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Mary Ann Kennedy - Alash in Session

Mary Ann Kennedy with new music plus traditional Tuvan throat-singing trio Alash performing live. Andy Kershaw's Album of the Month is Alone by Malian desert rock band Terakaft.

Mary Ann Kennedy with new tracks from across the globe, plus live music from traditional Tuvan trio Alash.

Alash are masters of the extraordinary throat-singing tradition of Tuva in Central Asia. The technique of throat-singing enables the performer to produce whistle-like overtones against a simultaneous low-pitched drone. Alash take their name from the Alash River in the northwest region of Tuva, and the group came together in 1999 as students in the Tuvan capital Kykzl. The trio accompany themselves on traditional instruments made from horsehair and goatskin. Their work has included collaborations with the Sun Ra Arkestra and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Also in tonight's programme, Andy Kershaw makes a welcome return to Radio 3 to select his Album of the Month, Alone by Malian desert rock band Terakaft.

All World on 3 sessions are available for download as a podcast via the Radio 3 website.

2 hours

Music Played

  • B.B. King

    Early Every Morning

    • The Best of B.B. King Volume 1.
    • ACE.
    • 17.
  • Fisherman's Friends

    Billy O’Shea

    • Proper Job.
    • 3.
  • The Changing Room

    Yntredha Dowr a Res

    • Splann.
    • 2.
  • Danú

    Muirisin Deas Set

    • Buan.
    • Danu.
    • 8.
  • Nasiba

    Evlerinin Lambalari Yaniyor

    • Majnun.
    • Blue Flame.
    • 1.
  • Ali Armz

    Tumi Amaro Bhitorey

    • Murshid and Sufi Songs.
    • ARC.
    • 8.
  • Alash

    Odarladyp Semirtiili (Let's Fatten the Livestock)

  • Alash

    Kosh-oi and Torgalyg

  • Terakaft

    Oulhin Asnin (My Heart Suffers)

    • Alone.
    • Out here Records.
    • 5.
  • Terakaft

    Amidinin Senta Aneflas (My Confidant)

    • Alone.
    • Out here Records.
    • 7.
  • B.B. King

    Every Day (I Have The Blues)

    • Live At The Regal.
    • BGO.
    • 1.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Love In Vain (Live At Leeds University, 1971)

    • Sticky Fingers Reissue.
    • Polydor.
  • Kongar-ol Ondar and Paul Pena

    Eki A'ttar (Good Horses) (Heritage Track)

    • Genghis Blues.
    • Six Degrees.
    • 001.
  • Alash

    My Throat the Cuckoo

  • Alash

    Bashtak (Joke)

  • Martin Simpson

    Dark Swift and Bright Swallow

    Performer: Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr.
    • Murmurs.
    • Topic.
    • 1.
  • The Young'uns

    The Drift from the Land

    • Another Man’s Ground.
    • Hereteu Records.
    • 5.
  • Duo Montparnasse

    Syracuse (BBC Introducing)

  • Delores Boudreau

    Veillee rustique (World Music Archive)

    Performer: Delores Boudreau, Celeste Boudeau and Weldon Boudreau.
    • BBC Recording - Cape Breton 2011.
  • Pharis & Jason Romero

    Goodbye Old Paint

    • A Wanderer I'll Stay.
    • Borealis Records.


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