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Human Planet - Part 1

BBC Proms, 2011 Season, Prom 11 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
50 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 July 2011

BBC PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney for the acclaimed BBC One series 'Human Planet', alongside artists from across the globe who featured in Radio 3's accompanying series 'Music Planet'. Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, whose players also make an appearance as the Scrapheap Orchestra, with instruments created from junk objects.

'Human Planet' was the first BBC Natural History series to focus on the human race, demonstrating how people around the world have adapted to sometimes harsh environments to survive. 'Music Planet' visited the same locations and environments, and explored the music of those places. The TV score is interleaved with Music Planet artists, starting with the mighty voice of Greenland's Rasmus Lyberth, followed by Zambian singer and storyteller Enock Mbongwe, and Mongolian throat-singers Khusugtun. Later on, Ayarkhaan, three women from the Sakha Republic, create a thunderous sound from their mouth harps, and the Bibilang Shark-Calling Group perform their unique repertoire of songs for shark hunting. The project to create a Scrapheap Orchestra from junk and found objects will be the subject of a television film to be broadcast on BBC FOUR in the autumn.

Part One

Enock Mbongwe
Ayarkhaan
Bibilang Shark-Calling Group
Khusugtun
Rasmus
BBC Concert Orchestra
Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Music from Human Planet

    • Image for Nitin Sawhney

      Nitin Sawhney Music Planet (Title Sequence)

      Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

  • Image for Rasmus Lyberth

    Rasmus Lyberth Malugaara ilunni (I Can Feel It in My Soul)

    Performers: Rasmus Lyberth (voice/guitar), Christian Soegaard (accordion), Jane Clark (violin)

  • Image for Rasmus Lyberth

    Rasmus Lyberth Inuuneq nutaaq (New Life)

    Performers: Rasmus Lyberth (voice/guitar), Christian Soegaard (accordion), Jane Clark (violin)

  • Music from Human Planet

    • Image for Nitin Sawhney

      Nitin Sawhney One People – One Planet

      Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

  • Image for Enock Mbongwe

    Enock Mbongwe Luyando (Going to a Funeral)

    Performers: Enock Mbongwe (voice/kalumbu (musical bow))

  • Image for Enock Mbongwe

    Enock Mbongwe Tulumbe mwami (Devil Song)

    Performers: Enock Mbongwe (voice/kalumbu (musical bow))

  • Music from Human Planet

    • Image for Nitin Sawhney

      Nitin Sawhney Children, Animals and Action!

      Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

  • Image for Khusugtun

    Khusugtun Tes golyn magtaal (Praise for the River Tes)

  • Image for Khusugtun

    Khusugtun Toroi Bandi

  • Image for Khusugtun

    Khusugtun Mongol

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