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Options March 6, 2012: Rob Weisberg: World Vocal Music - for Radio Boredcast


For this hour of the Boredcast, I’ve selected fifteen slow-moving songs or pieces centered on the human voice, sometimes a cappella, sometimes with drone, ambient or otherwise low-key or understated accompaniment. All of these pieces have roots in traditional music or contain traditional elements from Europe and Asia. But many blend elements of the traditional and the modern; with the exception of the selection from Buddhist monks in Bhutan, none of these are not ethnographic field recordings.

Rob Weisberg is the host of Transpacific Sound Paradise, the “peerless world music show” (Time Out New York) heard Saturday evenings on non-commercial radio station WFMU. The program features recorded and live music, interviews, and remote broadcasts from Barbes, a performance venue in Brooklyn and occasionally other venues. The noted abstract painter Mary Heilmann was inspired to name one of her works after the show, Transpacific (2007) and Rob’s voice from the show has been heard in two documentary films. Rob’s obsessively-maintained online world music calendar has become an essential resource for NYC metro area world music fans.


Listen to this show:

Artist Track Album Label
Korean Creative Music Society  Dongdasong   Options Various Artists: Into the Light II  MCST 
Monks of Tashicho Dzong, Thimphu; Nuns of Punakha Dzong (Bhutan)   Chakchen Sondep (Petition To Chakchen)   Options Various Artists (recorded by John Levy): Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan  Lyrichord 
Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo  Tuvan Prayer   Options Eternal  Six Degrees 
Wulu Bunun singers and David Darling  Pasibutbut   Options Mudanin Kata  World Music Network 
Sainkho Namtchylak  Last Christmas   Options Various Artists (edited By Morgan Fischer) - Miniatures II  Cherry Red 
Bulgarian Voices - Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu  Fly, Fly My Sadness   Options Fly, Fly My Sadness  Shanachie 
Yerevan Women's Choir of Armenia  Surb, Surb   Options Yerevan Women's Choir of Armenia  MEG 
Rustavi Choir (Georgia)  Kakhuri Nana   Options World Network, Vol. 2: Georgia [Georgian Polyphony]  Network Medien 
Alanna O'Kelly  One Breath   Options Various Artists: Lament  Real World 
Sheila Chandra & Ganges Orcestra  Not Waving, Droning   Options EEP 2  Indipop 
Yungchen Lhamo  Fade Away   Options Ama  Real World 
Mari Boine  Ahccai (To My Father)   Options In The Hand Of The Night  Universal 
Sussan Deyhim  Beshno Az Ney (Windfall)   Options City of Leaves  Venus Rising 
Azam Ali  Neni Desem   Options Night To The Edge Of Day  Six Degrees 
Loga Ramin Torkian  Avaaz   Options Mehraab  Six Degrees 

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