Globalwize Radioshow #405

19/05/2022Listen To A Brand-New Instalment Of Weltbeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet's Far-Reaching Format

Temperatures are rising in the Western hemisphere and adding to the assumed heatwave is another episode of Weltbeat host and selector Jean Trouillet's far-reaching format. Originally aired on Frankfurt's community Radio X last week, the show is now streaming exclusively in our Greedio Mixcloud channel. Join us, for another two hours of extraordinary music from around the globe.

Globalwize #405 kicks off in style with Tuxedomoon co-front man Steven Brown's "Vice & Virtue", taken from his first solo album since the early '90s "El Hombre Visible", recorded in Mexico and released last month on Crammed Discs. After that we hear American alternative country band Sad Daddy, followed by two tracks from the new album "Looking the World Over" by award-winning New Orleans-based blues singer Meschiya Lake & The New Movement, and top her The Specials cover off with Balkan big beats outfit Äl Jawala, hailing from southwest Germany.

Claudio Prima & Seme are next, an accordion-led Italian string ensemble rewriting the sound of the Adriatic Sea and paving the way to Salento-based artist Antonio Castrignanò, Apullian singer Alessia Tondo, world-renowned Puglia-based folk, taranta and pizzica outfit Cazoniere Grecanico Salentino and, last but not least, CGS band leader Mauro Durante's collaborative project "Still Moving" alongside acclaimed guitarist Justin Adams.

Transitioning to the African continent, we start the show's second hour with a track off the recent reissue of nomadic Saharan Tuareg outfit Tinariwen's 2002-released first studio album "The Radio Tisdas Sessions", followed by a track from their 2004-released and now re-released breakthrough album "Amassakoul". Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré is next with two tracks from her current ninth album "Timbuktu" (written and recorded in the US), leading to the new album "Where's The One" by global supergroup Congotronics International, comprised of Deerhoof, Juana, Molina, Kasai Allstars, Konono No. 1, Skeletons, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, before Cologne's Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble unveil a track from their sophomore album "Little Child" featuring Nigerian-German artist Adé Bantu, now out on Rebel Up!

As we head into the final lap of the show, we dive into contemporary classical compositions, starting with spectacular Frankfurt piano and drum duo The OHOHOHs on "RondOh", taken from their current debut longplayer "Sturm & Drang", then hear a track from the 2017-released fifth album "Zalâl" by Mainz-based Kurdish-Alevi tenbur maestro Cemil Qocgiri, venture into a "Salto Orientale" by Frankfurt-based underground rembetiko act Prosechòs and close on a dreamy tune off the latest album "Animal Sentimental" by Portuguese fado singer Mísia.

We now invite you to stream the full show via the player below or head directly to our Greedio Mixcloud channel. Click here for the full playlist and feel free to spread the word if you enjoy what you're hearing. 

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom