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Pieces of Africa [2LP]

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  • Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi will perform free for Carnegie Hall's first-ever online festival, Voices of Hope, April 16–30. The two-week festival examines the life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis through more than 100 events, including programming presented by Carnegie Hall and more than 40 cultural and academic institutions across New York City and beyond. Kronos Quartet performs works by Terry Riley and others on April 24, and Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turris perform from their new album, They're Calling Me Home, on April 28.

  • Clint Mansell's haunting score to director Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet, has returned to vinyl for the film's twentieth anniversary year, out now. The soundtrack was originally released on Nonesuch in 2000; the first vinyl edition was released for Record Store Day in 2016 with new artwork and two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The new 2-LP vinyl edition, which also includes the bonus tracks, features the original 2000 soundtrack cover art for the anniversary. "Brilliant stuff," says Classic FM.

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    The first-ever vinyl edition of Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa, released on September 23, 2016, features the acclaimed album on two 140-gram LPs. This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it upon its original release in February 1992, 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 (1:1; 4:5)
    Hassan Hakmoun, lead vocal, sintir (1:2)
    Radouane Laktib, oud, vocal (1:2)
    Said Hakmoun, bander, vocal (1:2)
    Foday Musa Suso, kora (1:3)
    Hamza El Din, tar (2:2)
    Obo Addy, donno, brekete, pretia, aketse, gidi, vocal (3:1)
    Dan Pauli, hosho (4:5)
    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (4:5)
    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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on September 12, 2016 - 1:35pm
Release Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The first-ever vinyl edition of Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa features the acclaimed album on two 140-gram LPs. 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: 

The first-ever vinyl edition of Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa, released on September 23, 2016, features the acclaimed album on two 140-gram LPs. This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it upon its original release in February 1992, 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: 

556438

ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 17:30
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
LP
UPC: 
075597944952
Price: 
25.00
Artist Name: 
Kronos Quartet
MusicianDetails: 

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

with
Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho, lead vocal, mbira (1:1; 4:5)
Hassan Hakmoun, lead vocal, sintir (1:2)
Radouane Laktib, oud, vocal (1:2)
Said Hakmoun, bander, vocal (1:2)
Foday Musa Suso, kora (1:3)
Hamza El Din, tar (2:2)
Obo Addy, donno, brekete, pretia, aketse, gidi, vocal (3:1)
Dan Pauli, hosho (4:5)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (4:5)
Terrence Kelly, director

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