Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of April 21-25, 2003. 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.
AFROCELTS: REWIRING THE GLOBAL ROOTS SYSTEM They used to be Afro Celt Sound System, a group that fused
African and Celtic melodies, rhythms and musicians along with
electronica grooves and loops. All those elements remain, but
on their new CD, SEED (Realworld), they've dropped the Sound System
and it's association with Reggae DJs. Instead, Afro Celts consider
themselves more of a band these days, charting a course through
an exhilarating brand of world fusion. SEED is Echoes' CD of the
Month for April. We talk to the principle members of AfroCelts
about building a global music from the roots up.
AN ECHOES SOUNDSCAPE & REFLECTION ON EARTH DAY 2003 On this Earth Day 2003, Echoes presents musicians speaking
about music drawn from nature. From the wind whistling across
a reed or a musician beating drums to the rising sun, nature has
always been integral to music. We celebrate that relationship
on this Earth Day 2003. We'll hear from artists like Paul Winter,
Samite of Uganda, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, The Soundings
of the Planet Ensemble, Bernie Krause and Robert Rich with contemplations
on the land from which their music springs. Their thoughts will
be wrapped in music from the Grooved Whales of Lisa Walker to
the canyon calls of Paul Winter and many more. The sound of the
planet lives on in an Echoes Soundscape & Reflection on Earth
PETER KATER: RETURN TO VIRTUAL NATIVE SOIL Pianist Peter Kater spent most of the 1990s working with Native
American flute player R. Carlos Nakai in a series of acclaimed
CDs of duets, chamber ensembles and soundtracks. On his latest
CD, RED MOON (Silverwave), Kater returns to that fertile soil,
recording an album of Native American chamber arrangements with
an undertow of electronica rhythms. Teaming up with Nakai, Mary
Youngblood and other Native musicians, Kater orchestrates an ambient
native chamber music, even though during its making, few of the
players were ever in the same state, let alone the same studio.
Kater shows us how he created his virtual ensemble.
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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