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Episode #2963

Global Banjo

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Foday Musa Suso, Joel Harrison, Tony Trischka, now known as the FoJoTo String Band, is a cross-cultural kora, guitar & banjo trio. We'll hear some music that they played live on Soundcheck. There's also banjo in a skronk-metal mood from Seabrook Power Plant, along with music involving the banjo's West African antecedents. Plus, shamisen music by the Yoshida Brothers, and more.

PROGRAM # 2963, Global Banjo (First aired on July 22, 2009)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

FoJoTo String Band

Live on Soundcheck, 7/21/09

Gourd Banza [2:28]

Not commercially available.

Bela Fleck

Throw Down Your Heart

Envelope of Many [5:06]

Rounder 11661-0634-2
www.rounder.com

CoDoNa

The Codona Trilogy: Codona 3

Hey Da Ba Boom [7:13]

ECM 2033-35
www.ecmrecords.com

David Rothenberg, Graeme Boone and Glen Velez

On the Cliffs of the Heart

In My Heart There is a Discord (Machaut) [4:09]

New Tone 6744 www.felmay.it
Out of print.
Only available as iTunes download

Jim Bowie

Live, 10/88 @ WNYC

Bulerias [4:53]

Not commercially available.

Seabrook Power Plant

Seabrook Power Plant

Ho Chi Minh Trail [4:39]

Loyal Label LLCD 006 Info at www.myspace.com/
brandonseabrook

Download from Amazon,
or available at CDBaby.com

Mick Moloney, Eugene O'Donnell, Seamus Eagan

3 Way Street

John Doherty'sCrowley'sEmily's [3:49]

Green Linnet 1129 Available at compassrecords.com OR download thru Rhapsody.com

Yoshida Brothers

Hishou

Modern Hishou Version [2:29]

Domo 73071
www.domo.com
OR
www.cdbaby.com

Ustad Mohammed Omar

Virtuoso From Afghanistan

Emen – Tintal, excerpt [4:00]

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40439 www.folkways.si.edu

Alison Brown

Simple Pleasures

Mambo Banjo [4:01]

Vanguard 79459 Out of print, but try Amazon.com or auction sites. Some of the tunes are available as a best of, called “Vanguard Visionaries” thru Emusic.com or Rhapsody.com

Kapelye

Chicken

Banjo Doina, excerpt [1:15]

Shanachie #21007 Download from Emusic.com

Olafur Arnalds

Music From the North (Weekly Podcast)

Hear some Icelandic electronic chamber music with a delicate undercurrent of minimalism from the young Olafur Arnalds on this New Sounds.  We’ll listen to the Arnalds record, "And they have escaped the weight of darkness."  The rest of this Northern edition of the show includes music from Norway and Sweden, and more from Iceland.

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