Tiecoro Sissoko

New Sounds

World Music With a Side of Bob Dylan

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There’s world music from Iran, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, and Benin, with occasional Bob Dylan on this New Sounds program.  Listen to music from the late Malian guitarist and griot Tiecoro Sissoko, who also played as a sideman for years with Toumani Diabate in Bamako. We'll hear the title track of his only recording, which praises Keme Borama (Bourama), the brother of Samory Touré, noted 19th century warlord who fought against the French occupation of Guinea. Then, hear a celebration of African women from Angelique Kidjo’s latest, “Eve,” where Kidjo recorded women from Benin, Kenya, and numerous African countries, and used those tapes as the basis for her songs.


New Sounds

A Limited 2014 Preview / Some 2013 Missed Gems

Monday, January 13, 2014


While everyone was compiling their year-end-lists on deadline, or submitting their 2014 previews, we’ve had the luxury of no one demanding such things from us.  Now, really, the only joy in these sorts of exercises might be taunting John Schaefer with the freer time which comes from not hosting two daily shows (& countless other events), and then finally feeling guilty enough to share the things that the staff stumbled upon while not compiling Listener Poll data. Just to defy low expectations, and to continue to avoid actually BEING on air, here's another in the series of "Rogue" New Sounds Staff posts and it's a long one - in two parts.

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