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Episode #2994

Cross-Cultural Music

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods." We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha. Plus, something from Polish folksters Warsaw Village Band and something from Kroke, a Polish folk band who play Jewish Gypsy-Balkan music. Posibly rounding out the show is music from violinist Shankar, and some Baaba Maal.

PROGRAM #2994, Cross-Cultural Music (First aired on Fri. 10-23-09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Baaba Maal (with Brazilian Girls)

Television

Television [7:06]

Palm Pictures PALMCD2140
www.palmpictures.com

Warsaw Village Band

Infinity

1.5 h [4:29]

Barbes BR 0021 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

Kroke

The Sounds of the Vanishing World

Time [6:10]

Oriente Musik CD 24 www.oriente.de OR www.kroke.krakow.pl

Shankar

M.R.C.S.

Back Again [4:36]

ECM 1403
www.ecmrecords.com

Joshua Bell & Anoushka Shankar

At Home With Friends

Variant Moods [9:05]

Sony 88697
www.sonyclassical.com

Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, and Alla Rakha

Live at the United Nations, Dec. 10, 1967

Raga Piloo [14:40]

This performance not commercially available. However, the commercial release of these duets is on Angel Records, “West Meets East: The Historic Shankar Menuhin Collection” and is available at Amazon.com,

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