Anthropofagia = Musical Cannabalism

Featuring musical instruments like "20 feet of chains," "waterphone" and "donkey jaw," (among other things like berimbau, mbira and saxophone), "Banquet of the Spirits," is the latest from percussionist Cyro Baptista and crew. It's an entire smorgasbord of music and culture, simmered and shaken and served up steaming. "Banquet" turns over the idea Anthropofagia - ancient cannibal tribes eating human beings as a way to gain power of their spirit - digesting international musical trends and cultural influences to turn them into a huge musical stewpot, not unlike New York City. From this record, we'll hear "retirante," on this edition of New Sounds. There's also Turkish-flavored chamber music by The Dem Trio, from their release, "Fountain." Plus, Wu Man's arrangement of a Cantonese folk song, "Raining," for pipa (Chinese lute) and adungu (Ugandan harp) where the plucked strings and harmonic chords recreates the sound and atmosphere of a rainy day. And more.

PROGRAM #2804, World Music / Anthropofagia = Musical Cannabalism (First aired on Thursday, 5/22/08)





Dem Trio

The Fountain

Hiçaz Taksim & Naz Bari [6:00]
Çeçen Kizi [3:30]

Felmay #8133

Cyro Baptista

Banquet of the Spirits

Macunaima [6:00] Retirante [4:00] *

Kamkara Ensemble

Gol Nishan – Kurdish Music

Beautiful Oraman [11:30]

Private CD, try

Wu Man

Wu Man & Friends

I’m Going Back To North Carolina [2:30]
Raining [5:00]

Traditional Crossroads #4329** *


The Golden Hour

Bhangra Bros. [2:30]

Bloodshot #152 **

Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek


Creature Walk [2:00]

ECM #1962 ***