Episode #3288

Global Acoustic Music

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.

Plus, more music from the AfroCubism recording, some music by Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate, and something from Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt.  Those, and many other (mostly) acoustic works from around the world.

PROGRAM # 3288, Acoustic World Music (First aired on 1/9/2012)                                                        





The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou, excerpt [1:30]

Cumbancha CMB CD 22

Ali Farka Touré / Toumani Diabaté

In the Heart of the Moon

Hawa Dolo [5:00]

Nonesuch World Circuit #79920** *



Jarabi [5:57]

Nonesuch 525993

The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Alkataou [5:02]

See above.

Ry Cooder & Vishwa M. Bhatt

A Meeting By the River

Ganges Delta Blues [9:59]

Water Lily Acoustics 29
Reissued in 2009, APO (Analogue Production Originals) 29
Available at* OR

Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman


Digi Digi Dom Dom [5:25]

Riverboat Records/World Music Network TUGCD1029

Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Ségal

Chamber Music

Halinkata Djoubé [5:08]

Six Degrees Records #1171
or via* or download from

The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Azawade [8:11]

See above.

Comments [1]

Len from Jackson Heights, Queens, NY


Heard Ganges Delta Blues on last night’s show and it’s the most exciting music that I’ve heard in a long time.
Reminded me of when I first heard Paul’s Simon’s Graceland, that freshness of adeptly mixing musical traditions into something new. Must have been a little like what the Gershwins and Ellington were doing in their day.

BTW, a piece in today’s NY Times about where people hear of that’s beyond their normal sphere. You are the Daryl for New York and, with the Internet, increasingly the world. Thank you. All the best!

Here’s the link, in the odd chance you didn’t see it.®ion=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%5B%22RI%3A6%22%2C%22RI%3A12%22%5D&

May. 11 2014 01:54 PM

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