Episode #2722

Contemporary Traditional Music

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

We hear from a recent recording by Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, "New Impossibilities," which interprets tradition-based and/or newly composed works inspired by the historic splendors of the Silk Road. Also, new music ghazals from the Indian-born Canadian Kiran Ahluwalia, who now lives in New York City.

PROGRAM #2722, New American Voices I โ€“ The Silk Road (First aired on Tues. 10-9-07)





Yo Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

New Impossibilities

Arabian Waltz [7:30]

Sony Classical #10319**

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Al-Qantara [5:30]

Ark 21 #186 860 022*


Music of the Bukharan Jewish Ensemble

Azerbaijani Segah [4:30]

Smithsonian Folkways #40054*,


Lost Songs of the Silk Road

Safar / Journey [15:00]

Shanachie #64096

Kiran Ahluwalia


Jaag Na Jaag [7:00]

Times Square/ Four Quarters #1502*

Comments [3]

Mrs. M. Goldberger from Hicksville, NY 11801

Since the change as of 10/8, I am unable to receive the 105.9 on any of my radios. Is the station that weak? I am very disappointed.

Oct. 10 2009 05:49 PM
Chuck from Greenwood Lake NY

My 2nd and 3rd favorite radio programs, Evening Music and Overnight Music, moved over to WQXR. I would appreciate it if my favorite program, New Sounds, also made the switch. Then order and harmony will be maintained!


Oct. 10 2009 05:19 PM
Jerry from Manhattan


Your show is always awesome but this one, 2839, was over the top super awesome. These words are often overused but they correctly apply to this latest gem.
Thank you for all the shows and especially for this one.

-- Jerry

Oct. 10 2009 09:28 AM

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