Tag Archive for World Music

Afro Celt Founder Takes Beatles Global

Hear the Fresh Handmade Sound Collective live tonight on Echoes The name Fresh Handmade Sound Collective probably means nothing to you unless you’ve been to one of the Lush Cosmetic stores or Spas, but you should know the name of Simon Emmerson, a founding member of Afro Celt Sound System, still the defining exponents of…

Ravi Shankar’s Last Raga Ride

or I Dropped My Microphone on Ravi Shankar’s Sitar. The word “icon” is tossed around pretty freely these days, and I probably fling it out there more than most.  But put the name Ravi Shankar next to “icon” and you reset that bar to stratospheric heights. There are only a few musicians who stand out…

Carmen Rizzo & Huun Huur Tu: Electronica Throat Singing

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTuvan throat Singers Huun Huur Tu get electrified by Carmen Rizzo. You can hear an audio version of this blog, with music, here. In a New York hotel room,  Bapa Sayan is singing in a low guttural moan that sounds like gorillas gargling.  He does this…

Echoes Top 25 for November: Bombay Dub Tops

World music fusions bookend the Echoes Top 25 for November as electronic artists and acoustic revisionists dominate the list.  Bombay Dub Orchestra, our November CD of the Month, tops the list, (read a full review)  followed closely by the independent release from Vic Hennegan, Aqua Vista his homage to space music.  You can find out…

Echo Location: Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSuzanne Teng & Mystic Journey play live on Echoes,  Weds, 10/15/08 You can hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. If you were among the 15 million or so viewers who watched the finale of Survivor: China, you may have caught Suzanne Teng fronting…