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Spinning on Air: Spring Power!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Music with rhythmic and melodic power; music for bursting forth after a long, snowy winter. David Garland presents music from warm places like Brazil, New Orleans, India, and...Brooklyn; music vibrating with a pulse that comes from Africa.

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Soundcheck

Ravi Shankar, Legendary Sitarist, Dies At 92

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar, the Grammy-winning sitar master who became the world’s most iconic performer of the instrument, introduced traditional South Asian music to the world, and brought those influences to pop music in the 1960s, died Tuesday at the age of 92.

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Ravi Shankar Remembered, The Smiths Revisited, Sophie Auster

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today on Soundcheck, we remember the iconic musical career of Ravi Shankar, the Grammy-winning sitar master who died Tuesday at the age of 92. Author Tom Fletcher delves into the outsize influence of the British rock band The Smiths. And singer-songwriter Sophie Auster plays in the Soundcheck studio.

Spinning on Air

Heading East

Sunday, August 19, 2012

David Garland presents recordings new and old by musicians exploring the paths that unite East and West, including a new collaboration between Jesse Sparhawk and Eric Carbonara, a classic recording by Bill Evans and Herbie Mann, and music by Nils Frahm, The Stone Poneys, Clem Alford, and Ravi Shankar.

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Spinning on Air

Ecstatic Experiences

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Music can transport us to the transcendent. David Garland presents some recent recordings that provide this sort of journey. Syrian-born singer Gaida improvises with Nigerian vocalist Yacouba Moumuni; 91 year-old sitarist Ravi Shankar performs Raga Malgunji, a meditative raga reflecting on the distance between the human and the supreme; and Palestinian singer and oud player Kamilya Jubran performs songs about war and survival.

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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New Sounds

Teach Your Children Well

Friday, December 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to music by the sons and daughters of really fine musicians.  We’ll hear Shona music from the country of Zimbabwe by Baba Maraire (formerly Tendai.) His father, Dumisani (Dumi), an ethnomusicologist, was one of the first African musicians to build a grass roots movement of marimba, and came to be informally dubbed, “Godfather of Shona Music.”

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Spinning on Air

Heading East

Sunday, November 20, 2011

David Garland presents recordings new and old by musicians exploring the paths that unite East and West, including a new collaboration between Jesse Sparhawk and Eric Carbonara, a classic recording by Bill Evans and Herbie Mann, and music by Nils Frahm, The Stone Poneys, Clem Alford, and Ravi Shankar.

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Spinning on Air

Spring Power

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Music with rhythmic and melodic power; music for bursting forth after a long, snowy winter. David Garland presents music from warm places like Brazil, New Orleans, India, and...Brooklyn; music vibrating with a pulse that comes from Africa. 

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music

Friday, January 07, 2011

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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