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Pre-Events : Muslim World Music Day

April 1, 2011

Muslim World Music Day is April 12, but we have a few pre-goings on of note.

The first US event heralding Muslim World Music Day will be a radio program that ARC director B. George and Banning Eyre put together for Afropop Worldwide.

Saturday, April 2, Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5, New York, 11pm or Listen online and on many other stations around the country

Afropop is America’s longest lived and most remarkable radio survey of world music – great tunes, supurb radio, reliable scholarship – these are a few of my favorite things. Here you can listen to our show offering some rare recordings from both our collections, and follow the links below to Hip Deep, featuring in-depth podcasts, interviews and discographies related to music from the greater Islamic world. Have a look or listen. Explore this great site, and on the Muslim World Music Site we have made some easy links to some of their detailed explorations of Islamic music in sound, pictures and words.   They ARE organized, there’s a discography, a podcast and an interview to boot!

On the weekend you can attend a concert by Al-Andalous Ensemble, on Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm at Reed College, Kaul Auditorium, Portland, Oregon

Led by oudist Tarik Banzi, the Al-Andalus Ensemble is internationally known for a creative fusion which etches a fine line between the exquisite and raw, the passionate and powerful while treating the listener to a confluence of the best of the East and West.  This is great stuff – go if you’re in the neighborhood.


Finally, rumor is, but I can’t find it, that today, down under, Australian radio, ABC 666 Canberra, The Drive Show. on Thursday, March 30, 3-6pm local time (midnight-3am in NY) features a little talk with Graham McDonald at the National Film and Sound Archive about MWMD.  There’s a ‘Listen live’. I’ll look for the blog

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