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Program 337

ARTIST ... Origin
Title  Duration
(Album) [Label]

Natacha ATLAS .... U.K.
Iskanderia 5'00
(Diaspora) [Nation / Beggars Banquet]
The long-awaited deliciously rhythmic middle-eastern flavoured CD from the only real singer on Jah Wobble's "Rising Above Bedlam".

VÄRTTINÄ .... Finland
Kiiriminna 2'41
(Oi Dai) [Spirit]

VÄRTTINÄ .... Finland
Kylä Vuotti Uutta Kuuta 4'59
(Seleniko) [Green Linnet]

TANGLEROOTS .... Denmark
Lighthouse 4'50
(Out of the Woods) [Heaven]
Also appears on a promotional compilation CD from MXP - Danish Music Export & Promotion, called "Folk Music From Denmark '95".

Andreas VOLLENWEIDER & Eliza GILKYSON .... Switzerland
Jaden Maiden 4'05
(Eolian Minstrel) [SBK]

Paolo MODUGNO .... Italy
(a) Tammurriata 7'00
(b) Kuombi Saleh 8'43
(Le Bala et la mouche) [Robi Droli]
I played quite a bit of this disc last week, but got such a response, that it was obviously worth revisiting. Probably one of the best "global" atmospheric albums to come my way in along time.

Rabih ABOU-KHALIL .... Lebanon / Germany
Dreams of a Dying City 11'05
(Roots & Sprouts) [Enja]
with Selim KUSUR - ney, Yassin EL-ACHEK - violin, Glen MOORE - bass, Glen VELEZ - percussion, Mohammas AL-SOUS - darabukka.

TARAF de HAÏDOUKS .... Romania
Spune, spune, mos batrin 5'25
(Honourable Brigands, Magic Horses & Evil eye) [Crammed]

TARAF de HAÏDOUKS .... Romania
Balada Conducatorolui 3'52
("Latcho Drom" Soundtrack)
[Le bande son]

SHINJUKU THIEF .... Australia
Cobwebs & Vinegar 2'59
(The Witch Hunter) [Dorobo]
Melbourne-based Darrin Verhagen is Shinjuku Thief and runs this fine dark-gothic-ambient label. In this piece he tips his hat to East European gypsy music. Just released, "The Witch Hunter" is the sequel to "The Witch Hammer".

SIROCCO .... Australia
Zorla 4'19
(Port of Call) [Larrikin]

BONGA .... Angola
Mona Ki Ngi Xiça 4'55
(Angola) [Playasound]

Gary RIDGE .... Australia
A Saturday in Bombay 1'45
(What's West of Here?) [Independent]

Bad Blood 3'32
(Next to Nothing) [Venture / Virgin]

On 6 August 1995, Continental Drift  gave way to a concert performance of "Canto Ostinato" by Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt, in a special 3 hour program presented by Gerry Koster from 9pm. This was a version for four pianos, rarely heard in its entirety on radio. // Gerard Bouwhuis, Gene Carl, Arielle Vernède, Crees van Zeeland (pianos) / Recorded on 10 January 1988 at Vredenburg, Utrecht, released on 3 CDs by Etcetera Records.