Tuesday, June 19, 2007

BBC World Service | Close Up

BBC World Service | Close Up:

The highly acclaimed American musician Marc Anthony Thompson takes us on a personal journey through a century of popular music seeped in the colour blue – from early blues music, through Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s blue jazz, Joni Mitchell’s blue, Curtis Mayfield’s blue soul, right up to Bassekou Kouyate’s African blues – all the time asking, what is the sound of blue?

Close Up: Exploring global trends in arts, entertainment and culture
is a program to add to your listening. It is aired on Fridays and retained for internet listening for at least a week. Enjoy!


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