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World Multiples

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band, & more.

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Hot Brass Band Party

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Listen to as much brass band music as we can handle on this New Sounds program.  From Egypt to Rajastan, from New Orleans to Benin, there's party music aplenty.

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Alone at My Wedding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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World Multiples

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune (dance music from the Indian subcontinent) by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band. Then there’s Bangladeshi interpretation of Afro-Latin styles by LokKhi TeRa, a London-based collective who have taken in the streets of Bangladesh, the Afrobeat clubs of Nigeria, the cantinas of Cuba and the beaches of Brazil.  On their tune, "Shokhi Kunjo Shajoa,"Indian flute soars over Cuban Santéria-style chants, steady percussion and keyboard flourishes, before horns take it higher and sweet Bengali vocals take it higher still.

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Hot Brass Band Party

Friday, August 09, 2013

Listen to as much brass band music as we can handle on this New Sounds program.  From Egypt to Rajastan, from New Orleans to Benin, there's party music aplenty.

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Alone at My Wedding

Monday, April 29, 2013

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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Cool Stuff Meant for John Schaefer, But the Staff is Hogging It For Now

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

WNYC

Every now and again, we get overwhelmed with all of the good music that comes our way and impatient that our host, John Schaefer, has not yet heard the tracks.

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Features

Brooklyn Meets the Balkans at the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

Friday, January 18, 2013

Brooklyn is getting a taste of the Balkans this weekend. The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, New York’s largest Balkan music event, is celebrating its 28th year of regional music, food, drink and arts starting Friday evening. 

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World Multiples

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune (dance music from the Indian subcontinent) by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band. Then there’s Bangladeshi interpretation of Afro-Latin styles by LokKhi TeRa, a London-based collective who have taken in the streets of Bangladesh, the Afrobeat clubs of Nigeria, the cantinas of Cuba and the beaches of Brazil.  On their tune, "Shokhi Kunjo Shajoa,"Indian flute soars over Cuban Santéria-style chants, steady percussion and keyboard flourishes, before horns take it higher and sweet Bengali vocals take it higher still.

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Gig Alert: Slavic Soul Party!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Balkan (by way of Brooklyn) brass outfit Slavic Soul Party! performs its lively blend of funk, jazz, and Eastern European melodies at Barbes on Tuesday night. Download the nine-piece's tune "Laughter Club." 

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Balkan Music Festival Lands In Brooklyn

Friday, January 14, 2011

The 26th annual Golden Festival celebrates the Balkan and Middle Eastern regions with plenty of music and food at its new digs in south Park Slope. Check out a video of the fun to be had here and download a track from the Providence, Rhode Island, band The What Cheer? Brigade, which will be performing.

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New Releases, July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  For this program, John Schaefer presents the pick of the piles.  What we can see from here includes some Bosnian vocal music accompanied by accordion, Balkan brass band music originally from Macedonia, and Poland's Motion Trio (three accordions worth!) playing music by Michael Nyman.