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Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hear music involving yodeling & the rhythmic technique called hocketing, featuring Roomful of Teeth & music by Merrill Garbus, Circle Songs by Bobby McFerrin, & music by Meredith Monk.

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The Guitar as an African Instrument

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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World Music

Sunday, July 13, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to a really impressive roundup of world music.  There’s music from a group of Sufi singers, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band, who play abandoned fuel containers and ammunition boxes left behind by the Israeli army.  Also, hear music from Brazil by Renata Rosa, in a style that translates as “sea horse,” a fading tradition of street theatre that has to do with Christmas and the three wise men.  It’s from a compilation released by the BBC’s “World Routes” program, "On the Road."

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New Sounds

Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music involving yodeling, (the abrupt change of pitch in a voice during a single note) and hockets.  Hocketing is a rhythmic technique where you take two or more musicians and split up the melody between them so that one note, pitch, (or chord) sounds while the other rests.  Listen to music by Merrill Garbus, aka TuneYards, performed by her and some performed by the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth.  Also, from vocal innovator, conductor, and improviser Bobby McFerrin, hear one of his Circle Songs.

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World Music

Monday, July 01, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to a really impressive roundup of world music.  There’s music from a group of Sufi singers, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band, who play abandoned fuel containers and ammunition boxes left behind by the Israeli army.  Also, hear music from Brazil by Renata Rosa, in a style that translates as “sea horse,” a fading tradition of street theatre that has to do with Christmas and the three wise men.  It’s from a compilation released by the BBC’s “World Routes” program, "On the Road."

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New Sounds

The Guitar as an African Instrument

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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World Music

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to a really impressive roundup of world music.  There’s music from a group of Sufi singers, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band, who play abandoned fuel containers and ammunition boxes left behind by the Israeli army.  Also, hear music from Brazil by Renata Rosa, in a style that translates as “sea horse,” a fading tradition of street theatre that has to do with Christmas and the three wise men.  It’s from a compilation released by the BBC’s “World Routes” program, "On the Road." 

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