Hi, lots of new stuff this week in this order: Toubab All Stars from France, Haidouti Orkestar from Turkey, A track from Egypt Noir from Nubia, Roland Tchakounte from Cameroon, Novalima from Peru, Grupo Fantasma from Mexico, The Creole Choir Of Cuba, and A Brazilian mix to finish off including a classic track by Milton Nascimento!Enjoy!!!
Archive for August 2010
Special interview with the lark of Wasulu music from Mali: Oumou Sangare. This show includes exclusive live tracks recorded in Bracknell last year( with kind permission from World Circuit Records and South Hill Park Arts Centre)
Oumou is an artist who is proud of her country and its diverse cultures, now recognised and appreciated throughout the world. "Mali is a country of oral tradition, which explains why music and society here are part of each other. The 32 different ethnic groups here each have their own well-developed culture. They don't need each other to make good music, even though cross-fertilisation is always good. There should still be a lot more recognition for Malian music. I deeply respect each individual artist in Mali. Our potential is incredible. Mali and its music embody the symbol of a free and victorious Africa." ( taken from Oumou's biography http://www.worldcircuit.co.uk/#Oumou_Sangare::Biography )
Special interview with Titi Robin who talks about his music, his meetings, his love of Flamenco and Rajasthani Music..... Many tracks featured......"Thierry Robin, known as “Titi”, is a self-taught musician born at the end of the fifties in western France. He created a musical world for himself instinctively assimilating elements in response to his need to express himself. The two worlds in which he has navigated daily and that have both directly and deeply influenced him are the gipsy and oriental cultures.
Before the World Music trend was born, these communities were open and encouraging to him while French mainstream music struggled with his approach. Arab and gipsy community celebrations provided him with the opportunity to test his original musical sound against these rich traditions from which he took his inspiration while never imitating them, obstinately looking for the best way in which to express himself as a contemporary artist. The musicians accompanying him were almost all from these minority groups. The two artists of major importance to him were the flamenco cantaor Camaron de la Isla and the Iraqi master oud player Munir Bachir." (From Titi's biography on his website http://www.thierrytitirobin.com/anglais/biographie.php)
Special Interview with Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara featuring many tracks by the band. They have successfully blended early forms of Delta Blues with the original African version of the blues, which emigrated West with the slaves, from the 16th Century until the end of slavery. Justin plays guitar and gimbri, Juldeh plays riti, a one string violin... They both sing as well... Enjoy the groove!
Special interview with Denis Pean, lead singer with French band Lo'Jo. Lo'Jo are a group of France-based (in Angers) musicians, performing and recording a blend of world music with strong North African as well as French folk elements and very poetic lyrics. The tracks featured here are exclusive to this program... They were recorded live on the first date of their last UK Tour in Reading on 28/05/09... Enjoy this very special show!
Special Interview of Vincent, singer with Orchestre Poly Rhytmo de Cotonou featuring many tracks by the band. They are arguably West Africa best kept secret. Their output between 1970 and 1983, both in quantity and quality was astonishing. Their albums have been released on Analog Africa. Enjoy yourselves...
A world of music in 11 tracks including Sami Yusuf, Shye Ben Tzur, CeU, Feloche, Grupo fantasma and a track from the New Analog Africa compilation, 'Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1979' :-)
This week: Tracks from the New Analog Africa compilation 'Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1979': - "The music industry might die, but music like this will live on forever." **** Daily Mirror and tracks from bands that appeared at WOMAD this year..... enjoy..... thanks for listening.