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Globalwize Radioshow #404

22/04/2022Weltbeat Selector/Host Jean Trouillet Shares A Brand-New Episode Of His Far-Reaching Format

Two weeks after his last reggae-tinged instalment, we return with another eclectic listening journey through time and space. Weltbeat host and selector Jean Trouillet just aired episode #404 of his far-reaching Globalwize format on Frankfurt's Radio X and the full show is now available exclusively in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud. 

"Globalwize Radioshow #404" opens with a soothing performance by the renaissance ensemble Capella de la Torre, pianist Markus Becker and tuba/serpent player Michel Godard, from their "Renaissance goes Jazz" project led by Katharina Bäuml that was recorded live in Hannover, Germany, and released on Dreyer Gaido. After that we hear two pieces performed by the Stelios Petrakis Quartet from Crete taken from their current album "Spondi". We then head to Mississippi behind the sounds of French blues trio Muddy Gurdy from their new album "Homecoming". The journey continues, taking us from Kabul to Bamako on the various artists compilation "Sowal Diabi: de Kaboul à Bamako", bringing together artists who have all experienced exile, be it physical or cultural, i.e. Malian singer Mamani Keita, Iranian singer Aïda Nosrat, her compatriot Sogol Mirzaei (târ/lute), Afghan tabla-player Siar Hashimi, Kurdish stranbej (virtuoso singer) Ruşan Filiztek and French Ethio-jazz group Arat Kilo.

Also living in exile in the USA is Iranian-born singer Marjan Vahdat, who just released her third solo album "Our Garden is Alone", produced and arranged by none other than Bugge Wesseltoft with original songs inspired by traditional music and poetry from various parts of Iran. On "Kulintang Kultura" Smithsonian Folkways Recordings then pay homage to the late Danongan "Danny" Kalanduyan, who championed Filipino kulintang gong music in the US. Returning from a lengthy hiatus, Belgian superstar Stromae recently released his third album "Multitude" and it is nothing short of a 'chef d'oeuvre' both musically and visually as we hear the tracks "L'enfer" and "Bonne Journée". The Grammy-nominated American modern Klezmer/classical clarinettist David Krakauer has a new album out, too, titled "Mazel Tov Cocktail Party". Produced by Kathleen Tagg it is a "good vibes explosion" and "a cathartic expression of joy and affirmation", as we hear two tracks with Canadian artist Socalled jammin' on one of them. This brings us to Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, alongside Balkan big beats outfit Äl Jawala and two songs from their new album "I Way To Äl".

On the final lap of Jean's 404th selection, we transition to Jamaica behind the staggering comeback album "Midnight Rocker" by the all-time great singer-songwriter Horace Andy, produced by Adrian Sherwood and out now via On-U Sound. Then it's off to Mexico on the otherworldly new "Saturno 2000" compilation by Analog Africa covering the Mexican Sonideros or sound systems of the '60s-'80s. As we near the end of the show, we hear a mesmerising song off the current album "Susuma" by Berlin-based afro-soul outfit Jembaa Groove and then close in style with two tracks taken from an anthology of São Tomé and Príncipe-based group África Negra, recently released on Bongo Joe.

You can now stream the full show and more audio content in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud and watch Stromae's amazing companion video to "Fils de joie" below. Visit weltbeat.net for the full playlist.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom