Saturday, January 01, 2011
Not having a single homeland hasn't stopped Kurdish musicians from making their influence felt, especially the high-octane Kamkars Ensemble, now based in Europe. For this New Sounds, it's a sampling of Kurdish music from a variety of artists. We'll also hear from renowned fiddler Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Akbar Moradi, Israeli-based singer Ilana Eliya, the Iranian sisters Mahsa and Marjam Vahdat, and a Kurdish melody from the G I Gurdjieff/Thomas De Hartmann piano collection.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies. We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Hear music from Armenia, Iran, and Brooklyn, as New Sounds takes a journey off of the Silk Road for this program. There are works from the new music quartet Brooklyn Rider, with and without kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor. We'll also listen to music from Duduk virtuoso Gevorg Dabaghyan and Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble as well.