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Desert Songs

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Sunday, June 01, 2014

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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New Sounds

Desert Songs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Thursday, May 23, 2013

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Friday, February 10, 2012

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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Studio 360

Long Song

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The nomadic herders of Mongolia's Gobi Desert preserve an oral tradition — thousands of epic poems and melodies, many never recorded. So the best way to learn the folk songs of the Gobi herders might be to go there and drive around. That’s how an American student took up

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