Back from his successful mission to start teaching music literacy in Guinea, Sylvain Leroux returns to NYC Radio Live to share the recordings he made with the children out there and tell us of his experience. The episode starts with a a spontaneous live performance from Sylvain Leroux accompanied by our host.
Sylvain will be producing an event this week in celebration of this effort.
CD release / film premiere / performance / photo & flute exhibition
Judson Memorial Church
7pm, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Manhattan at 55 Washington Square South & Thompson Street
Admission is free.
This podcast we were joined by Hatim Belyamani, executive director of remix ←→ culture. Hatim has been making incredible field recordings throughout Morocco in remote locations. (Check out the picture below). He will share these amazing recordings with the WKCR audience and conclude with a live remix of his own.
remix ←→ culture is a nonprofit artist collective committed to growing a conversation between traditional music(ians) and digital remix art(ists). They love folk music traditions that have been evolving for a long time, and so and go find them in remote corners of the world. They make high quality audio and video recordings of their live performances, using several microphones and cameras, each on different instruments. This allows them not only to make beautiful videos of the original performance, but also to then create vide o remixes of the separate instruments, and bring them to the public via participatory remix experiences.
Ba-Ere Yotere a master of the African Gyil performs live with great percussionists Valerie Naranjo (also on Gyil) and Barry Olsen. We hung out at Valeries house and recorded a few songs as well as talking to Ba-Ere about his early days with a man I searched for but never found, the great Kakraba Lobi.