Detail from "Phil/Watercolor," a portrait of Philip Glass.
(Chuck Close, 1977)
On this program we have sounds from the first part of the the New Opera series including excerpts from Philip Glass's opera "Einstein on the Beach" and "Satyagraha." Plus, music by John Adams and Michael Nyman.
For this New Sounds, listen to music by the sons and daughters of really fine musicians. We’ll hear Shona music from the country of Zimbabwe by Baba Maraire (formerly Tendai.) His father, Dumisani (Dumi), an ethnomusicologist, was one of the first African musicians to build a grass roots movement of marimba, and came to be informally dubbed, “Godfather of Shona Music.”
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