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World music interviews from NCPR

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Aug 7, 2014 — A look at unexpected musical hybrids: what happens when Mexican and Indian styles meet, and more.
Aug 7, 2014 — Jason Hamacher wasn't trained as a photographer, a musicologist or a member of a religious community. The former Frodus drummer simply felt compelled to document this music.
Aug 6, 2014 — Hear the 82-year-old Jamaican guitarist, arranger and legend perform four songs in the studio.
 

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La Llorana

Performed by Piquant! for Upnorth Music on January 20, 2007  Go to full article

Drowsy Maggie

Drowsy Maggie, performed by Dan Hammond for UpNorth Music. November, 2006.  Go to full article

D Medley

D Medley, performed by Dan Hammond for UpNorth Music. November 2006.  Go to full article

Steel band music performed by the Brockville Lions Steel Band

Among the many bands at the annual French Festival in Cape Vincent, July 9-10, 2005 was the Brockville Lions Steel Band, shown performing here on their parade float. David Sommerstein snapped this picture and sampled one of their tunes while enjoying the festival.  Go to full article
<i>The Café Terrace at Night</i>, <br />Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
The Café Terrace at Night,
Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

An Evening of Bistro Music with Piquant

As part of a special week of coverage celebrating the arts and artists of the North Country region, the musicians of Piquant were our guests live in the NCPR studio, the evening of January 22, 2004. In addition to sharing their unique blend of tango, cha cha, and other dance-music styles they dub "bistro music," the five talked with hosts Todd Moe and Martha Foley about the origins of their group, the state of live music in the North Country, and their educational collaboration with Todd (when wearing his tango instructor hat), Tango with Todd.

Playlist:
I Declare, Tony Dumas
Rolling Blackout, Matt Bullwinkel
Last Tango Up To The Ames(es), Matt Bullwinkel
Cafe au Lait, Tony Dumas
Song for Christie, Tony Dumas
When Zero is Warm, Matt Bullwinke
Chicken on Wheels, Beth Robinson
A spontaneous outbreak of Cha Cha
Rhonda, Tony Dumas  Go to full article

Song: Awakening performed by the Little River Trio

The Little River Trio joined Todd Moe in the studio for music, from ragtime to klezmer, in January 2004. The trio includes Warren Wisner on clarinet, David Katz on bassoon and string bass, and Betsy Kepes on keyboard.  Go to full article

Flamenco Concert with Maria Zemantauski

Flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski in concert with dancer Rebeca Byam at St. Lawrence University in Canton, 11/2/03.

Playlist:
Sevillanas Paco Pena
Adagio
Malaguena trad., arr. M. Z.
Tango, M. Zemantauski
Siguiriya, M. Zemantauski
Chatingo. M. Zemantauski
Rioja Negra, M. Zemantauski
Rosita M. Zemantauski
Farruca, Sabicas
Alegrias, trad., arr. M. Z.
Bulerias, trad., arr. M. Z.
Tango de Navidad, M. Z./R. Byam  Go to full article

Taiko drumming from HOW Taiko of Nagoya, Japan

The HOW Taiko Drumming Group from Nagoya, Japan performed in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Chapel October 24, 2002. NCPR's Joel Hurd recorded them live. We hear Stacking Straw Rice Bag Song and Spring Mountain Melody/Hachijo Island Taiko Duet.  Go to full article

Two songs by The Keepers of the Eastern Door Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Brian Mann recorded the Keepers of the Eastern Door at SUNY Plattsburgh during a September 2001 performance. They are Mohawk singers and dancers from Kahnawake in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. They perform Women's Corn Shuffle Dance and Alligator Dance.  Go to full article

Three Gambian songs performed by Al-Haji Papa Susso

Al-Haji Papa Susso is a griot and master kora player from Gambia, now living in the Bronx and visiting the North Country to teach and perform. Griot is a word of French origin for a traditional storyteller/singer of the Mandinka culture in West Africa. David Sommerstein interviewed Susso while he played and sang in the NCPR studio. He described the three songs recorded here as: a song about saying no to enemies and slavery, a favorite song (though they are all favorites) and, a song celebrating peace and those who fought slavery.  Go to full article

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