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DJ Session: World Music From Tonal Singing To The Japanese Koto09:53

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Tuva born musician Sainkho Namtchylak performs at the first "Green Flag - Erdos Grassland Rock Music Festival" near the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan on July 21, 2007 in Erdos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north China. The three day festival running from July 20 to 22, themed "Green Rock" in a bid to promote environment awareness, attracted musicians from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Republic of Mongolia. (China Photos/Getty Images)closemore
Tuva born musician Sainkho Namtchylak performs at the first "Green Flag - Erdos Grassland Rock Music Festival" near the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan on July 21, 2007 in Erdos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north China. The three day festival running from July 20 to 22, themed "Green Rock" in a bid to promote environment awareness, attracted musicians from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Republic of Mongolia. (China Photos/Getty Images)

World music is in the spotlight for this week's edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, including the unusual vocal techniques of the Tuvan artist Sainkho Namtchylak, and the Japanese koto playing heard in the pieces of the international group Michel Benita and Ethics. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tom Schnabel, host of the Rhythm Planet blog and podcast on KCRW in Santa Monica.

Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions.

Songs In This Segment

Johnny Dorelli, "Torero"

Dunkelbunt, "Get Down"

Sainkho Namtchylak, "Worker Song"

Sahra Halgan Trio, "Anigoo An Diidayn"

Michel Benita and Ethics, "I See Altitudes"

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