New Music from South Asia

For this New Sounds, experience gamelan pop from Indonesia, by Uun Budiman and the Jugala Gamelan Orchestra. Budinam Uun, got her start singing for puppet theatres, but was recruited to sing in the Jugala Orchestra led by Gugum Gumbira. It’s definitely a new and unusual unique sound, sort of a combo plate of traditional gamelan-type music with a bit of pop song form to it. Plus, there’s Indian classical music by the sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan from the most recent release "Gayaki Ang," where he "avoids the lure of showy, pointlessly virtuosistic playing" and opts instead for a more languid, fluid feeling. And lots more.

PROGRAM # 2571, new music from South Asia (First aired on Wed, 7/19/06)

Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Sunda Song Sorban Palid [8:00] Naxos World #76061*** *
Uun Budiman Banondari: New Directions in Jaipongan Bayu-Bayu [5:30] Dunya #fy8098.*
Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan Gayaki Ang Janna, Meri Janna [19:30] Dunya #fy 8106. * *
Fong Naam Ancient - Contemporary Music from Thailand I’ve Lost My Chance To Be Your Husband [3:30] Celestial Harmonies #14098***
Bang On A Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing Bang On A Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing Ka Pya Chi [4:30] Cantaloupe Music #21023** www.cantaloupe-
David Parsons Ngaio Gamelan Urartu to Ubud, excerpt [1:30] Celestial Harmonies #13171*