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Theodore Levin's "Musical Travels in Central Asia"

Levin is a teacher in the Music Department of Dartmouth College and a longtime follower of the music of the Celtic lands, the Balkans, South Siberia, and other cultures. His new book "The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia" traces how the music of a culture lives through and reflects the lives of its people. He looks at how the Russian conquest of Central Asia at the end of the 19th century affected the music of the area. His past recordings are featured in three CDs which include "The Ilyas Malayev Ensemble," "The Bulgarian Voices" and "Huun-Huur Tu."

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Other segments from the episode on March 13, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 13, 1997: Interview with Theodore Levin; Review of David Leavitt's book "Arkansas."

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