Mon 26 Jun 2006
Its that time again…Volume 3 is here.
Our guests for this episode are Lenor and Istvan Dely, two musicians from Columbia. Their album has found critical acclaim in the New York Times, and once you hear it you will understand why. The music builds on the best of traditional Colombian styles, and fuses it with the dynamite production of Grammy Award Winning Producer KC Porter. Istvan and Leonor tell us the story of their music, all the way from Hungary to Cuba, Columbia, Paris, and back again. They also explain the concept of “cultural ecology”, and how globalization is threatening to squash it, unless something is done. As an added bonus, Leonor also performs a song live during the interview.
For the first time on the show we also are playing the work of a slam poet. His name is Anis Mojgani, and he was the 2005 National Poetry Slam Champion. I heard him two years ago at the Baha’i Center in New York, and was blown away by his poetry. His performance is brimming with energy, and speaks to the current condition of humanity.
Also, you will hear music from Jon Paul Duvall. He’s an electronic music producer whose tracks range from Trance, Drum N Bass, and even downtempo. Jon describes composing music as “exploring the spiritual landscapes of [his] soul and finding ways to illustrate those inner journeys with sound and rhythm.” I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I did.
Tracks Played during the interview (unannounced): Posee un Corazon(audio excerpt for intro), No Te Aflijas, and La Rosa del Amor. All selections are from Lenor and Istavan’s album Amame.