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Episode #2539

New Music for Arab Lute

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Music for Arab lutes dominates this New Sounds program. Listen to Kabul-stylings of the Afghan rubâb player Homayun Sakhi, who is heir to a musical lineage steeped in the North Indian classical tradition. Also, there’s “shiny” oud music by a trio of brothers, Le Trio Joubran, sons in a long line of a family of luthiers, in this case, oud-crafters. Their music willfully plays with dividing lines between music of the classical Arab world and Indian classical music, Spanish flamenco, and American jazz. Plus, there’s spacious and absorbing trio work from the Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem, who is joined by Jean-Louis Matinier on accordion and François Couturier on piano.

PROGRAM # 2539, Music For Arab Lutes (First aired on Monday, April 24, 2006)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Anouar Brahem

Le Voyage De Sahar

La Chambre [5:00] Cordoba [5:00]

ECM #1915 ** www.ecmrecords.com *

Le Trio Joubran

Randana

Safar [14:00]

Fairplay #500 www.maitemusic.com

Homayun Sakhi

The Art of The Afghan Rubab

Raga Yaman, excerpt [24:00]

Smithsonian Folkways, #40522 ** www.folkways.si.edu*

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