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Max Reinhardt with Andrea Zarza

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Max Reinhardt is joined by Andrea Zarza of the British Library Sound Archive. Plus tracks by Leyla McCalla, Grasscut and Sunburst.

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Max is joined by Andrea Zarza, curator of world and traditional music at the British Library Sound Archive to share some of her most precious sound recordings. These include an elders chanting ceremony from the now-lost Tucano tribe of Colombia and a recently-digitised recording of two young boys recorded in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

We'll also hear new music from American folk cellist Leyla McCalla, a remix of British art band Grasscut's recent album and the newly-issued debut album from Tanzanian band Sunburst - an important record on Zambia's 1970s "Zamrock" scene.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leyla McCalla

    Les Plats Sont Tous Mis Sur la Table (feat. Louis Michot)

    • A Day for the Hunter, A Day For The Prey.
    • Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Sunburst

    Simba Anguruma

    • Ave Africa: The Kitoto Sound Of East Africa 1973-1976.
    • Strut.
    • 1.
  • Coppice

    Induction Without Bifurcation

    • Newly Cemented Dedication to Freedom.
    • Category of Manifestation.
  • Marlais

    Lowlands

    • Warm At Last.
    • 9.
  • RZA

    Ghost Dog Theme

    • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
    • Victor Records.
    • 1.
  • RZA

    Untitled #12 (Free Jazz)

    • Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai.
    • Victor Records.
    • 12.
  • Cédric Tiberghien

    Mikrokosmos, Sz107 Book 6 No 144. Minor seconds, major sevenths: Molto adagio, mesto

    • Bartók: Mikrokosmos 6 & Other Piano Works.
    • Hyperion.
    • 32.
  • Grasscut

    Curlews

    • Everyone Was A Bird - Remixed.
    • Sounds et al.
  • Andrea Zarza joins Max Reinhardt in the studio

    • Tigray Singers

      Untitled Field Recording

    • Brian Moser and Donald Taylor

      Elders Chanting Origin Myths

  • Midnight Doctors

    Climatic Loss

    • Through A Screen And A Hole.
    • Ourodisc.
    • 7.
  • Tessela

    Wa Chacha (Tessela Version)

    • Bleep.
  • Aldo Ciccolini

    Six Gnossiennes (1889-1893 - 6. Avec Conviction Et Avec Une Tristesse Rigoureuse

    • Satie: Works For Piano.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Randy Nordschow

    Erik Satie: (Pianoless) Vexations

  • Cornelius Cardew

    Treatise

    Performer: John Tilbury.
    • Cornelius Cardew Piano Music: 1957-1970.
    • Matchless.
    • 10.

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