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Compiled By: Denis McGilvray

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Jazz at 100 Hour 92: David Murray & the World Saxophone Quartet

From WTJU | Part of the Jazz at 100 series | 58:59

Perhaps no jazz musician recorded a more varied output in more diverse setting in the 1980s than tenor saxophone and bass clarinet player David Murray. Three of the best bands to emerge in the decade were his Octet, his Quartet and the collaborative – the World Saxophone Quartet. He may also have been the most recorded jazz artist of the decade, as well, and with consistently high quality.

Wsq_small Perhaps no jazz musician recorded a more varied output in more diverse setting in the 1980s than tenor saxophone and bass clarinet player David Murray. Three of the best bands to emerge in the decade were his Octet, his Quartet and the collaborative – the World Saxophone Quartet. He may also have been the most recorded jazz artist of the decade, as well, and with consistently high quality.

A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe

From WQXR | 58:57

Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra – plus a recording of the astounding Jewish community of Putti Village, in Uganda. A lively program, full of intriguing treasures. Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin.

Wqxr_logo_nofreq_small Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra – plus a recording of the astounding Jewish community of Putti Village, in Uganda. A lively program, full of intriguing treasures. Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin.

The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration

From Wanda Yang Temko | Part of the A Public Radio Chinese New Year Special series | 59:00

Commemorate Chinese New Year in 2019 through Music and Words.

Optimized-year-of-the-pig-papercut-1002010818_4000x4000_small Ring in Chinese New Year with The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration.  The Chinese Lunar Year of the Dogbegins on February 5, 2019. Its commemoration is rich with traditions and rituals observed in everything from food to clothing. Ancestors are honored, and peace and happiness are bestowed on family and friends. The history, rituals, and traditions of Chinese New Year are celebrated alongside traditional Chinese music in this one hour special, The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration, is hosted and produced by Dr. Wanda Yang Temko.

The Chieftains: San Patricio

From Joyride Media | 59:00

The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Mexican War.

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Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & RY COODER radio special featuring their unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side.
 
Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Ry Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the SAN PATRICIO album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert.