WBEZ | retro sounds http://www.wbez.org/tags/retro-sounds Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: Retrofitting traditional sounds for a modern fit http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-28/global-notes-retrofitting-traditional-sounds-modern-fit-97688 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-28/DSC_6993-1024x681.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On this week’s <em>Global Notes</em>, Jerome and contributor <a href="http://catalinamariajohnson.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Catalina Maria Johnson</a> take a look at bands that play “retrofitted” music. These groups adapt older music and apply contemporary technology to bring long-standing musical traditions into the 21<sup>st</sup> century.&nbsp;</p><p>Songstress<a href="http://www.saraharoeste.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"> Sarah Aroeste</a> brings a 500-year-old tradition to the present with spoken-word flavored, rock–tinged versions of tunes sung in the ancient Judeo-Spanish language.</p><p>Boston-based <a href="http://deboband.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Debo Band</a> pays homage to the golden age of Ethiopian music with its R&amp;B-influenced, horn-heavy ensembles from the 1970s.</p><p><a href="http://makusoundsystem.bandcamp.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">M.A.K.U. Sound System</a> is an eight-member Colombian band based in Queens, N.Y. They reference classics from mid-20th century Colombia -- such as the big-band sounds of the Colombian Atlantic Coast like Lucho Bermudez Orchestra as well as the Afro-indigenous music of composer Andrés Landero.</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>La Comida La Manana by Gerard Edery Ensemble</p><p>La Comida La Manana by Sarah Aroeste</p><p>Lantchi Biye by Tlahoun Gessesse</p><p>Lantchi Biye by Debo Band</p><p>Tambo Tambo by Andres Landero y su Conjunto</p><p>Colombia Tierra Querida by Lucho Bermudez</p><p>Canto Negro by M.A.K.U. Sound System</p></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-28/global-notes-retrofitting-traditional-sounds-modern-fit-97688