The Arts Underground

Can you manage a tango? Or perhaps a waltz? The Arts Underground with Beth Norwood takes your mind places it didn't know it wanted to go.

This two-hour, free-form program seeks to delight the senses. You'll hear music from across time and space. A great fit for an afternoon party or other festive occasion.

The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 1-3pm ... or listen to a podcast below.

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2008" (March 8, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, 2008, brought together musicians from Cuba, the US, Zimbabwe, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, Brazil, Hungary, Norway, Italy, the UK, India, Germany, Romania, Bosnia, France, and The Netherlands. Think they didn't have room for anybody else? Not a chance! We'll hear highlights from this festival on today's programme. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2008" (March 8, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, 2008, brought together musicians from Cuba, the US, Zimbabwe, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, Brazil, Hungary, Norway, Italy, the UK, India, Germany, Romania, Bosnia, France, and The Netherlands. Think they didn't have room for anybody else? Not a chance! We'll hear highlights from this festival on today's programme.

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2006" (March 1, 2014) Hour 1

Friday, March 7, 2014

This week on The Arts Underground, Music Meeting Festival Highlights 2006: new combinations and crossover experiments that really work, featuring musicians such as Yamandu Costa of Brazil, Asif Ali Khan & Party of Pakistan, Djamel Laroussi of Algeria, Chango Spasiuk of Argentina, Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia, and the Yohimbe Brothers from the US. Music Meeting happens each year in spring in the Netherlands.

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2006" (March 1, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This week on The Arts Underground, Music Meeting Festival Highlights 2006: new combinations and crossover experiments that really work, featuring musicians such as Yamandu Costa of Brazil, Asif Ali Khan & Party of Pakistan, Djamel Laroussi of Algeria, Chango Spasiuk of Argentina, Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia, and the Yohimbe Brothers from the U.S. Music Meeting happens each year in spring in the Netherlands.

The Arts Underground "Music of Confluence" (Feb. 22, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Music of confluence today, pieces that just sort of flow together somehow...artists on today's show include Holland Hopson, Tosca, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Concerto Soave, Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, Pierre Laniau, Patrick O'Hearn, Cesaria Evora and Orquesta Aragon...and some music of Frederic Chopin and Erik Satie ... 

The Arts Underground "Music of Confluence" (Feb. 22, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Music of confluence today, pieces that just sort of flow together somehow...artists on today's show include Holland Hopson, Tosca, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Concerto Soave, Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, Pierre Laniau, Patrick O'Hearn, Cesaria Evora and Orquesta Aragon...and some music of Frederic Chopin and Erik Satie ... 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2009" (Feb. 15, 2014) Hour 2

Friday, February 14, 2014

Highlights from the 2009 Music Meeting Festival in the Nijmegen, featuring fusion pieces from a long lineup of international musicians. This year's festival included groups and soloists from the Netherlands, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, Mali, Israel, Turkey, Great Britain, Denmark, Morocco, Madagascar, Scotland, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, China, India and Italy. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2009" (Feb. 15, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Highlights from the 2009 Music Meeting Festival in the Nijmegen, featuring fusion pieces from a long lineup of international musicians. This year's festival included groups and soloists from the Netherlands, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, Mali, Israel, Turkey, Great Britain, Denmark, Morocco, Madagascar, Scotland, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, China, India and Italy. 

The Arts Underground "Gemini Composers" (Feb. 8, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Music by composers born under the sign of Gemini on the Arts Underground today, including but not limited to Stravinsky, Wagner, Gounod, Miles Davis, Robert Schumann and Sir Edward Elgar. You might want to listen to this show twice. Or listen with someone else. Or just grow another head and listen with both heads at the same time ... either way, whatever works. 

The Arts Underground "Gemini Composers" (Feb. 8, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Music by composers born under the sign of Gemini on the Arts Underground today, including but not limited to Stravinsky, Wagner, Gounod, Miles Davis, Robert Schumann and Sir Edward Elgar. You might want to listen to this show twice. Or listen with someone else. Or just grow another head and listen with both heads at the same time ... either way, whatever works. 

The Arts Underground "Music for Chinese New Year" (Feb. 1, 2014) hour 1

Saturday, February 1, 2014

On this week's Arts Underground we'll hear music especially for the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, which in ancient mythology is the Year of the Green Horse this time around and should be an energizing year for all. We'll hear music by Tan Dun from Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Imperial Bells Ensemble of China. We'll also hear performances by Wu Man, Li Jinwen, and the Ying Quartet. Happy Chinese New Year to you! (hour 1)

The Arts Underground "Music for Chinese New Year" (Feb. 1, 2014) hour 2

Saturday, February 1, 2014

On this week's Arts Underground we'll hear music especially for the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, which in ancient mythology is the Year of the Green Horse this time around and should be an energizing year for all. We'll hear music by Tan Dun from Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Imperial Bells Ensemble of China. We'll also hear performances by Wu Man, Li Jinwen, and the Ying Quartet. Happy Chinese New Year to you! (hour 2)

The Arts Underground (Feb. 1, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Arts Underground (Feb. 1, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2007" (Jan. 25, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Musicians from many countries, including Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, France, the U.K., Poland, Italy and Cuba, combine genres and make new musical creations at Music Meeting 2007 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Genre-busting at its best!

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2007" (Jan. 25, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Musicians from many countries, including Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, France, the U.K., Poland, Italy and Cuba, combine genres and make new musical creations at Music Meeting 2007 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Genre-busting at its best!

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2011" (Jan. 18, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Music Meeting happens in the Netherlands every year in the spring. Musicians from all over the world come to participate in this festival. They bring prepared pieces, but interesting jam sessions among musicians who have perhaps never even met often spring up. This week on the Arts Underground, we'll hear highlights from the 2011 Music Meeting. Enjoy! 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2011" (Jan. 18, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Music Meeting happens in the Netherlands every year in the spring. Musicians from all over the world come to participate in this festival. They bring prepared pieces, but interesting jam sessions among musicians who have perhaps never even met often spring up. This week on the Arts Underground, we'll hear highlights from the 2011 Music Meeting. Enjoy! 

The Arts Underground "Tribal Music" (Jan. 11, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tribally exotic music on this episode The Arts Underground, featuring piano pieces by Claude Debussy, some of the klezmer magic of Giora Feidman, and works by Beats Antique from their album, Blind Threshold. Also we'll hear some really ancient music of Andalusia, from the year 800 or thereabouts, performed by Atrium Musicae of Madrid. 

The Arts Underground "Tribal Music" (Jan. 11, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tribally exotic music on this episode The Arts Underground, featuring piano pieces by Claude Debussy, some of the klezmer magic of Giora Feidman, and works by Beats Antique from their album, Blind Threshold. Also we'll hear some really ancient music of Andalusia, from the year 800 or thereabouts, performed by Atrium Musicae of Madrid. 

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