Episode #3566

Love Songs Around the World

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Friday, February 14, 2014

For this New Sounds program, hear an hour of love songs from around the world, including a recording from the Malian Cuban group called Afrocubism, and a setting of the Song of Songs by Israeli singer Ofra Haza.  Listen to songs in Spanish, Portugal, Cajun-French, Hebrew, Bengali, and maybe even English.  Listen to the multi-level Iranian love (and also devotional) poetry from Bahar Movahed & Ali Akbar Moradi as well as a Cajun love song from Beausoleil. Plus, a song about forbidden love from Egypt by Ali Hassan Kuban, and a little bit of Kraftwerk. 

PROGRAM #3566 Love Songs  Around the World (First aired on 2/14/2014)  







Jarabi, excerpt [1:00]

Nonesuch 525993



Ecos na Catedral (Echoes in the Cathedral) [6:24]

MetroBlue #31590
Out of print.
Available as an import via

Susana Baca

Eco De Sombras

De Los Amores [5:14]

Luaka Bop #48912



Jarabi [5:57]

Nonesuch 525993

Ofra Haza


Love Song (The Biblical Song Of Songs) [2:30]

Available at or iTunes

Bahar Movahed & Ali Akbar Moradi

Goblet of Eternal Light

Beloved [5:48]

Traditional Crossroads 4345

Red Byrd

Songs of Love and Death

John Paul jones - So elle encina [4:40]

Facd 336 Out of print.
Info at

Various Artists: Beausoleil

More Cajun Music And Zydeco

Je M'endors [3:21]

Rounder #11573

Purna Das Baul

Music of the Honey Gatherers

Gopon Prem (Secret Love) [5:01]

Riverboat, TUG1056

Ali Hassan Kuban

Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Koma Wo Beda (Forbidden Love) [4:10]

Piranha  #1575


Karelia Visa

Heila/True Love [5:11]

Northside 6025 OR download from iTunes


Computer World

Computer Love, excerpt [1:15]

Elektra/Warner 3549 Available at as an import.


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