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Globalwize Radioshow #392

29/07/21Weltbeat's Jean Trouillet Takes A More Free-Spirited Approach To His Latest Two-Hour Selection

Baroquish sounds from the classic songbook of Michael Praetorius, as performed by Munich's Katharina Bäuml and her early music ensemble Capella de la Torre, kick off episode #392 of Weltbeat selector and host Jean Trouillet's eclectic monthly Globalwize format for Frankfurt's Radio X, now streaming exclusively in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud.

After that, it's off to the effervescent "Enchanted Forest" alongside German composer and jazz pianist Hans Lüdemann and his Trio Ivoire, i.e. Aly Keita on balaphon and Christian Thomé on percussion, before Belgian born and Berlin-based vocalist Sophie Tassignon shares a haunting track off her latest solo album "Mysteries Unfold" and Naples trio Suonno d'Ajere take it from there. Thus bringing us to Anatolia and the shiny psych-folk tapestry of Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, the Sufi ceremonial sounds of ney (reed flute) master Kudsi Ergüner and the Lâmekân Ensemble as well as two new electroacoustic compositions by kamancheh (Iranian spiked fiddle) virtuoso Saba Alizadeh (you can watch an exclusive interview and performance for SAMA below). Bucharest's improvisational electroacoustic outfit Multumult are up next, presenting an enticing "Hora Soldatilor" or soldiers' round dance, which leads into a more atmospheric, ambient collaboration between Frankfurt-based composer J. Peter Schwalm and guitarist Markus Reuter, featuring the aforementioned Sophie Tassignon, and brings the show's first hour to a tranquil close.

The second hour ensues with an expressive experimental track by Decha, a project of German multi-disciplinary artist Viktoria Wehrmeister, two tracks by Yat Kha, a band project centred around charismatic singer Albert Kuvezin from the remote Russian republic of Tuva, and another two tracks by Grammy-winning East L.A. band Quetzal presenting their 'son jarocho' practice, fusing Mexican folk music from Veracruz with "contemporary Chicano sensibilities." Trouillet follows that up with a special tribute to revolutionary Zimbabwean icon and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo, playing five tracks off his 'essential listening' album on Banning Eyre's Lion Songs Records, which include spoken introductions by Mapfumo himself. Bringing #392 to a close, we hear the brilliant new track "Yebo Teacher" by South African phenom Moonchild Sanelly and a 'free download' single by Manu Chao, Chalart 58 and Cedric Myton entitled "Free The People".

You can stream the full show in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud or via the player below. For the full playlist, click here.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom