Globalwize Radioshow #411

13/10/2022Listen Back To A New Episode Of Weltbeat Selector Jean Trouillet's Far-Reaching Format

Hot on the heels of Weltbeat selector and host Jean Trouillet's special Globalwize tribute show to the one and only Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, we bring you the latest instalment of his far-reaching Globalwize radio show, originally aired on Frankfurt's Radio X and now streaming exclusively in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud. So brace yourselves for another two hours of extraordinary music from around the globe, "from the campfire to the club via a detour to the concert hall."

The "Globalwize Radioshow #411" embarks on a composition taken from the "Invisible Stream" album, a dialogue among four French representatives of both the classical and the jazz music scenes of today, i.e. Raphaël Imbert, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Pierre-François Blanchard, Sonny Troupé, playing first a piece by Hanns Eisler and then an original interpretation of Klezmer music. After that, we turn to another recent release on Harmonia Mundi by Swiss percussionist Lucas Niggli and the Vienna-based Matthias Loibner on the hurdy-gurdy, a striking longplayer that was just added to the longlist of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics' Award).

We then hear two extracts from the outstanding album project "Déja Vu" by French classical percussionist three-piece Trio SR9 performing cover versions of global hits alongside talented vocalists the likes of Camille or Camélia Jordana, before Birmingham's Sam Redmore presents two tracks from his multi-faceted debut album "Universal Vibrations" on which he collaborates with a vast lineup of talented musicians. French afro-folk outfit Kolinga takes it from there with a song off their current album "Legacy", led by singer Rébecca M'Boungou expressing herself in French, English and Lingala, which is followed by Ghanaian xylophone master Isaac Birituro and British singer/songwriter/producer Sonny Johns, aka Isaac Birituro and The Rail Abandon (read more here).

Next, we have iconic New Zealand formation Rhombus, delivering a seamless blend of electronic, soul, funk, dub, bass and reggae on a tune from their latest album "After Party". We then move on to Nicosia, Cyprus, for the marvelous new album "Throisma" by the founding member of Monsieur Doumani and Trio Tekke, i.e. composer, sound artist, producer, activist and more, Antonis Antoniou, and remain in Mediterranean territory with two tracks off South Italian multi-instrumentalist Peppe Aiello's current album "Na stanza chiena 'e 'ncienzo".

Papiers d'Armenies are a French group of Armenian heritage led by Dan and Macha Gharibian, who released their album "Guenats Pashas" last year in May and performed live in Frankfurt a few weeks back and whose genre-bending songs encapsulate a deep mutual sense of yearning, as we listen to three examples from Jean's pick of the month. Next, French gitarrist Tchavolo Schmitt adds a gypsy swing transition to the mix, sending us off to Puerto Rico for two tracks off the various artists "Puerto Rico 1940-1962" compilation found on Frémeaux  & Associés.

As we near the end of the show, Flemish acapella ensemble MISST sees us off with their 2021-released single "Sur l'eau" and make way for the inimitable Melbourne-based Ethiofunk co-operative Black Jesus Experience. The group just dropped their mind-bending sophomore album "Good Evening Black Buddha" on Agogo Records and we get to sample three of its tracks to bring the show to a resounding finish. 

Click the player below to stream the full instalment or head directly to Greedio on Mixloud. For the full playlist, click here. As always, thank you for listening.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom