Max Reinhardt with Gianluca Tramontana
American broadcaster and music journalist Gianluca Tramontana joins Max Reinhardt in the studio.
All aboard the musical night train. Joining Max up front tonight is American broadcaster and music journalist Gianluca Tramontana, who collected more than fifty hours of field recordings on a recent trip to Guantánamo, Cuba. There is a saying that Cuban culture starts east and moves west to Havana, which would make Guantánamo province the cradle. Tonight we'll dip into Tramontana's exclusive recordings to learn about the traditional and modern rhythms of the region, most notably the rebel changüí music, born in the mid-1800s when it would have been played on machetes, and still sounding thrilling today.
Also in the show there's music for an imaginary film from Brian Eno, a new recording by American multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey, and some French modernism à la tuned percussion.
Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.