WBEZ | Bollywood http://www.wbez.org/tags/bollywood Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Radio M: Bollywood music, new Vieux Farka Toure, Turkish psych-folk and lots of great guitar music from around the globe. http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-09-25/radio-m-bollywood-music-new-vieux-farka-toure-turkish-psych-folk-and-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/CN20130221-Vieux-Farka-Toure_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It&#39;s time for another musical romp around the globe and this week&nbsp; <em>Radio M</em> takes us to India for a swingin&#39; Bollywood tune from a movie about a girl who runs away from home to find freedom only to find trouble. The sounds of guitar music from Angola, Jamaica and Nigeria. Also new music from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, a nod to Russian composer&nbsp;Dmitri Shoshtakovich, who was born on September 25, 1906, and the latest from Norwegian singer-songwriter Farao.</p><p>Two hours of global musical bliss!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Playlist</p><p>9PM</p><p>Flavia Coelho- People Dansa- Mundo Meu</p><p>The Royals- Pick Up the Pieces- Studio One Groups</p><p>Bob Marley &amp; The Wailers- Burnin&#39; &amp; Lootin&#39;- Live!</p><p>Here&#39;s a video of the Bob &amp; the band rehearsing the song in 1980</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oM1YiVbC-jA" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra- Jazz Suite No.1: Waltz- Shostakovich: The Jazz Album</p><p>Grethe &amp; Jorgen Ingmann- Dansevise- TV i Tivoli</p><p>Kiosk- Agha! Nigah Dar( Hey Man Pull Over)- Bagh e Vahsh e Jahaani (Global Zoo)</p><p>Here&#39;s a very different, live version of the song from a performance at Yoshi&#39;s.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XmH6JxEiIu8" width="560"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>9:30PM</p><p>Vieux Farka Toure &amp; Julia Easterlin- Spark- Touristes</p><p>Afet Serenay- Maden Dagi- Turkish Freak Out 2: Psych Folk 1970-78</p><p>Mbongwana Star- Segue- From Kinshasa</p><p>Mongo Santamaria- What You Don&#39;t Know- The Nuyorican Funk Experience: Further Adventures in Latin Soul</p><p>Check out this classic performance by the conguero master!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JPG7KGa9fsg" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Ciadadao Instigado- Ate Que Enfim- Fortaleza</p><p>Bjork- Earth Intruders- Volta</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j1Q9ppPPHjU" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10PM</p><p>Nigerian Union Rhythm Group- Abeni- Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian &amp; Ghanaian Recordings from London &amp; Lagos 1954-66</p><p>Charlie Hunter, Chinna Smith &amp; Ernest Ranglin- Mestre Tata- Earth Tones</p><p>Iness Mezel- Amazone- Beyond the Trance</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A9fKVArzreA" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Os Anjos- Avante Juventude- Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortion &amp; Other Sonic Innovations 1969-72</p><p>Klaus Johann Grobe- Kothek- Im Sinne der Zeit</p><p>Christie Laume- Agatha ou Christie- La Belle Epoque: EMI&#39;s French Girls 1965-68</p><p>Anand Prayag &amp; Chorus- Pretty Pretty Priya- Bombshell Baby of Bombay</p><p>Here&#39;s the song from the Bollywood film , &#39;Priya&#39;.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4esdBNs_Ows" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10:30PM</p><p>Lucho Macedo y Su Sonora- Poupurrit de Lucho Macedo- MAG All Stars: The Best Peruvian Orchestras of the 50&#39;s &amp; 60&#39;s</p><p>El Rego et Ses Commandos- E Nan Mian Nuku- Legends of Benin</p><p>Lord Shorty &amp; Vibrations International- Vibrations Groove- Sokah: Soul of Calypso</p><p>Francis Bebey- La Condition Masculine- African Electronic Music 1975-82</p><p>Farao- Tiaf- Till All is Forgotten</p><p>Kronos Quartet, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe &amp; Stuart Bogie- Sorrow, Tears + Blood- Red Hot + Fela</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X6BiAwD-nY8" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-09-25/radio-m-bollywood-music-new-vieux-farka-toure-turkish-psych-folk-and-0 Ghoulish soundtracks from across the globe http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-10/ghoulish-soundtracks-across-globe-103553 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/bloodbath.jpg" style="height: 628px; width: 620px; " title="Halloween horror, Bollywood style! (image courtesy Finders Keepers)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F65552266&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Halloween&rsquo;s a good excuse to indulge in some cinematic terror. Now the thrills of a good horror film depend on a variety of things: the acting (the worse the better), the ratio of gore to plot (if it bleeds zoom in close and hold), and an adherence to generic conventions while not being afraid to wreak havoc with them (seen <em>Cabin in the Woods</em> yet?).</p><p>But the soundtrack is also an essential part of a film&rsquo;s fright factor. In the U-S the undisputed masters are Bernard Hermann and John Carpenter. But take a look at films from across the world and you&rsquo;ll find other musical geniuses at work, in a variety of genres. For this edition of <em>Global Notes </em>we&rsquo;re sharing some of our favorite international horror soundtracks and composers - please add yours in the comments section!</p><p><strong>1. Goblin, Title Track, <em>Profondo Rosso</em> (Italy, Dario Argento, 1975)</strong></p><p>The Italian rock group Goblin was a double threat: They found success both as popular musicians and soundtrack composers. Band leader Claudio Simonetti trained as a classical composer and pianist, but he feasted on &lsquo;70s prog rock, like Deep Purple and King Crimson. Thanks to their success amongst the progsters, they came to the attention of Dario Argento, who was in search of music better suited to his own visionary and genre-breaking horror.</p><p><em>Profondo Rosso</em> (Deep Red in English) was their first collaboration together. Many (including Simonetti) think <em>Suspiria </em>their best soundtrack work, and it&rsquo;s true they went all the way to weirdo town on that one. But I find this track endlessly compelling: So pure, so metal, so drum-tastic! &nbsp;Argento may terrify you but Goblin&rsquo;s sounds will keep you happily head-banging. And lovely to discover: Simonetti&#39;s still active and will be <a href="http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/10/27/composer-claudio-simonetti-talks-argento-suspiria-and-dracula-3d/">appearing in Los Angeles this weekend!</a></p><p>Other notables in the high art high camp Euro-horror world of the &lsquo;60s and &lsquo;70s: Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda, who trained as a jazz musician, but also accomplished the impossible: making Roman Polanski films like <em>Rosemary&rsquo;s Baby</em> even creepier! The avant garde composer Krzysztof Penderecki never composed for popular film, but his t<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwaEOyOw9tk">hrilling, strange arrangements</a>, were used in films ranging from <em>The Shining</em> to <em>Fearless.</em></p><p><strong>2. Bappi Lahiri, Disco Title Track, <em>Dashat </em>(India, Ramsay Brothers, 1981)</strong><br /><br />Wow. What better than a rather raw disco track to accompany a truly B grade horror film, straight out of Bollywood?&nbsp; The film involves bat venom poisonings and a Hamlet motif - beat that, Hollywood!</p><p><a href="http://www.bappilahiri.com/">Bappi Lahiri</a> is truly the king of the dance floor track in India. He&#39;s also quite the character: he&#39;s fallen in and out of favor as a composer and been accused of musicial plagiarism with alarming regularity. But<a href="http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-23/news-and-interviews/32789233_1_bappi-lahiri-bollywood-bappi-da"> this month</a> he&#39;s celebrating 40 years of success in the Hindi film industry wtih a couple of concerts.</p><p>Lahiri&rsquo;s just one stand-out on Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry. This rather amazing compilation from British label Finders Keepers &nbsp;covers almost forty years of Bollywood horror films, from 1949-1985, which also includes tracks by Laxmikant Pyarelel.</p><p>If you want to watch the film (translated as <em>The Terror</em>) you can find the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj8X7r8h1gA">entire thing online</a>. And if you&rsquo;re starting to develop a taste for horror soundtracks, you&rsquo;re in luck. &nbsp;They&rsquo;re having a bit of a resurgence these days. &nbsp;Another UK label (the Brits seem to love their horror) <a href="http://www.deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/">Death Waltz Recording Co</a>. is issuing a number of classic American soundtracks (<em>Halloween</em>, <em>Zombie</em>) on vinyl, complete with fabulous, limited edition artwork.</p><p><strong>3. Johan Soderqvist, &quot;Oskar in Love&quot;, <em>Let the Right One In</em> (Sweden, Tomas Alfredson, 2008)</strong></p><p>This is music to swoon...and then die by. One of my favorite horror films in recent years, and a lot of that has to do with this remarkable, classical soundtrack. Listen to the contrast between the lush, mournful piano and the menacing muted strings beneath &ndash; a wonderful take on the attraction/repulsion principle that animates every vampire. It&rsquo;s in stark romantic contrast to some of the more frenzied film scores.</p><p><a href="http://www.maintitles.net/features/interviews/johan-soderqvist/">Soderqvist</a> became famous for this soundtrack, which is wonderful performed by the Slovak National Symphony. But he&rsquo;s also composed for other star directors of the Nordic cinema, especially Susanne Bier). Other contemporary composers who mine the more mellow side of music for horror films: French musician Alexandre Desplat (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGnt42d67Mc">Twilight</a>) and Wojciech Kilar&nbsp;(<strike>Martin Scorcese&#39;s</strike>&nbsp;Francis Ford Coppola&#39;s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e8wO_byduQ&amp;feature=related"><em>Dracula</em></a>).</p><p>What would you add to this list? Leave your comment below - and happy Halloween!</p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-10/ghoulish-soundtracks-across-globe-103553