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Good evening and welcome to the
The World Beat
...I'm Mark Thomas and during the next two hours we will be hearing an eclectic World Music soundscape featuring:
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records
We begin with music from Norwegian Musician Øystein Sevåg
Mrs Arthur MacArthur "just a song you can dance to" 1952 Outer Hebrides Scotland
Audrey Saint-Couer "Diddlage", 1976 New Brunswick
John MacDonald "Strathspey"/"The Reel of Tulloch", 1919 Scotland diddling champion
Doleres Keane and John Faulkner "Mouth Music" , 1980
Bridget Fittzgerald "Lilting"
Colm O'Donnel "Molly Brannigan", 1993 former Irish Lilting champion, in addition to fir st-class lilting Colm employes some very jazy syllables in his refrains
Eilidh Mackenzie "Puirt-a-beul"' 1992 accompanied by world champion Scottish pipe-band drummer, Jim Kilpatrick
Yann-Fanch Kemener Marie Louise (call and response singing)
Talitha MacKenzie "Uamh an Oir", The Cave of Gold
As firmly rooted in Celtic consciousness as the blues are in America's South, mouth music is vocal music made for dancing when there aren't instruments or trained musicians around. A rhythmic, music unlike any other. We will be listening to a number of pieces of mouth music from a new definitive collection that includes over 60 pages of photos and information describing the 37 historical mouth music recordings.
Scottish mouth music greatest period of growth came during the late nineteenth-century religious revivals when Calvinist ministers forbade indegenous music. Church hostility to traditional music saw violins, pipes and harps thrown onto bonfires even into this century.
Straw into Gold
Red Biddy Records
A story song I dedicate to my father in-law, a man who fit those shoes.
Ho'okupu: "The Gift"
Dancing Cat Records
Hawaiian Slack Key Masters Series, produced by George Winston
Moses Kahumoku is a fisherman and a farmer and he say's that his music is closely related to the land and sea.
George Kuo describes his slack key as having a 1940's feeling.
Ipo Lei Manu
Dancing Cat Records
Dennis Kamakahi is an evocative singer and gifted slack key guitarist, he's known as one of modern Hawai'is most prolific and popular songwriters. Dennis writes in a poetic style; flowing with warm tropical images, about villages and people, and love and beauty of Hawai'i .
Dancing Cat Record
The evocative music of Hawaiian slack key guitar, played from the heart and soul through the fingers, flowing with warm tropical images. The slack key guitar is truly one of the great acoustic guitar traditions in the world.
Oparo E Oparo E
Recorded on the island of Rapa Iti, located a thousand miles southeast of Tahiti, the last piece of land before Antarctica. Before its discovery by the British Navigator Vancouver in 1791. At that time the population was in the thousands. Decimated by epidemic and slave trade in 1863 by Peruvians the populatin has now stabilized at around 300.This is the first professional recording of Rapa's unique quarter-tonal vocal choir.
Cowboy Music from the Wild East
Oleg Kuular "Collection of Hoomei Styles"
Passage at Dusk
Fusion Music from Ugandan refugee Geoffrey
Modified: 07 June 1997 MRT