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David Dalle
Thursday October 9th, 2014 with David Dalle
DakhaBrakha, Abelardo Barroso, Schubert, Troker, many unsual combinations of brass, funk, jazz, folk

Today we hear from the Ukrainian group DakhaBrakha, though rooted in Ukrainian folk, they explore it with the help of musical traditions from around the world, listening to one song of theirs does not prepare you for what any of their other songs may sound like, a wonderful, chaotic musical ride. We also hear an upcoming compilation on World Circuit of the Cuban sing Abelardo Barroso who first rose to fame in Cuban Son and Danzonette in the 1920's and 30's singing with many groups including the famous Sexteto Habanero, after a lull in the 1940's, he came back to the fore of Cuban music in the mid 50's with Orquestra Sensacion and remained their most popular singer until illness forced him to retire in 1968. Before his death in 1972, he was being told from Cuban groups who were returning from tours in West Africa (where Cuban music had a massive explosion in popularity and impact) that he was the favourite Cuban singer there. On this cold, rainy day, we also hear the very fitting late piano sonata of Franz Schubert, his c minor sonata from 1828, the first of his three final sonatas composed in the last months of his very brief life. It is a dark, introspective work, one can't helpt but think of a soul cast adrift and lost, having great difficulty in finding any peace, yet not despairing. I will feature these three miracles of music, the last piano sonatas, in superb recordings by the pianist Paul Lewis this fall. Composed nearly 200 years ago, they seem ideally suited for the modern age of anxiety.
DakhaBrakha will be performing in Toronto Nov. 27 and 28 at the brand new Aga Khan Museum!
Buvayte Zdorovi
DakhaBrakha - Light - DahkaBrakha
Please Don't Cry
DakhaBrakha - Light - DahkaBrakha
Odugen Taiga
Huun-Huur-Tu - Ancestors Call - World Village
DakhaBrakha - Light - DahkaBrakha
Hassan Hakmoun - Unity - Healing Records
Sao Sebastiao
Marcio Faraco - Cajueiro - World Village New
Balla et ses Balladins - The Syliphone Years - Sterns
Balomina Mwanga
Kasse Mady Diabate - Kassi Kasse - Corason
En Guantanamo
Abelardo Barroso with orquestra sensacion - Cha Cha Cha - World Circuit/Nonesuch New
La Reina Guancuano
Abelardo Barroso with orquestra sensacion - Cha Cha Cha - World Circuit/Nonesuch New
La mulata Rumbera
Abelardo Barroso with orquestra sensacion - Cha Cha Cha - World Circuit/Nonesuch New
Piano Sonata in c minor D958
Franz Schubert/Paul Lewis - The Late Piano Sonatas - Harmonia Mundi New
Troker - Crimen Sonoro - Intolerancia New
Arsenic Lips
Troker - Crimen Sonoro - Intolerancia New
Interactive CKCU
DakhaBrakha ... Wow! Only problem with your show is I so often need to go find things. Can get expensive. ;^)

2:23 PM, October 9th, 2014
David Dalle (host)
Their album "Light" is their 3rd album, and it is awesome.

2:32 PM, October 9th, 2014
Also a bunch of downloads available on their site:

2:41 PM, October 9th, 2014
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