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Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative with Kathryn Tickell

Three master musicians from the Aga Khan Music Initiative - Basel Rajoub, Feras Charestan and Abbos Kosimov - in session with Kathryn Tickell.

Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in session with Kathryn Tickell, plus a Road Trip from Shetland and a Mixtape from American folk and blues artist Joe Newberry.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative was set up in 2000 to support traditional musicians in Central Asia, with the aim of preserving and developing the heritage culture of the region. It has since expanded into Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. The session features two musicians from Syria and one from Uzbekistan: Basel Rajoub, is an award-winning saxophonist and composer-improviser from Syria; Feras Charestan is an accomplished and innovative performer on the qanun, a Middle Eastern zither; and Abbos Kosimov, who comes from a famous musical family in Uzbekistan, is a master performer on the doira, an Uzbek tambourine

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Inge Thomson takes us on a Road Trip to Shetland, whose long isolation has produced a musical culture all its own. She reports from her home on Fair Isle.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Mariza

    Fado Refugio

    • Trigueirinha.
    • Parlophone Portugal.
  • Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative

    Wafa (Studio Session)

  • Martin Carthy

    Scarborough Fair

    • Anchor.
    • Topic.
  • Dreamers’ Circus

    Kitchen Stories

    • Rooftop Sessions.
    • Rooftop Sessions.
  • Inge Thomson

    Hands For Da Haff (feat. Kuna)

    • Da Fishing Hands.
    • Inge Thomson.
    • 9.
  • Orchestre Les Mangalepa

    Mbungu (BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, WOMAD 2018)

  • Hańba!


    • Hańba!.
    • Antena Krzyku.
  • Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative

    Kanunyon (Malian love balled) (Studio Session)

  • Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative

    Asia (Studio Session)

  • Stewart Thomson Senior and Matha Thomson

    Auld Foula Reel (Road Trip)

  • Willie Hunter

    Leaving Lerwick Harbour (Road Trip)

  • Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

    Seeker Reaper (Road Trip)

    • Bare Knuckle.
    • Bare Knuckle Music Limited.
  • Papa Wemba

    Excuse me (a capella) (Classic Artist)

    • Molokai.
    • Real World Records.
  • Papa Wemba

    St Jean Mbelekete (Classic Artist)

    • Somo Trop.
    • Next Music.
  • Sabah Fakhri

    Baidha'a (Heritage Track)

  • Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative

    Jamako (Studio Session)

  • Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

    Rock Island Line (Mixtape)

    • The Blues Box.
    • Storyville.
    • 14.
  • Mamadou Diabaté

    Dagna (Mixtape)

    • Tunga.
    • Alula.
  • Fred Cockerham

    Reuben's Train (Mixtape)

    • FRC 101 - Fred Cockerham (Ray Alden collection).
    • Field Recorders' Collective.
  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Korkoro (Radio France, August 2018)

  • Sousou & Maher Cissoko

    Bour Yalla

    • Made Of Music.
    • Ajabu!.
  • Low Lily

    Hope Lingers on

    • 10,000 Days Like These.
    • Mad River.
    • 7.


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