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Music around the World

Synopsis

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At the beginning of the new millennium Radio 3 celebrates the richness and diversity of the living traditions of music across the world. Andrew McGregor and Simon Broughton start the day in the Pacific region, talking to musicians and listening to them performing. The programme follows daybreak around the globe through the traditions of Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Scandinavia, concluding in the Americas. To end the day, Verity Sharp joins the programme with an assortment of musicians working in the UK.
12.30 New Zealand and the Pacific
Christine Argyle introduces ancient traditional musics of the region, including Maori songs performed byTe Waka Huia and Pacific Island drumming by Orama from the Cook Islands.
1.00 Ball Andy Channing describes the virtuosic gamelan percussion music of Bali and introduces his own field recordings showing the enormous variety of this flourishing tradition.
1.30 Hong Kong David Tsang introduces highlights of a recent concert given by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
2.00 Thailand Bussakorn Sumrongthong introduces a concert of classical Thai music recorded at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in December.
2.30 India Jameela Siddiqi introduces highlights from All-India Radio's Indian music festival-the annual
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan.
3.00 Middle East Palestinian oud player Adel Salameh performs and introduces a range of recordings showing the variety of Middle Eastern musics using the Arabic lute.
And crossover singer Natacha Atlas introduces recordings of herfavourite Middle Eastern singers and desribes their influences on her own music.
3.30 Africa From Dakar in Senegal,
Lucy Duran explores the wide variety of music in West Africa. And Eugene Skeef introduces highlights from South Africa's Festival of Living Treasures 2000.
4.30 The Balkans From Croatian Radio in Zagreb, members of traditional folk group Lado introduce a performance of tamburica music. Plus from Hungary a traditional New Year's song specially recorded by one of Hungary's best-known singers, Marta Sebestyen. And Simon Broughton introduces his own field recordings from the region.
5.00 Scandinavia Joern Erik Jensen introduces a performance from Oslo by Norway's leading exponent of the Hardanger fiddle, Annbjorg Lien. Plus other Nordic music.
5.30 New York WNYC presenter John Shaefer describes the millennium musical festivities in the city and introduces a range of cross-cultural music from the American continent.

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Andy Channing
Introduces: David Tsang
Unknown: Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan.
Unknown: Adel Salameh
Singer: Natacha Atlas
Unknown: Lucy Duran
Introduces: Eugene Skeef
Singers: Marta Sebestyen.
Singers: Simon Broughton
Introduces: Joern Erik Jensen
Unknown: Annbjorg Lien.
Presenter: John Shaefer






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