Women’s Raga Massive -Podcast 224

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The talented violinist Trina Basu of Karavika joined us on WKCR to present an entire month of women led ensembles at the Brooklyn Raga Massive…we’ll hear from Roshni Samlal, Yalini Dream,  Ganavya Doraiswamy, Morely, Karavika, Alif Leila, The Epichorus and much more.

Thanya Iyer Live at WKCR – Podcast 223

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Montreal based Thanya Iyer, creates a compelling mix of Carnatic influenced vocals, impressionist classical composition and electronica.  She brought her voice and keys to WKCR for a live set with Daniel Gelinas on Drums/Synths and  Alex Kasirer-Smibert on bass/synths.   The new album is called “Do you Dream”

Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Unstruck Sound Live on WKCR -Podcast 222

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Last night at WKCR 89.9 FM-NY,  Brooklyn Raga Massive members created a sea of drones for raga based improvisation, based on the calls coming into the station it seemed to be just what the city needed!

The group “Unstruck Sound” will be performing this Friday Feb 24th at the Rubin Museum of Art.. Followed by a Sound Meditation with Acoustic Mandala Project at 9:30 pm

Info Tix here 

Neel Murgai -Overtone singing, loops, Eric Fraser, Bansuri, Arun Ramamurthy – Violin, David Ellenbogen, Guitar

 

Noura Mint Seymali: The Timbuktu Sessions – Podcast 221

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The mind blowing singer from Mauritania has been on our radio show before and she’s coming to NYC to perform for World Music Institute at (Le) Poisson Rouge Friday, February 24, 2017.

We’ll share our first encounter with Noura Mint Seymali when we recorded her in Timbuktu with her husbandJeiche Ould Chighaly.  It was an intimate acoustic recording with a single microphone.

 We’ll also here a highlight of one of our greatest podcasts ever when we connected next Noura Mint Seymali  in New York City and recorded her and Jeiche with Brooklyn Raga Massive musicians Jay Gandhi and Ehren Hanson.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Podcast 220

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We get to hang with Albert Mazibuko an member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo for over 30 years.  Albert talks about his memories of times with Nelson Mandela, and how this angel music was both born in the mines and the land of dreams. The group plays B.B. Kings March 8th.

Albert far right with Nelson Mandela

Blato Zlato – Podcast 219

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Blato Zlato kicked the doors down at this year’s Golden Fest, the amazing annual Balkan festival in NYC featuring over 60 bands.  We got to talk backstage with Lou Carrig, Annalisa Kelly,Ruby Ross and check out selections from their new album Swamp Gold.

Formed in 2015, the band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and improvisational, dreamy, full-energy arrangements.

 

Blato Zlato is:

Lou Carrig – Accordion, Vocals
Ian Cook – Violin
Annalisa Kelly – Vocals
Pete Olynciw – Upright Bass
Ruby Ross – Vocals
Boyanna Trayanova – Percussion