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The Song of Songs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

This New Sounds explores the many different approaches to the musical settings and interpretations of the beautiful poetry of the Biblical Song of Solomon.  We’ll hear from sources as wide-ranging as an English composer and priest in the Eastern Orthodox church, an Ethiopian music icon, and an Israeli singer.

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New Sounds

The Song of Songs

Monday, May 09, 2011

This New Sounds explores the many different approaches to the musical settings and interpretations of the beautiful poetry of the Biblical Song of Solomon.  We’ll hear from sources as wide-ranging as an English composer and priest in the Eastern Orthodox church, an Ethiopian music icon, and an Israeli singer. 

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New Sounds

World Music

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to world music from the region that includes Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, along with other parts of Africa.  First off, there's traditional Yemenite rhythms and chants, some West African roots, plus blues, jazz and funk all mixed together by Ravid Kahalani, founder of the Yemen Blues project. There's also music from the late Yemenite-Jewish singer Ofra Haza and music from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.  Plus, something from Senegalese singer Baaba Maal and music from Fela Kuti's son, Seun Anikulapo Kuti along with Fela's band, Egypt 80, and more.

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