Global Notes: The Lyre Ensemble

Global Notes: The Lyre Ensemble
Global Notes: The Lyre Ensemble

Global Notes: The Lyre Ensemble

Every week on Global Notes with Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia we explore a facet of world music. Today we dive into really, really old world music, roughly 4,500 year old sounds from ancient Mesopotamia. There are very few people playing and singing this music; enter The Lyre Ensemble. It’s a group of Brits who’ve dedicated themselves to resurrecting music from that period; instruments as well as language and poetry. The group recently held a performance in the UK. We take a look at the group and its now 12 year old endeavor. (Photo: Flickr/Judy van der Velden)