Episode #2863

Not Dead Yet

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hear world music vocals in ancient (and in some cases dead) languages featured in songs that blur the distinction between past and future. Listen for high-tech sounds married to ancient texts, like the Epiphany Project. There's also Sufi-influenced Arabic folk music from Dozan, a choir founded by Jordanian vocalist Shireen Abu-Kader and the Dozan wa Awtar Establishment. Plus, music from émigré Persian group Niyaz, Australian band Dead Can Dance, and more.

PROGRAM # 2863, Echoes of the Mediterranean and Near East (First aired on Mon. 11/03/08)





Dead Can Dance

A Passage In Time

The Host of Seraphim [6:00]

Rykodisc #20215** *


Nine Heavens

Tamana [5:00]

Six Degrees #1150** *

Epiphany Project

Hin dagh

Ashem [3:30] Charents [4:00]

Epiphany Records #0008 *

Dead Can Dance

A Passage in Time

The Song of the Sibyl [3:00]

See above.

The Renaissance Players

Of Numbers and Miracles: Cantigas de Santa Maria

Assi Pod’a Virgen [7:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13091. *

Savina Yannatou

Songs of an Other

Sareri Hovin Mernem [5:30]

ECM #2057** *

Dead Can Dance

Into the Labyrinth

The Spider’s Stratagem [6:00]

4AD #45384**, also available online.


Introducing Dozan

Lau Rahal Sawti [3:30]

World Music Network #112.


Nine Heavens

Feraghi – Song of Exile, Acoustic (excerpt, 3:00)

See above.

Comments [4]

gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

truly enjoyed this show. thank you!: )

Dec. 26 2009 09:05 AM
Siegfried Estrella from North Plainfield, NJ

I never heard before about dead can dance,they are amazing, thanks for the experience, its been a long time since i got exited about a band,but today's show got my appreciation of music back on track.

Dec. 23 2009 12:02 AM
Peter Bearden from Morristown, New Jersey

Following up, thanks for clarifying the concerns of the previous post in your show. Much appreciated and thanks for New Sounds!

Dec. 22 2009 01:21 PM
Peter Bearden from Morristown, New Jersey

I have listened to New Sounds for many years and treasure the show very much. I grew up listening to Dead Can Dance in the 80's on vinyl in which they and many of the bands on Ivo's 4AD label continued to pioneer the sound alternative music. Please try to credit them for their music of the 80's (not the 90's) and the original albums in which it was published and not a compilation.

Dec. 22 2009 01:10 PM

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