Bela Fleck, Edger Meyer and Zakir Hussain perform on Mountain Stage
broadcast of Mountain Stage features the trio of Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and
Zakir Hussain. Moving between the realms of bluegrass, classical and world
music, Fleck, Meyer and Hussain are widely considered to be the leading
virtuosos on their respective instruments.
Arguably the world’s premiere banjo
player, Bela Fleck has reinvented the image and sound of the instrument in a
remarkable recording career that has taken him across the musical universe.
and composer Edgar Meyer was hailed by the New Yorker as "the most
remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument,"
and in 2002 was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
undisputed master of the Indian hand drum known as the tabla, is often credited as a chief
architect of the contemporary world music movement.
You can hear a preview of their performance via the Mountain Stage Song of the Week, a composition titled "Canon." The trio’s most recent
collaboration is called The Melody of Rhythm.
Dar Williams on Mountain Stage
on the show is singer/songwriter Dar Williams
. In her fifth appearance on
Mountain Stage, Williams teams up with the Mountain Stage band to showcase her
always beautiful soprano and lovely, idiosyncratic and intriguing songwriting.
Her most recent release, a career-spanning two disk set, is titled Many Great Companions
David Wax Museum on Mountain Stage
their first appearance on Mountain Stage is the young duo David Wax Museum. Their exciting and vibrant hybrid of
traditional Mexican folk and Americana has earned accolades from the Boston Music
Awards and their performance from the 2010 Newport Folk Festival was
highlighted by NPR’s All Songs Considered. The pair was joined
onstage by fellow guests Dar Williams and Bela Fleck for two of their songs. David Wax Museum’s new album is Everything is Saved.
Raul Malo on Mountain Stage
Raul Malo also returns to Mountain Stage for a lively acoustic performance. One of
the most powerful singers working in any genre, Malo is best known as the
founder and frontman of Grammy-winning, multi-platinum band the Mavericks. Drawing on the years he spent growing up in the Cuban neighborhoods
of Miami, his post-Mavericks career has crossed
cultures and stretched traditional boundaries. His most recent recording is
called Sinners and Saints.
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