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Jojk19980405

No longer nomadic but still elusive, the Sami reindeer-herders live in the northern areas of Sweden, Norway and Finland, inside the Arctic Circle.

For centuries they were marginalised and known as Lapps - a term of contempt.

From Gothenburg, headquarters of the Sami Project to preserve their ancient language and traditions, Karl-Olof Edstrom presents the Sami `jojk' - personal call signs that could be used for hunting, for improvised entertainment or as shamanistic spells.

Musical Voyages Of The South Pacific19980412

David Fanshawe spent ten years exploring and recording the endangered music of the Pacific islands.

In the first of three programmes, he introduces rarely heard hymns, shanties and dances from Polynesia.

Musical Voyages Of The South Pacific19980419

David Fanshawe spent ten years exploring and recording the endangered music of the Pacific islands.

In the second of three programmes, he delves into his arcHIVe to unearth songs and dances from Micronesia.

Musical Voyages Of The South Pacific19980426

David Fanshawe spent ten years exploring and recording the endangered music of the Pacific islands.

In the last of three programmes, his travels take him to Melanesia for music from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Playing In A Volcano19980503

Five programmes marking the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948.

Israeli music journalist Yossi Schiffman and Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi explore the musical heritage of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples, starting with a programme in which musicians recall the circumstances that led to the migration of Jews to Palestine.

Playing In A Volcano19980510

Five programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948.

Israeli music journalist Yossi Schiffman and Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi explore the musical heritage of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples.

Today's programme features music from the whole spectrum of the various Palestinian communities, CHRISTIAN and Moslem.

Playing In A Volcano19980517

The third of five programmes marking the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948, in which Israeli music journalist Yossi Schiffman and Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi explore the musical heritage of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples.

In this programme, they visit a bat mitzvah in Tel Aviv and explore the music of the Jewish Sephardi community.

Playing In A Volcano19980524

The fourth of five programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948.

Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi travels through the West Bank and talks to a musician who was imprisoned for performing songs of resistance.

Playing In A Volcano19980531

The last of five programmes marking the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948.

Israeli music journalist Yossi Schiffmann and Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi meet musicians who have been at the forefront of the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements.

Shaka's Legacy19981011

Eugene Skeef travels to his native South Africa to discover the musical traditions of the Zulus.

He meets Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, himself a singer of traditional songs; and Joseph Shabalala, lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The Whispering Of The Stars - 119980913

Four programmes in which Michael Ormiston explores the music of Siberia.

The Whispering Of The Stars - 319980927

Four programmes in which Michael Ormiston explores the music of Siberia.

The third programme features music from parts of Siberia where RUSSIAn settlers live alongside native peoples, including women's songs, epic poems and a rare example of cultural fusion.

The Whispering Of The Stars - 4 Last19981004

Michael Ormiston concludes his exploration of the music of Siberia with Sakha epic songs, Chukchi throat singing and protest pop from the Ergyron Ensemble.

Throat Metal19980920

Four programmes in which Michael Ormiston explores the music of Siberia.

The second programme features Tuvan `throat metal', the music of nature, the bull-roarer and the music of the love holiday.

01The Offering Of Sound1998092719981018

Eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores the wide range of traditional music of faith and festival on the INDIAn subcontinent.

1: `The Offering of Sound'.

Bells, conch shells, trumpets, oboes, cymbals and drums are used in the rituals of Hindu and Buddhist temples, as they were in the court music of the Muslim Moguls, as a way of expressing the power of God and as an echo of the ethereal unheard sound `anahata nada', which suffuses the universe.

02From Le Puy To Gai Paris19981221

Five programmes of traditional music from central FRANCE.

2: `From Le Puy to Gai PARIS'.

Benedicte Pavlot moves from the Auvergne to PARIS to trace the development of the `bal musette'.

Plus music from accordions and hurdy-gurdies.

02The Spirit Of Samba19990228

Mike Gonzalez presents six programmes exploring the varied ethnic musical traditions of Latin America, from the beginnings of salsa and samba to the music of Colombia and the Andes and the `nueva cancion' - the new song of Chile.

2: `The Spirit of Samba'.

The story of samba, a musical form that strongly reflects the history and experiences of the Brazilian people.

02Trikitrixa19980810

Jan Fairley presents six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in the country, where the village is still central to musical life.

Spain's history reaches far beyond its borders, and migrations have introduced influences from Africa, the Americas, Cuba, Greece and Turkey.

2: The Basque Country.

Joseba Tapia and his band play `trikitrixa'.

The rhythms of the key instruments - the diatonic accordion and pendereta - are immediately identifiable with the Basque country and language.

03Andean Music19990308

Mike Gonzalez presents six programmes exploring the varied ethnic musical traditions of Latin America, from the beginnings of salsa and samba to the music of Colombia and the Andes and the `nueva cancion' - the new song of Chile.

3: `Andean Music'.

Why there is more to Andean music than the familiar floating panpipes of `El condor Pasa' - the lively dance rhythms of the `Huayno', the poignant `Yaravi' and traditional festival tunes such as `Cacharpari'.

03The Sacred Word1999030719981101

Eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores traditional music of faith and festivity on the INDIAn subcontinent.

3: `The Sacred Word'.

Sung and recited texts such as the 3,000-year-old Rig Veda and Sama Veda, as well as the 12th-century Gitagovinda, which describes the passion of the god Krishna and the milkmaid Radha; Koranic recitation and songs from the Islamic communities of INDIA and Pakistan; songs of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, recorded in the Bargra Sahib temple in Delhi; and a reading from the Torah sung by a descendent of the Jewish traders who settled in south and west INDIA in the Middle Ages.

03Voices From The Volcanos19981227

Five programmes of traditional music from central FRANCE.

3: `Voices from the Volcanos'.

Benedicte Pavlot introduces songs of work and begging and religious chant that is not quite what it seems.

04Colombia19990314

Mike Gonzalez presents six programmes exploring the varied ethnic musical traditions of Latin America, from the beginnings of salsa and samba to the music of Colombia and the Andes and the `nueva cancion' - the new song of Chile.

4: `Colombia'.

The many rhythms and styles of music that have sprung out of a country of vastly different landscapes - Andean mountains, wide prairies, Caribbean coast, coffee-growing hillsides and Amazon rainforest.

With Colombian master drummer Roberto Pla.

04Mysticism And Meditation19981108

Eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores the wide range of traditional music of faith and festivity on the INDIAn subcontinent.

4: `Mysticism and Meditation'.

Music that AIDS the mystical union with the divine in Hindu, Muslim and Baul traditions, including Sufi songs from Kashmir and an `alap' or `discourse' played by Mohiuddin Dagar on the rudra vina.

04The Goat Changes Its Skin19990103

Five programmes of traditional music from central FRANCE.

4: `The Goat Changes Its Skin'.

Benedicte Paviot discovers the classical composers who were attracted to the music of the Auvergne and hears jazz-folk fusion.

05Back To The Future19990110

Benedicte Paviot discovers big band bagpipe music, cross-cultural experiments and `L'Auvergne at the Movies'.

05Latin America - The New Song Of Chile19990321

Mike Gonzalez looks at the song traditions of Chile with composer Mauricio Venegas.

Both political and poetic, the nueva cancion has played a part in the dramatic history of the country.

05Music And Devotion In South India19981115

Eight programmes exploring of traditional music of faith and festivity on the INDIAn subcontinent.

5: `Music and Devotion in South INDIA'.

Richard Widdess visits temples, arcHIVes and concert halls, and hears an invocation to the god Muguran, a CHRISTIAN hymn from Kerala, singing by the devotees of the guru Sai Baba, classical compositions of Tyagaraja played on the violin by the Ganesh brothers and sung by Dr Mani Krishnaswarmy, and a song in praise of Lord Krishna played on the flute - Krishna's instrument - by Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar.

06A Day At The Temple1999032819981122

Eight programmes exploring the wide range of traditional music of faith and festivity on the INDIAn subcontinent.

6: `A Day at the Temple'.

Richard Widdess visits the 16th-century Kapalishvara Temple in the Mylapore district of Madras on the first day of Margari, the auspicious month that begins in mid-December.

He hears music in praise of the god SHIVa for the festival of consecration of the 1,008 conch shells, as well as the story of Krishna's reincarnation performed in the popular traditional South INDIAn style known as Harikatha.

06Ritmo: The Music Of Latin America19990328

Mike Gonzalez explores the varied ethnic musical traditions of Latin America.

6: The Tango.

The music of the immigrant workers on the Buenos Aires docks became the most famous and dramatic of Latin America's dance rhythms - the tango.

The lyrics of tango are often nostalgic and sentimental, the dance is passionate and sexy, and the music itself constantly changing.

06The Maori Melody19990117

The first of three programmes celebrating the music of the Maori, New Zealand's indigenous race.

Presented by Jeremy Lambert, himself a Maori, the programme contains arcHIVe and tribal recordings that date back fifty years, with much of the music being broadcast for the first time on British radio.

This first programme details the music and customs of early tribal Maori culture and features interviews with Professor Mervyn McLean and Margaret Orbell, both leading experts on ancient Maori music.

07Music And Devotion In North India1999012419981129

Eight programmes exploring the wide range of traditional music of faith and festivity on the INDIAn subcontinent.

7: `Music and Devotion in North INDIA'.

Richard Widdess visits Vrindaban, the town where Krishna is said to have lived, and hears temple chants and classical dhurpad singing; compositions by the 16th-century Princes Mirabai sung by film actress Lata Mangeshkar; a devotional song by Ghandi, played on the sarod; a Sikh kirtan - a hymn in which the devotee assumes the role of the bride waiting for union with the groom; and a QAWWALI from Pakistan sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

07The Maori Melody19990124

The second of three programmes celebrating the music of the Maori, New Zealand's indigenous people.

Presented by Jeremy Lambert, himself a Maori, this programme reveals the effect that the missionaries and subsequent British colonisation had on traditional Maori music.

08The Maori Melody19990131

Jeremy Lambert explores the impact that contemporary Maori musicians have made on New Zealand and on popular culture worldwide.

Plus how issues of racism and tribal rights are expressed in new musical styles.

09Sweet Lips, Dark Eyes19990207

Barb Jungr begins a two-part introduction to the vocal music of Iran.

Today, the classical and folk traditions.

197DBarefoot Diva19971005

In the second of two programmes, Janet Topp-Fargion presents some African divas of recent times.

They include Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe's prominent female star; Ethopian Aster Aweke and Oumou Sangare of the Wassoulou region of Male singing frank love songs; Cesaria Evora, the `barefoot diva' from Cape Verde; and Miriam Makeba from South Africa.

The programme also includes two figures from the less recent past: Siti binti Said, the mother of the East African `taarab' style; and Cheikha Remitti, dubbed the Edith Piaf of Algerian `rai' music.

197DConjugate It Joyfully In All Its Moods And Tenses19971019

David Hammond explores the place of the flute in traditional Irish music.

Seamus Heaney has declared that its best players `conjugate it joyfully in all its moods and tenses'.

197DDonegal Fiddlers19971012

The first of two programmes in which David Hammond explores the traditional fiddle music of West Donegal, its individuality determined by geographical isolation and close contacts with Scotland.

197DMusic For The Bride19971026

All around the world, traditional songs and laments form a part of the wedding ceremony.

In the first of two programmes, Veronica Doubleday introduces music for the bride's departure from her home, mostly performed by women, with songs and dances from Jordan, Crete, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, the Gond tribes of central INDIA, RUSSIA, Brittany, Armenia, Bashkortostan, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

197DMusic For The Bride19971102

In the second of two programmes, Veronica Doubleday introduces wedding songs, processions and marriage rituals from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uttar Pradesh, southern RUSSIA and the gypsy musicians of Transylvania.

197DTanchazak19971109

In the first of four programmes, Laszlo Matzko explores the elements that make up Hungary's rich folk music heritage, including the `tanchazak' or dance house movement, which took root in the early 70s.

197DThanks To Dr Clague19971207

`Thanks to Dr Clague'.

Bob Carswell's two-part survey of Manx traditional music starts with the story of `The National Song Book', a collection of traditional tunes compiled strictly in accordance with Victorian tastes.

With its new ENGLISH lyrics, it is now seen as something of a mixed blessing in the history of Manx music.

197DThe Musical Traditions Of Hungary19971116

In the second of four programmes, Laszlo Matzko visits the Kodaly Primary School of Music in Budapest and assesses the influence of folk culture on two of Hungary's greatest musical innovators, Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok.

197DThe Musical Traditions Of Hungary19971123

In the third of four programmes, Laszlo Matzko explores the impact of two of the largest minorities in a richly varied musical culture - the Gypsies and the Jews.

197DThe Musical Traditions Of Hungary19971130

Laszlo Matzko concludes the series by looking at some of the innovators in Hungarian music, including Nikola Parov and Kalaka.

197DThe Tradition Is Alive And Well And Living In Peel19971214

`The Tradition Is Alive and Well and Living in Peel'.

In the concluding part of Bob Carswell's survey of Manx traditional music, the story is brought up to date as the fallout from the folk revival reaches the middle of the Irish Sea.

With music from Mactullagh Vannin (`The Echo of Man') and Clioagaree Twoiae (`The Croakers of the North').

197D01Musique Oubliee19971221

The Seychelles are well known for their paradise island image - all swaying palms and golden beaches - but what is barely known outside the INDIAn Ocean is Seychelles music.

1: `Musique oubliee'.

In the first of two programmes, Nick St George introduces music which has its origins in the slave trade, and instruments such as the mulumba - part zither, part megaphone.

197D02Love And Marriage19971228

`Love and Marriage'.

To conclude his survey of the music of the Seychelles, Nick St George reveals the role music plays in weddings, including the Kamtole, a series of dances borrowed from European culture.

There are also the Romans - bittersweet love songs to send the happy couple on their way, plus the new sound of the Seychelles.

198A01Music From Canada19980104

A four-part series in which Robert Sandall explores the vibrant world of Canadian traditional music and finds it infused with the language and rhythms of Canada's peoples.

1: The Celts.

198A01Mwaka19980308

Three programmes in which Janet Topp Fargion explores how Arab and African music and instruments have influenced one another during centuries of trade and migration across the Red Sea and the INDIAn Ocean.

1: On the small island of Zanzibar can be found the `mwaka' - a Zoroastrian new year festival inherited from Persia - sailors' songs, Arab singing styles and dance rhythms, and the chanting of `maulidi' or readings from the life of the Prophet.

These are all reminders of the waves of immigrants from Oman and the Hadramaut region of the Yemen who brought Islam with them.

The influence of Cairo is heard in the `taarab'.

198A02Music From Canada19980111

A four-part series in which Robert Sandall explores the vibrant world of Canadian traditional music and finds it infused with the language and rhythms of Canada's peoples.

2: The French Canadians.

198A02The Instruments19980315

Three programmes in which Janet Topp Fargion looks at the way Arab and African music and instruments have influenced one another during centuries of trade and migration across the Red Sea and the INDIAn Ocean.

2: `The Instruments'.

The coastal areas of north-east Africa and the Arabian lands to the west are a musical melting-pot, sharing zithers, lutes and lyres - the plucked stringed instruments of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Featuring Ethiopian singer-poet Mary Armede and popular Sudanese singers Mustafa el-Sunni and Abdel Aziz El Mubarak.

198A03Islamic Africa19980322

The last of three programmes in which Janet Topp Fargion explores how Arab and African music and instruments have influenced one another during centuries of trade and migration across the Red Sea and the INDIAn Ocean.

`Islamic Africa'.

Featuring Koranic chanting from Algeria, hymns of the Muslim Rasha'ida, songs of the Sufi sects in Egypt, Senegal and among the Cape Malays, as well as waka and fuji songs of the predominantly Muslim Yoruba people of Nigeria.

198A03Music From Canada19980118

A four-part series in which Robert Sandall explores the vibrant world of Canadian traditional music and finds it infused with the language and rhythms of Canada's peoples.

3: The Inuit.

198A04Music From Canada19980125

A four-part series in which Robert Sandall explores the vibrant world of Canadian traditional music and finds it infused with the language and rhythms of Canada's peoples.

4: The Native Canadians.

198A04Songs Of Life: Music From Georgia19980329

In Georgia, music, feasting and friendship have helped to keep people going through years of economic hardship and civil war following the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Lela Sisauri presents musical souvenirs from a recent trip to her native Tbilisi, with music from singer and accordionist Lela Tataraidze and the Aragvelebi Ensemble, and table songs from the villagers of Artana and the Rustavi Choir.

198A05The Golden Age (1900-1945)19980201

The first of two programmes in which Alex Knapp explores the vibrant and expressive Ashkenazy tradition of music for the synagogue.

`The Golden Age (1900-1945)'.

Prayers for the feast days of the Jewish liturgical year.

198A06The Modern Age (1945 To The Present Day)19980208

The second of two programmes in which Alex Knapp explores the vibrant and expressive Ashkenazy tradition of music for the synagogue.

`The Modern Age (1945 to the Present Day)'.

Recordings of some of the most important prayer modes used in the Jewish liturgy, by Naftali Herstik, David Fisher, Moshe Koussevitzky, Moshe Stern, Louis Berkman and Benjamin Muller.

198A07The Gypsy Mosaic19980215

Lucy Duran presents the first of three programmes tracing the music of the Gypsies from northern INDIA via Europe.

She begins in Rajasthan in INDIA, the original home of the Gypsies, where the nomadic tribes move around the deserts performing magic tricks, fortune-telling, and snake-charming, accompanying themselves on the punghi - the snake charmer's pipe.

198A08The Gypsy Mosaic19980222
198A09The Gypsy Mosaic19980301

Lucy Duran concludes the series tracing the music of the Gypsies from northern INDIA via Europe.

Today, she begins in Scotland, where the Travellers are renowned performers of Scottish ballads.

She then moves to Andalucia in southern Spain, where the sound of prejudice and rejection is reflected in the extraordinary performance of the Gypsy flamenco singers.

198CShaking Shoulders And Honey Beer1998072019980823

Barb Jungr introduces a two-part series on the little known music of Ethiopia.

This week, choral music from the Coptic church, wordplay from the azmaris, or troubadours, and Tigrean armpit percussion.

198CShaking Shoulders And Honey Beer1998072719980830

The second of two programmes in which Barb Jungr introduces a two-part series on the little known music of Ethiopia.

This programme features music from the golden age of Ethiopian popular music, plus contemporary troubadours breaking with tradition, and cross-cultural collaboration.

198C01Songs From A Country Called Spain1998080319980906

Six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in a country where the village is still central to musical life.

Spain's history reaches far beyond its borders, and migrations have introduced influences from Africa, the Americas, Cuba, Greece and Turkey.

1: Mallorca.

Maria del Mar Bonet is one of the most important singers in Spain today.

Performed in Mallorquin, her music embraces the Mediterranean and reflects the island's key position in the region over the centuries.

198C03Nova Canco1998072719980816

Jan Fairley presents six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in the country, where the village is still central to musical life.

3: Catalunya.

Lluis Llach, who grew up in the village of Verges, was a founding member of the Catalan `nova canco' movement during the Franco years.

For this, his songs were banned and he was exiled.

Today, he lives in the village of Porrera.

His lyrical music is still political and immensely popular.

198C04Songs From A Country Called Spain1998080319980823

Jan Fairley presents six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in the country, where the village is still central to musical life.

4: Andalucia.

Radio Tarifa take their name from the southernmost point of Andalucia.

Their music is a meeting point of cultures owing as much to medieval traditions as it does to Arabic-Moorish music and flamenco.

198C05Galicia1998081019980830

Jan Fairley presents six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in the country, where the village is still central to musical life.

Spain's history reaches far beyond its borders, and migrations have introduced influences from Africa, the Americas, Cuba, Greece and Turkey.

5: `Galicia'.

Piper and flautist Carlos Nunez has revived the medieval music of his native Galicia, drawing inspiration from Celtic and Cuban influences and contemporary sounds.

198C06Songs From A Country Called Spain1998080319980906

Jan Fairley presents the last of six programmes showing how Spanish popular music reflects the different cultures that coexist in the country.

It focuses on the Costa Brava.

Port Bo sing the traditional havaneras of the small port of Calella de Palafrugell on the Costa Brava, a music which links Spain inextricably to Cuba through the journeys of sailors engaged in trade and war, and whose central home has always been the taverna, now called La Bella Lola.

198D01La Belle Petite Chevre19981213

Five programmes in which Benedicte Pavlot introduces the traditional music of central FRANCE.

1: `La belle petite chevre'.

Bagpipes and bourrees from the Auvergne and around.

199A01From Son To Salsa19990222

Mike Gonzalez presents six programmes exploring the varied ethnic musical traditions of Latin America.

1: `From Son to Salsa'.

Far from the dance floors of 1970s NEW YORK, which spawned the modern craze for salsa, the compulsive, energetic rhythm of this dance music lies in the drumbeats of the African congo, Cuba's sugar plantations and a music called `son' that sprang up on the streets of Havana.

Mike Gonzalez goes back to the rhythmic roots of salsa with percussionist Snowboy, who demonstrates the rhythms of the bata drums, the son and the mambo.