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Saturday, July 8, 2006 Options
Kyrgyz Musicians

Hear this show now:


Musicians from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia plus a cultural anthropologist

from Philly stop by for interview and a bit of demonstration / performance.


The younger of the two musicians, Akylbek Kasabolotov is a master musician

renowned for his skill with traditional wind instruments of Central Asia. He

also plays with the Kyrgyz traditional group Tengir Too, who have a cd recently

released by Smithsonian Folkways.  He demonstrates various instruments and plays

a few short solo songs.  And he talks about keeping the tradition alive for the

younger generation.


Ryspai Isakov is a brilliant epic singer who performs the Kyrgyz national epic

Manas, the longest epic in the world at over half a million lines. (He won't be

performing on this show though - only Kasabolotov performs.)


Philadelphia-based anthropologist Helen Faller brought the artists to the US.  She acts as interpreter and helps to provide background.  (Her homepage http://www.mosaiqa.com is currently under construction.)


The following web page (scroll down when you get there) has some additional artist / music info:

http://www.harrimaninstitute.org/events/lecture_series.html?id=central_asia. 
The Tengir Too homepage (http://www.viakaboul.com/artist_page.php?artist_id=6) also has images and descriptions of Kyrgyz instruments.

Special thanks to WFMU alum Matthew Ostrowski.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Lizzie Mercier Descloux: Les Dents d'Amour Options / Zulu Rock / Ze / *
New reissue

Epiphani Barbers: Duluri Options / Marannui / Protasis / *
c/o calabashmusic.com

Akylbek Kasabolotov, Ryspai Isakov and Helen Faller:
Interview

Tengir-Too: Episode from the Manas Options / Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan / Smithsonian Folkways

Akylbek Kasabolotov, Ryspai Isakov and Helen Faller:
Interview plus performance by Kasabolotov

Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band: Djoloren Options / Blue Mongol / Sunnyside / *
Oumou Sangare Cover!

Oumou Sangare: Djoloren Options / Oumou / Nonesuch
Delta Rhythm Remix

Simaku: South-North Options / Echoes From Iliria / Muza / *

Think of One: Tahina Options / Trafico / Nonesuch / *
With Dona Cila, vocals and friends

Gogol Bordello: I Would Never Want to be Young Again Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Planet Rock / World Music Network / *

Puffy Amiyumi: Go Baby Power Now Options / Splurge / Tofu / *

Iggy Pop: Get the Money Options / Various Artists: Arizona Dream / Universal
Film soundtrack by Goran Bregovic

Goran Bregovic: So Nevo Si Options / Tales and Songs From Weddings and Funerals / Mercury
With Weddings and Funerals Orchestra

Luminescent Orchestrii: Stranger Options / Too Hot To Sleep / Lumii / *

Baba Zula: Cicegin Dogusu Options / 3 Oyundan 17 Muzik / Doublemoon
c/o calabashmusic.com



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