New Sounds

New Music for Hanukkah

Monday, December 19, 2011

On this edition of New Sounds, there’s new music for Hanukkah, featuring the Klezmatics, the Abayudaya project of Jewish music from Uganda, music by accordionist Ted Reichman, and more. Hear selections from a unique collection of African-Jewish music, rooted in local Ugandan music and infused with rich choral singing, Afro-pop, and traditional drumming with song texts in Hebrew, English, and several Ugandan languages.

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New Sounds

Extreme Spirituals (Encore Edition)

Monday, August 01, 2011

There's gospel singing in a new music context on this edition of New Sounds. Hear some extreme spirituals - rearranged, well known African-American spirituals and 19th century art songs - from the Boston-based chamber rock band Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, in collaboration with Oral Moses. The resulting music is an unorthodox but deeply moving blend of Birdsongs' punk-proggy art rock instrumentation together with the strong and majestic voice of Oral Moses.


New Sounds

Roma and Romanian Roots

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hear some frenzied Romanian gypsy punk from the New York-based Luminescent Orchestrii on this edition of New Sounds.  Not willing to stop there, they can also rock the klezmer, bust out hip-hop beats and call upon Appalachian fiddle as well. 

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