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Amir Elsaffar

New Sounds

Hybrid Jazz-ish Ensembles

Monday, May 19, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to hybrid groups that use jazzy-looking instruments, but throw in traditional folk music, chamber music, and a splash of rock.  Listen to jazz-ish music from the Swiss quintet, pommelHORSE, whose clarinets and saxes are up front, but there’s also Fender Rhodes, bass and drums and distortion pedals.  Then, listen to music by the London-based trumpeter and bandleader Yazz Ahmed who melds jazz with the sounds of her Arabic heritage on her record “Finding My Way Home.” Also, listen to near-Eastern inflected music from the New York-based Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar.  Plus music from the Finnish-Franco-Argentine outfit, IF trio, who mix jazz, real and imaginary traditional music, as well as rock.  That, and more.

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New Sounds

With the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble

Saturday, February 22, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to a live performance by the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble. It's a group of classical players, six members strong and based in New York, all of whom sing and play a wide range of Arab musical styles on traditional instruments.  We'll be treated to Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian classical art music from Cairo, Baghdad, and the ancient city of Aleppo.

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New Sounds

Near Eastern Jazz

Monday, February 17, 2014

There's an hour of Near Eastern Jazz for this New Sounds Program.  We'll listen to Iraqi jazz from Amir Elsaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble and Turkish jazz from Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger.  Plus, Ethiopian jazz from Mulatu Astatqe, and world jazz from Rabih Abou-Khalil (specifically, "Levant jazz" from areas including Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.)  All that, and more.

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New Sounds

With the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble

Monday, February 11, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to a live performance by the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble. It's a group of classical players, six members strong and based in New York, all of whom sing and play a wide range of Arab musical styles on traditional instruments.  We'll be treated to Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian classical art music from Cairo, Baghdad, and the ancient city of Aleppo.

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New Sounds

Near Eastern Jazz

Thursday, February 07, 2013

There's an hour of Near Eastern Jazz for this New Sounds Program.  We'll listen to Iraqi jazz from Amir Elsaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble and Turkish jazz from Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger.  Plus, Ethiopian jazz from Mulatu Astatqe, and world jazz from Rabih Abou-Khalil (specifically, "Levant jazz" from areas including Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.)  All that, and more.

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New Sounds

With the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

WNYC

For this New Sounds podcast, listen to a live performance by the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble. It's a group of classical players, six members strong and based in New York, all of whom sing and play a wide range of Arab musical styles on traditional instruments.  Listen to Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian classical art music from Cairo, Baghdad, and the ancient city of Aleppo.

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New Sounds

With the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to a live performance by the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble. It's a group of classical players, six members strong and based in New York, all of whom sing and play a wide range of Arab musical styles on traditional instruments.  We'll be treated to Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian classical art music from Cairo, Baghdad, and the ancient city of Aleppo.  

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New Sounds

Near Eastern Jazz

Friday, October 28, 2011

There's an hour of Near Eastern Jazz for this New Sounds Program.  We'll listen to Iraqi jazz from Amir Elsaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble and Turkish jazz from Okay Temiz & Saffet Gundeger.  Plus, Ethiopian jazz from Mulatu Astatqe, and world jazz from Rabih Abou-Khalil (specifically, "Levant jazz" from areas including Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.)  All that, and more.

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