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The Sounds of Sunda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Listen to music from Sunda (the western portion of Java), in Indonesia. & from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, Lou Harrison, and more.

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New Sounds

The Sounds of Sunda

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sunda is the western portion of the island of Java, in Indonesia. For this New Sounds, listen to the music from both that region and from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, from Sabah Habas Mustapha, a member of London group 3 Mustaphas 3, and much more.  Hear music by Sasha Bogdanowitsch written for the group Pusaka Sunda.  The work, “If There Be Rivers, All Will Blossom,” is for Gamelan Degung, the chamber-sized gamelan ensemble which usually features the suling (flute), and is about the importance of keeping faith in life, and maintaining creativity in hardship. 

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New Sounds

World Music Tour (Special Podcast Edition)

Friday, August 10, 2012

WNYC

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music from Cape Verde, by a male pop-griot singer, Tcheka. He plays traditional percussive guitar and weaves the batuku style (a style traditional to the islands that was banned by the Portuguese, but continued by the women in the fields as they worked.) Plus, music for accordion and double-bass from Finland, and traditional music of West Java, featuring the kacapi, a boat-shaped zither.  And more.

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