Globalwize Radioshow #390

16/06/2021Two More Hours Of Far-Reaching Tunes From Around The Globe Selected By Weltbeat Host Jean Trouillet

To all of you waiting for another episode of Weltbeat host Jean Trouillet's far-reaching Globalwize format, here comes #390 with another wondrous selection from around the globe:

Opening up on a dialogue between a lute and a recorder, Trouillet presents a Bach choral prelude by German recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger and Bosnian multi-instrumentalist Edin Karamazov and follows that up with a Romanian hora presented by international ensemble Halva. We then hear two tracks by Zagreb-born guitarist Branko Galoić, mixing Balkan brass and rock to cinematic effect, before the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics co-founder and trumpeter Frank London presents three songs off his latest album "Ghetto Songs", including a wonderful trumpet-led reinterpretation of War's "The World Is A Ghetto". Thematically, this definitely ties in well with multi-award-winning British-Indian producer and composer Nitin Sawhney's pivotal new album "Immigrants", "a musical celebration of immigrants across the world"

After an empowering new track by Barcelona-based multi-generational and multi-linguistic outfit La Cafetera Roja, Trouillet proceeds to play two songs off the new album "Meridiana" by Lecce-based Italian roots ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Founded 46 years ago, the group spearheaded a veritable pizzica revival in the Puglia region and recently bade farewell to its co-founder Daniele Durante, though the ensemble lives on in the hands of his son Mauro Durante. Next up is a recently released album by an unsung hero of Turkish music in Germany. Ozan Ata Canani began his career as a Turkish 'Gastarbeiter' or guest worker in Germany. However, combining both German and Turkish lyrics with Turkish song didn't really resonate with his listeners at the time as he sang of emigrant struggles, of longing, but also of universal love.

That brings us to Japan and three wild tracks off a new compilation, aptly entitled "The Rough Guide to The Best Japanese Music You've Never Heard", including a surf remake of "Misirlou". Then it's off to Bavaria behind a collaboration between Maxi Pongratz and bassist Michi Acher (The Notwist) and their "Flying Bikes", before we transition to Iran with two forward-thinking tracks off the stunning "This Is Tehran?" compilation by contemporary Sote and Saba Alizadeh respectively. As we head into the closing minutes of the show, Trouillet plays three 'Congotronics' tracks from the remarkable new album "Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound" by the Kasai Allstars (peep the video to "Olooh, a War Dance for Peace" below) and then returns to the "This Is Tehran?" compilation for one a final musical bow by Parastoo Ahmadi.

We now welcome you to stream the full two-hour show in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud or via the player below. For the full playlist, click here. As always, we hope you enjoy and appreciate you tuning in!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom