WASHINGTON–NPR (National Public Radio) is launching the sixth volume of the popular collection I Heard It On NPR on September 27, titled One World Many Voices.
Previous I heard It On NPR CDs have creatively covered the breadth of popular music: the debut release featured jazz legends and newcomers, and subsequent editions explored unique American music genres, world music, blues and singer/songwriters performing in NPR’s Studio 4A. “This sixth CD returns to the global music theme but this time, also takes listeners on a journey through the local history and events that influenced the artists we’re showcasing,” said Barbara Sopato, E-Commerce Manager, NPR.
“One World Many Voices” includes 13 songs from such globally-diverse artists as Emeline Michel, GreenJolly, Miriam Makeba and Patti Smith. The CD series is produced in partnership with Daedalus Books and Music and Boss Sounds.
Links to NPR’s on-air coverage of each musician featured on the new CD as well as translations of the lyrics for each song can be found at www.npr.org/ihearditonnpr starting September 27.
The track list of “I heard it on NPR: One World Many Voices” is:
- Souad Massi “Deb”
- Tinariwen “Oualahila Ar Tesninam”
- Emeline Michel “Bèl Kongo (Beautiful Congo)”
- Eva Cassidy “People Get Ready
- The Melodians “Rivers Of Babylon”
- Miriam Makeba “The Retreat Song”
- Caetano Veloso “13 de Maio”
- Lila Downs “Dignificada”
- Sweet Honey in the Rock "Sitting on Top of the World"
- Patti Smith “Jubilee”
- GreenJolly “Razom Nas Bahato”
- Warsaw Village Band “Cranes”
- Rosanne Cash “Save the Country”