WBEZ | world music http://www.wbez.org/tags/world-music Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Greek austerity update, 'Only God Forgives' reviewed and a world music festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-19/greek-austerity-update-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-world-music <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP57034231517.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We get an update on Greek austerity measures. Milos Stehlik reviews the French-Danish film &#39;Only God Forgives.&#39; Nari Safavi helps listeners plan a weekend full of international flair.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F101763523&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-internati.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-internati" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Greek austerity update, 'Only God Forgives' reviewed and a world music festival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-19/greek-austerity-update-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-world-music Global Notes: The rise of India’s heavy metal scene http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes/global-notes-rise-india%E2%80%99s-heavy-metal-scene-98343 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Kryptos.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When most people think of music in India, a mix of Hindi dance music and Bollywood come to mind. But since the 1980s, another genre has boomed in popularity: heavy metal. What started as an underground phenomenon has risen to the forefront of Indian musical listenership. This week on <em>Global Notes</em>, Jerome and <em>Radio M/Eight Forty-Eight</em> host <a href="http://www.wbez.org/users/tsarabia-0" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Tony Sarabia</a> introduce listeners to the world of Indian heavy metal. They begin with the band said to have sparked it all:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.myspace.com/millenniumindia" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Millenium</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>1. Only Be One &nbsp;by&nbsp; Millennium</p><p>2. Spunk Love Hates Heroes by Them Clones<br /><br />3. The Ark of Gemini by Kryptos</p><p>4. Might Not Be Tomorrow by Hundred Octane</p><p>5. Homage to the Seers by Rudra&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes/global-notes-rise-india%E2%80%99s-heavy-metal-scene-98343 Global Notes: Chicago music salon brings world music traditions from around the world http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-14/global-notes-chicago-music-salon-brings-world-music-traditions-around-wo <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-14/P1030994.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><em>Worldview </em>and <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> host Tony Sarabia talk with<a href="http://bluepolicebox.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"> Drew Edwards,</a> a composer and the founder of the World Music Composers' Salon. The Salon brings in musicians from all over the world to lecture and play their music in Chicago. Habib Wardack is a Chicago musician who participates in the Salon. Habib plays a traditional Afghan instrument called the Rubab.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>What you heard today from Habib Wardack</strong></p><p>1. Nun Mae Byaa</p><p>2. Byaa De Pa Zulfano Kay</p><p>3. Yao Me Naaz, Bel Jafaa</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>You can hear a sample of the work Andrew is doing for his next film project <a href="http://www.chicagotaptheatre.com" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">here</a>. To learn more about the World Music Composers' Salon, please contact Andrew Edwards at bluepolicebox.music@gmail.com for more information. </em></p><p><em>To hear all of our </em>Global Notes <em>segments, check out our <a href="http://ww.wbez.org/globalnotes" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">series page</a>. </em><em>Or, download our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/podcast">podcast</a> so you don't miss a beat.</em></p></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-14/global-notes-chicago-music-salon-brings-world-music-traditions-around-wo Global Notes: New album by Malian artist silky smooth http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/global-notes-new-album-malian-artist-silky-smooth-93696 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-02/globalnotes.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, Jerome and <em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia listen to the debut release by Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian artist who lives in Paris. Her EP, <i>Fatou,</i> has generated a lot of positive buzz in Europe.</p><p>Also, Tony recommends seeing Syrian artist Omar Souleyman, a high energy artist with a lof-fi sound, at the <a href="http://www.emptybottle.com/home.php" target="_blank">Empty Bottle</a> tonight. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-omar-souleymans-jazeera-nights" target="_self"><em>Global Notes</em> featured his album</a> <em>Jazeera Nights </em>last year.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Kanou - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>2. Bakonoba - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>3. Clandestin - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>4. Stab My Heart - Omar Souleyman</p><p>5. Nayan - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with Jerome and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">series page</a><strong> </strong>or download our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">podcast</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/global-notes-new-album-malian-artist-silky-smooth-93696 We asked, you delivered… Asian disco! http://www.wbez.org/content/we-asked-you-delivered%E2%80%A6-asian-disco <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-26/disco1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="345" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-26/disco-crop.jpg" title="Japanese men dance at Byblos, a disco in Tokyo. (AP)" width="630"></p><p>On last week's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-19/global-notes-love-it-or-hate-it-disco-has-%E2%80%98hustled%E2%80%99-globe-52-years-93288" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we celebrated the international roots of disco with music from around the world. Well, at least four continents. Despite our best efforts, we had trouble finding disco from Asia.</p><p>So, we defied listeners to produce some Asian disco for us. And produce you did. Jerome provides a sample of what you found.</p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/we-asked-you-delivered%E2%80%A6-asian-disco Global Notes: Balkan music superstar Goran Bregovic http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-12/global-notes-balkan-music-superstar-goran-bregovic-93096 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-12/goran.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>On this week’s <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a></em>, we meet Balkan music superstar Goran Bregovic. His raucous 40-piece band includes a large brass contingent, a male choir from Belgrade and traditional Bulgarian singers.</p><p>While Bregovic concerts are known to break out into massive dance parties, when <a href="http://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=4083">he comes to Symphony Center</a> on Friday, the audience will have to behave themselves. He tells Jerome and <em>Radio M </em>host Tony Sarabia what to expect.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Paradehtika</p><p>2. Imagine</p><p>3. Hop Cup</p><p>4. In The Deathcar (feat. Iggy Pop) -- from the movie Arizona Dream</p><p>5. Streets Are Drunk</p><p>6. Tis Agapis Sou To Risko</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Listen to Goran perform "Balkaneros," a song on his upcoming album <em>Champagne for the Gypsies</em>:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UIqzAZDpmtY" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-12/global-notes-balkan-music-superstar-goran-bregovic-93096 New comp digs up wild sights and sounds of Pakistan’s Lollywood http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-05/new-comp-digs-wild-sights-and-sounds-pakistan%E2%80%99s-lollywood-92849 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-05/globalnotes.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On this week’s <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a></em>, our weekly look at world music, Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia check out a new compilation of the eclectic, pulsating music produced by 1970s Lollywood, the movie industry in Lahore, Pakistan. It’s called <a href="http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/shop_173.html" target="_blank"><em>“Life is Dance!”: Plugged-in Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House</em></a>. The record features tracks from favorites such as Nazir Ali, M. Ashraf, Nahid Akhtar, Tafo and Noor Jehan.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Videos of songs from the compilation:</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xgbsp0ysEEg" width="420" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5jsHnHPx6BM" width="420" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For more information about Lollywood music and film, check out <a href="http://mazhar.dk/film/" target="_blank"><em>Pakistan Film Magazine</em></a>.</p><p><em>You can get sounds from around the world anytime you want by downloading the </em>Global Notes<em> <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">podcast</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-05/new-comp-digs-wild-sights-and-sounds-pakistan%E2%80%99s-lollywood-92849 Global Notes: World Music Festival packs more than 50 bands from 30 countries http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-14/global-notes-world-music-festival-packs-more-50-bands-30-countries-91982 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-14/wmf_primary_images.Par_.31843.Image_.440.226.1.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>The math is impressive: 53 bands, 55 events, 32 countries and 22 venues. That's what this year's <a href="http://explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/events___special_events/special_events/dca_tourism/world_music_festival.html" target="_blank">World Music Festival</a> promises to serve up for one week, starting Thursday, September 15. On this week's <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a>, </em>Brian Keigher, one of the festival organizers, joins Jerome and <em>Radio M </em>host Tony Sarabia to talk about this year's lineup, which includes Colombian hip hop group Bomba Estéreo, Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab, American indie outfit Hawk and a Hacksaw and <span class="fckdisplay_fix03">African kora player Ballake Sissoko</span>.&nbsp;<em> </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. 'Ma-Ma' Fc – Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal</p><p>2. Balaclavaboogie – Movits!</p><p>3. Salama [Peace] – Nawal</p><p>4. Yo Soy Salsamuffin – Sergeant Garcia</p><p>5. Alento [Encouragement] – Luísa Maita</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Swedish group Movits! performs "Sammy Davis Jr."</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sqwfDNzTYks" width="560"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-14/global-notes-world-music-festival-packs-more-50-bands-30-countries-91982 Global Notes: Ouds and African fiddles just some of Global Notes concert highlights http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-29/global-notes-ouds-and-african-fiddles-just-some-global-notes-concert-hig <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-29/Majed Abu Ajamiya.png" alt="" /><p><p>Jerome and<a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em> Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia revisit some of our favorite <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a> performances.</p><p>In 2009, after the release of their second LP <a href="http://www.myspace.com/justinadamsproducer" target="_blank"><em>Tell No Lies</em></a>,&nbsp; musicians Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara performed stripped down versions of their songs in our studios. Adams is a guitarist and veteran of the British punk and world music scenes. Camara is a griot singer from Gambia who plays a one-stringed fiddle called the ritti.</p><p>They began collaborating after a friend gave Juldeh some of Justin’s music, and the songs made quite an impression. The two have worked together on three albums that combine American Blues with West African rhythms, including this year’s <em>In Trance</em>. The duo currently records under the moniker JuJu.</p><p>And last year two Chicago musicians introduced us to the oud, a fretless stringed instrument from the Middle East that dates back centuries.</p><p>Majed Abu Ajamia plays with the<a href="http://www.duzanensemble.com/Duzan_Ensemble/Bios.html" target="_blank"> Duzan Ensemble</a> and teaches the oud at the <a href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/register/CourseDetail.php?course=3592" target="_blank">Old Town School of Folk Music</a>. <a href="http://www.issaboulos.com/" target="_blank">Issa Boulos</a> is a composer and lyricist who directs the <a href="http://meme.uchicago.edu/Middle_East_Music_Ensemble_%40_University_of_Chicago/Home.html" target="_blank">Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago</a>.</p><p><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-29/global-notes-ouds-and-african-fiddles-just-some-global-notes-concert-hig Global Notes: Holiday Music Extravaganza! http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-holiday-music-extravaganza <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/jyp.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>After weeks of waiting, Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m">Radio M</a> host Tony Sarabia present the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes">Global Notes</a> Holiday Extravaganza. We asked listeners to send us their seasonal favorites from around the world. You&rsquo;ve responded with everything from Polish carols via Chicago to Swedish-Assyrian riffs on &ldquo;Jingle Bells.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Featured Songs:<br />1. God is Born-The Lira Ensemble<br />2. Ido d'Mawlodo-Hosho Zomrinan <br />3. Ho ro'em b&rsquo;Ofartho-Sung by Syriac Orthodox Church in Weisbaden, Germany<br />4. Santa Claus I&rsquo;m Sorry-Toni Tani<br />5. This Christmas-JYP Nation<br />6. Kling, Glöckchen-11 Acorn Lane</em></p><p><em>We&rsquo;d like to give a special thanks to Lucyna Migala, Johannes Akkurt, Mike Hammerman and Sherri Ter Molin for their suggestions. </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Lxb0gd8ytjE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed width="560" height="340" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Lxb0gd8ytjE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;And here's another video from Japanese artist Toni Tani.</p><p><object width="425" height="344"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oio22Wv8Acw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed width="425" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/oio22Wv8Acw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></embed></object></p></p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-holiday-music-extravaganza