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Episode #2542

Central Asian Voices

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Listen to central Asian voices on this New Sounds program, where we’ll feature the recent album by Tibetan refugee singer and composer Yungchen Lhamo - AMA. AMA means ‘mother’ in the Tibetan language, and is dedicated to Yungchen’s own mother. The songs are infused with the quiet spiritual power of Tibetan Buddhism, and use trumpet, strings, African kora, Middle Eastern percussion and National Steel guitar, all wrapped around Lhamo’s voice. There’s also music from Selwa, the most recent collaboration between the Buddhist nun Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts, which sounds like gorgeous layers of ancient ritual chants with electronic sounds, acoustic guitar and percussion. Hear the otherworldly ritual music of the Gyuto monks, the Tibetan choir whose traditional chanting of the sutras is accompanied by both short and long trumpets and percussion. Plus, music in the multi-octave Tuvan throat-singing style by vocalist Sainkho (Namtchylak.) Her deep guttural moans and high-pitched whistles and buzzing overtones (the tradition of her homeland located just south of Siberia) can sound like demons, children, Tuvan, gospel, blues, and opera. And much more...

PROGRAM # 2542, Voices of Central Asia (First aired on Tuesday May 2, 2006)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Yungchen Lhamo

Ama

Om Mani Padme Hung [4:30]

Real World #52576 ** www.realworldrecords.com *

Sainkho

Out Of Tuva

Tanola Nomads [6:00]

Cramworld #Craw-6 www.crammed.be

Yungchen Lhamo

Ama

Look Down On Us [4:30]

See above.

Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts

Selwa

Song of Realization [9:00]

Six Degrees #1104** www.sixdegreesrecords.com *

Philip Glass

Kundun

Escape To India [10:00]

Nonesuch # 79460 www.nonesuch.com*

Tibetan Buddhism

Tantras of Gyuto

Sangwa Dupa, excerpt [6:00]

Nonesuch Explorer #79198** www.nonesuch.com*

Comments [3]

Democritus from Right here and now.

I attempted to click on the sixdegreesrecords.com to seek out getting the recording Selwa but it appears you need to first register with them or log in to get this record.
All in all I was unable to do this to try to get the recording you played called Selwa-Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts.
Have looked at there web site as it all appears very complex to even purchase any album or maybe it is just me!
You have a marvelous program and your selections are very inspiring. Thank you for your selections

Demetrius

May. 04 2008 11:43 PM
Eden Maxwell from New Jersey

Wonderful show--as usual.

Many thanks for these timeless selections.

May. 04 2008 11:40 PM
Eden Maxwell from New Jersey

Wonderful show--as usual.

Many thanks for these timeless selections.

May. 04 2008 11:39 PM

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