Marketa Irglova: Watch & Download 11-10-11


Marketa Irglova Tiny Desk Download

Given that Irglova was part of one of the most memorable Tiny Desk Concerts ever — it was the longest, for sure, and perhaps the best — it only made sense to bring her back for a show where she gets the spotlight to herself. She may lack Hansard‘s attention-grabbing presence, but her songs radiate calm, quiet, infectious beauty in their own right.

All Text and Video Link Here from NPR.ORG

Irglova brought a new collaborator of her own in Iranian singer-percussionist Aida Shahghasemi, who pulled off the increasingly rare distinction of bringing an instrument (called a daf) that had never been played behind Bob Boilen‘s desk — not while any of us were looking, anyway. With Shahghasemi’s help, particularly in a Farsi-language gem titled “Dokhtar Goochani,” Irglova crafted a lovely mix of the exotic and the familiar; of sweetness and longing. Regardless of the context, it’s a pleasure to have her back.

Here is an excellent 1.5 hour concert of The Swell Season from 2007:

Download The Swell Season in Concert 07-26-2007

~ by castleqwayr on November 10, 2011.

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