A World of World Music (Special Podcast)

Thursday, July 03, 2014


There’s a world of world music for this New Sounds.  Listen to an electric distorted version of West African trance music from Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, along with a powerful song of praise that explores the links between India and the Balkans from Sheeli Bringi. There’s also music from Maracatu New York, who are a band steeped in the maracatu band music of northeast Brazil.  Their sound manages to fuse Brazilian rhythms with those of traditional New Orleans Second Line music and the Mardi Gras Indians.

Then, listen to music from the Tunisian percussionist Imed Alibi, who mixes drums with digital beats, then layers keyboards, violin, accordion, qanun and nay flute. Put all of that together with driving guitar lines from co-producer Justin Adams, and top it with vocals from Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi for a “soundtrack for a new Arab of the 21st Century.”  Plus music from the Czech duo DVA who make “pop for non-existing radios” or “folklore of non-existing nations” and more.

PROGRAM #3594 World Music (First aired on 5/5/2014)  





JuJu: Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

In Trance

Deep Sahara, excerpt [1:00]

Real World CDRW185

Sheela Bringi


Buffalo-Demon Slayer [4:29]

White Swan Records
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Maracatu NY

Baque do Brooklyn

Samba Le Le [3:50]

Imed Alibi


Maknassy [5:04]

IRL 079



Mulatu [3:42]

Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

Dance With Me [3:48]

Wrasse #124
Available at,  iTunes or

Feten Feten


Jota del Wasabi [3:57]

Desktop Publishing, 2014
Available at,  iTunes or

Matthew Donarier & Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium

The Visible Ones

Comets, excerpt [1:00]

Clean Feed Records 296

Abed Azrie


Le Souffle de la Brise [4:58]

Nonesuch #79241

JuJu: Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

In Trance

Deep Sahara [14:51]

Real World CDRW185



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