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Global Village with Chris Heim (Series)

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From KMUW | Part of the Global Village with Chris Heim series | 57:00

Globalvillagelogog3web_small SPECIAL: In conjunction with the February Harp feature, Global Village features a related instrument, the West African kora. We’ll hear music from the first full album of kora music recorded in the early ‘70s, and a tribute to it recorded some three decades later by the sons of those musicians and two of the premier kora players of today – Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko. (Sissoko is the featured artist for this month’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival program later this month.) We’ll also hear the kora in some different settings: with the jazz group the Kora Band, with classical harp (from one of several critically acclaimed albums from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita), and with contemporary classical ensemble, the Kronos Quartet. We’ll also get to some music from the Landfall album Kronos did with Laurie Anderson which just won a Grammy – along with new music from Italy’s Bandadriatica and from the new Rough Guide to Scottish Folk.