Friday, January 27, 2012

Preserving Musical Traditions

Are North Indian/Pakistani classical music or qavvali in danger of dying out? Should we try to preserve either one?

Many musical types and traditions around the world are drifting towards oblivion. A recent article in the Chronicle Review discussed this issue.

"No venues, no audience, no radio play, and few if any recordings. "The music has died, not because it is boring but because the support structure has dropped away," says Schippers."

Can anything be done to save such musics? Huib Schippers, director of the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University, in Australia, has started a project to do exactly that.

"Now a $5-million project he leads on "sustainable cultures for music futures" is using nine case studies, including Western opera, Balinese gamelan music, aboriginal songs in Australia's Northern Territory, Ewe music of West Africa, and Mexican mariachi to find strategies that can keep musical traditions alive.
He and his collaborators sought out a range of genres, from some that seem to have a strong chance of survival, such as opera, to others that are on the verge of extinction, such as ca trĂ¹. Schippers is conducting one of the case studies himself, looking at classical music in northern India."
The Chronicle Review article is available here  A subscription is required to read it. However much information is available from the homepage of the Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures project.

Schippers talks about the project in this video:



One question comes to mind. Should traditions that are dying because the general public doesn't care enough to support them, be allowed to die out?




Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sangam playlist for Monday, 09 January, 2012


Hello,

Below is the draft playlist for the Sangam radio program this Monday, 09 January, 2012. This will be some cool listening, especially in the second half. I'll be off for two weeks after this.

Listen to the live audiostream here: http://tres.kfai.org:8000/listen.pls or here: http://kfai.org/smil/kfailive.ram, from 8:00-10:00 pm US Central Time. Or tune in to 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM in St. Paul.

An archived version of this program becomes available for two weeks after 10:00 pm US Central Time on the broadcast date, here: http://www.kfai.org/sangam .

You can listen to today's (January 09) show here: https://www.kfai.org/node/41039

You can reach me during the program by calling, 1-612-341-0980. I'd be delighted to hear from you.

I will be on the air next on January 30 February 06. (One of the other hosts wanted to switch days).

Regards.


ArtistTrack TitleAlbumLabel




RangeelaHumne jo dekhe khvabBest of RangeelaLegend Series
Vital SignsDo pal ka jeevanVital Signs 1Modern Music
MizmaarBarsonSitaraThe Musik Records
Shiraz Uppal, Fariha PervaizTum hi to hoAnkahiFire Records
AWSTum ko hum kyaKarachiFire Records
Amanat AliAnymoreKohramFire Records
Faraz HaiderJeena bhi to haiAndherThe Musik Records
Danish RahiGeneration NXTFizaSound Master
Zaain ul AbideenAi AiZealIron Records
StringsChaaye chaayeDhaaniSadaf Stereeo
Taufiq, Rajat DholakiaEar to thereRhydhunMusic World
Meesha Shafi, OverloadMela kariye2011 November 07 CompilationCompilation
SiegeKia main nePoliceFire Records
Najma Akhtar, Gary LucasVoh dinRishteWorld Village
Falu, John PopperThe soukGlobal NoizeShanachie
Cheb BasleSweet dreams (My life mix)Asian Lounge, CD 2Putumayo
Fareed Ayaz, Abu MohammadKangna2011 December 19 Compilationcokestudio.com.pk
Prem JoshuaFunky guruAsian Lounge, CD 1Putumayo
MakyoDevadasi (Mantra Mix)India, the Greatest Songs EverPetrol
T. Guru, J. GarbarekBabaThe Trilok Gurtu CollectionTimes Square Records




Monday, January 2, 2012


Hello,

Happy New Year! I wish you the best for 2012.

Below is the draft playlist for the Sangam radio program today, Monday, 02 January, 2012.

Listen to the live audiostream here: http://tres.kfai.org:8000/listen.pls or here: http://kfai.org/smil/kfailive.ram, from 8:00-10:00 pm US Central Time. Or tune in to 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM in St. Paul.

An archived version of this program becomes available for two weeks after 10:00 pm US Central Time on the broadcast date, here: http://www.kfai.org/sangam.

Listen to this week's program directly, here: https://www.kfai.org/node/40898.

You can reach me during the program by calling, 1-612-341-0980. I'd be delighted to hear from you.

I will be broadcasting next on January 09 and then will return to the regular schedule of being on air every three weeks.

Regards.


ArtistTrack TitleAlbumLabel




Masood RanaMere dil ki hai awazMere Dil Ki Hai AwazUniversal Music
Lucky AliSunoIndia, the Greatest Songs EverPetrol
Vital SignsSanwali saloniVital SignsModern Music
Lata MangeshkarHonton main aisi baatIndia, the Greatest Songs EverPetrol
Najma AkhtarHonton main aisi baatForbidden KissShanachie
TaufiqJi ji rhyRhydhunMusic World
Jason Miles, DJ Logic, FaluBollyhoodGlobal NoizeShanachie
Komal RizviLambi judai2011 December 19 Compilationcokestudio.com.pk
ReshmaLambi judaiThe Legend ReshmaUniversal Audio
Shehzad RoyTere binBuri Baat HaiSadaf Stereeo
Ustaad Naseer-ud-din SaamiMundari2011 December 19 Compilationcokestudio.com.pk
Vas (Azam Ali)At Siva's feetSunyataNarada
Kronos Quartet (Ramallah Underground)TashweeshFloodplainNonesuch
Najma AkhtarNew lightVivid2nd Sight Records
Nadia Ali, Markus Moser (Iio)ChastityPoeticaRenemade
Trilok GurtuFuture HeatIzzat, Disc 2Times Square Records
TrilokGurtu (Orchestral World Groove Remix)Future HeatIzzat, Disc 1Times Square Records
Tabla Beat SciencePalmistry DevotionalTala MatrixPalm Pictures