Episode #3239

Cross-Cultural Music Tour

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of Charming Hostess/Jewlia Eisenberg’s strange & brilliant “The Bowls Project,” based on inscriptions from earthernware bowls buried under Jewish houses in ancient Babylonia, also called “demon bowls.”  According to Jewlia Eisenberg’s writings on the project, “Demon bowls, or incantation bowls, were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires and then buried under the doorway to protect her home.  The requests found in the bowls are particular, yet timeless--calling for protection for children, health after miscarriage, release from gossipy neighbors, a loyal husband, a passionate lover.”

Also, we’ll hear Tuvan throat-singing from the ensemble Alash, and traditional songs from Uzbek Sevara Nazarkhan.   Plus, Middle Eastern traditional music that winds its way through jazz, funk, and Latin music from Palestinian Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo.  And more.

PROGRAM #3239 Cross Cultural Music Tour (First aired on 8/30/11)    





Charming Hostess

The Bowls Project

Yedidi [3:26]

Tzadik 8152

Carlou D


Ila touba [3:35]

Motherland Entertainment / World Village 450013

Jose Conde


Munghana Wamina (Tsonga) [5:06]

Pipiki Records



Kosh-oi and Torgalyg [5:45]

Charming Hostess

The Bowls Project

Daima [2:48]

See above.

Sevara Nazarkhan


Sharob [5:39]

A Moving Sound

Silk Road

Silk Road [8:12]

Motema Music MTM 71

Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo  


Dal'Ona [10:49] or

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