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Cross-Cultural Music

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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New Sounds

World Music

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to world music from the region that includes Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, along with other parts of Africa.  First off, there's traditional Yemenite rhythms and chants, some West African roots, plus blues, jazz and funk all mixed together by Ravid Kahalani, founder of the Yemen Blues project. There's also music from the late Yemenite-Jewish singer Ofra Haza and music from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.  Plus, something from Senegalese singer Baaba Maal and music from Fela Kuti's son, Seun Anikulapo Kuti along with Fela's band, Egypt 80, and more.

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music

Friday, January 07, 2011

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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