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New World Music, Egyptian Music, Georgian Polyphony

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 January 2012

Arwa Haider and John L Walters review new albums of world music, Banning Eyre reports from Egypt on music trends following the Arab Spring, and the Sakhioba Ensemble perform choral songs from the rich polyphonic traditions of Georgia. Presented by Lucy Duran.

American author and broadcaster Banning Eyre recently spent a month in Egypt, recording music and interviewing performers and producers in Cairo, once the centre of the flourishing Arab music industry. He reports on the new interest in the music of the city's streets, as opposed to the commercially-produced sounds of the studios.

The Sakhioba Ensemble is part of a new wave of groups exploring the choral heritage of Georgia. The country's rich and complex polyphony is thought to date from pre-Christian times, and the Sakhioba Ensemble are reviving ancient folk songs as well as the centuries-old repertory of church music.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC Studio Session

    • Image for Sakhioba Ensemble

      Sakhioba Ensemble Krmata ghvtismsakhurta

      25th November 2011, Broadcasting House

  • Image for Baloji feat. Royce Mbumba

    Baloji feat. Royce Mbumba Le Jour d'Apres/Siku ya Baadaye (Independence Cha-Cha)

    Kinshasa Succursale, Crammed Discs, CRAM 183

  • Image for Ibrahim Maalouf

    Ibrahim Maalouf Maeva in the Wonderland

    Diagnostic, Harmonia Mundi, Promo

  • Image for Shiftz feat. Hiba El Mansouri

    Shiftz feat. Hiba El Mansouri Ahwak

    Golden Beirut - New Sounds of Lebanon, Outhere Records, OH 020

  • Image for Sambiasy & Samba

    Sambiasy & Samba Soloho Mahavelo

    World Routes On The Road, Nascente, NASCE001

  • Banning Eyre on New Music in Egypt

    • Image for Ramy Essam

      Ramy Essam Naut, Naut, Naut

      Recorded on location at Tahrir Square by Afropop

    • Image for Hani Adel and Amir Eid

      Hani Adel and Amir Eid Sawt el Hourreya (The Voice of Freedom)

      Soundtracks of the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Network, 7 85965 95135 1

    • Image for DJ Islam Chipsy

      DJ Islam Chipsy Live at a Cairo street wedding

    • Image for Mahmoud El Husseiny

      Mahmoud El Husseiny Ana Leh

      Ana Leh, New Mazzika, 6 223002 480715

    • Image for DJ HaHa

      DJ HaHa I want to get married, but I can't get married. So why don't you leave me alone?

    • Image for Mahmoud El Leithy

      Mahmoud El Leithy Madad el Desougi

  • BBC Studio Session

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      Sakhioba Ensemble Jolata

      Performers: Dato Jamrishvili (voice and panduri)

      25th November 2011, Broadcasting House

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      Sakhioba Ensemble Mkis Simghera

      25th November 2011, Broadcasting House

    • Image for Sakhioba Ensemble

      Sakhioba Ensemble Naduri

      25th November 2011, Broadcasting House

  • Sakhioba Ensemble

    Sakhioba Ensemble

    Sakhioba Ensemble
  • New Egyptian Music

    New Egyptian Music

    Tahrir Square.
    Photo by Banning Eyre

  • Ramy Essam

    Ramy Essam

    Ramy Essam carrying guitar in Tahrir Square.
    Photo by Banning Eyre

  • Mohamed Refat

    Mohamed Refat

  • Moulid in Abou Teeg

    Moulid in Abou Teeg

  • Further Listening...

    Listen to the first of Banning Eyre's Afropop programmes on Egyptian Music...

    Cairo Soundscape
  • Further Listening

    Listen to the second of Banning Eyre's Afropop programmes on Egyptian Music...

    Cairo: Hollywood of the Middle East
  • World Routes Academy 2012 Launch

    For more infomation on how to appy for tickets for the World Routes Academy 2012 Launch event please follow the link below...

    World Routes Academy 2012 Launch

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