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Pieces of Africa

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  • Composer Steve Reich is on the Song Exploder podcast to talk with host Hrishikesh Hirway about the first movement of his groundbreaking 1988 piece Different Trains and the childhood experiences that inspired it. The New York Times declared the piece, which Kronos Quartet performed on the Grammy Award–winning first recording, “a work of such originality that ‘breakthrough’ seems the only possible description.” You can hear what he had to say here.

  • Caramoor, the cultural arts venue on an 80-plus-acre estate in Katonah, New York, has announced its 2022 summer season, including performances by several Nonesuch artists: Molly Tuttle, Kronos Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Caroline Shaw, and Rachael & Vilray. "This summer is one of the most dynamic in our history," exclaims Caramoor’s President and CEO Edward J. Lewis III. "Our incredible lineup of artists and repertoire includes voices from an array of backgrounds, eras, and lived experiences, reflecting a broad diversity of audiences from our stages."

  • About This Album

    This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    with
    Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho, lead vocal, mbira (1, 12)
    Hassan Hakmoun, lead vocal, sintir (2)
    Radouane Laktib, oud, vocal (2)
    Said Hakmoun, bander, vocal (2)
    Foday Musa Suso, kora (3)
    Hamza El Din, tar (5)
    Obo Addy, donno, brekete, pretia, aketse, gidi, vocal (6)
    Dan Pauli, hosho (12)
    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (12)
    Terrence Kelly, director

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Recorded 1989-1991
    Engineers: Bob Edwards, Judith Sherman, Paul Zinman
    Assistant Engineers: Tony Eckert, Nelson Wong, M.T. Silvia

    Art Direction and Design: Manhattan Design
    Photography by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Friday, February 21, 1992 - 05:00
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This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

Description: 

This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Recorded 1989-1991
Engineers: Bob Edwards, Judith Sherman, Paul Zinman
Assistant Engineers: Tony Eckert, Nelson Wong, M.T. Silvia

Art Direction and Design: Manhattan Design
Photography by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79275

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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212
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Saturday, February 1, 1992 - 05:00
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597990669
Price: 
9.00
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CD+MP3
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075597927528BUN
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LP
UPC: 
075597944952
Price: 
25.00
Artist Name: 
Kronos Quartet
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho, lead vocal, mbira (1, 12)
Hassan Hakmoun, lead vocal, sintir (2)
Radouane Laktib, oud, vocal (2)
Said Hakmoun, bander, vocal (2)
Foday Musa Suso, kora (3)
Hamza El Din, tar (5)
Obo Addy, donno, brekete, pretia, aketse, gidi, vocal (6)
Dan Pauli, hosho (12)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (12)
Terrence Kelly, director

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