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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Brian Eno

    Chemin De Fer

    • More Music For Films.
    • Virgin.
  • Angelo Badalamenti

    Lumberton U.S.A./Going Down To Lincoln - Sound Effects Suite

    Composer: David Lynch.
    • Blue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Fire Records.
  • Saladin's Orchestra

    Sidi Mansour

    • Mambo Duniya.
  • Joseph Shabason

    Belching Smoke

    • Aytche.
    • Western Vinyl.
  • Philippe Manoury

    Le Livre des Claviers, VI: Sixxen

    Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion.
    • Philippe Manoury: The Book of Keyboards.
    • New Focus.
  • Woojae Park

    목소리와 거문고 (Voice And Geomungo)

    • Park Woojae Geomungo Extension.
    • Sony.
  • Estrellas Campesinas

    Mujer de mi país

    • Recording by Gianluca Tramontana.
  • Ju

    30 di Augusto

    • Recording by Gianluca Tramontana.
  • Grupo Changüí Guantánamo

    Toca Marimbola

    • Recording by Gianluca Tramontana.
  • Shabazz Palaces

    30 Clip Extension

    • Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines.
    • Sub Pop.
  • The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Saturn Moon

    • Sun Ra Singles.
    • Strut.
  • James Ferraro

    Deluge (Excerpt)

    • Unreleased Private Recording Courtesy of the Composer.
  • Áine O'Dwyer

    Hounds of Hades

    • Gallarais.
    • MIE Music.
  • Monoswezi

    C'est Comme Ca

    • A Je.
    • World Music Network.
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio

    Flowers for Prashant

    • Verisimilitude.
    • Pi Recordings.
  • Langham Research Centre

    Handel On The Thames (Excerpt)

  • Bill Keith

    Crazy Creek

    • Something Auld, Something Newgrass, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass.
    • Rounder Records.


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