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The Non-Western Orchestra

Monday, January 12, 2015

Listen to music that features the orchestra as a non-western ensemble, including Bombay Dub Orchestra, Master Musicians of Jajouka, & Jherek Bischoff arranging the Congotronics project. 

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The Non-Western Orchestra

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Listen to music that features the orchestra as a non-western ensemble. Hear music from a new tribute record, “The Road to Jajouka,” a recording honoring (and with proceeds supporting) the legendary Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar.  Then, the orchestra provides a drone in a live recording made at the Fes Festival of the traditional call to prayer. Also, hear the orchestra as an Indian instrument with the Bombay Dub Orchestra and as an instrument of the gypsy or Roma tradition in music from the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio.  Plus, hear Jherek Bischoff’s orchestral arrangement of the music from Congotronics by Konono No. 1, and more.  

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Sufi Crossovers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that combines Sufi traditions with Western sounds.  We’ll hear Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah -a sufi shrine- in a town of the same name in South India where a church, this shrine, and a Hindu temple are all next to each other.  They are part of a musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements called the Nagore Sessions.

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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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Sufi Crossovers

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to music that combines Sufi traditions with Western sounds.  We’ll hear Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah -a sufi shrine- in a town of the same name in South India where a church, this shrine, and a Hindu temple are all next to each other.  They are part of a musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements called the Nagore Sessions.

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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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Giants of African New Music

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hear works by some of the seminal figures in the development of the global phenomenon called Afropop on this New Sounds.  We'll listen to  greats by Fela Kuti, Franco, Tabuh Ley Rochereau, Mahlathini, Youssou N'Dour, and more.

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Sufi Crossovers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to music that combines Sufi traditions with Western sounds.  We’ll hear Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah -a sufi shrine- in a town of the same name in South India where a church, this shrine, and a Hindu temple are all next to each other.  They are part of a musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements called the Nagore Sessions.

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