Tasmanian Devils running wild
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Tasmanian Devils. There’s a listener essay, “Ollia’s Happy Moment”, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 10 October, I asked you a question about Tasmanian Devils. RFI English journalist Michael Fitzpatrick wrote an article that week called “Australian mainland gives Tasmanian Devils a second chance, 3,000 years later”. Those odd little animals have been extinct there for – yes – 3000 years, and two dozen of them had just been released. My question to you was: Why did the Tasmanian Devils die out on Australia’s mainland?
The answer is: Experts believe that they were wiped out by packs of dingoes - wild dogs which are native to the vast continent.
The winners are: Adita Prithika, the president of the RFI Agnichiragu Phoenix Club in Tiripur, India, and the winner of the 2020 ePOP video competition, in the RFI Clubs category.
There are three RFI Listener Club members on the list of lucky winners this week: Miss Tapsi Bain from Chhattisgarh, India; Jayanta Chakrabarty from New Delhi, India, and Mr Riaz Hussain from District Chiniot in Pakistan. Listener Abu Saleh from Rangpur, Bangladesh rounds out the list for this week.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: The second movement from Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “The American”, performed by the Škampa Quartet; “Ahlam” written by Nesrine Belmokh, Matthieu Saglio, and Leïla Guinoun, sung by Nesrine Belmokh; traditional Australian indigenous music performed on the didgeridoo; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “I´m gonna’ sit right down and write myself a letter” by Fred E Ahlert and Joe Young, sung from the piano by Fats Waller, and “Invitation” by Bronisław Kaper and Paul Francis Webster, performed by Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo.
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