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New Sounds

New Music From Southern Italy

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hear song and dances in the music of Southern Italy on this New Sounds, with music from Enzo Avitabile & Bottari, percussionist Alessandra Belloni, and Ludovico Einaudi.

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New Sounds

New Music From Southern Italy

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hear song and dances in the music of Southern Italy on this New Sounds.  There’s music from Enzo Avitabile* together with the band Botari, using traditional percussion - that of barrels, wine casks, and scythes.  We'll also hear to a requiem incorporating the accelerated ecstatic drumming of Alessandra Belloni, with its roots in pre-Christian music. Then, listen to music from Taranta Power, harnessing the taranta, or tarantella, one of the world’s great surviving ecstatic trance traditions.  Plus, music by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, featuring kora master Ballaké Sissoko, and more.

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New Sounds

Music from Italy

Monday, February 20, 2012

This New Sounds program is devoted to music from Italy, featuring music from Enzo Avitabile using traditional percussion - that of barrels, scythes and sticks - to drive spirits away.  We'll also listen to a requiem incorporating the accelerated ecstatic drumming of Alessandra Belloni, with its roots in pre-Christian music.  Plus music by musician and radio host Nando Citarella with a sidelong glance at Mozart.  And more.

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New Sounds

Music from Italy

Monday, February 14, 2011

This New Sounds program is devoted to music from Italy, featuring music from Enzo Avitabile using traditional percussion - that of barrels, scythes and sticks - to drive spirits away.  We'll also listen to a requiem incorporating the accelerated ecstatic drumming of Alessandra Belloni, with its roots in pre-Christian music.  Plus music by musician and radio host Nando Citarella with a sidelong glance at Mozart.  And more.

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