Globalwize Radioshow #400

14/01/2022Weltbeat Selector/Host Jean Trouillet Presents Another Two Hours Of Far-Reaching Musical Discoveries

Please join us in congratulating Weltbeat host and selector Jean Trouillet on his 400th Globalwize show! That is an absolutely amazing feat and we look forward to many more far-reaching listening journeys in the years to come. Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, let's take a closer look at what episode number 400 has in store for us, shall we?

To start the show we hear five tracks from German multi-instrumentalist Christoph "Stofferl" Well's star-studded "Open Harp Blues" compilation on Trikont, a blues-influenced charity production for the Emergency Switzerland Foundation to support the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Sudan. Joining him are established German artists, including jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein, iconic rock band Die Toten Hosen and singer-songwriter Konstantin Wecker. Next up is the versatile Berlin-based performer Daniel Kahn with three tracks off his current solo album "word beggar", blending folk, jazz and Klezmer, before we hear a spectacular world-exclusive Shantel remix of Ozan Ata Canani's 'guest worker' anthem "Alle Menschen dieser Erde" ('All the People of This World'), taken from the new various artists "Songs of Gastarbeiter Vol. 2" compilation, as well a new track taken from "the undisputed champions of Middle Eastern psych rock" Ouzo Bazooka, off their epic fifth studio album "Dalya".

This paves the way to Mec Yek's new album "Taisa", the brainchild of Piet Maris (of Belgian outfit Jaune Toujours), fronted by the spirited Slovakian Roma sisters Katia and Milka. From there we explore two tracks from the new album "Introspectio" by contemporary Swiss accordionist and composer Mario Batkovic, "a self-questioning, self-examination of society and the meaning of sound." After that we hear a track from the wonderful album "Le Souffle Des Cordes" ('The Breath of the Strings'), part three of an album trilogy by French upright-bass player and composer Renaud Garcia-Fons, juxtaposing string instruments from all parts of the world, which goes well with the Rembrandt Trio's title track of their current album titled "A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World", before Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński performs sacred arias and motets from the 18th century on his adventurous new album Anima Aeterna.

Bridging musical universes on her latest longplayer "Lua Adversa" ('Adverse Moon') is Lisbon's Cristina Clara, who is followed by Angolan alchemist of sound Lucia De Carvalho and two tracks off her brand-new album "Pwanga". We then travel to Peru to sample three tracks from a forthcoming compilation on Brussels imprint Rebel Up!, dedicated to Peruvian 'chicha' cumbia, alias "Chicha Popular : Love & Social Political Songs from Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987", presented by artists such as La Mermelada, Pepito Y Su Grupo Mazamorra and Pintura Roja. From the Andes we return to Lyon, France, to "an album that will delight all fans of dub," being High Tone & Zenzile's "Zentone Chapter 2". As we near the end of the show, Trouillet selects two tracks from iconic Senegalese vocalist Omar Pène, who was also the lead singer of Dakar's Super Diamono, a legendary Senegambian outfit that fittingly brings the show to a rousing close.

You can now exclusively listen to the full show in our Greedio Mixcloud channel and find the detailed playlist here. Happy 400th Jean!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom