WBEZ | live performance http://www.wbez.org/tags/live-performance Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: Local Macedonian ‘show and tells’ the zurla http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-18/globalnotes1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we encounter the zurla, a wooden horn with a big sound. Local musician <a href="http://www.blagojclarinet.com" target="_blank">Blagoj Lamnjov</a> plays some folk songs on this one-of-a-kind Balkan wind instrument. Originally from Macedonia, Blagoj is a graduate student of performance at Roosevelt University.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Eight Forty-Eight<em> and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch this video of Blagoj Lamnjov demonstrating how the zurla works:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/35261913?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 Otis Clay pays tribute to Sam Cook and Mahalia Jackson http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/otis-clay-pays-tribute-sam-cook-and-mahalia-jackson-90114 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-04/clay_portrait.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Thursday night, a legendary Chicago voice will honor two other singing greats:<a href="http://www.otisclay.net/index.html" target="_blank"> Otis Clay</a> will pay tribute to Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke. The concert is part of the <em><a href="http://explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/dca_tourism/Made_in_Chicago.html" target="_blank">Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz</a></em> series at Millennium Park. Clay came to WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio Wednesday to talk--and sing--some gospel and soul; he was joined by Dedrick Blanchard on piano. They started with the classic gospel song <em>Soon I Will Be Done With The Troubles of The World</em>. Full disclosure: WBEZ is a media sponsor for the <em>Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz</em> series.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/otis-clay-pays-tribute-sam-cook-and-mahalia-jackson-90114 Global Notes: Comp captures rawness of rarely heard Mauritanian guitar virtuosos http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/global-notes-comp-captures-rawness-rarely-heard-mauritanian-guitar-virtu <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/wallahilezein300.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mauritania, a large but sparsely populated country in northwestern Africa, has a rich musical tradition but virtually no formal music industry. That means no commercial radio stations. No record labels. No music clubs. Only one studio exists in the entire country.</p><p>Instead of pursuing recording careers, most musicians do what they’ve done for centuries: perform for people in public gatherings.</p><p>A new compilation of Mauritanian guitar music released by Latitude Records, an imprint of Chicago indie label <a href="http://www.locustmusic.com/" target="_blank">Locust Music</a>, captures some of these raw live performances, rarely heard outside the Maghreb. It’s called <em>Wallahi le Zein!! Wezin, Jankwar and Guitar Boogie from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania</em>. Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_self"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia talk to the album's curator, Matthew Lavoie, a former host of the Voice of America program <em><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/programs/radio/65209317.html" target="_blank">Music Time in Africa</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Baba ould Hembara – "El Shams w'al Qamar"</p><p>2. Kebrou – "Banjey 'Boogie'"</p><p>3. Jeich ould Chighaly – "Wezin"</p><p>4. Kweli ould Seyyid &amp; Kleyhid ould Meylid – "Gav"</p><p>5. Baba ould Hembara – "il Leyla"</p><p>6. Kweli ould Seyyid &amp; Klayhid ould Meylid – "Wezin"</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/global-notes-comp-captures-rawness-rarely-heard-mauritanian-guitar-virtu Ladino singer Yasmin Levy performs in WBEZ studio http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/ladino-singer-yasmine-levy-performs-wbez-studio <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Sentir.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We had a thrill when Ladino singing sensation and Israeli <a href="http://www.yasminlevy.net/" target="_blank">Yasmin Levy</a> came with her band to sing and chat with us at the <em>WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</em>. We spend most of the hour with Yasmin. She and her band performed some tracks from her CD <em>Mano Suave</em>. Yasmin <a href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2011/3/16_levy.html" target="_blank">performs</a> at the Old Town School of Folk Music on 3/16/11. Her latest CD is called <em>Sentir</em>.</p><p>Special Thanks to Yasmin Levy's band:<br> Yechiel Hasson – guitar<br> Vardan Hovanissian – flute, duduk, ney, clarinet<br> Miles Danso – electric double bass<br> Ishay Amir – percussion</p></p> Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/ladino-singer-yasmine-levy-performs-wbez-studio