World Music

We began today’s show with music from the Taiga, Russia with the Wolga Balalaika Ensemble (Arc), we then heard music from the great Armenian Ud master, Richard Hagopian (Arc), then music from the Kaiapo Indians of Brazil (Gallo), Trance music from Moroccan Gnawan musician Hassan Hakmoun (Triloka), music from A Hawk and a Hacksaw with the Hun Hangar Ensemble (Leaf), A song from the Finnish epic the Kalevala (Ondine), music from the Turkish Bektasi Sufis (Mariposa), Dance music from Loristan, Iran (Mahoor), music from Algerian Kabyle Berber, El Hasnoui (AAA), and Gypsy music from the Kocani Orchestra (Arc).

In the second hour we heard and interview with South Indian veena queen, Nirmala Rajaseka. The music was recorded in her basement with Srini on Mridangam, and Balaji on Ghatam, included were a couple tracks from her new recording Song of the Veena (Innova).

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1 Laurel Aitkin / Mas Charlie (Prisoner Song) / Rough Guide to the Music of Jamiaca / World Music Network

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All over the map this week – North Africa, Barcelona, Toronto, Haitian music in Sweden, and more. In the second hour we hear from a variety of women of North Africa as well.

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New dubs and old dubs, an Echo Chamber/Echo Beach Double Mix, a Mix Within A Mix, the Left Hand of Dubness, and then there were the blueberries… Just another typical Echo Chamber.

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