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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Beat of the Revolution

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Shadia Mansour, Palestinian singer and MC, also known as "the first lady of Arabic hip hop," Amkoullel, a rapper from Mali, and Deeb, an Egyptian hip-hop artist, talk about their work in the Middle East and North Africa, and the political messages of their music as Egyptian, Malian, and Palestinian artists.

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The Takeaway

Malian Musician Fatoumata Diawara Gives Voice to Women in Debut Album

Monday, February 25, 2013

In the West, music can offer the chance to escape and liberate oneself from the present troubles of life. But in Mali, Islamic extremists have been cracking down on music and the country's rich traditions and history associated with musical freedoms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Mali Wrong

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Laura Seay, assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College, warns against bad analogies about the conflict in Mali in her recent Foreign Policy article, "Mali Is Not a Stan."

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Soundcheck

Malian Musicians Sing Out Against War And Censorship

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The current conflict in Mali has had an affect on the country’s vibrant music scene -- from cancelled festivals to a complete ban on music in some parts of the country. Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist, musician and host of Voice of America's Music Time in Africa and with freelance radio journalist Tamasin Ford join us to talk about how Malian musicians are coping.

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Soundcheck

Malian Musicians Sing Out; Folk Legend Inspires Coen Brothers Film; Iceage In Studio

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In This Episode: the growing conflict in Mali has had an affect on the country’s vibrant music scene -- from festival cancellations to a complete ban on all forms of music in the northern portion of the nation. We hear recent songs that have been recorded as a form of protest, and we check in with a journalist who was recently there.

And, writer and historian Elijah Wald joins us to discuss co-authoring singer and guitarist Dave Van Ronk's memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, which serves as the basis for the forthcoming Coen Brothers' movie, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Plus, the young Danish band Iceage plays a raw, punk set live in the studio.

The Washington Report

Gun Control, Mali and the Legacy of Secretary of State Clinton

Monday, January 28, 2013

It’s been a busy week in the nation’s capitol. In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to  Kerry Nolan about the final week of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, as well as an effort to reinstate an assault weapons ban and U.S. assistance to France in Mali.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest on Algeria

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The New York Times' Adam Nossiter, who is reporting from Algiers, and Steven Erlanger, who is reporting from Paris, discuss the latest developments in Algeria, and France's ongoing involvement in its former colonies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Algerian Hostage Crisis

Friday, January 18, 2013

John P. Entelis, professor of political science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University, talks about the background of the hostage situation at an Algerian gas field, and the actions of the Algerian government. Entelis is also the editor of The Journal of North African Studies.

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The Takeaway

Mali Unrest Spills into Neighboring Algeria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Islamist uprising in the north African country of Mali continued to escalate yesterday, with hostilities spilling over the country's borders. As many as 20 militants stormed an oil field in Algeria, taking nearly 40 foreign hostages, including American and British citizens. J. Peter Pham, director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, explores the situation in the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Algeria and Mali Update

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Herman Cohen, director of the Africa Project at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and former assistant secretary of state for Africa, discusses the conflict in Mali that escalated with the hostage-taking in Algeria.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mali and Other Recent Military Interventions in Africa

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Professor Peter Chilson discusses the unfolding crisis—and French military intervention—in Mali and looks at how it's connected other recent western military campaigns in Libya and Ivory Coast. He's the author of the e-book We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches from the Lost Country of Mali.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The French intervention in Mali

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The French intervention in Mali

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The Takeaway

A Malian in the United States Reflects on the War in His Homeland

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Born and raised in Mali, Assoumane Maiga traveled to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 2009. Upon his return, Maiga spoke out about humanitarian crises in his hometown of Timbuktu, and was soon imprisoned, without reason, by the Malian military. He has since been released.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lesser-Known UN Speech Round-Up

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We look at some of the UN speeches from countries that aren't getting the headlines, including Mali, Guatemala, and Italy. Featuring:

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New Sounds

New Music from West Africa

Thursday, September 27, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring  Ablaye Cissoko on kora.

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New Sounds

Vincent Segal & Ballake Sissoko

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“Chamber Music,” the quietly elegant record from Ballaké Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Ségal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, came about because Sissoko approached Segal after a Chocolate Genius show.  Following improvisatory leads, they wrote intimate and warm global chamber music, which sounds like it came about in the still of the night.

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New Sounds

A Weave of Musical Cultures

Friday, May 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear a collaboration between two giants - Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist/percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria - which melds traditional Latin rhythms with loops and improvisational jazz.  There’s also music from global musician composer/DJ/tabla-playing/producer Karsh Kale.  Plus, hear Afro-Indian sounds from Trilok Gurtu & the Frikyiwa Family who combine south-Malian percussive styles with the rhythmic influences of Gurtu’s Indian heritage.  And much more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

News from West Africa: Mali and Senegal

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adam Nossiter, West Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR West Africa correspondent, discuss the coup in Mali and the peaceful election and transition of power in Senegal.

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New Sounds

Global Acoustic Music (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WNYC

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.  ("The Tel Aviv Session" will be out in late March, 2012.)

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New Sounds

Global Acoustic Music

Monday, January 09, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.  ("The Tel Aviv Session" will be out in late March, 2012.)

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