Music

The Record
11:23 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Egypt's Underground Wakes Up

Noor Noor performs with his band El-Zabaleen, which makes many of its instruments out of recycled materials.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:42 pm

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World Cafe
4:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Next: Broncho

Broncho.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 11:27 am

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Music Reviews
3:42 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Sidi Toure And The Sonic Heritage Of The Sahara

Sidi Touré plays guitar and sings in the Songhaï tradition.
Jonathan Crawford

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 12:42 pm

It's easy to romanticize the Sahara — a vast expanse of sand organized around the northern reaches of the Niger River. Part of that romance is captured in the music of singer and guitarist Sidi Touré, who composes songs in the folkloric tradition of the Songhaï people.

His new album of desert chamber music, Koïma, harkens back to the glory days of the Songhaï Empire, which ruled much of the region from the city of Gao in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Mountain Stage
2:20 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

Joan Osborne.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 8:50 am

Joan Osborne makes her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Osborne's performance was the final date on the first leg of her 2012 tour in support of her latest album, Bring It on Home. With a career that's inching toward the two-decade mark, Osborne has found success across genres, earning accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker and rootsy, bluesy soul singer.

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World Cafe
1:03 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Shannon Brinkman

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:56 pm

This week, World Cafe invites you to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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