Globalwize Radioshow #440

18/01/2024Listen To A New Instalment Of WeltBeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet's Far-Reaching Format

Get into the groove, went the lyrics by Madonna, and it does indeed feel like we're back on track here at Greedy for Best Music. Having shaken off the holiday fog, we are well underway and busy again, sharing extraordinary music from around the globe with you. As is WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet, who follows up his most recent 'African Presence' special with DJ Horst Senegal with a brand-new instalment of his far-reaching Globalwize format on Frankfurt community radio X, now up and streaming exclusively in our Greedio channel on Mixcloud. So brace yourselves for another two-hour selection of music worth listening to. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect:

The "Globalwize Radioshow #440" includes wonderful tunes by comedic German entertainer and jazz musician Helge Schneider "Live in Graz", Switzerland-based Italian singer-songwriter Pippo Pollina, virtuosic French bassist and composer Renaud Garcia-Fons, the German klezmer band Yxalag, Bruxelles-based feminist trio Las Lloronas, the fado-inspired compositions of Portuguese singer Lina, the Aga Khan Master Musicians playing compositions by Syrian-Swiss saxophonist Basel Rajoub and Central Asian maestro Sirojiddin Juraev respectively, Iranian singer Mohammad Motamedi collaborating with the Dutch jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerich's Rembrandt Trio, German instrumental quintet Hochzeitskapelle (consisting of members of The Notwist, Alien Ensemble and friends from the local jazz scene) collaborating with "some of the finest voices in Japanese independent and underground pop music, like Tenniscoats, Eddie Marcon, Yuko Ikema, and Kama Aina, [to] explore an open field of music, full of creative encounters" on "The Orchestra in the Sky", Bangalore's MD Pallavi collaborating with Hamburg's Andi Otto (read more here), Ivorian reggae singer and songwriter Tiken Jah Fakoly, New Zealand-born/Berlin-based pianist, composer and producer Aron Ottignon and Senegalese Sabar percussionist Bakane Seck with their melting pot of a project – alias Aron and The Jeri Jeri Band – fusing mbalax with hints of afrobeat, afropunk and jazz, the indigenous Ethiopian jazz of 'Ethio musicoligist' Teferi Assefa's Negarit Band and, in closing, the 1980-released track "Warrior Charge" by legendary UK reggae outfit Aswad, as found on the original companion soundtrack to classic reggae film "Babylon".

Click below to stream the full show or head directly to the Greedio channel on Mixcloud for more deep listening content. Find the detailed tracklist here.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom