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West Meets West Africa

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hear western music together with music of West Africa, as in music from the Beirut-born Raja Kassis or the Jewish Afro-beat party band Zion80, led by Jon Madof, and more.

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New Sounds

Musical Cross-Pollination

Sunday, January 05, 2014

On this edition of New Sounds, we'll hear from singers who reach across musical traditions, including a new recording of a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan piece – “Mustt Mustt” - by Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, featuring the Tuareg musical rebels from Mali, Tinariwen.  Kiran says of the collaboration - "I knew it would be compelling to have a song from the South Asian Islamic tradition performed with Muslims from Mali."  We'll hear the results on this program.

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New Sounds

Musical Cross-Pollination

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

On this edition of New Sounds, we'll hear from singers who reach across musical traditions, including a new recording of a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan piece – “Mustt Mustt” - by Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, featuring the Tuareg musical rebels from Mali, Tinariwen.  Kiran says of the collaboration - "I knew it would be compelling to have a song from the South Asian Islamic tradition performed with Muslims from Mali."  We'll hear the results on this program.

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New Sounds

New Music from the Berbers

Sunday, November 13, 2011

There's music from North and West Africa on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear a trancey and exuberant series of recordings of master musicians of Gnawa from Ouled Bambara.  Also, we'll listen to the latest from the nomadic band Tinariwen from northern Mali -  Saharan seven-piece Malian desert blues with twanging guitar-led fuzz and funk.  

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New Sounds

Musical Cross-Pollination

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On this edition of New Sounds, we'll hear from singers who reach across musical traditions, including a new recording of a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan piece – “Mustt Mustt” - by Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, featuring the Tuareg musical rebels from Mali, Tinariwen.  Kiran says of the collaboration - "I knew it would be compelling to have a song from the South Asian Islamic tradition performed with Muslims from Mali."  We'll hear the results on this program. 

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Tinariwen

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tinariwen was born in a refugee camp. The band's members met there more than 30 years ago. Now the band is out with a new acoustic album. That album is called Tassill. Watch a video of a pared down version of Tinariwen playing playing "A Dunya" from the album live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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New Sounds

Mali Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Listen to new music from the West African country of Mali, a veritable hotbed of great voices and great instrumentalists.  For this New Sounds, we’ll hear both the latest from Bamako-born Oumou Sangare ("The Songbird of Wassoulou") - "Seya," and Vieux Farka Touré (son of Ali Farka Touré) - "Fondo," along with something from the kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus, Nigerian kora player and composer Tunde Jegede offers a gorgeous reading of minimalism with Malian Royal Court Music, and more.

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New Sounds

New Music from the Berbers

Thursday, November 25, 2010

There's music from North and West Africa on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear a trancey and exuberant series of recordings of master musicians of Gnawa from Ouled Bambara.  Also, we'll listen to the latest from the nomadic band Tinariwen from northern Mali -  Saharan seven-piece Malian desert blues with twanging guitar-led fuzz and funk.   Plus music by fellow Malian Issa Bayagogo on the banjo-like instrument called the ngoni, something from guitarist Justin Adams, and more.

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New Sounds

Mali Music

Monday, August 16, 2010

Listen to new music from the West African country of Mali, a veritable hotbed of great voices and great instrumentalists.  For this New Sounds, we’ll hear both the latest from Bamako-born Oumou Sangare ("The Songbird of Wassoulou") - "Seya," and Vieux Farka Touré (son of Ali Farka Touré) - "Fondo," along with something from the kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus, Nigerian kora player and composer Tunde Jegede offers a gorgeous reading of minimalism with Malian Royal Court Music, and more.

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Soundcheck

I Still Got the Blues

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Think the blues are dead?  You may not be looking in the right place.

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