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New Sounds

Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Bombino

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WNYC

The Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Bombino plays at Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday. Download "Azamane Tiliade."

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Sunday, July 28, 2013

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, April 05, 2013

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  Enjoy “Get Up and Grow Coffee!” as a free download on our blog

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Monday, July 09, 2012

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program. 

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Friday, April 01, 2011

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program.  

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