Episode #3510

Near East/South Asian Connections

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that mixes together the traditions of South Asia and the middle East and just as far west as Turkey.  Brooklyn-based Nashaz brings the Arab classical music influence to their oud-led jazz outfit, playing with scale, “Hijaz.” (Leader and oud player Brian Prunka also runs an Arabic jazz blog, as well as an oud site, for delving into the all the music theory.)  Also, Niyaz, the Montreal-based Iranian-American group, brings the Persian influence, and features hammered dulcimer.

Then, listen to world music with an Indian cast from Natraj.  Plus, Persia meets the Turkish tradition with a collaboration between Kayhan Kalhor on kemancheh (Persian spike-fiddle) and Erdal Erzincan on Turkish bağlama (also called the saz, a long-necked lute.)  And more.


PROGRAM #3510– Near East/South Asian Connections  (First aired on 9/17/2013)             







Arezou [3:12]

Six Degrees 657036 1110



Hijaz Nashaz [9:33]

Ziryab Records


The Goat Also Gallops 

Dha Ra Dha Tin Na  [8:04]

Dorian 80124

Warren Senders & Antigravity


Friends Everywhere [5:20]

Accurate AC-4307

Ghazal (Kayhan Kalhor & Shujaat Khan)

Moon Rise Over the Silk Road

Pari Mahal [8:08]

Shanachie #66024

Kayhan Kalhor, Erdal Erzincan

Kula Kulluk Yakisir Mi

Kula Kulluk Yakisir Mi [8:57]

ECM 2181

Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider  

Silent City

Ascending Bird [6:54]

World Village #468078

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