FEATURED THIS WEEK:
Monday 10/17/05 (Echoes Program 0534B)
CHRIS BLACKWELL'S VEDIC PATH & WORLD VOICES
Famed producer Chris Blackwell, the man who created Island Records and launched the careers of Bob Marley and U2, mounts World Voices with VEDIC PATH (Palm Pictures), a mystic visual and musical journey into an India of the imagination. VEDIC PATH is a celebration of Indian spirit, music and culture, but don't expect a CD of mantra chants and droning tambouras. Instead, VEDIC PATH offers an impressionistic journey through an India that's been globalized and re-imagined. We talk with Blackwell and VEDIC PATH compiler Bruno Guez about their imaginary India.
Tuesday 10/18/05 (Echoes Program 0542B)
ANOUSHKA SHANKAR: SIREN OF THE SITAR
Anoushka Shankar has been studying at the feet of her father, Indian sitar icon Ravi Shankar, for all of her 24 years. Now the young musician is stepping out on her own, finding her own voice on her CD, RISE . It's her first album of all original material and it finds her working with members of the MIDIval PunditZ to synthesize her love of Goa Trance dance music with Indian raga. Anoushka Shankar talks about a her vision of an Indian music moving ahead in time.
Wednesday 10/19/05 (Echoes Program 0542C)
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER
Swiss harpist Andreas Vollenweider is certainly an icon of modern music. He has a new CD called VOX (Kinkou) on which he sings English lyrics for the first time. But when he comes into the Echoes living room, he leaves the songs outside and instead improvises on Celtic harp and Japanese koto. Performing live with percussionist Andi Pupato, Vollenweider spins out three enchanting songs that reveal his mastery of melody and just about anything with strings.
Thursday 10/20/05 (Echoes Program 0532B)
TOM ROSSI: KORA MEDITATIONS
Tom Rossi went to Africa with the Peace Corp. He not only came back with good feelings, but a music vision that he's been unveiling for the last few years. Rossi started as a guitarist, but now he's as likely to pluck the African gourd harp called the kora or plunk out notes on an African thumb piano called the kalimba. Rossi creates a global chamber music with chanting voices in a dialect of his imagination on his album, SALMA HAR (Anja Music).
Friday 10/21/05 (Echoes Program 0533B)
ECHOES AT THE MOVIES: BELOW THE BLOCKBUSTERS
Amidst all the blockbuster films, there have been some compelling scores, though perhaps not for those blockbuster films. On the widescreeen of Echoes, we'll be rolling scores from Mark Isham's CRASH (Superb Records), Christopher Hedge's THE NEW HEROES(Artemis), Sally Potter's YES (Edge/Deutsche Gramomophon) and more.
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