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New Sounds provides a place for your left and right brain to unwind at the end of day. Host John Schaefer combs recent recordings for one of the most educational and enchanting hours on radio. For 20 years, he's been finding the melody in the rainforest and the rhythm in an orchestra of tin cans. The program offers new ways to hear the ancient language of song.More from New Sounds »

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#3477: Music With Folk Roots (Special Podcast)

Listen to ensemble pieces which incorporate or draw from the folk music of several different parts of the world on this New Sounds program. Hear music that simulates the sound of Norwegian folk fiddling. It's the work of Princeton University professor Dan Trueman, founder of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and a Norwegian hardanger fiddle specialist together with So Percussion. Then, listen to Nordic klezmer/folk band Afenginn, who take what they need from other parts of the world and their own to create a (their words) "Bastard Ethno" music. Plus, Ale Møller brings in the Norwegian form of bagpipe, along with the traditional Norwegian willow-bark flute, in his latest, a collaboration with the Bohuslän Big Band. Hear music by Nathan Davis which is inspired by the function of mbira music in the life rituals of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Then, listen to folktronica from the Argentine producer and musician Gaby Kerpel which uses mbira samples in addition to those of South American instruments. Plus, music featuring thumb piano from the Norwegian Karl Seglem. All that, and more. PROGRAM # 3477, music with folk roots (First aired on 6/7/2013) ARTIST(S) RECORDING CUT(S) SOURCE So Percussion & Dan Trueman Neither Anvil Nor Pulley Hang Dog Springar [a Slow Dance], excerpt [2:00] Cantaloupe Music digital-only release http://bangonacan.org/store/music/neitheranvilnorpulley Ale Møller/Bohuslän Big Band Pegasus Poste restante: Kaval [6:07] Prophone - #PCD 121 http://www.mdt.co.uk/moller-ale-pegasus-ale-moller-bohuslan-big-band-prophone.html or Download from Emusic.com Afenginn Bastard Etno Perky [3:48] Afenginn / Westpark Music http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Afenginn1 OR http://afenginn.bandcamp.com/album/bastard-etno, or download from Emusic.com Doug Perkins Simple Songs of Birth and Return Nathan Davis: Two Shadows, excerpt 1:00] FCR 126 www.dougperkins.com www.newfocusrecordings.com Doug Perkins Simple Songs of Birth and Return Nathan Davis: a Tale Begun [3:24] FCR 126 www.dougperkins.com www.newfocusrecordings.com Karl Seglem Ossicles Mårblå [7:55] Ozella 034 www.ozellamusic.com Kojiro Umezaki & Brooklyn Rider (Cycles) "(CYCLES), WHAT FALLS MUST RISE", excerpt [2:00] In a Circle Records 007 www.inacirclerecords.com So Percussion & Dan Trueman Neither Anvil Nor Pulley A Cow Call [Please oh Please Come Home!] [2:49] See above. Christine Southworth, Calder Qt. String Quartets Christine Southworth: Honey Flyers, mvmt 1 [9:39] www.kotekan.com OR www.airplaneears.com Gaby Kerpel Carnabailito Toritos [4:25] Nonesuch #79684 www.nonesuch.com

#3718: New Music from Ireland Part 4 (Special Podcast)

New Sounds returns to Ireland for the fourth part of our series on the country's contemporary music scene. For Part 4, host John Schaefer speaks with Derry-based composer Neil Burns whose work bridges atmospheric pop and contemporary classical music. Burns discusses his piece "Walls of Sound," a kind of audio tour of Derry, Ireland's city walls that includes processed environmental recordings and spare accompaniment. Neil Burns also shares how his atmospheric pop work has informed his approach to his contemporary classical composition. Later in the hour, John Schaefer meets with Greg Caffrey in Belfast to discuss making music through tough times in Belfast and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble he founded. Composer Neil Burns (courtesy of the artist) PROGRAM #3718 New Music from Ireland Part 4 (First aired on 4/23/2015) ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Things That Came After (1) [2:17] RECORDING: Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006-2013 SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Bishop's Gate to Ferryquay Gate [4:38] RECORDING: new music::new Ireland two SOURCE: Contemporary Music Centre INFO: www.cmc.ie ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street [4:25] RECORDING: Walls of Sound SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Comrade Hat WORK: The Path That Goes On [2:50] RECORDING: Follow the Dawn SOURCE: comradehat.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: The Great White Osprey [5:30] RECORDING: On Thin Ice SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Kate Ellis, cello ; Linda Buckley, vocals WORK: Jump, excerpt [:45] RECORDING: Jump SOURCE: Diatribe Records INFO: shop.diatribe.ie ARTIST: Ireland String Quartet WORK: Greg Caffrey: béal mouth beul mooth [2:24] RECORDING: AHRC Irish and Scottish Poetry Project SOURCE: Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Greg Caffrey: These are the clouds about the fallen Sun [:57] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Morton Feldman: Duration I [:30] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Iain McCurdy: Philharmonie [1:09] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: Craig Ogden WORK: Greg Caffrey: Deluge [3:30] RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon SOURCE: Cactus Records INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Craig Ogden WORK: Greg Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon [3:42] RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon SOURCE: Cactus Records INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com

#3641: Music for Bowed Strings (Special Podcast)

For this New Sounds, listen to works for violin, cello, and the 10-stringed Hardanger d'Amore fiddle. There's a work from Irish cellist Kate Ellis, (who is also Artistic Director of the Crash Ensemble,) from her solo record, "Jump," a collection of new music for solo cello and electronics by 5 Irish composers. Listen also to an atmospheric mix of cello and voice from the Icelandic cellist/composer/singer Hildur Guðnadóttir. One of the tunes features the bass player Skúli Sverrisson, Guðnadóttir's eerie whisper, and a fretted cello, resonated through two grand pianos, for a hypnotic thrum, that skirts a line between gentle menace and blissful escape. Then, hear a duo record from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (of The Gloaming) and Dan Trueman (founder of Princeton Laptop Orchestra), which stretches and recombines the DNA of Norwegian folk and Irish trad fiddling on a 10-stringed instrument, the Hardanger d'Amore. There's also fiddle music from composer, sound engineer and producer Adrian Hart, based in Ireland. Plus, sample music from the collaborative record of music by Kate Moore for cellist Ashley Bathgate, Stories for Ocean Shells, and more. PROGRAM #3641, Music for Bowed Strings ARTIST: Ashley Bathgate WORK: Kate Moore: Broken Rosary [1:00] RECORDING: Stories for Ocean Shells SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music INFO: bangonacan.org ARTISTS: Hildur Guðnadóttir, featuring Skúli Sverrisson WORK: Heima [4:26] RECORDING: Saman SOURCE: Touch # TO:96 INFO: touchshop.org ARTIST: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh WORK: Cloud [5:19] RECORDING: Music For An Elliptical Orbit SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie ARTISTS: Hildur Guðnadóttir, featuring Skúli Sverrisson WORK: Líður [2:47] RECORDING: Saman SOURCE: Touch # TO:96 INFO: touchshop.org ARTIST: Kate Ellis WORK: Niall Vallely: Sondas [10:27] RECORDING: Jump SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie INFO: kateelliscello.com ARTIST: Adrian Hart WORK: Canone [7:30] RECORDING: Cuisle SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie ARTIST: Ashley Bathgate WORK: Kate Moore: Broken Rosary [5:41] RECORDING: Stories for Ocean Shells SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music INFO: bangonacan.org ARTIST: Moon Ate the Dark (Anne Rose Carter and Christopher Bailey) WORK: Messy Hearts, excerpt [:38] RECORDING: Moon Ate the Dark SOURCE: Sonic Pieces/ Morr Music INFO: bandcamp.com ARTISTS: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman WORK: What What What [4:17] RECORDING: Laghdú SOURCE: store.irishmusic.net

#3858: Collaborative Works (Special Podcast)

Hear collaborative works of all kinds for this New Sounds, from guitar and string quartet to chamber ensemble; from piano duet to accordion trio music. Listen to a work, "Trying to Speak," by New York guitarist and composer Kaki King, in collaboration with the string quartet ETHEL, from King's multimedia masterpiece "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body." When she performs the work live, images are projected onto the body of her custom guitar, while she works her finger-style virtuosic magic. Then, hear shimmering music from New York composer Chris Cerrone, in collaboration with the Chicago-based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird. From their recent record, "Hand Eye," Cerrone's work, "South Catalina" piano, clarinet, and percussion provide stately chords augmented by a flurry of violin, cello, & flute. Also, listen to a 20-fingered collaboration, ZOFO, performing music by Terry Riley. There's also collaborative music featuring the Berlin Guitar Ensemble and the Argentine-born, now Berlin-based audio artist and producer, Andrés Jankowski. A.K.A. 1605munro, and more. PROGRAM #3858, Collaborative Works (First Aired 5-9-2016) ARTIST: Eighth Blackbird WORK: Chris Cerrone: South Catalina, excerpt [1:50] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: Kaki King & ETHEL WORK: Trying to Speak I [3:49] RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body SOURCE/INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Kaki King & ETHEL WORK: Trying to Speak II [4:14] RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body SOURCE/INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Eighth Blackbird WORK: Chris Cerrone: South Catalina [10:54] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: ZOFO WORK: Terry Riley: G song [9:30] RECORDING: ZOFO plays Terry Riley SOURCE: Sono Luminus DSL-92189 INFO: sonoluminus.com ARTIST: Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs. 1605munro WORK: Andres G. Jankowski: Macarimbas [4:40] RECORDING: Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs. 1605munro SOURCE: Possible Records PR740020 INFO: berlinguitarensemble.com pro.beatport.com/label/munropark Available at Amazon and iTunes. ARTIST: Gabriel Prokofiev / Peter Gregson WORK: Jerk Driver (DJ Spooky remix) [3:07] RECORDING: Cello Multitracks SOURCE: Nonclassical NONCLSS014 INFO: gabrielprokofiev.bandcamp.com

#3582: Music From the Near East and North Africa (Special Podcast)

For this New Sounds, listen to works from the Near East and North Africa, in both arrangement and intent. Begin with music inspired by Marco Polo's travels by oud player and Doctor of Byzantine musicology, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis. Then, there's loping Gnawa music with groove from Moroccan singer and bass lute player Hassan Hakmoun, his "Dima Dima" (Always). Hear some music from Tunisia by percussionist Imed Alibi featuring singer Emel Mathlouthi on the tune "Maknassy." There's music from Kronos Quartet and an arrangement of music by Syrian singer Omar Souleyman from their record "A Thousand Thoughts." Sample even more music for oud by Paris-based Palestinian Adnan Joubran along with another work rooted in the oud by Belgian Karim Baggili, who has roots in Jordan. Plus, hear music from the Montreal-based trio Bomata, clearly influenced by music of the Middle-East and the Mediterranean, and more. PROGRAM #3582 Music From the Near East and North Africa (First aired on 3/26/2014) ARTIST: Imed Alibi WORK: Balkani Connection [1:00] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO: irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Kyriakos Kalaitzidis/Ensemble Constantinople & En Chordais WORK: Gallop [4:25] RECORDING: The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo SOURCE: World Village 479092 INFO: store.hmusa.com ARTIST: Imed Alibi, feat. Emel Mathlouthi WORK: Maknassy [5:04] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO:irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Karim Baggili (feat. Le Trio Joubran) WORK: Kali City [4:46] RECORDING: Kali City SOURCE: homerecords.be INFO: homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com | karimbaggili.be ARTIST: Adnan Joubran WORK: My Way Home [5:59] RECORDING: Borders Behind SOURCE: World Village 479084 INFO:store.hmusa.com | adnanjoubran.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Bomata WORK: Sesame [4:48] RECORDING: Arômes d'ailleurs INFO: bomata.bandcamp.com but download from Amazon or Emusic.com ARTIST: Imed Alibi WORK: Balkani Connection [1:00] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO: irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Kronos Quartet WORK: Eviç Taksim (Tanburi Cemil Bey) RECORDING: A Thousand Thoughts SOURCE: Nonesuch 536952 INFO: www.nonesuch.com

#3859: Cross-Cultural Collaborations (Special Podcast)

Listen to cross-cultural collaborations from Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, who combines Indian and Pakistani grooves, Western jazz, and desert blues, together with her husband, the guitarist & producer Rez Abbasi. Also, listen to music from Pakistani-Brooklyn group Sandaraa (means "Song" in Pashto); it's a collaborative effort led by klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd, and featuring Pakistani vocalist Zeb Bangash joins forces with leading Brooklyn musicians on oud, drums, bass, and violin. Then, listen to a German-Afghani-Norwegian collaboration from Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander, and drummer Jarle Vespestad. From their record, "What Was Said," hear moving settings of poetry by Rumi in English, & Norwegian church songs translated into Pashto. There's also music by Irish composer/guitarist Dave Flynn for amplified ensemble, brass, and three guitars. Listen to a live 2014 recording of Flynn's "Joy" featuring Congolese-Irish guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, guitarist John Godfrey, and the composer together with the Crash Ensemble led by Alan Pierson. And more. PROGRAM #3859, Cross-Cultural Collaborations (First Aired 5-10-2016) ARTIST: Sandaraa WORK: Bibi Sanem Janem, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Sandaraa SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa ARTIST: Kiran Ahluwalia WORK: Hayat [5:01] RECORDING: Sanata: Stillness SOURCE: Magenta MTM 930 INFO: kiranmusic.com ARTIST: Sandaraa WORK: Bibi Sanem Janem [5:40] RECORDING: Sandaraa SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa ARTIST: Derek Gripper WORK: Jarabi (Passion) [6:39] RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11 INFO: newcape.co.za | derekgripper.com ARTIST: Billband WORK: Bill Ryan: Friction, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Towards Daybreak SOURCE: Innova 841 INFO: innova.mu ARTIST: Tord Gustavsen - Simin Tander - Jarle Vespestad WORK: Imagine The Fog Disappearing [6:22] RECORDING: What Was Said SOURCE: ECM 2465 INFO: ecmrecords.com ARTIST: Sandaraa WORK: Mana Nele [7:20] RECORDING: Sandaraa SOURCE: cdbaby.com/cd/sandaraa ARTIST: Derek Gripper WORK: Bakoye [3:10] RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11 INFO: newcape.co.za | derekgripper.com ARTIST: Billband WORK: Bill Ryan: Blurred, excerpt [:30] RECORDING: Towards Daybreak SOURCE: Innova 841 INFO: innova.mu ARTIST: Crash Ensemble/ Alan Pierson, cond. Niwel Tsumbu, with Dave Flynn and John Godfrey, gtrs WORK: Joy, Part 3 -The Joy of Sex [3:12] RECORDING: Live, Cork Opera House, 2014 SOURCE: This work not commercially available. INFO: http://www.daveflynn.com/joy.html ARTIST: Crash Ensemble/ Alan Pierson, cond. Niwel Tsumbu, with Dave Flynn and John Godfrey, gtrs WORK: Joy, Part 4 - The Joy of Sebene [7:00] RECORDING: Live, Cork Opera House, 2014 SOURCE: This work not commercially available. INFO: http://www.daveflynn.com/joy.html ARTIST: Tord Gustavsen - Simin Tander - Jarle Vespestad WORK: Sweet Melting Afterglow [3:35] RECORDING: What Was Said SOURCE: ECM 2465 INFO: ecmrecords.com

#3853: Under the Chamber Music Umbrella (Special Podcast)

Hear works that fit under the umbrella of chamber music on this New Sounds from a choir of cellos (OK, celli) performed by Ashley Bathgate, music from the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird, the Tallin Chamber Orchestra, & more. From a years-long collaborative cycle of music for cello, preview Stories for Ocean Shells by Australian-born Dutch-based composer Kate Moore. Listen to layers upon layers of Ashley Bathgate's cello in the title track from that record, now out on Cantaloupe Music. Also, hear a selection from "Labyrinth," a suite of short pieces for string ensemble by Estonian composer Tonu Korvitz, from his recent Mirror, featuring the Tallin Chamber Orchestra and cellist Anja Lechner. Plus, listen to minimalism-leaning melody-rich music by the Sirius Quartet, from their latest, Paths Become Lines, written by their cellist, Jeremy Harman. eighth blackbird (Luke Ratray) Then there's new music from the Sleeping Giant composers collective for the Chicago-based ensemble eighth blackbird from their fresh and piping-hot release, Hand Eye. Listen to a visual work by pianist/composer Timo Andres inspired by a patterned pen and ink abstraction, and intended to be "structured as a gradual zoom outward," his piece, "Checkered Shade." From the same record, hear Jacob Cooper's vibraphone-rooted work, "Cast," which gradually removes the vibes in the way an artist making paper casts removes the original objects. (For reference, please enjoy this paper casting crafty video.) All that, and more. PROGRAM #3853, More Chamber Music (First Aired 4-14-2016) ARTIST: eighth blackbird WORK: Jacob Cooper: Cast, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: eighth blackbird WORK: Timo Andres: Checkered Shade [13:58] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: Kate Moore / Ashley Bathgate, cello WORK: Kate Moore: Stories for Ocean Shells [9:18] RECORDING: Stories for Ocean Shells SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music INFO: Due out May 20, 2016, at bangonacan.org The piece also exists as a piano work, on "Dances and Canons" ECM Records 2344 ARTIST: Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge WORK: Hopper's Blue House, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Nighthawks SOURCE: erikfriedlander.com/nighthawks ARTIST: Tallin Chamber Orchestra with Anja Lechner, Violoncello WORK: Tonu Korvitz: Labyrinth V [2:42] RECORDING: Tonu Korvitz: Mirror SOURCE: ECM Records 2327 INFO: ecmrecords.com ARTIST: Sirius Quartet WORK: Jeremy Harman: Paths Become Lines [6:20] RECORDING: Paths Become Lines SOURCE: Autentico Music / Maxos 00004 INFO: autenticomusic.com or Amazon.com ARTIST: Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge WORK: Hopper's Blue House, excerpt [:30] RECORDING: Nighthawks SOURCE: erikfriedlander.com/nighthawks ARTIST: eighth blackbird WORK: Jacob Cooper: Cast [10:50] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org

#3830: Big Bands and Bands That Just Sound Big (Special Podcast)

Eco-Music Big Band album cover (ecomusicbigband.com) For this New Sounds program, all of the works feature larger ensembles, or have the sound of a big band. Listen to music by the 15-, sometimes 16-piece multi-generational big band founded by Fred Ho, and led by Marie Incontrera – the Eco-Music Big Band. There's also music from Laura Jurd, the English trumpeter/bandleader along with music by the NYC-based trumpeter/bandleader/composer Jon Crowley and his sextet. Plus, folk and jazz meet recited poetry in music from Scottish percussionist/bandleader Corrie Dick. Listen to his work, "Soar," featuring poetry by Alice Zawadzki, which lives up to its title. Listen also to big band music inspired by Ethiopian jazz and in music by French saxophonist Pierrick Pédron and his ensemble. Then there's more Ethio-jazz-rooted music from the nine-piece Dutch brass band, Jungle By Night, along with an arrangement of a classic 1970's Ethiopian pop tune from Imperial Tiger Orchestra. Plus, hear a track from Debo Band, who are from the Boston area. Their music looks to Ethopia by way of Japan in "Hiyamikachi Bushi" from their new record coming out May 20, "Ere Gobez." All that, and more. PROGRAM #3830, Big Bands & Big-Sounding Bands (Special Podcast) ARTIST: Pierrick Pédron WORK: Ethiop, excerpt [1:20] RECORDING: And the SOURCE: Jazz Village 570097 INFO: jazzvillage.com ARTIST: Corrie Dick WORK: Soar [6:32] RECORDING: Impossible Things SOURCE: Chaos Collective CC 006CD INFO: corriedick.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Jon Crowley WORK: Other Lives [5:14] RECORDING: I Walk Amongst The Humans SOURCE: destinyrecords.bandcamp.com INFO: Due out March 11, 2016 ARTIST: Eco-Music Big Band WORK: Stefan Zeniuk: Rag House [8:24] RECORDING: Colors of Resistance SOURCE: Eco-Music Big Band, INFO: Dist. By Catapult Available at Emusic.com, iTunes. ARTIST: Imperial Tiger Orchestra WORK: Etu Gela [:56] RECORDING: Addis Abeba SOURCE: Arsinthe Music / Mental Groove Records CDAMMGITO 1 INFO: imperialtigerorchestra.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Pierrick Pédron WORK: Ethiop [4:11] RECORDING: And the SOURCE: Jazz Village 570097 INFO: jazzvillage.com ARTIST: Debo Band WORK: Hiyamikachi Bushi [4:29] RECORDING: Ere Gobez SOURCE: For Practically Everyone FPE Records 013 INFO: Due out May 20, 2016 deboband.com ARTIST: Jungle By Night WORK: Empire [4:14] RECORDING: The Hunt SOURCE: Kudos Records KS 045 INFO: kudosrecords.co.uk ARTIST: Mette Henriette WORK: strangers by midday [2:51] RECORDING: Trio / Ensemble SOURCE: ECM Records 2460/2461 INFO: ecmrecords.com ARTISTS: Laura Jurd ft. Elliot Galvin, piano; Conor Chaplin, double bass; Corrie Dick, percussion, with The Ligeti Quartet WORK: The Lady of Bruntal [5:26] RECORDING: Landing Ground SOURCE: Chaos Collective INFO: chaos-collective.com Or soundcloud.com/laurajurd Available at amazon.co.uk or Emusic.com

#3801: Unusual Cross-Cultural Collaborations (Special Podcast)

This New Sounds is full of unexpected musical dream-teams, like New York-based Raya Brass Band, whose latest record, RAYA, is full of informed cross-cultural takes on Balkan brass music – here a loping Ethiogroove or New York salsa woven into the New Orleans street party meets Macedonian, Greek, and Turkish wedding music. Listen to the seductive odd sevens of "Dren Gajda," which evokes the sound of the bagpipe, or gajda (which is also a bagpipe-accompanied Macedonian dance.) Then, there's tropical psychedelic cumbia from Lima, Peru-based band, Bareto, along with brass-driven Afro-pop from the Washington DC-based band Elikeh, who incorporate Togolese rhythms into their borderless music. (The group's leader, Massama Dogo, was born in Togo.) Hear Welsh harp, Indian tabla & harmonium, as Mumbai singer Tauseef Akhtar and Welsh singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn blend Indian Ghazals with Welsh folk traditional music as Ghazalaw. Plus, hear music from Hiya wal Âalam, which is Tunisian composer and percussionist Houwaida Hedfi, in collaboration with musicians from Tunisia and Palestine, and Swede Olof Dreijer from The Knife. They use North African percussion instruments like bendir, djembe and chkachek, along with wordless vocals and electronic beats. And much more. PROGRAM #3801 Unusual Cross-Cultural Collaborations (First Aired 11-19-2015) ARTIST: Xixa WORK: Cumbia del Palatero, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Shift and Shadow SOURCE: Barbès Records INFO: barbesrecords.com ARTIST: Raya Brass Band WORK: RAYA RECORDING: Dren Gajda [4:12] SOURCE: rayabrassband1.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Bareto WORK: Mama Motelo [3:53] RECORDING: Impredecible SOURCE: World Village 450030 INFO: worldvillagemusic.com ARTIST: Elikeh WORK: The Conversation [4:45] RECORDING: Kondona SOURCE: Ropeadope / Elikeh INFO: elikeh.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Xixa WORK: Cumbia del Palatero [4:04] RECORDING: Shift and Shadow SOURCE: Barbès Records INFO: barbesrecords.com ARTIST: Tunto WORK: Couscous Music [4:59] RECORDING: Huvi SOURCE: AANI Records INFO: aani.fi OR cdbaby.com ARTIST: Ghazalaw WORK: Cosb Mor Dlos (Khoobsorat Koi Sazaa) [6:45] RECORDING: Ghazalaw SOURCE: Marvels of The Universe INFO: ghazalaw.com ARTIST: Hiya Wal Âalam WORK: Houwaida Hedfi: Janna feat. Chiheb [4:52] RECORDING: Sawtuha : Nine women from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and a bonus song from Syria INFO: The track appears under the name "Houwaida" on this compilation: jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Alif WORK: I tiraf (Confession) [4:56] RECORDING: Aynama-Rtama SOURCE: alifmusic.bandcamp.com

#3838: New Music With Trumpet (Special Podcast)

Listen to new music with trumpet on this New Sounds, including music from the Paris-based Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar, Ben Neill & his mutantrumpet, and music from trumpeter, bandleader, composer Dave Douglas. Hear more music from Lebanese-born, Paris-based trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf off of a brilliant new record that is an homage to the great Arab diva Oum Kalthoum; listen to another from a suite of pieces built around her song, Alf Leila Wa Leila (The thousand and one nights.) Then, listen to "Silo," an upbeat instrumental call and response track from Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze. From the Motema label site's interview, Cissoko says "Silo" translates as "straight path." Then, the avant-garde and EDM come together in music by Ben Neill & his mutantrumpet, from his record "Horizonal." Also, hear trumpeter, bandleader, composer Dave Douglas together with Michigan-based laptop artist, Shigeto – from the quartet record, "High Risk." There's also music from New York-based Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir Elsaffar and his Two Rivers project. The title refers to the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq and celebrates the two streams of influence in Elsaffar's work, the near-eastern classical and the western jazz. That, and much more. PROGRAM #3838, New Music with/for Trumpet (First Aired 3-4-2016) ARTIST: LAMA WORK: Melodia Minuscula, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Oneiros SOURCE: Clean Feed CF 240 INFO: cleanfeed-records.com ARTIST: Dave Douglas, featuring Shigeto, electronics with Jonathan Maron, bass; Mark Guiliana, drums; WORK: Cardinals [7:10] RECORDING: High Risk SOURCE: music.davedouglas.com ARTIST: Ben Neill WORK: The Other Side Of Midnight [6:27] RECORDING: Horizonal SOURCE: Audiokult Recordings INFO: benneill.com ARTIST: Jacaszek & Kwartludium WORK: A Book of Lake (Roseliere), excerpt [:30] RECORDING: Catalogue Des Arbres SOURCE: Touch TO 094CD INFO: forcedexposure.com ARTIST: Omar Sosa, ft. Joo Kraus WORK: Alejet [7:27] RECORDING: Eggun SOURCE: Otá OTA 1024 INFO: omarsosa.com/order.php ARTIST: LAMA WORK: Melodia Minuscula [6:47] RECORDING: Oneiros SOURCE: Clean Feed CF 240 INFO: cleanfeed-records.com ARTIST: Jacaszek & Kwartludium WORK: A Book of Lake (Roseliere), excerpt [:30] RECORDING: Catalogue Des Arbres SOURCE: Touch TO 094CD INFO: forcedexposure.com ARTIST: Ibrahim Maalouf WORK: Movement 1 [6:15] RECORDING: Kalthoum SOURCE: Impulse! / Universal Music Classics / Decca #4749696 INFO: impulse-label.com | ibrahimmaalouf.com ARTIST: Amir Elsaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble WORK: Al-Badia [5:51] RECORDING: Inana SOURCE: PI Recordings 41 INFO: pirecordings.com ARTIST: Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze WORK: Silo [6:20] RECORDING: Amanke Dionti SOURCE: Motema MTM-84 INFO: motema.com

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