Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Darbari Extension I’

 

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Music: Tigran Hamasyan — ‘Kars 1’

 

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Women defy Saudi restrictions in music video

 

The New York Times reports: Three women in black niqabs covering their hair and faces skateboard down a street, their scarves and colorful dresses flowing behind them. A catchy tune with provocative lyrics — “May all men sink into oblivion” and “If only God would rid us of men” — plays as the women alternately glide on in-line skates, cruise on scooters and parade down the street in vibrant outfits, all things taboo for women in Saudi Arabia.

The music video has rapidly spread across social media, viewed more than three million times since it was uploaded to YouTube two weeks ago, and it has prompted debate over the role of women in Saudi society. [Continue reading…]

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Music: Tigran Hamasyan & Frank Woeste — ‘Dialogue #7’

 

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Music: Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang — ‘Hoy Nazan’

 

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Music: Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang — ‘Tsirani Tsar’

 

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Music: Tigran Hamasyan — ‘Fides Tua’

 

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Music: Daby Touré & Skip McDonald — ‘Riddem’

 

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Music: Rostam Mirlashari, Maati Baani, Gabin ft. Zee Gachette, Trio Chemirani with Omar Sosa & Ballaké Sissoko, Abida Parveen & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

 

 

 

 

 

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Music: Daby Touré & Skip McDonald — ‘Will You Call My Name?’

 

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Music: Daby Touré & Skip McDonald — ‘Lost Voices’

 

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Music: Oumou Sangare and Béla Fleck — ‘Djorolen’

 

This is a clip from a terrific film, Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart, in which Fleck journeys through Africa tracing the roots of the banjo.

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