From America JMW ponders on the future of music in our soundbite age. From Pakistan Billoo wants less fusion and more traditional music. From different countries and different cultures musicians are arriving at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival for Jordi Savall's Jerusalem. So to capture the zeitgeist Future Radio is repeating my 2008 programme which features a complete traditional African trance ritual recorded in the Medina at Marrakech, Morocco, see photo above. Forget that 140 character nonsense. This trance ritual itself lasts for more than two hours and is followed by a one hour electro-acoustic ‘minimalist trance’ set from two young DJs from Marrakech. The uninterrupted 3 hour 33 minute broadcast/webcast is going out at 2am UK time Sunday night/Monday morning (May 16/17). Convert to local time zones here and listen online here. The station is looking at a podcast, but the file size presents some technical challenges. For full details and background to the broadcast, which is a partnership with KamarStudios who are based in Marrakech and New York, follow this path.
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