Echoes Playlist

June 30-July 4, 2003

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of June 30-July 4, 2003.  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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Monday 06/30/03
Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi, is an Ethiopian singer songwriter who has found herself romantically and musically entwined with one of the iconoclasts of modern music, producer and bassist Bill Laswell. He produced her debut album, GIGI (Palm) and then remixed the whole affair on the ambient CD, ILLUMINATED AUDIO (Palm). Bill Laswell and Gigi talk about Ethiopian songs and global music.

Tuesday 07/01/03
Serart is an unlikely combination of Serj Tankian, lead singer of nu-metal group, System of a Down and Armenian-Turkish multi-instrumentalist and singer Arto Tunçboyaciyan. Arto has played with Night Ark, Al DiMeola and new age pioneer Paul Winter. He sings in an imaginary supralingua dialect and is as likely to beat on your trash can as play the many exotic Middle Eastern stringed and percussion instruments he has at his command. Tankian places those sounds in a fractured mix of electronica jungle grooves, eclectic samples, metal guitar stabs and shattered rhythm structures. The two artists talk about the joyfully chaotic mosaic on their self-titled debut (Serjical Strike/Columbia Records).

Thursday 07/03/03
Pat Metheny is the most highly regarded of electric jazz guitarists, noted for his sophisticated fusion with the Pat Metheny Group and for taking extreme chances in his music, including electric distortion freak-outs to recordings with Ornette Coleman. But on his new album One Quiet Night (Warner Bros.), the New York based guitarist takes a turn towards quiet ruminations on solo acoustic guitar, largely inspired by post 9-11 moods. Pat Metheny talks about his improvised reveries.

Friday 07/04/03
Echoes celebrates July Fourth with a special Living Room Concert with Northern California guitarist Alex De Grassi. Alex's latest CD is Now & Then: Folk Songs For The 21st Century (33rd St.), where Alex interprets traditional American folk songs like "O Susannah," and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" in his own, intricate, finger-picking style. It's not a trip to nostalgia, but a re-investigation of seminal American works.

"I wanted this record to reflect today's landscape to a certain extent. So that's why I've got some reggae beats and some almost hip hop kind of stuff happening on some of the pieces. And in "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" I wanted to like say, well, this is maybe an Irish-American melody but today, you could also be playing it on tablas with a sitar."
-Alex de Grassi

Alex de Grassi performs this music live on Echoes.

Alex de Grassi's performance will be surrounded by our annual sonic tapestry of American Landscapes. From Florida to the Pacific Northwest, and into the heartland of the country. We hear evocations of America landscapes from the ocean around Hawaii to the manatee streams of Florida and the austere deserts of the southwest.

American Landscapes: A Fourth of July Living Room Concert with Alex de Grassi will air on Friday, July 4th & Sunday, July 6th. Please check with your public radio station for local broadcast times.

Echoes Programs for the week of June 30-July 4, 2003

 Monday 6/30/03

Tuesday 7/01/03

Wednesday 7/02/03

Thursday 7/03/03

Friday 7/04/03






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