Best of Globalwize 1997

12/05/2021Year By Year Weltbeat Selector/Host Jean Trouillet Creates A Playlist Of His Favourite Releases

Weltbeat host and selector Jean Trouillet's far-reaching Globalwize format has been broadcasting to the worldwide community via Frankfurt's Radio X since 1987. At the end of each year, Trouillet compiles a list of his personal favourites and airs these in an annual special. With the number of Globalwize shows rapidly approaching the 400 mark, we thought it high time to resurface his best-of selections from the Radio X vaults and present them to you in the form of a Spotify playlist, call it musical time travel.

Today, we return to the year 1997 and a playlist of 14 mesmerising tracks of all genres, including: Polish folk group Kapela Zokopiany, Swedish folk trio Frifot, Finnish Sami yoiker Wimme Saari, Hungarian violinist and composer Félix Lajkó, iconic British world music outfit 3 Mustaphas 3, American klezmer group Klezmatics, Swiss experimental ethno duo Stimmhorn, Aboriginal Australian musician Mark Atkins alongside Janawirri Yiparrka and Michael Atherton, Congolese rumba pioneer Mavula Baudouin, Cuban trova songwriter, guitarist and singer Ñico Saquito, Senegalese mbalax meets salsa outfit Super Cayor De Dakar, Sudanese singer Rasha, Jamaican singer Bim Sherman and fellow vocalist Vivian Jackso, aka Yabby You.

Find the full "Globalwize 1997" playlist streaming in our Greedio Spotify channel or via the player below. Bon voyage!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom