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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday December 12th, 2010 with Rob Bitschofsky
Meet Wu Man

A brief introduction to the genre-bending Chinese pipa player Wu Man, with excerpts from her recent work with the Kronos Quartet, composed by minimalist giant Terry Riley. Also, more Kronos from their African album, a little improvised Italian music from the Renaissance for Christmas, plus the usual planet-hopping.
Dancing
Wu Man - Pipa From a Distance - Naxos
Journey Walking to the East
Wu Man - Pipa From a Distance - Naxos
The Cusp of Magic : i
Kronos Quartet with Wu Man - The Cusp Of Magic - Nonesuch
The Cusp of Magic :v
Kronos Quartet with Wu Man - The Cusp Of Magic - Nonesuch
Crescent Moon Over the Mountain: White Crane Crying
Wu Man - Pipa From a Distance - Naxos
Full Circle: Bamboo Dreams
Wu Man - Pipa From a Distance - Naxos
Hangzhou Blues: Shanghai Blues
Wu Man - Pipa From a Distance - Naxos
2.2
Bang on a Can - Music for Airports - Point
Meditase/Pesta Raksasa
Evan Ziporyn/Bang on a Can - Cantaloupe Sampler - Cantaloupe
Mai Nozipo, for ngoma, hosho& string quartet ("Mother Nozipo")
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa - Nonesuch
Escalay for tar & string quartet "Waterwheel"
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa - Nonesuch
Kutambarara, for vocals, mbira, hosho, chorus & string quartet ("Spreading")
Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa - Nonesuch
Ode to an Oud
Tony Scott - Tony Scott - Verve
Homage to Lord Krishna
Tony Scott - Tony Scott - Verve
Swara Sulina (The Beautiful Sound of the Flute)
Tony Scott - Tony Scott - Verve
Kanatente
Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso - Village Life - Columbia
Ndan Ndan Nyaria
Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso - Village Life - Columbia
Ciaccona
Christina Pluhar/L'arpeggiata - All'Improviso - Alpha
Turlur
Christina Pluhar/L'arpeggiata - All'Improviso - Alpha
Ciaccona improvisation
Christina Pluhar/L'arpeggiata - All'Improviso - Alpha
Voglio Una Casa
Christina Pluhar/L'arpeggiata - All'Improviso - Alpha