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Globalwize Radioshow #397

26/11/2021Weltbeat Selector/Host Jean Trouillet Is Back With A Fresh Two-Hour Episode Of His Far-Reaching Format

Oh boy, oh boy, have we been busy! With Germany currently nearing another lockdown situation, we were lucky enough to stage and witness three wonderful live shows by the Jewish Monkeys here earlier this month and are grateful that everything went smoothly. So now it is back to providing you with new music via our digital Greedio outlet and who better to do this than our very own Weltbeat selector and host, Jean Trouillet, who just uploaded the latest two-hour instalment of his regular Globalwize format to our Mixcloud channel. Needless to say, whenever a new show of his hits the airwaves, we are all ears!

Episode #397 (!) brings us another far-reaching selection of global tunage so bear with us as we provide you with a short overview of what and whom to expect:

The show opens on a high, spiritual note with an excerpt from a recent performance by the inimitable Danish sampling wizards Den Sorte Skole, who played 16 sold-out shows in churches this year, presenting their new program "Refrakto", originally commissioned by Frankfurt's St. Katharinenkirche to be performed at last year's Luminale festival, but unfortunately postponed for obvious reasons. The track features the Choral de St. Joseph de Dakar. After that it's the internationally renowned Senegalese artist Wasis Diop with the title track off his 2021-released album "De la glace dans la gazelle" and then the New York-based Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim alongside US composer Richard Horowitz from their originally 1986-released collaboration "Desert Equations", soon to be reissued on Belgian imprint Crammed Discs. From the Desert we are transported to the Grammy award-winning Attaca Quartet, performing a composition by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, upon which we dive into the Afro-Nordic soundscapes of  the Monoswezi collective, followed by South African power vocalist Nomfusi, cosmopolitan Congolese singer songwriter Batila and a musical celebration of the legendary drummer Tony Allen by French producer Fixi and trumpeter Nicolas Giraud, accompanied by Nigerian vocalist Ayo Nefretiti. Next, Trouillet presents a special three-track segment dedicated to his 'Album of the Month', alias "The Specials: Protest Songs 1924-2012", before Lyon-based soul outfit The Buttshakers bring the first hour to a resounding close.

Hour number two takes off on another excerpt from Den Sorte Skole's "Refrakto", this one featuring 'different voices'. After that it's a stunning collaboration between acclaimed US guitarist Justin Adams and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino's Mauro Durante, which naturally leads us to southern Italy for "A Sud di Bella Ciao" interpreted by an all-star lineup of renowned Italian folk artists such as Elena Ledda, Lucilla Galeazzi, Riccardo Tesi and many more. This is followed by Christina Pluhar & L’Arpeggiata exploring the musical history of Naples from the 17th to the 20th century and then Lalala Napoli, a project led by veteran French accordionist and singer François Castiello (of Bratsch fame). As we begin to near the end of the show's second hour, we hear two tracks by Paris-based duo Bonbon Vodou combining Creole traditions with French chanson, which blend wonderfully with the swinging sounds of fellow Parisian outfit Les Yeux d'la Tête, before we close with a Felix Kubin remix of shapeshifting Brussels-based band Aksak Maboul. 

Click the player below to enjoy the full show or head directly to Mixcloud. For the playlist, click here. Enjoy!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom