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Episode #3582

Music From the Near East and North Africa

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet (from left to right: David Harrington, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt and John Sherba) (Photo by Jay Blakesberg)

For this New Sounds, listen to works from the Near East and North Africa, in both arrangement and intent.  Begin with music inspired by Marco Polo’s travels by oud player and Doctor of Byzantine musicology, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis.  Then, there’s music from Kronos Quartet and an arrangement of music by Syrian singer Omar Souleyman from their latest record “A Thousand Thoughts.”  Hear some music from Tunisia by percussionist Imed Alibi featuring singer Emel Mathlouthi on the tune “Maknassy."

 

There’s also brand-new loping Gnawa music with groove from Moroccan singer and bass lute player Hassan Hakmoun, his “Dima Dima” (Always). Sample even more music for oud by Paris-based Palestinian Adnan Joubran along with another work rooted in the oud by Belgian Karim Baggili, who has roots in Jordan.  Plus, hear music from the Montreal-based trio Bomata, clearly influenced by music of the Middle-East and the Mediterranean, and more.

PROGRAM #3582 Music From the Near East and North Africa (First aired on 3/26/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Imed Alibi

Safar

Balkani Connection, excerpt [1:00]

IRL 079
irl.bigcartel.com

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis/Ensemble Constantinople & En Chordais

The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo

Gallop [4:25]

World Village 479092
store.hmusa.com

Kronos Quartet

A Thousand Thoughts

La Sidounak Sayyada(Omar Souleyman), arr. Jacob Garchik [4:28]

Nonesuch 536952
www.nonesuch.com

Imed Alibi, feat. Emel Mathlouthi

Safar

Maknassy [5:04]

IRL 079
irl.bigcartel.com

Hassan Hakmoun

Unity

Dima Dima (Always) [5:55]

Healing Records
Due out April 8, 2014
Amazon.com

Karim Baggili (feat. Le Trio Joubran)

Kali City

Kali City [4:46]

homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com

karimbaggili.be

Adnan  Joubran

Borders Behind

My Way Home [5:59]

World Village 479084
Due out April 8, 2014
store.hmusa.com

adnanjoubran.bandcamp.com

Bomata

Arômes d'ailleurs

Sesame [4:48]

bomata.bandcamp.com
Also available at Emusic.com or Amazon.com 

Imed Alibi

Safar

Balkani Connection [5:43]

See above.

Kronos Quartet

A Thousand Thoughts

Eviç Taksim (Tanburi Cemil Bey)

See above.

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