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This lovely audio diary, made exclusively for Radio is a Foreign Country, features field recordings made by Derek Monypeny in Delhi and Jaipur, India, during the first two weeks of January, 2024 – ambient sounds, television segments, taxi music, and more.


Derek Monypeny is a Joshua Tree, California-based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and a former member of the bands Oaxacan (Oakland, CA), ALTO! (Portland, OR), and Sir Richard Bishop's Freak of Araby Ensemble. He has performed and toured with artists such as Bill Orcutt, Jozef van Wissem, Eva Agulia, Arrington de Dionyso, and many others. Derek is also a veteran of multiple explorations into the Sahara desert via Morocco and Western Sahara.


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