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Fugitive Waves

20 – The Birth of Rice-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Birth of Ricc-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Eric Bogosian

Friday, April 24, 2015

The actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent spoke to Leonard about his latest book, Operation Nemesis. He also told what he's been watching and listening to lately.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After the Armenian Genocide, a Group of Survivors Transform into Assassins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 1921, a small group of survivors of the Armenian Genocide formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history, tracking down and assassinating former Turkish leaders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When the Pope Calls It Genocide

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pope Francis recently recognized the Armenian genocide of 1915, causing a diplomatic uproar from Turkish officials.

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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

"Underground" Music

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Listen to music made in or about the underground – catacombs, cisterns, cellars- on this New Sounds. Hear works by Ken Field, Paul Dresher, and Q2 Music's own Hannis Brown.

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New Sounds

Music from the Armenian Diaspora

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Listen to works from the Armenian diaspora on this New Sounds program. There's lots of music for the duduk, the plaintive reed instrument made of apricot wood, and more.

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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

"Underground" Music

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Listen to music made in or about the underground – catacombs, cisterns, cellars- on this New Sounds.  There’s music by sax player, percussionist, and a composer for Sesame Street - Ken Field from his release “Subterranea,” recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico.  Ranging from overdubbed saxophones, 'sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase' and lots of percussion, the pieces include titles like “Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning” and “Om On the Range.”

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New Sounds

Music from the Armenian Diaspora

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Listen to music from the Armenian diaspora on this New Sounds program. Hear the duduk, that distinctive double reed instrument, by the “Master of the Duduk,” Djivan Gasparyan, in many different combinations, from Gasparyan’s collaboration with Canadian-American producer Michael Brook’s electric guitar, to a work featuring the cellist Maya Beiser.  Then, hear Gasparyan’s duduk in a work by the Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi.  There's also music from the recent release by violist Nicolas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider) playing a work by Alan Hovanhess.  

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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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New Sounds

"Underground" Music

Friday, October 05, 2012

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Listen to music made in or about the underground – catacombs, cisterns, cellars- on this New Sounds.  There’s music by sax player, percussionist, and a composer for Sesame Street - Ken Field from his release “Subterranea,” recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico.  Ranging from overdubbed saxophones, 'sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase' and lots of percussion, the pieces include titles like “Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning” and “Om On the Range.”

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New Sounds

"Underground" Music

Friday, June 08, 2012

Listen to music made in or about the underground – catacombs, cisterns, cellars- on this New Sounds.  There’s music by sax player, percussionist, and a composer for Sesame Street - Ken Field from his release “Subterranea,” recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico.  Ranging from overdubbed saxophones, 'sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase' and lots of percussion, the pieces include titles like “Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning” and “Om On the Range.” 

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New Sounds

New Armenian Music

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Listen to some new recordings of old Armenian music on this edition of New Sounds.  Isabel Bayrakdarian sings the songs of Gomidas (Komitas) and violist Kim Kashkashian plays the music of Tigran Mansurian.  We'll also hear from New York’s Epiphany Project and the vocal trio Zulal as well.  Plus, the Greek singer Savina Yannatou interprets traditional Armenian songs and there's music from duduk player Gevorg Dabaghyan and the Komitas Strings, and the choir Kitka. 

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New Sounds

A Journey Off the Silk Road

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hear music from Armenia, Iran, and Brooklyn, as New Sounds takes a journey off of the Silk Road for this program.  There are works from the new music quartet Brooklyn Rider, with and without kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor.  We'll also listen to music from Duduk virtuoso Gevorg Dabaghyan and Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble as well.

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WQXR News

Turkey Pulls Ambassador Over Genocide Vote

Thursday, March 04, 2010

A House committee has passed a resolution describing as genocide the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during World War One.

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The Takeaway

Turkey Reacts to US Congress Vote on 'Genocide'

Thursday, March 04, 2010

What’s in a word? Well if the word is “genocide,” then it has the potential to do a lot of diplomatic damage between the U.S. and Turkey. Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee votes on a resolution to formally recognize a World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. 

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