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Saharan Banga and Anglo-French folk

Maximalist journeys from Spain and ‘huge volume’ from the Saharan desert, with Verity Sharp.

Bigging up the start of the week with enormous sounds from across the planet.

Verity Sharp shares new music from Ifriqiyya Electrique, blending sounds from the ancient Saharan Banga (literally ‘huge volume’) ritual with the duo’s post-punk background. Spanish producer Rrucculla’s album ‘Shush’ is anything but quiet - a maximalist journey influenced by free jazz, math-rock and Latin music among other things.

Plus, Anglo-French folk from Topette, and Kate Molleson joins Verity in the studio to offer a glimpse of what’s to come on ‘The New Music Show’ which starts on Radio 3 this weekend.

Produced by Chris Elcombe.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Laurence Pike

    Drum Chant

    • Holy Spring.
    • Leaf.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Winter In America

    • I'm New Here.
    • XL Recordings ‎.
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago

    Bell Song

    • We Are On the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.
    • Pi Recordings.
  • Christian Winther Christensen

    Four Hyper-Realistic Songs: Movement 3

    Ensemble: Scenatet.
    • Almost in G.
    • Col Legno.
  • Cassandra Miller

    About Bach (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Bozzini.
    • Just So.
    • Another Timbre.
  • Ifriqiyya Électrique

    Nafta Naghara

    • Laylet El Booree.
    • Glitterbeat.

    Té de Cabello Blanco

    • SHuSH.
  • Felicity Mangan

    Stereo'frog'ic (excerpt)

    • Stereo'frog'ic.
    • Longform Editions.
  • György Ligeti

    Musica Ricercata No. 7

    Performer: Ian Pace.
    • Floating, Drifting.
    • Louth Contemporary Music.
  • Topette!!

    Polkas de Glux / de Chevroux

    • C'est Le Pompon.
  • Joanna Duda


    • Keen.
    • Alpaka Records.
  • Mary Jane Leach

    Green Mountain Madrigal

    Choir: The New York Treble Singers.
    • Celestial Fires.
    • Experimental Intermedia Foundation.
  • Hedy West

    Queen Jane

    • Untitled.
    • Fledg’ling Records.
  • Juan Martín

    Esencia (Soleá por medio)

    • Guitar Maestro – The Juan Martín Collection.
  • Cathy Van Eck

    Hearing Sirens (Excerpt)

    • Anthology Of Dutch Electronic Music 1999-2010.
    • Basta.
  • Alexandra Spence


    • Waking, She Heard The Fluttering.
    • Room 40.
  • A Year In The Country

    47 Days and Fathoms Deep

    • The Quietened Village.


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