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Carnival

Carnival. . . Mardi Gras . . . Fat Tuesday. . . the gateway to the Lenten season, when worldly pleasures are forsworn. For centuries it's been a time of celebration when the world turns upside down and the rules run riot in an excess of food and music, costume and revelry. In this program,Sound & Spirit host Ellen Kushner follows the festival around the world and through the ages, from its medieval origins to the 19th-century German carnival music of Robert Schumann; to the samba schools of Brazil and Haiti's frenetic celebrations; to the African American Mardi Gras "Indians" of New Orleans.

 

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ABOUT SOUND & SPIRIT

The week of 6/27/2010 sees the final public radio broadcast of Sound & Spirit. The show will continue to live here online, though, with past programs archived for on-demand listening! (We regret that we cannot offer podcasts, due to music rights issues.) Thanks for tuning in for the last 14 years, and please stay in touch. Ellen's farewell thoughts are posted on her personal blog.

Ellen Kushner, host of
Sound & Spirit

Host Ellen Kushner began her public radio career at WGBH hosting the eclectic classical program NightAir. Other radio credits include PRI's international music series, Jewish holiday specials, and the WGBH world music program Caravan. In addition to her radio work, Kushner is a novelist

Visit her personal website, ellenkushner.com, and check out Sound & Spirit's albums.

 

Sound & Spirit for the week of June 27, 2010: Marriage

Sound & Spirit's "Weddings" show has been one of our most popular - but what happens after the bells have stopped ringing? Ellen Kushner explores the many dimensions of marriage, from the joyous to the bittersweet (and even the disastrous!), in a wide-ranging program of music, myth, poetry, and wisdom.

 

 

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