Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of February 16-20, 2004. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH JOHN WUBBENHORST John Wubbenhorst is an American musician, but he specializes
in the Indian bamboo flute called bansuri. For the last several
years, he's been creating an east-west fusion with his group,
Facing East, combining guitar and bass along with Indian percussion.
John Wubbenhorst and Facing East eschew seats and instead, sit
on the floor for an Echoes Living Room Concert, playing music
form their latest CD, Facing Beloved (Facing East Productions).
WILLIAM EATON: ALIEN STRINGS-GLOBAL MUSIC-SOUTHWEST VISIONS William Eaton is a Sedona-based guitarist and guitar luthier
who has invented several stringed instruments that not only have
an amazing sound, but are works of visual art. He's created hybrid
instruments like the Koto-harp Guitar, 26 stringed guitar and
the 31 stringed, O'ele'n Strings and the Lyre-Harp Guitar. They
all look like lost artifacts of a highly evolved alien culture.
Eaton deploys his instruments in an exotic world chamber fusion
that draws its rhythms from the Middle East and Africa, its melodies
from India and Appalachia and its atmosphere right out of the
desert southwest where Eaton lives. He's recorded albums with
Native flute icon R. Carlos Nakai and has several solo CDs on
the Canyon label. His latest is a double CD called SPARKS &
EMBERS. We talk with William Eaton and his ensemble about alien
strings, global music and southwestern visions.
AL JEWER & ANDY MITRAN'S NATIVE FUSIONS FROM CHICAGO Al Jewer and Andy Mitran make music born of the western plains
and transmuted through synthesized textures and global rhythms.
Al Jewer is a specialist in Native American flute while Andy
Mitran handles synthesizers and percussion in the evocative music
of their new CD, TWO TREES (Laughing Cat Records). They talk
about their musical directions and backgrounds that include music
for Bozo Super Sunday Show. It's part of the circus on Echoes.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH KILA The Irish band called Kila takes Celtic reels and rocks them
into the 21st century. This group of virtuoso players and singers
retain the roots of their Irish heritage while putting a more
contemporary spin in original compositions that reach epic proportions
on their latest CD, LUNA PARK (World Village). Kila comes to
the Echoes Living room and unleashes their sound live.
Echoes Programs for the week of February 16-20,
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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