Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. 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.
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number if your station is one of them.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
JAMI SIEBER'S ELEPHANT DREAMS Dr. Dolittle talks with the animals, but Jami Sieber plays
music with the elephants. The cellist recorded a CD with the Thai
Elephant Orchestra called HIDDEN SKY and it doesn't sound like
a bunch of elephants stomping around. Jami Sieber wove intimate
musical conversations with the elephants and created her own ambient
chamber music evocation of her Thai elephant experience. Jami
Sieber tells her enchanting story on Echoes.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH PIERRE BENSUSAN Pierre Bensusan is one of the idiosyncratic geniuses of modern
finger-style guitar playing. Although he's French with styles
ranging from middle eastern to Celtic music showing up in his
playing, he's really a musical descendent of John Fahey, creating
a uniquely personal approach to the acoustic guitar. George Winston
bows down before him. Michael Hedges named a tune after him. Pierre
Bensusan comes to the Echoes Living Room where he plays music
from his latest CD, ALTIPLANOS (Favored Nations Acoustic).
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH STEVE TIBBETTS AND CHOYING DROLMA The Echoes Living Room is transformed into an ambient Buddhist
temple when guitarist Steve Tibbetts, Tibetan nun and singer Choying
Drolma, and percussionist Marc Anderson play their music live.
Steve Tibbetts sets Drolma's ancient chants and hymns to his ambient
sound designs, bridging time and distance, on their latest CD,
SELWA (Six Degrees). Choying Drolma, Steve Tibbetts and Marc Anderson
call down the spirits, live, on Echoes.
STELLAMARA'S GRAND CARAVAN Stellamara is a Bay Area band creating a world music of the
imagination, filtered through eastern European refrains, spun
in Persian grooves, blended in medieval modalities and supercharged
by San Francisco's multi-cultural sensibilities. It's all centered
by the vocal incantations of Sonja Drakulich, whose voice evokes
Bulgarian choirs and middle eastern ululations in this richly
layered, percussive world fusion. They've just released their
first CD in 8 years, called THE SEVEN VALLEYS (Lucidity Music.)
In their Oakland home, Stellamara boards a music caravan from
Persia to Bulgaria.
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is no "buy-it" button or "iTunes" button,
the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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