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New Music from the Berbers

Sunday, November 13, 2011

There's music from North and West Africa on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear a trancey and exuberant series of recordings of master musicians of Gnawa from Ouled Bambara.  Also, we'll listen to the latest from the nomadic band Tinariwen from northern Mali -  Saharan seven-piece Malian desert blues with twanging guitar-led fuzz and funk.  

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New Sounds

Mali Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Listen to new music from the West African country of Mali, a veritable hotbed of great voices and great instrumentalists.  For this New Sounds, we’ll hear both the latest from Bamako-born Oumou Sangare ("The Songbird of Wassoulou") - "Seya," and Vieux Farka Touré (son of Ali Farka Touré) - "Fondo," along with something from the kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus, Nigerian kora player and composer Tunde Jegede offers a gorgeous reading of minimalism with Malian Royal Court Music, and more.

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New Sounds

New Music from the Berbers

Thursday, November 25, 2010

There's music from North and West Africa on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear a trancey and exuberant series of recordings of master musicians of Gnawa from Ouled Bambara.  Also, we'll listen to the latest from the nomadic band Tinariwen from northern Mali -  Saharan seven-piece Malian desert blues with twanging guitar-led fuzz and funk.   Plus music by fellow Malian Issa Bayagogo on the banjo-like instrument called the ngoni, something from guitarist Justin Adams, and more.

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New Sounds

Mali Music

Monday, August 16, 2010

Listen to new music from the West African country of Mali, a veritable hotbed of great voices and great instrumentalists.  For this New Sounds, we’ll hear both the latest from Bamako-born Oumou Sangare ("The Songbird of Wassoulou") - "Seya," and Vieux Farka Touré (son of Ali Farka Touré) - "Fondo," along with something from the kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus, Nigerian kora player and composer Tunde Jegede offers a gorgeous reading of minimalism with Malian Royal Court Music, and more.

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