Episode #2697

New Music from North Africa

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Monday, September 15, 2008

On this New Sounds program, listen to works from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt, featuring Les Musiciens de Nil. Plus, hear excerpts from the The Rough Guide's compilation "North African Cafe," featuring artists from Algeria's legendary Maurice El Medioni to French-Tunisian oud master, Smadj. Plus, live performances from the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music and more.

PROGRAM #2697, A North African Sampler (First aired on Friday, 7/6/07)





Various artists: Akli-D

The Rough Guide to North African Café

Barman [4:30]

Rough Guide/World Music Network #1187 ** www.worldmusic.netalso available at

Various artists:El Tanbura

Sar-A-Lay [4:00]

Various artists:Abdel Gadir Salim

Lemon Bara [5:00]

Rabbi Haim Louk & Arab-Andalusian Orchestra of Fez

Live, Fes Festival, Morocco, 6-28-00

Ya Moulana [10:00]

Not commercially available. Check with Hatikvah Music in LA for recordings of Rabbi Louk: or (213-655-7083)

Various Artists: Sahabat Akkiraz & Orient Expressions

Les Orientales

The Rough Guide to North African Café

Ben Melamet Hirkasini Guydim [3:30]

See above.

Wayak [6:30]

See above.

Various artists: Musa Dieng Kala

Under the Moroccan Sky: Fes Festival, Vol III

West African Sufi Songs [6:00]

Sounds True #00122

Sheikh Yacine Al Tuhamy

Traditional Maddah Music of Upper Egypt [6:00]

Comments [2]

John Schaefer from WNYC

Thanks Jason. Galeet has been on my afternoon program, Soundcheck, and we've played some of Divahn on New Sounds as well. It's been a while though... thanks for the reminder.

Sep. 16 2008 11:22 AM
jason gonsky from Brooklyn

just a great show. Our dishwasher broke and I wash dishes to your show every night. I don't really want to fix it now. It often reminds me of the Friday evenings when we lived in Chicago and we listened to Afropop Worldwide on WBEZ. Thanks. By the way, Galeet Dardashdi, a Brooklyn musician and daughter and granddaughter of Persian Cantors is a bit of an expert in Piyutim. You might appreciate her solo singing and her group Divahn.

Sep. 15 2008 11:40 PM

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