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Max Reinhardt with Sam Lee

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Max Reinhardt introduces a Navajo field recording from Sam Lee and a tribute to the late Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya.

Max Reinhardt is joined in the studio by song collector Sam Lee with recordings from Sam's recent trip to the Navajo Nation capital in Arizona. Sound recordist Laura Boulton famously captured the music of Diné singers in Window Rock on the Navajo Reservation in 1940 (including the sway songs of summer ceremonies called the Enemyway), and here Sam talks about returning to the same spot in 2015 to explore how such musical traditions play a key part in the community's identity.

We also hear a newly recorded work for string ensemble by Errollyn Wallen, pay tribute to the late Ethiopian saxophonist Getachew Mekurya and have Silesian-Czech alternative music from singer/songwriter Beata Bocek.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Apr 2016 23:00

Music Played

  • Pearly Clouds

    My Snow White

    • Trapeze.
  • Lutine

    To The Sea (Bela Emerson Mix)

    • Front and Follow.
  • Roots Manuva

    Body Hot

  • Cultural Troupe of Nioguébougoula

    Sigui Le

    • Glitterbeat Records.
  • Cluster & Eno

    One

    • Sky Records.
  • Beata Bocek

    Smutne oczy

    • Indies Scope Records.
  • Conrad Clipper

    Divine Banquet

    • LoveLion Records/Musclemilk Records.
  • Purcell arr. Wallen

    When I am Laid In Earth

    Performer: Orchestra X. Performer: Nicholas Kok. Performer: Philip Headlam. Performer: Tim Harries.
    • NMC Recordings.
  • Gétatchèw Mèkurya

    Yegenet Muziqa

    • buda musique.
  • Sam Lee joins Max in the studio

    • Wilson Aronith Junior

      Navajo Sacred Horse Song

    • Ed Lee Natay

      Zuni Sunrise

      • Canyon Records.
  • Huw Williams

    06/01/14

    • Chaos Collective.
  • Lail Arad

    Lay Down

    • Vinyl Factory.
  • Weather Report

    Medley: Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz (Live)

    • Columbia Legacy.
  • Afrika Mamas

    Wangenza

    • Arc Music.
  • Reinhold Friedl & Zeitkratzer

    Kore Part 1

    • Karlrecords.

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