For this New Sounds show, listen to music redolent of the near East, with echoes of Turkey, Israel, and Iran. Hear music from the French-born Klezmer clarinetist Yom, and his record “Silence of the Exodus.” The music tells the story of the departure of the Jews from Egypt by way of the sounds of Iranian percussion, the double bass and the clarinet, and modal cellos. Also, listen to Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, which includes the likes of Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire), members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and a quartet of Turkish musicians. Hear music from the Iranian-American trio Niyaz, featuring vocalist Azam Ali. Plus, there’s music from the Touré-Raichel Collective, a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel.

PROGRAM #3662 Music With Echoes of the Near East (First aired on 11/18/2014)  







Lost River Blues I [7:26]

Constellation Records 096


Le Silence de l'Exode

Silence Exode 12 (Silence) [5:52]

Buda Musique / Festival d’Ile de France


Sumud (Alevi-Bektashi poet Ashik Dertli)

Arzusun [6:24]

Six Degrees 657036 1187 2


Le Silence de l'Exode

Silence Exode 2 (Rouge) [7:21]

Buda Musique / Festival d’Ile de France

Toure-Raichel Collective

The Tel Aviv Session

Azawade [8:11]

Cumbancha CMB CD 22