Episode #2938

African Rhythms

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Monday, July 26, 2010

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s "African Rhythms" project features music of the pygmies of Central Africa, paired with the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and Steve Reich.  We'll hear Aimard playing some of these, music by Gyorgy Ligeti, and music by Steve Reich.  Plus, we'll hear some of David Lang's work "So-called Laws of Nature" and music from the Aka Pygmies as well.

PROGRAM # 2938 African Rhythms (First aired on Tues. 5/19/09)





Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Aka Pygmies

African Rhythms

Reich: Clapping Music [3:30] Anduwa [4:00] Ligeti: Etude No. 12, Entrelacs [3:00] Banga Banga [2:30] Ligeti: Etude No. 16, Pour Irina [4:00]

Teldec 86584
Available at

Steve Reich Musicians & Members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

Works (box set)

Six Marimbas [16:00]

Nonesuch #79451***

So Percussion

So Percussion

David Lang: So-Called Laws of Nature, Part III [9:30] Part II, excerpt [1:00]

Cantaloupe CA21022

Comments [4]

New Sounds Asst.

Yes. Very sorry for the audio mix-ups. The correct audio has finally been associated with the corresponding show page. Thank you for your patience.

Aug. 02 2010 01:24 PM
simon cottrell from Melbourne, Australia

Arg... Hello, these proram sound smaples are all wrong... I click on 'Road to Ruins' and I get the 'African Rhythms' program.

And if I click on 'African Rhythms' get the 'Ambient Electroacoustic Music' program.

Where is the road to ruin program?

Jul. 28 2010 10:54 PM

The audio does not contain any African rhythms; only ambient acoustic/electronic music by John Luther Adams and others. Will the audio for the "African Rhythms" episode, which I was looking forward to listening to, be added soon?

Jul. 27 2010 03:52 PM
Layne from New York and Berlin

I don't think the music goes with the label you've given it, but I'm really digging the ambient-acoustic set that started playing when I clicked the 'listen' button.

Jul. 27 2010 08:00 AM

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