Weekend, Feb 15-16, 2020 – Taimane Live and Big Ears

Taimane's Ukelele Live and Big Ears 2020 Preview Interview This Weekend on Echoes.

This weekend hear the ukulele of Taimane. If you think it’s a children’s or novelty instrument then you haven’t heard Hawaii’s Taimane who takes the ukulele and brings uncanny virtuosity and melody to it.  She comes in with her band to play music from her album Elemental and We Are Made of Stars,,  live on Echoes.

Weekend listeners may also hear about The Big Ears Music Festival 2020. Some weekend listeners will also hear us talk to founder Ashley Capps as well as Kronos and The Necks about this year’s collection of over 100 artists, which includes Terry Riley, Patti Smith, The Necks, Meredith Monk, William Tyler & Mary Lattimore, and especially, artists you’ve never heard before. We’ll also hear an hour’s worth of music from Big Ears 2020 artists as we explore Big Ears 2020.

Playlist of Tracks in the Feature from Artists Appearing at Big Ears 2020

Bang on a Can All-Stars – Comfortable Cruising Altitude – More Field Recordings
Mary Lattimore – Baltic Birch – Hundreds of Days
Patti Smith – Wing – Music Inspired by the Film Roma
Mdou Moctar – Tarhartazed – Ilana (The Creator)
Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air – A Rainbow in Curved Air
Kronos Quartet – The Cusp of Magic – The Cusp of Magic
Kronos Quartet – Hero – Sun Rings
Meredith Monk – Dawn – Book of Days
Meredith Monk – Gotham Lullabye – Dolmen Music
The Necks – Hanging Gardens – Hanging Gardens
The Necks – Body – Body
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin II
Sons of Chipotle – Live in South Korea – unreleased
Shabaka and the Ancestors – Go My Heart to Heaven – We Were Sent Here
William Tyler – Venus in Aquarius – Goes West
mum – Green Grass of Tunnel – Finally We Are No One
Anthony Braxton – Composition no 124 – Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986
Sudan Archives – Did You Know – Athena
Arooj Aftab – Ovid’s Metamorphosis – Siren Islands