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West and Central Africa

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's New Sounds features contemporary music from West and Central Africa. Traditional African rhythms combine with creative uses of semi-broken electronics, and energetic choruses.

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New Releases, February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

It's the end of the month, which brings another bunch of new releases to New Sounds.  Listen for new music from Moroccan-born Brooklyn-based musician, player of the sintir (bass lute), and "Godfather of Gnawa" Hassan Hakmoun, from his forthcoming record, “Unity.”  Then, from Mali, hear mostly acoustic music from Habib Koite, followed by traditional music from Bulgaria, arranged and played by mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, from Israel.

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New Releases, Dec. 2012 Special Podcast

Friday, January 18, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer sifts through the avalanche of CDs (and digital offerings) piled up in his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  Also, he'll look back at some of the things that came out during 2012 that might have gone unnoticed on the chaos that is his desk, and ahead to some of the things that 2013 holds.  Listen to inventive voice-based music from Holly Herndon, some hypnotic plucked strings from Ljova, and some Zimbabwean music by way of Scandinavia in a collaborative project called Monoswezi.

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New Releases, December 2012

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer sifts through the avalanche of CDs (and digital offerings) which has piled up in his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  Also, he'll look back at some of the things that came out during 2012 that might have gone unnoticed on the chaos that is his desk, and ahead to some of the things that 2013 holds.

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Western Musicians in Africa

Monday, September 03, 2012

For this New Sounds, sample some of Regina Carter’s "Reverse Thread," a record influenced by rhythms and melodies of Africa. She funded the project herself, thanks to her "Genius" award, traveling through West and East Africa, along with Madagascar. Listen as she arranges music by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traoré and another Malian guitarist, Habib Koite.

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Western Musicians in Africa

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

For this New Sounds, sample some of Regina Carter’s "Reverse Thread," a record influenced by rhythms and melodies of Africa. She funded the project herself, thanks to her "Genius" award, traveling through West and East Africa, along with Madagascar. Listen as she arranges music by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traoré and another Malian guitarist, Habib Koite.

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