Now on PBS
next on air Sunday, 28 October 2012 - 10:00pm to 12:00am
There has traditionally been ambient and world music on Sunday nights for the last 15-20 years through such programs as Continental Drift and Hybrid. Border Crossings attempts to keep the feel of these programs going, but broadening the scope as well. The music generally has its roots in the fusing of different musical influences – e.g. traditional Indian Classical with Flamenco, ancient sacred music of Hildegard von Bingen played with contemporary instruments etc. Examining the possibilities that have come through the true globalization of the music world.
Laid back sounds of world, jazz, ambient and electronic music from diverse influences. Very little spoken word (too late at night). Concentrate on achieving a consistent sound/feel. Occasional features on particular artists and/or labels
SOME ARTISTS: Agricantus, Baka Beyond, Clarion Fracture Zone, David Darling, Euphoria, Fela Kuti, Trilok Gurtu, Hector Zazou, Iarla O’Lionaird, Jan Garbarek, Ali Akhbar Khan, L Subramaniam, Marc Ribot, Necks, Oregon, Paul McCandless, Qawwali Ensemble, Renaud Garcia Fons, Samite, Tulku, Uman, Virginia Rodrigues, Wally Brill, Dhafer Youssef, Zakir Hussain…………..
SOME LABELS: Amiata, ECM, Triloka, Enja, Newmarket, Label Bleu, Worldly, Realworld, IMP, ABC, Portrait, Hannibal, MTM, Crammed, HoS, CNR, 6 degrees, CMP, Northside, Narada, Putumayo, Global Fusion, Tzadik, Shanachie, Detour, Angel, Palmetto, BMG, Luaka Bop, World Circuit, Amigo, Shamrock, Hemisphere, Rufus – lots of independent releases….