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New World Music, Egyptian Music, Georgian Polyphony

Lucy Duran introduces a review of new albums of world music, a report on music in Egypt, and choral songs from Georgia performed by the Sakhioba Ensemble.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 8 Jan 2012 22:00

Music Played

  • BBC Studio Session

    • Sakhioba Ensemble

      Krmata ghvtismsakhurta

      • 25th November 2011.
      • Broadcasting House.
  • Baloji feat. Royce Mbumba

    Le Jour d'Apres/Siku ya Baadaye (Independence Cha-Cha)

    • Kinshasa Succursale.
    • Crammed Discs.
    • CRAM 183.
  • Ibrahim Maalouf

    Maeva in the Wonderland

    • Diagnostic.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • Promo.
  • Shiftz feat. Hiba El Mansouri


    • Golden Beirut - New Sounds of Lebanon.
    • Outhere Records.
    • OH 020.
  • Sambiasy & Samba

    Soloho Mahavelo

    • World Routes On The Road.
    • Nascente.
    • NASCE001.
  • Banning Eyre on New Music in Egypt

    • Ramy Essam

      Naut, Naut, Naut

      • Recorded on location at Tahrir Square by Afropop.
    • 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.
    • DJ Islam Chipsy

      Live at a Cairo street wedding

    • Mahmoud El Husseiny

      Ana Leh

      • Ana Leh.
      • New Mazzika.
      • 6 223002 480715.
    • DJ HaHa

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

    • Mahmoud El Leithy

      Madad el Desougi

  • BBC Studio Session

    • Sakhioba Ensemble


      Performers: Dato Jamrishvili (voice and panduri)

      • 25th November 2011.
      • Broadcasting House.
    • Sakhioba Ensemble

      Mkis Simghera

      • 25th November 2011.
      • Broadcasting House.
    • Sakhioba Ensemble


      • 25th November 2011.
      • Broadcasting House.