algerian Cheb I Sabbah, now living in San Francisco. Plus, works by Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke, Tibetan refugee Yungchen Lhamo, and Argentinian tango king Astor Piazzolla.

PROGRAM #2778, New Americans XI (First aired on Monday, 3-24-08)





Maurice El Medioni & Roberto Rodriguez

Descargo Oriental

Ana Ouana [9:00]

Piranha #2003 OR download from

Cheb I Sabbah

La Kahena

Madh Assalhin: Praising of the Saints [8:00]

Six Degrees #1111** *

Rabbi Haim Louk & Arabo-Andalusian Orchestra of Fez

Live, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, 6-28-00

Encore [6:00]

Not released. Info at*

Axiom of Choice

Beyond Denial

Valeh [4:00]

X Dot 25 #1002

Yungchen Lhamo

Tibet, Tibet

Gi Pai Pa Yul Chola [4:30]

Real World #62363 *

Aster Aweke


Tizita [5:00]

Triple Earth #107
Snail-Mail: Triple Earth, PO Box 240, Wembley, HA0 4FX *

Astor Piazzolla

Tango Zero Hour

Concierto Para Quintetto [9:00]

Pangaea/IRS #42138 Reissued by Nonesuch, #79469*