Globalwize Radioshow #437

08/12/2023Listen To Weltbeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet's 'Best Of 2023' Reggae Special W/ Studio Guest Jack Sapphire

With just over three weeks to go until we wave goodbye to 2023, WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet has been back at it, readying his annual best-of selections, presenting his favourite releases from this year as previously aired within the scope of his far-reaching Globalwize format. This year in particular, saw an increase in reggae selections, a genre very dear to Jean's heart. Which explains that the first instalment of his "Best of 2023" selections is a 'Reggae Special', recently aired on Frankfurt's community radio X and now streaming exclusively via Greedio on Mixcloud. Joining Jean in the studio, is none other than Jack Sapphire (Reggae Against Politricks), meanwhile a regular to the show.  

Just to give you a quick rundown of what to expect, the "Best of 2023" Globalwize Reggae Special includes music by electronic duo Mito y Comadre reimagining Venezuelan roots music, Wade Schuman's outfit Hazmat Modine, singular experimental dub project African Head Charge (read more here), Hannover DJ/production duo and nu jazz/big beat stalwarts Mo' Horizons, legendary UK reggae group Creation Rebel (which even receives a special tribute selection towards the end of the show), renowned American roots reggae outfit Groundation in cahoots with French dub producer Brain Damage, veteran Jamaican guitarist, producer and engineer Willie Lindo, Jamaican singer Vivian Jones, Ivorian reggae singer and songwriter Tiken Jah Fakoly, Malian singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award nominee Fatoumata Diawara, hip hop and pop artist and Seeed frontman Peter Fox celebrating Italian icon Adriano Celentano, chief rabble-rousers and festival favourites Dub Pistols, South London's Ariwa Posse, Swiss trombonist and composer Samuel Blaser presenting his Jamaican jazz tribute to the legendary Don Drummond, a track off the 2023 reissue of "Catch a Fire" by The Wailers aaand Jamaican reggae/dub singer and composer Winston McAnuff (aka Electric Dread) joining forces with fellow reggae/dancehall singer Johnny Osbourne on the "Family Affair" album by Kingston's iconic Inna De Yard project (read more here). 

You can now stream the full two hours on Mixcloud or via the player below. Find the full playlist here. Big up!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom