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Simon Shaheen

Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: World Premiere of Simon Shaheen's 'The Call'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Composer and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen and pianist Jason Lindner give the world premiere of Shaheen's "The Call" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

New Sounds

Indian Fusion

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Since the "raga-rock" craze of the late 60s, Indian music has been mixed with Western music - with mixed results. On this New Sounds, we’ll hear some current efforts in chamber music, jazz, ambient, and dance music, from the Neel Murgai Ensemble, the Acoustic Mandala Project, Natraj, and DJ Cheb I Sabbah. Plus, music from Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, who fuses Indian and Western music on both slide guitar and slide ukelele.

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New Sounds

The Egyptian Influence

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Recordings by Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, Cape Verde’s famous diva, the late Cesaria Evora, and Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen all show the influence of Egyptian music.  We’ll hear from them and others on this New Sounds, starting with the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalsoum (or Umm Kulthum.)  Like the legendary Oum Kalsoum, Cesaria Evora is backed by an Egyptian orchestra  -a mix of strings with Arabic sounds like the oud, kanun, and ney flute - on her release, Nha Sentimento.

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New Sounds

Indian Fusion

Friday, April 08, 2011

Since the "raga-rock" craze of the late 60s, Indian music has been mixed with Western music - with mixed results. On this New Sounds, we’ll hear some current efforts in chamber music, jazz, ambient, and dance music, from the Neel Murgai Ensemble, the Acoustic Mandala Project, Natraj, and DJ Cheb I Sabbah. Plus, music from Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, who fuses Indian and Western music on both slide guitar and slide ukelele.

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New Sounds

The Egyptian Influence

Friday, February 11, 2011

Recordings by Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, Cape Verde’s famous diva Cesaria Evora, and Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen all show the influence of Egyptian music.  We’ll hear from them and others on this New Sounds, starting with the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalsoum (or Umm Kulthum.)  Like the legendary Oum Kalsoum, Cesaria Evora is backed by an Egyptian orchestra  -a mix of strings with Arabic sounds like the oud, kanun, and ney flute - on her latest release, Nha Sentimento.  

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