A Backstage Tour Of The Forgotten Kingdom (Part 5): Radio Free America
We're on the road this week, between the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana IL and the Victoria Theatre in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, and recently had a great conversation with Jason Finkelman and Rich Esbenshade on Radio Free America.
We delve into such questions as:
What are the rights and responsibilities of modern artists wanting to draw on traditional material? What makes a performance "authentic?" What decisions were made in introducing new sounds to old material? We also play some field recordings of songs as they might have been heard in the former Ottoman Empire back-to-back with GME's renditions.
I hope you'll enjoy.