René Zosso + Clémencic Consort - Cantigas de Santa Maria

Surprisingly, René Zosso & Anne Osnowicz were playing a few weeks ago at Sonic Protest in Paris.
René Zosso is a great hurdy-gurdy performer, who has been playing with René Clemencic and his consort for quite a long time, and with whom he committed several uplifting recordings, such as Le Roman de Fauvel.
Here are a fine selection of Cantigas de Santa Maria (written during Alfonso del Sabio's reign in the 13th century), also played with Anne Osnowicz along with zarb master Djamchid Chemirani.

In Sonic Protest 2013, at Le Cirque Électrique, one could also discover Léo Maurel's strange music boxes, similar to hurdy-gurdies, giving all together a fascinating small scale concert…

René Zosso + Clémencic Consort - Cantigas de Santa Maria (2CD) — {Harmonia Mundi 1995} —


Prophet 34 — Sara du Tchad

Recorded in the sixties by Charles Duvelle, also founder of the Ocora (Office de Coopération Radiophonique) collection, here are pretty rare sounds from the Sara people in the south of Chad. Listen to their nilotic language, sung in many repetitive patterns (such as 'chant et harpe' or the 'orchestre de sifflets et percussions'). The photos taken in situ by Duvelle at the time of the recording and reproduced in the leaflet are quite outstanding as well.

Sara du Tchad _ collection Prophet #34 _ 2003 _