Globalwize Radioshow #419

20/03/2023Listen To A New Episode Of Weltbeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet's Far-Reaching Format

Just a few weeks after his 'Mali Special' Globalwize broadcast, Weltbeat selector and host Jean Trouillet is back with a brand-new episode of his far-reaching format. Originally aired on Frankfurt's community radio X, his latest show brings us another eclectic two-hour selection of music from all around the world. Here's a quick rundown of the artists you can expect to hear:

The "Globalwize Radioshow #419" opens with French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau performing a track from his new album "Gradus Ad Parnassum", reinterpreting music composed over more than 400 years. After that it's Germany's Pulsar trio with the title track to their latest album "We Smell in Stereo", followed by the jazz fusion of Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu from his album "One Thought Away" and then the new release by award-winning bassist-composer Christopher Hale reimagining Korean ritual drumming and contemporary jazz on "Ritual Diamonds". Up next is comedic German entertainer and jazz musician Helge Schneider with two tracks off his latest album "The Last Torero", which paves the way to two new tracks from the new fado album "Portuguesa" by Portuguese vocalist and producer Carminho and then Argentine combo La Fanfarria del Capitán, who have also released a new longplayer titled "El Cantomanto Vol. 1". 

Moving on to Norway, we hear a new joint record by Norwegian artist Odin collaborating with fellow Norwegian guitarist and blues artist Bjørn Berge, before Istanbul's Gaye Su Akyol takes center stage with three tracks from her current album "Anadolu Ejderi". From there, we move on to Danûk, a group of exiled Middle Eastern musicians who come together on their forthcoming debut album "Morîk" "to reignite a shared consciousness of the value of homeland through the discovery of centuries-old sounds". Remaining in Middle Eastern realms, we then hear an emotional new single by Tehran-based kamancheh virtuoso Saba Alizadeh delivering an impressive artistic statement and gloomy musical metaphor depicting life in Iran after five months of righteous political uprising, brave resistance and incessant struggle (read more here).

We then direct our attention to the queen of Haitian voodoo blues-rock Moonlight Benjamin with two tracks from her new album "Wayo". Also returning to the "Frontline" are London's "chief rabble-rousers & festival favourites" the Dub Pistols, a band "known for their veritable feast of jump-up party-starting sounds, melding dub, reggae, dancehall, ska & DnB into an irresistible tonic". Remaining in upbeat territory, we tune in to the new album "Soul Tropical" of Marseille-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, singer/songwriter, producer David Walters, another tremendously positive and decidedly inspired tribute to his Creole heritage, which goes well with Lisbon-based Bissau-Guinean guitarist, singer and balafón virtuoso Kimi Djabaté and his soulful third album "Dindin". Trouillet then presents his personal 'record of the month' being Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Farka Touré's "Voyageur", before rounding off his mix by closing with another 'keyboard sonata' by aforementioned French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau.

Click the player below to stream the full show or head directly to our Greedio channel on Mixcloud for more far-reaching global audio content. Find the playlists to all Globalwize broadcasts here.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom