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Episode #2977

Near Eastern Melodies

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

For this New Sounds, listen to some traditional medieval music of Armenia, along with contemporary Armenian music by Tigran Mansurian and Israeli composer Betty Olivero, as played by violist Kim Kashkashian. Also, Greek singer Savina Yannatou performs contemporary Lebanese music and Lebanese singer Sister Marie Keyrouz performs ancient Syriac Christian music, and more.

PROGRAM # 2977, Near Eastern Melodies (First aired on Tues. 9-8-09)

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Sister Marie Keyrouz

Traditional Maronite Chants

Schubho-Ihaw qolo, excerpt [1:00]

Harmonia Mundi 901350
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Savina Yannatou

Terra Nostra

Schubho Lhaw Qolo (Glory to the Word of God) [3:31]

ECM 1856
www.ecmrecords.com

Kim Kashkashian

Neharot

Tigran Mansurian: Tagh for the Funeral of the Lord [5:30]

ECM 2065
www.ecmrecords.com

The Sharakan Early Music Ensemble

Music of Armenia, Vol. 2

Havik (Little bird) [3:03]

Celestial Harmonies 13116
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Savina Yannatou

Terra Nostra

Hey Het (Song of the Emigrant) [4:59]

See above.

David Byrne & Brian Eno

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

The Carrier [4:20]

Nonesuch 79894
www.nonesuch.com

Natacha Atlas & the Mazeeka Ensemble

Ana Hina

El Nowm (Sleep) [5:49]

World Village 450005
www.worldvillagemusic.com

Kim Kashkashian

Neharot

Betty Olivero: Neharót, Neharót (Rivers, Rivers) [16:14]

See above.

Sister Marie Keyrouz

Chant byzantin

Inna-l-Malak, excerpt [3:00]

Harmonia Mundi 501315
Download from Emusic.com

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