Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 30, 2002-January 3, 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.
BANCO DE GAIA: GLOBAL GROOVES In his home in the west of England, we visit Toby Marks, better
known by his recording persona, Banco de Gaia. Toby Marks has
always eschewed the term "ethno-techno", a genre that
he helped spawn despite his ambivalence. Banco de Gaia launched
a fusion of global music elements welded to kinetic rhythms and
electro-sync grooves that even eight years later, holds up to
extended listening. His 1995 album, LAST TRAIN TO LHASA (Six Degrees)
is a signpost of ambient and techno music. A collection of his
music BANCO DE GAIA: 10 YEARS (Six Degrees) was recently issued.
Toby Marks takes us back to the birth of Banco de Gaia in Birmingham's
Mega Dog and Whirly-gig raves up to the present.
A ECHOES TECHNO: TRIBAL NEW YEARS STOMP Each New Year, ECHOES revs up the Beats-Per-Minute and kicks
out the jams for a New Year's Eve Techno-Tribal celebration. Drawing
from the same well-springs of the usual ECHOES soundscape, ECHOES
forms a seamless path into the new year, with music that dances
in your head. John Diliberto matches beats and mixes atmospheres,
riding the pulse of some of the newest ambient and techno-tribal
music, creating the ultimate New Years Eve chill-out room. If
your listeners are accustomed to ECHOES on Tuesday nights, this
will be a special treat for them as we depart the year 2002 and
The BEST OF ECHOES 2002: LISTENERS CHOICE The ballots are in and counted and on this show we unveil
the Top 25 CDs for 2002 from the listeners of Echoes. This special
two hour show will play a track from each CD. This year the choices
are less obvious than most so anything could happen.
AXIOM OF CHOICE: PERSIAN POETICS Axiom of Choice is the LA based Persian fusion group that
merges sounds of the Middle East with atmospheres of the west.
Their new CD, UNFOLDING (Narada) is an ecstatic take on the poetry
of Omar Khayam, sung in Farsi by Axiom singer Mamak Khadem. She's
surrounded by the strings of Loga Ramin Torkian who plays quarter
tone guitar and saz and Martin Tillman's transformative electric
cello. Armenian duduk and Middle eastern percussion add to a deeply
sensual and spiritual passage. Mamak and Loga talk about the spirit
of Omar Khayam and the spirit of UNFOLDING.
HOSSAM RAMZY'S EGYPTIAN FUSIONS
We travel to England where Eygptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy
talks about his journey from traveling with the Bedouins to traveling
with rock stars like Peter Gabriel and Robert Plant. You may not
know Hossam Ramzy's name, but you've heard him adding Middle Eastern
grooves to Gabriel's PASSION, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant's
NO QUARTER and Phil Thornton's IMMORTAL EGYPT. In Ramzy's southern
England home he beats out some Middle Eastern grooves and talks
about becoming the first call Middle Eastern percussionist in
Echoes Programs for the week of December 30, 2002-January
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.
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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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