Episode #2744

Arid Africa

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Music inspired by the arid regions of northwest Africa is the focus of this New Sounds program. We'll hear desert blues from Tinariwen's latest effort Aman Iman. Plus, there's music from Randy Weston & Master Gnawa Musicians, Justin Adams, Susan McKeown, and more.

PROGRAM #2744, The New Sounds of Northwest Africa (First aired on Wednesday, 12/12/07)






The Music of the Western Sahara

Dance of Smara [1:30]

Intuition 3-CD set #3255 Available at*


Aman Iman – Water Is Life

Cler Achel [4:30]

World Village #468067 ** *

Justin Adams

Desert Road

Blue Man [4:00]

World Village #468009** *

Susan McKeown

Sweet Liberty

Oro Mhile Gra [4:30]

World Village #468029 *


The Music of the Western Sahara

Despite All Wounds [6:00]

See above.

Youssou N’Dour

Rokku Mi Rokka

Tukki (Travel) [4:00]

Nonesuch #266044***

Ray Lema & Tyour Gnawa


Mimouna [5:30]

Tinder #860992*

Randy Weston & the Gnawa Master Musicians of Morocco

Spirit – The Power of Music

Lalle Mira, excerpt [7:00]

Gitanes / Universal Music, France #543 256. Currently available in Europe only.

Tunde Jegede


Hill Of Solitude – Valley of Festivity [8:00]

Triciom #1001

Comments [1]

Brian Ledwidge Flynn from Dublin, Irelnad

Blue Man (one of the tracks on this show) may also be a reference to the Irish language term 'Fear Gorm' which was the designation for 'Black Man' although it translates literally as 'Blue Man'.

Feb. 03 2009 10:24 AM

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