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New Sounds

Traditional Folk Music Gone Global

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hear some contemporary works based on folk traditions of America, Albania, & Armenia, from composer Eve Beglarian, duduk master Djivan Gasparyan & Albanian-Swiss singer Elina Duni.

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New Sounds

Traditional Folk Music Gone Global

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tonight on New Sounds, hear some contemporary works that draw on the folk traditions of America, Albania, Armenia and sometimes intersect. From composer Eve Beglarian, listen to her piece, “I’m Worried Now But I Won't Be Worried Long,” which comes from the Mississippi Delta Blues, but its melody is a traditional Armenian folk song.  The song is part of her “River Project,” a trip she traveled the length of the Mississippi River by bike and kayak.

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New Sounds

Traditional Folk Music Gone Global

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tonight on New Sounds, hear some contemporary works that draw on the folk traditions of America, Albania, Armenia and sometimes intersect. From composer Eve Beglarian, listen to her piece, “I’m Worried Now But I Won't Be Worried Long,” which comes from the Mississippi Delta Blues, but its melody is a traditional Armenian folk song.  The song is part of her “River Project,” a trip she traveled the length of the Mississippi River by bike and kayak. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Forgiveness of Blood

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Director Joshua Marston, screenwriter Andamion Murataj, and actors Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Lacej discuss the film The Forgiveness of Blood. A richly textured look at a modern Albanian family caught up in a blood feud, the film won awards for Best Screenplay at the 2011 Berlin and Chicago film festivals and the Special Jury Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival. It opens at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark Sunshine Cinema on February 24.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albania, America

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Francine Prose, essayist and author of My New American Life: A Novel, talks about her new novel about a young Albanian woman seeking a new life in post 9/11 New York.

Events: Francine Prose will be reading at Greenlight Bookstore on Friday, May 20th, at 7:30pm.  She will also be interviewed by Leonard Lopate, in addition to reading from her new novel, at the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00pm.

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It's A Free Country ®

Live From The Greene Space: Regime Change and its Aftermath

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hear audio above, watch the full video here, and check out the slideshow below.

On Friday, The Brian Lehrer Show and It’s A Free Country called a meeting. The agenda: understanding revolution.  At a live event in the Greene Space, people with first-hand experience of revolution from all over the world gathered with interested audience members for an in-depth conversation about what happens after an uprising. Journalists, academics and policy experts were there to inform and be informed by those with their ears to the ground — and to offer advice to Egyptians in the midst of revolution.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Advice for Egypt

Friday, February 11, 2011

Guests today include: 

As well as Shinasi A. Rama, deputy director of the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy and one of the leaders of the Albanian student movement; Suketu Mehta, New York City-based journalist, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and FoundNeferti Tadiar, professor and chair of women's studies at Barnard College; Anne Nelson, adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University who's covered revolutions as a journalist in Central America; Omar Cheta, PhD candidate in the departments of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at NYU; Shiva Sarram, who was eight years old during the 1979 revolution in Iran and the founder of the Blossom Hill Foundation, which works with children affected by conflict.; Gladys Carbo-Flower, recording artist and witness to Cuba's revolution; Didi Ogude, a recent NYU graduate who was ten years old during South Africa's regime change in the nineties; Hesham El-Meligy, a Muslim-American community organizer from Staten Island; and Ali Al Sayed, Egyptian New Yorker and owner of Kabab Café in Little Egypt, Astoria, Queens.


Studio 360

Merita Halili

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Albania's national folk-singing treasure adjusts to a new life in America. Produced by Eric Copage and Jocelyn Gonzales.

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Studio 360

Merita Halili

Saturday, August 25, 2001

Albania's national folk-singing treasure adjusts to a new life in America.

(Originally aired: April 28, 2001)

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Studio 360

Merita Halili

Saturday, April 28, 2001

Albania's national folk-singing treasure adjusts to a new life in America.

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