Episode #2874

Kurdish Music

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Not having a single homeland hasn't stopped Kurdish musicians from making their influence felt, especially the high-octane Kamkars Ensemble, now based in Europe. For this New Sounds, it's a sampling of Kurdish music from a variety of artists. We'll also hear from renowned fiddler Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Akbar Moradi, Israeli-based singer Ilana Eliya, the Iranian sisters Mahsa and Marjam Vahdat, and a Kurdish melody from the G I Gurdjieff/Thomas De Hartmann piano collection.

PROGRAM # 2874, Kurdish Music (First aired on Tues, 12/09/08)





G. I. Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann

Music for the Piano Vol. 1: Asian Songs and Rhythms

Kurd Shepherd’s Dance [1:00]
Kurd Melody for Two Flutes [1:00]
Kurd Shepherd Melody [2:30]

Wergo 2-CD #286 284 **

Kamkars Ensemble

Gol Nishan

Black Rock [5:30]

Private CD, but try

Ilana Eliya


I dil [3:30]

Private CD. Info at

Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi

In the Mirror of the Sky

Choopi [8:30]

World Village #468030**

Kamkars Ensemble

Gol Nishan

Sarrowfull (sic) and Restless Heart [6:00]

See above.

Ilana Eliya


Jabaliyo [4:30]

See above.

Mahsa and Marjam Vahdat

I Am Eve

Kurdish Song [6:00]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #335.

G. I. Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann

Music for the Piano Vol. 1: Asian Songs and Rhythms

Kurd Melody from Isfahan [2:30]

See above.

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Comments [1]

ivan coellar from ny ny

Love your show, love this station.
On Sunday jan 24. The last song do you remeber the author?
Thank you!

Jan. 25 2010 11:16 AM

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