Echoes Playlist

March 29-April 2, 2004

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of March 29-April 2, 2004.  The dates on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to stations.  Please check the program ID number to verify the program if your station broadcasts the program on a different day than it is distributed.

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Tuesday 03/30/04
Drala is the New York City based world music ensemble headed up by guitarist David Nichtern and bansuri flute player Steve Gorn. They recently released their second album, Midnight Flower (Dharma Moon). We visit Drala in their Manhattan studio where they unfold the sinuous melodies and sensual eastern grooves, live.

Wednesday 03/31/04
Michael Whalen is a veteran composer whose work in soundtracks includes numerous scores for Discovery Channel and National Geographic productions, jingles, and films directed by Rob Lowe and Vincent Gallo. His latest albums include an ambient CD called Like Rain Through My Hands and a soundtrack for a book called From Conception To Birth: A Life Unfolds (Cherry Lane Records). It's a mesmerizing journey that accompanies artfully manipulated photos of the birthing process. In the womb of his studio, Michael Whalen talks about music being born.

Friday 04/02/04
William Eaton is a Sedona-based guitarist and guitar luthier who has invented several stringed instruments that not only have an amazing sound, but are works of visual art. He's created hybrid instruments like the Koto-harp Guitar, 26 stringed guitar and the 31 stringed, O'ele'n Strings and the Lyre-Harp Guitar. They all look like lost artifacts of a highly evolved alien culture. Eaton deploys his instruments in an exotic world chamber fusion that draws its rhythms from the Middle East and Africa, its melodies from India and Appalachia and its atmosphere right out of the desert southwest where Eaton lives. He's recorded albums with Native flute icon R. Carlos Nakai and has several solo CDs on the Canyon label. His latest is a double CD called SPARKS & EMBERS. We talk with William Eaton and his ensemble about alien strings, global music and southwestern visions.

*denotes compilation

Echoes Programs for the week of March 29-April 2, 2004

 Monday 03/29/04

Tuesday 03/30/04

Wednesday 03/31/04

Thursday 04/01/04

Friday 04/02/04






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