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Mary Ann Kennedy - Alya Marquardt in Session

Mary Ann Kennedy presents new music from around the world and a studio session with British-Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt, performing with her seven-piece band Alula.

Mary Ann Kennedy with new music from across the globe, plus a studio session with British-Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt.

Alya Marquardt was born in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, and moved to London with her parents following the Iran-Iraq war. She was classically trained as a pianist and mezzo-soprano, but has since devoted herself to rediscovering the music of her Iraqi heritage. She sings with her seven-piece band Alula.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Aziza Brahim

    Calles de Dajila

    • Abbar El Hamada.
    • Glitterbeat.
    • 002.
  • Group Ekanzam

    Le Souvenir

    • Every Song Has It's End - Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali.
    • Glitterbeat.
    • 001.
  • Fela Kuti

    It’s Highlife Time

    Ensemble: Fela Ransome-Kuti and his Koola Lobitos.
    • Highlife-Jazz And Afro-Soul.
    • Knitting Factory Records.
    • 002.
  • Ana Moura

    Dia de Folga

    Composer: Jorge Cruz. Performer: Ana Moura.
    • Moura.
    • Blue Wrasse.
    • 004.
  • Caci Vorba

    Trecut o-doru codru ma

    • Satrika.
    • Oriente Musik.
    • 002.
  • Alya Marquardt

    Foug el nakhal

  • Alya Marquardt

    Hatha mou ansaf minek

  • Jamie Smith's Mabon

    Croeso Ioan

    • The Space Between.
    • Easy On The Record.
    • 3.
  • Leighton Jones

    Black Horses

    • All The Way Home.
    • Great Northwestern Records.
    • 2.
  • Şirin Pancaroğlu

    Kurdi Pesrev

    Composer: Tanburi Angeli. Performer: Şirin Pancaroğlu. Performer: Bora Uymaz.
    • Cengnagme.
    • Lilamuzik.
    • 001.
  • Breabach

    The White Sands of Jervis Bay

    Performer: Breabach. Performer: Mark Atkins.
    • Astar.
    • 007.
  • The Gloaming

    Casadh an tSugain

    • 2.
    • Realworld.
    • 007.
  • Nadhem El-Ghazali

    Ya Om El Ouyoune Essoud (Heritage Track)

  • Alya Marquardt

    Chi mali wali

  • Alya Marquardt

    Khadri el chai

  • Sahra Halgan Trio

    Naftaydaay Raali Noqo

    • Faransiskiyo Somaliland.
    • Buda.
    • 004.
  • Sidestepper


    • Supernatural Love.
    • Real World Records.
    • 005.
  • E Karika Dja

    Djelem Djelem (BBC Introducing)

  • The Nice

    Intermezzo From The Karelia Suite

    • Here Come The Nice: The Immediate Anthology CD1.
    • Castle.


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