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Saturday, December 7, 2013 Options
Sound: The Encounter: New Directions in Iranian and Syrian Bagpipes, Drums and Woodwinds

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Sound: The Encounter takes Silk Road traditions in new directions. The genre-bashing Iranian-Syrian trio blends modern and traditional styles, featuring the rarely heard bagpipes and woodwinds of Southern Iran plus percussion and Syrian saxophone. Sound: The Encounter makes its New York debut tonight, Saturday December 7th at the Asia Society on Park Avenue (with a live video webcast too). And the adventurous trio performs at Alwan for the Arts downtown on Sunday evening. But you'll hear this exciting new collaboration first right here on WFMU.

Sound the Encounter is:
Saeid Shanbehzadeh on neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, vocal
Basel Rajoub on saxophones, duclar
Naghib Shanbehzadeh on percussion (tombak/zarb, darbuka)

After the session we'll also meet Rachel Cooper, Director for Global Performing Arts and Special Cultural Initiatives at the Asia Society and Fairouz Nishanova, director of the Agha Khan Music Initiative, major supporters of Sound: The Encounter among many and many other musical and cultural projects.



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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Erkin Koray: Karli Daglar Options / Elektronik Türküler / Pharaway Sounds / * (0:00:00 )
New reissue

Azita: Elahi Options / Various Artists: Goush Bedey: Funk, Psychedelia & Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation / Pharaway Sounds / * (0:04:31 )
New Anthology

Kelompok Kampungan: Berkata Indonesia Dari Yogyakarta Options / Mencari Tuhan / Strawberry Rain / * (0:14:17 )

Tamikrest: Tisnant an Chatma Options / Chatma / Glitter Beat / * (0:24:56 )

Sound: The Encounter: Mina - Live on WFMU Options (0:31:56 )

Sound: The Encounter: Song from South of Iran - Live on WFMU Options (0:49:39 )

Sound: The Encounter: Sound: The Encounter - Live on WFMU Options (1:04:07 )

Sound: The Encounter: Dancing Song - Live on WFMU Options (1:10:44 )

Greek Traditional Trio: Track 10 Options / FMNA 12201 (1:23:45 )

Loxandra: Vardar Ovasi Options / Meyhane Kafe Aman / Polyphonon (1:27:13 )

Michalis Nikoloudis: Secret of the Madman Options / Chrismos / Libra (1:31:10 )

Psarantonis: A Fair Maiden I Seek Options / Ritzika / Lyra (1:34:14 )

La Nef: Extampie de Languedoc Options / Trobaritz (1:37:36 )

Mercedes Peon: Elele Options / Isue (1:41:13 )

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Focu d'Amore Options / Pizzica Indiavolata (1:43:53 )

Juaneco y su Combo: La Aguajerita Options / The Birth of Jungle Cumbia / The Vital Record / * (1:52:32 )

Staff Benda Bilili: Libala Ya Mungwa Options / Bouger Le Monde / Crammed Discs (1:54:56 )

Ali Bem Tempo: Mandela Options / Pentagono (1:59:12 )
From Cape Verde

The Special AKA: Nelson Mandela Options / Various Artists: Mandela (Soundtrack) / Mango (2:04:34 )

Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters: Mhani Tsongo Options / Shimatsatsa No 11 / Gallo - Beat City (2:09:03 )

M.J. Hlungwane Na Mpfumu Sisters: Atikoteni Options / Shivavula / Tusk (2:13:58 )

Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers Options / Zulu Rock / ZE Records (2:17:45 )

The Special Five: Nangu Lostotsi Options / Various Artists: Soweto Street Music - The Definitive Collection / Prism (2:20:56 )

Noise Khanyile: London Avenue Options / The Art of Noise / GlobeStyle (2:23:18 )

Marco Capelli Acoustic Trio: O'Peteterno Nun E'mercante (Ca Pava O' Sabbato) Options / Le Stagioni del Commissario Ricciardi (2:30:04 )

Chavela Vargas: Heracilio Bernal Options / La Revolucion Mexicana (2:39:35 )

Lucha Reyes: Aunque Me Odies Options / La Morena de Oro del Peru / Music Center (2:42:28 )

Aniceto y Sus Fabulosos: Los Fabulosos en Onda Options / Various Artists: Peru Maravilloso / Strut / * (2:45:41 )

The Semi-Colon: Giam Blow Options / In Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro Jigda) / Comb & Razor / * (2:48:30 )
New 2-cd Anthology

African Brothers: Wope Me A Ka Options / Various Artists: Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana 1974-1983 / Analog Africa / * (2:55:15 )




Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/7/13 6:12pm mick:

great piece !!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah ! ☆
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:16pm Rob W:

Thanks and good evening!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:21pm JakeGould:

Good stuff!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:25pm Blacktooth:

That Kampungan track was unreal! Excellent stuff.
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:29pm davex:

Excellence all around...
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:40pm hip:

Great Encounter!!!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 6:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...for such sparse instrumentation, Sound: The Encounter are definitely bringing it...
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 7:11pm Kristina Koffee:

Just signing on before I go out for the night to say that I'm loving Sound: The Encounter!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 7:12pm Rob W:

Thanks Kristina! Have a great Saturday night...
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 7:57pm davex:

Rob, great mix tonight - thanks!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 7:58pm Rob W:

Thanks Dave!
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 8:07pm davex:

Yes, I'm keeping it here despite your permission to follow your guests. And now we're delving into modern history, too...
Avatar Sat. 12/7/13 8:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Rob - you open the World, which is a bit disorienting, & thus humbling - but just so informative & enlightening - & so often richly satisfying...& simply good fun ! Appreciated.
  Sat. 12/14/13 7:40pm David:

Listening on Dec. 14 and wondering where the current playlist is. Liked the Special AKA tune. Would suggest "Llegas Mandela" by Xiomara Fortuna as another tribute on memory of Mandela.
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