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Episode #3520

Desert Songs

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just how much music gets made in the desert, in Asia, Africa, Australian, and here in North America?  This New Sounds program sets about to answer that question, but only skims the surface.  Hear both an aboriginal and Euro-centric view of the Australian Outback, along with music from the great deserts of Asia and Africa.  Listen to music from both the eastern and western Sahara; from the Niger-based Tuareg group Etran Finatawa as well as music from Sudanese folk singer and bandleader Abdel Gadir Salim.  Also, hear music from the Khoi San people of the Kalahari Desert.

Then, from the Taklamakan Desert in northwest China, listen the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq. Also, from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan, (thought to be the original home of the gypsy, or Roma people), listen to the music by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band.  Plus, American composer Peter Garland’s work inspired by the peyote chants of the American southwest, "Walk In Beauty," and more.

 

PROGRAM #3520– Desert Songs (First aired on 10/10/2013)             

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Etran Finatawa

Introducing Etran Finatawa

Allis [5:49]

INTRO105
worldmusic.net

Abdel Gadir Salim & Emmanuel Jal

Rough Guide To Acoustic Africa

Lemon Bara [5:02]

Rough Guide RGNET1297
worldmusic.net

Qwii Music Arts' Trust Khoi San Music

Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey

Xlao Tshao [1:28]

Six Degrees #675036-1084
sixdegreesrecords.com

Qetiq

Rock from Taklamakan Desert

Qizdar [3:28]

Eastern Voices 21077 easternvoices.com

Alash

Buura

Buura [3:36]

alashensemble.com

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

Dance of the Cobra

Dil Ka Chor Mera Jab Aayega [4:38]

Riverboat TUG 1073
worldmusic.net

David Hudson

Gunyal

David Hudson [6:48]

Black Sun 15033
harmonies.com

Andrew Byrne

White Bone Country

Desert Terrain: for processed piano and percussion [4:00]
Desert Life: for piano and gongs [2:38]
Desert Weather: for piano and crotales and glockenspiel [3:16]

New World 80696
newworldrecords.org

Aki Takahashi

Walk in Beauty

Peter Garland: Walk in Beauty [3:44]

New Albion #052
Out of print. Download from Amazon.com
or iTunes.

Comments [2]

Akbar Turdi from Italy

Being uyghur ,I'm so proud of him ! Ferhad Haliq,the founder of QETIQ .Wonderful music.

Aug. 02 2014 09:46 AM
Grerue from hood

antibalas in town John!

Oct. 11 2013 07:04 PM

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