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Mountain Music

Monday, May 04, 2015

Spend some time in the Swiss Alps, Andes, and the Himalayan, Appalachian, and Sierra Mountains. Music from Wu Man, Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir, Eberhard Schoener, Inti Illimani, and more.

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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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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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Mountain Music

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spend some time in the mountains on this New Sounds, with the Chinese group Shanren, from Yunnan.  Their name translates as “Mountain Men” and inspired the theme of the show.  Also, listen to music from the Swiss Alps, represented by the Albins Alpin Quintett, whose record is inspired by the Pilatus-massif in central Switzerland; the tunes are named after various places on the mountain.  Then, hear the Chinese pipa player Wu Man blending the sounds of the Appalachian musicians and making it work on tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” or "I’m Going Back To North Carolina," featuring banjo player Lee Knight. Plus, music from the Himalayans, the Sierra Mountains, and the Andes. 

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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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Martha Redbone: William Blake Meets Appalachian Folk

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soul singer Martha Redbone performs songs from her new record, which sets the poetry of William Blake with Appalachian folk music.

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Jazz In The White House, Martha Redbone, iTunes Inheritance

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saxophonist Paul Winter joins us to talk about how, 50 years ago today, his sextet brought jazz to the White House for the very first time, at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Plus, the R&B singer Martha Redbone has set the poems of William Blake to the sounds of Appalachian folk music. And where does your digital music go when you die?

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Justified: Soundtracking Harlan, Kentucky

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Now in its third season, the FX crime drama “Justified” has a soundtrack shaped by its Appalachian setting. The show's music supervisor, Greg Sill, joins us to explain how he sets the tone for the Peabody award-winning series with bluegrass and Americana. Plus: musician James Dean, of the Harlan, Kentucky-based Cumberland River Band talks about growing up with bluegrass - and tells how he's carrying the tradition forward today.

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