Good things this morning: new releases from Bonde do Role, the Alarmists and Carolyn Mark; Pop Wagner:http://www.popwagner.com joined us to talk about Mad Jack and the Black Label Boys and the Powdermilk Biscuit Band reunion show December 8th at the Eagles club; and Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil) is Minister of the Environment in Australia’s new administration! Sweet!
Today we took a voyage to the Kurdish region of Iran where the play the sacred long-neck lute called the tanbur. We first heard from three different old masters, Ostad Amir Hayati (Mahoor), Ostad Amrollah Shahebrahimi (Mahoor), and Ostad Elahi (Chante du Monde), we then heard from Sa’id Naser Yadgari (live recording-Iran), Then we heard from students of Ostad Amrollah Shahevrahimi…Shahram Nazeri with his brother Keykhosro Pournazeri (Kereshmeh), Khalil Alinezad (Iranian recording), and Ali Akbar Moradi (World Village), we finished the first hour with music from John Williams and Dean Magraw, a Christmas tune from Laura MacKenzie, and music from St. Georges Canzonz (ASV).
During the second hour we had in studio guests, Dreamland Faces, playing original music as well as tunes from 20’s and 30’s.