Mongolia… shizakrazay!

It’s the last show in March 2012 folks! Spring has sprung and we’re bringing you…

(Bum-ba-baaaaaaaa… drum rollll…..)

Mongolian Music!

You can bet there will be lots of talk about throat singing.

If you have 15 minutes on your hands, please check out this video (Just ignore the dry editing work by the BBC):

ALSO on this week’s program – an interview with Moshe Denburg, visionary director and composer of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra.  Now in its 10th year, the VICO is an incredibly innovative ensemble that boldly bridges the gap between Eastern and Western musical universes as none have done before.  This is post-colonial music, and Vancouver truly is a cauldron for this large-scale test of openness.

This video will give you a taste of what the VICO is about… keeping in mind that it’s a beast of constant mood-shifts. Check out the danbau (ancient Vietnamese theremin) solo at the 2:00 mark, and then try and convince that magical Vietnamese woman to join your band.

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