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Episode #2618

Near East New Music

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

For this edition of New Sounds, sample some music from the Near East. We’ll hear music from composer and master of the oud, Marcel Khalife. His latest, “Taqasim,” a three-part work, is an instrumental tribute to the the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Khalife, with these wordless improvisations, takes the lower register of the oud and Peter Herbert's upright bass and brings Darwish's world of the Palestinian people's dispossession and exile to all, reaching for a place where devilish subtleties lie, and where speech is limited. Also on the program, there’s music from Abed Azrie, an Iranian native now residing in Paris who sets to music Arabian poems with strong mystical leanings. Plus, there’s unaccompanied solo flute music (Turkish ney, North Indian bansuri) by Huzur Nawaz, who has played for and directed music for the Mevlevi dervishes. And lots more.

PROGRAM # 2618, New Music (Mostly) From the Near East (First aired on 12/14/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Abed Azrie

Aromates

Laughing [4:30]

Nonesuch #79241 www.nonesuch.com

Marcel Khalife

Taqasim

Part one, Finale [8:30]

Connecting Cultures #50034 www.choicemusic.nl

Abed Azrie

Aromates

Murmur Of The Breeze [5:00]

See above.

Sheik Ahmad Al-Tuni

Live, Fez Festival, 2001

Song to Sidi Aboul Hassan, excerpt [13:00]

This performance not available but Al-Tuni's CD "Sultan of All Munshidin" is available online through Amazon.com*

Huzur Nawaz

Inner Steps

Yearning [3:00]

Available at CDbaby.com OR huzurnawaz@hotmail.com

Hamza El Din

Eclipse

Your Love Is ever young, excerpt [11:00]

Rykodisc #10103 www.rykodisc.com*

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