The Night: World Music
A whole night of world music, compiled by Benno Wormgoor.
When a West African singer meets a Luxembourg orchestra, you get some real world music. On 15th February 2016, the Beninese-born singer Angélique Kidjo won the Grammy in the category “Best World Music Album” for “Sings“, a collection of her songs infused with Western classical traditions in a collaboration with the „Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg“.
Label: 429 Records – FTN16042
The Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO), a consolidated international group of musicians based in Barcelona presents their fourth album, ‘Avo Kanto’.
Kayhan Kalhor with the album Hawniyaz.
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Anna Maria Jopek sings with one of the greatest improvising pianist of our times, fantastic Gonzalo Rubalcaba and his jazz trio. Among hundreds of old tangos and boleros, both leading musicians chose the songs that inspired them most.
Label: Imports B06W525Z2H
The Trouble Note’s music is an eclectic fusion of genre across the entirety of the musical spectrum, creating a sound that is truly unique to its own.
Listen to the trouble notes with their new album Lose your ties.
Label: Trouble Music
Return of a lost queen: Eva Salina and Peter Stan’s New Album
Sudbina paints a raw, luminous portrait of Roma diva Vida Pavlović.
The album Revival, finds Hugh Masekela in the company of some of South Africa’s most talented young producers and musicians. He draws much of his inspiration for this album from the youthful sounds of Kwaito music, a South African pop music style that includes elements of Hip-Hop, R & B, Ragga and American and British house music. The energy and spirit of Kwaito is blended with Afrobeat, jazz and rhythm and blues.
Label: Heads Up International – HUCD 3093
For the past several years, BBC radio DJ Charlie Gillett has meticulously compiled selections of the best or most requested tracks aired on his radio shows. The 2009 edition of these collections is called Otro Mundo (‘Another World’) and it’s as reliable a guide as ever to what’s worth checking out.
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Your host this night is Pauline Verburg