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New Sounds

Near East/South Asian Connections

Monday, December 22, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music that mixes together the traditions of South Asia and the middle East and just as far west as Turkey. Listen to Nashaz, Kayhan Kalhor, and more.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This New Sounds is part 2 of a series of poetry set to music, not limited to English-language poets.  Hear texts by Persian poet/mystic Rumi set by Philip Glass and Pablo Neruda poems.

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New Sounds

Near East/South Asian Connections

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that mixes together the traditions of South Asia and the middle East and just as far west as Turkey.  Brooklyn-based Nashaz brings the Arab classical music influence to their oud-led jazz outfit, playing with scale, “Hijaz.” (Leader and oud player Brian Prunka also runs an Arabic jazz blog, as well as an oud site, for delving into the all the music theory.)  Also, Niyaz, the Montreal-based Iranian-American group, brings the Persian influence, and features hammered dulcimer.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This New Sounds is the companion program to last night's show, where we'll not be limited to English-language poets.  Look forward to texts by Rumi (Persian poet and mystic), set by Philip Glass.  Also, listen for poetry by Pablo Neruda in a setting by Osvaldo Golijov.  Plus, music by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poets, as rendered by the band Niyaz and their vocalist Azam Ali, and more music with poetry by Pablo Neruda, and perhaps text by Rainer Maria Rilke, and more.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Friday, May 11, 2012

This New Sounds is the companion program to last night's show, where we'll not be limited to English-language poets.  Look forward to texts by Rumi (Persian poet and mystic), set by Philip Glass.  Also, listen for poetry by Pablo Neruda in a setting by Osvaldo Golijov.  Plus, music by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poets, as rendered by the band Niyaz and their vocalist Azam Ali, and more music with poetry by Pablo Neruda, and perhaps text by Rainer Maria Rilke, and more.

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New Sounds

Not Dead Yet

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hear world music vocals in ancient (and in some cases dead) languages featured in songs that blur the distinction between past and future.  Listen for high-tech sounds married to ancient texts, like the Epiphany Project.  There's also Sufi-influenced Arabic folk music from Dozan, a choir founded by Jordanian vocalist Shireen Abu-Kader and the Dozan wa Awtar Establishment.  Plus, music from émigré Persian group Niyaz, Australian band Dead Can Dance, and more.

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