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David Dalle
Thursday May 21st, 2020 with David Dalle
New guitar music from Senegal with Tidiane Thiam; unique Rajasthani and Copenhagen ambient electronica fusion; Romantic Piano Concerto vol. 80 and more

Today we will hear a new release from Sahel Sounds, a very intimate solo recording by Senegalese guitarist Tidiane Thiam. The recording was made in his home at night with a single microphone in 2014, just his guitar and the accompaniment of crickets. He is a self-taught guitarist whose music is based on folklore of Northern Mali. However we start the show with the Barmer Boys from Rajasthan, something from their album Kesariya Balm and their unique recording they made in one-take with Copenhagen-based band Himmelrum. It's a terrific mix of passionate Rajasthani singing, percussion, harmonium and morchang with the ambient distorted guitars, trumpet and electronica of Himmelrum.
Barmer Boys - Kesariya Balm - Amarrass Records
Nagma - Ranaji
Barmer Boys & Himmelrum - Barmer Boys & Himmelrum - Amarrass Records
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice! - World Circuit New
Liggoden Leydi Men
Tidiane Thiam - Siftorde - Sahel Sounds New
Thierno Adama Gaye
Tidiane Thiam - Siftorde - Sahel Sounds New
Tidiane Thiam - Siftorde - Sahel Sounds New
Hommage a Toumani
Tidiane Thiam - Siftorde - Sahel Sounds New
Bagadaji Sirifoula
Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki - World Circuit
Tapha Niang
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard de l'Independance - World Circuit/Nonesuch
We hear from the most recent addition to Hyperion Record's incredible Romantic Piano Concerto series, volume 80 (volume 81 is almost set to be released!), which features concertos from the Belgium composers Auguste Dupont and Peter Benoit. We will hear Benoit's Symphonic Poem for piano and Orchestra Op. 43 from 1865. A very lush, passionate piece with Flemish melodies full of yearning which ends in a relentless wild hunt.
Symphonic poem for piano and orchestra Op. 43
Peter Benoit/Howard Shelley, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen - The Romantic Piano Concerto vol. 80 - Hyperion New
The Curtain
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Sylva - Impulse!
Another Wild Hunt, this one from Liszt.
Transcendental Etude no. 8 Wilde Jagd
Franz Liszt/Lazar Berman - Russian Piano School vol. 3 - Melodiya
Bringing together parts from both halves of today's program, kora and piano, with the Kora Jazz Trio of Djeli Moussa Diawara on Kora, Abdoulaye Diabate on piano, Moussa Cissoko on percussion.
Kora Jazz Trio - Part Two - Celluloid
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
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2:07 PM, May 21st, 2020
Just tuned in briefly for now -- so, OnDemand time travel later (as i prep for This Island Earth this Sunday). Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate on now i believe? Ha! See Snarky Puppy coming up. Great outfit ... and would also make a great show name. ;^)

2:52 PM, May 21st, 2020
David Dalle (host)
Yeah, make sure you go back and listen to the Barmer Boys & Himmelrum!

3:47 PM, May 21st, 2020