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Najma Akhtar

New Sounds

New Americana

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Listen to some examples of new American blues and gospel, and other traditional American folk music on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear an eerie revival of the Skip James classic "Special Rider Blues" from the recent record, "Rishte," a collaboration between guitarist Gary Lucas and Anglo-Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Plus, a reworking of a classic hymn tune, microtonal blues, and a lot more.

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New Sounds

New Americana

Friday, September 10, 2010

Listen to some examples of new American blues and gospel, and other traditional American folk music on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear an eerie revival of the Skip James classic "Special Rider Blues" from the recent record, "Rishte," a collaboration between guitarist Gary Lucas and Anglo-Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Plus, a reworking of a classic hymn tune, microtonal blues, and a lot more.

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New Sounds

Voices of the East

Thursday, September 21, 1989

For this edition of New Sounds, hear some Indian street music by The Bauls of Bengal.  Also, music from The Dagar Brothers, who are credited with keeping the Dhrupad tradition alive.  Plus, listen to "Kutche" by Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella.