Happy Holidays! A free track from Abdoulaye Diabate/David Ellenbogen

http://media.blubrry.com/nycradiolive/p/www.davidellenbogen.com/podcastmedia/Layla.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Abdoulaye Diabate from Mali has been called the greatest griot singer living in the United States. We recorded this duo track in my studio this year and I thought that rather than selling it, I’d like to share it as a holiday gift to …

Cosmas Magaya: Live Performance and Interview – Podcast 15

http://media.blubrry.com/nycradiolive/p/www.davidellenbogen.com/podcastmedia/Cosmas_Magaya_Podcast_15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSCosmas Magya is a master of the Mbira ( a type of thumb piano) from the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.  Here he performs and explains the way the instrument is used in ceremonies to contact ancestors.  We’ll also hear a track he recorded with another …

Oran Etkin Quartet: Lionel Loueke, Makane Kouyate and Joe Sanders – Podcast 14

http://media.blubrry.com/nycradiolive/p/www.davidellenbogen.com/podcastmedia/Oran_Etkin_Podcast_14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOran Etkin is a Grammy Nominated clarinetist and saxophone player, who has been making waves with his band Kelenia which combines his love of jazz and the music of West Africa.  Featured in this live performance is Lionel Loueke of Benin, West Africa, one of …