Globalwize Radioshow #438

22/12/2023Weltbeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet Presents His 'Best Of 2023' Selection

With only nine days left until we transition into the new year – inşallah – it is due time we present you WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet's annual best-of selection. Having already shared his 'best of 2023' reggae special two weeks ago, we now have the privilege of discovering Trouillet's top picks of the past year, originally aired on Frankfurt community radio X and now available to stream via Greedio on Mixcloud. So without further ado, here comes the "Globalwize Radioshow #438", which includes 36 tracks by extraordinary artists from around the globe with no moderation in between and a total playing time of just over two and a half hours. Let's give you a quick rundown of who made the cut: 

Jean Trouillet's "Best of Globalwize 2023" selection brings us music by Iranian singer Mohammad Motamedi collaborating with the Dutch jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerich's Rembrandt Trio, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky performing alongside the instrumentalists of L'Arpeggiata led by Christina Pluhar, inspired early music ensemble The Playfords, innovative Spanish producer Raül Refree, the late Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Senegal's Youssou N'Dour, klezmer pianist Denis Cuniot with a tribute to his musical partner Nano Peylet, multi-talented Bosnian musician Damir Imamović, Belgian chansonnier Jacques Brel, Armenian world pop trailblazer Ladaniva, German hip hop and pop artist Peter Fox (of Seeed fame), Munich-based lovers of South and Mesoamerican popular music G. Rag y los Hermanos Patchekos, Czechia-based New Zealand multi-instrumentalist Jono Heyes, Bangalore's MD Pallavi collaborating with Hamburg's Andi Otto (read more here), Indian singer-songwriter Anupam Roy from the sountrack to "The Beatles and India", Brazilian singer-songwriter Lucas Santtana (read more here), the Aga Khan Master Musicians playing a composition by Syrian qanun player Feras Charestan, the exiled Middle Eastern musicians of Danûk, celebrated Israeli singer, musician and producer Dudu Tassa alongside award-winning composer and guitarist Jonny Greenwood, pioneering Congolese singer, guitarist and songwriter Franklin Boukaka, renowned Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Omara 'Bombino' Moctar, late Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Farka Touré featuring fellow Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré, 1970s Algerian Amazigh rock band Les Abranis, Zimbabwe's most celebrated music export Mokoomba, singular experimental dub project African Head Charge (read more here), elusive Kenyan afro-funk outfit The Mighty Cavaliers (read more here), Venezuelan synth-pop and electronic roots duo Mito y Comadre, Bogota's Los Pirañas from Coco Maria's "The Latin Sound of Now" compilation, Peru's Fresa Juvenil de Tarapoto from the "Perú Selvático" compilation and Ecuador's Junior y Su Equipo from the "Ecuatoriana" compilation both out on Analog Africa, Northern Ghana's Frafra gospel stalwarts Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy (read more here), Hannover DJ/production duo and nu jazz/big beat stalwarts Mo' Horizons, Swiss trombonist and composer Samuel Blaser with his Jamaican jazz tribute to the legendary Don Drummond, 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), legendary UK reggae group Creation Rebel, Malian singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award nominee Fatoumata Diawara, aaand 80-something-year-old Trinidadian 'mother of calypso' Calypso Rose from her current album "Forever" featuring Canadian Caribbean music group Kobo Town and Jamaican dancehall superstar Mr. Vegas. 

We now invite you to stream the full selection via the player or head directly to our Greedio channel on Mixcloud for this and more quality audio content. Find the detailed playlist here. See you on the other side!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom