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Troops pose outside the Mahmoon Palace bandstand, Tikrit, Iraq

Iraq: Soldiers’ Wishes {format} 1:42 Jake Warga

Christmas wishes from soldiers at U.S. Army Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Northern Iraq: Sgt. First Class Siatuu Quarterman, Sgt. First Class Claudia Bullard, Staff Sgt. Brian Allen, Specialist Nico Kane, Staff Sgt. Robert Lacome, and Simon Welte.

Broadcast: Dec 24 2009 on APM Marketplace Subjects: Holidays, War, World

Sgt. First Class Jodie Manford and the 3rd Infantry Division Band on stage

Iraq: Singing Soldier {format} 2:04 Jake Warga

From Northern Iraq, U.S. Army Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sgt. First Class Jodie Manford and the 3rd Infantry Division band spread some holiday cheer via Chrismas songs.

Broadcast: Dec 21 2009 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: World, War, Holidays

Musicians from Mekong River

Mekong Music {format} 5:44 Ceil Muller

The Mekong River reached the banks of the Potomac at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC. The exhibits take visitors to the headwaters near Tibet, through the rough and tumbling waters in the Hunan Province of China, and down to the hot humid Delta in Vietnam. The culture and music of the entire region could be seen, heard, and tasted.

Broadcast: Jul 12 2007 on KQED Pacific Time Subjects: Asian, International, World, Music

Dancer at Goroka Cultural Show

Papua New Guinea- Goroka {format} {format} 3:00 Skye Rohde

A day at the annual cultural show in Goroka, in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. This is the social event of the year, a swirl of colors and costumes, traditional songs and dances.

Broadcast: Mar 12 2007 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: International, World, Cultural

Manop Thammadoonpinij, music teacher and luthier, specializing in traditional Lanna music, playing the Pin Pia, at the street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pin Pia {format} {format} 2:46 Jack Chance

In a Thailand market, Manop Thammadoonpinij, a music teacher and luthier, performs traditional songs on a haunting little-known ancient stringed instrument, the Pin Pia. (Collected along the travels of the Mountain Music Project). [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 20 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: World, Travel, Music

Mountain Music Project {format} Jack Chance

HV Producer Jack Chance is off on another guerilla ethnomusicology recording expedition. He's in Thailand, headed for Tibet, starting the Mountain Music Project (blog) (A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya) with sounds, images, and video.

Broadcast: Sep 27 2006Series: Hearing Voices- News Subjects: Blue Grass, Music, Travel, World

Mohammed Naseehu Ali's father, Alhaji Abubakar Ali III, the emir of Ghana

Song & Memory: Ghana {format} {format} 8:16 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

Mohammed Naseehu Ali is a native of Ghana, the son of the emir, or king, of the Muslims in that African nation. Unlike his brothers and cousins, Ali left Ghana to be educated in the United States. Instead of returning to tribal politics, he became a musician and writer. But he hasn't left behind the memories of a song so important to his childhood in Ghana: "Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu" by Alhaki K. Frimpong and his Cubano Fiesta.

Broadcast: May 13 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: World, International, Youth, Music

Buddhist monks

Khan’s Song {format} Jack Chance

URL linkKHAN’S SONG, Mongol Music– In 2001 Jack Chance set out for a year of recording music, traveling from North Africa to the Himalayas by bus, boat, train, horse, camel, bicycle, and two sore feet. These are the sights, sounds, and stories he found in Mongolia.

Broadcast: Oct 10 2002 on HV Webwork Subjects: Travel, International, Religious, Music, World

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