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The Arts Desk Radio Show 2

The Arts Desk Radio Show 2

Peter, Joe and guests bring you new music, live music and discussion.

Pianist Francesco Tristano sparks off debate on the show

Welcome to our second show, brought to you again from the Red Bull Studio in London where it was recorded by Brendon Harding.

This time, Peter and Joe are joined live in the studio by two guests: friend of theartsdesk and musical polymath Mara Carlyle, and Arthur Jeffes of Sundog and Penguin Café. Mara discusses sharing management with J-Lo, and sings Gershwin with a ukulele, while Arthur discusses continuing the legacy of his father, Penguin Café Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes, and exclusively plays us some new material from his Sundog project, hot from the hard drive.

Elsewhere you can hear about how Africa is now coming to us via Brooklyn and Dalston, how "post-classical" music feels at ease with techno, and - yes - how Peter once had dinner with Caetano Veloso

Follow @PeterCulshaw, @JoeMuggs, @MaraCarlyle and @ArthurJeffes on Twitter.


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[intro] Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar - "Khelipe E Cheasa" (Piranha)

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars - "Gbara Case" (Cumbancha)

dÉbruit - "Ogene Udu" (Civil Music)

Auntie Flo - "I Haven't Got Any Body" (Huntley & Palmers)

Le Super Borgou de Parakou - "Gandigui" (Analog Africa)

Mara Carlyle - "All Will Be Well" (Ancient & Modern)

-- performance: Mara Carlyle sings "How Long Has This Been Going On?" --

[background] Mara Carlyle - "How it Felt (to Kiss You)" (Ancient & Modern)

Mirko Loko - "Timeline" feat. Francesco Tristano (Vision Quest)

Jeremy Denk plays Ligeti - Pinao Etudes Booke One: II - Cordes A Vide (Nonesuch)

Jherek Bischoff - "The Secret of the Machines feat. Caetano Veloso" (The Leaf Label)

[background] Penguin Café Orchestra - "Music for a Found Harmonium" (Virgin)

Sundog - "Light on Stone" (Editions Penguin Café)

Sundog - "Perc'y" (Editions Penguin Café)

Mara Carlyle - "The Devil and Me" (Ancient & Modern)


Great stuff. Hang in there guys,

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