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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Sunday, May 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.

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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Thursday, May 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.

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New Sounds

World Music Tour (Special Podcast Edition)

Friday, August 10, 2012

WNYC

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music from Cape Verde, by a male pop-griot singer, Tcheka. He plays traditional percussive guitar and weaves the batuku style (a style traditional to the islands that was banned by the Portuguese, but continued by the women in the fields as they worked.) Plus, music for accordion and double-bass from Finland, and traditional music of West Java, featuring the kacapi, a boat-shaped zither.  And more.

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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Monday, January 23, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos. 

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