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Omar Souleyman

New Sounds

Still More World Music

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sample an hour of global music rooted in traditional instruments, and western ones, featuring music by Syrian dabke artist Omar Souleyman and music from Ethio-jazzer Mulatu Astatke .

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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New Sounds

Music From the Near East and North Africa

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to works from the Near East and North Africa, in both arrangement and intent.  Begin with music inspired by Marco Polo’s travels by oud player and Doctor of Byzantine musicology, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis.  Then, there’s music from Kronos Quartet and an arrangement of music by Syrian singer Omar Souleyman from their latest record “A Thousand Thoughts.”  Hear some music from Tunisia by percussionist Imed Alibi featuring singer Emel Mathlouthi on the tune “Maknassy."

 

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New Sounds

Still More World Music

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sample an hour of global music, some rooted in traditional instruments, and some music that brings the west aboard as well.

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Monday, April 29, 2013

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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