Globalwize X UNESCO #WRD

15/02/21On The Occasion Of #WorldRadioDay Jean Trouillet Returns With A One-Hour Special Of His Far-Reaching Format

Even in its 110th year radio remains a powerful communication tool, one that continues to reach the widest audience of all. Back in 2012, the UNESCO declared February 13th World Radio Day (WRD), celebrating the medium as "a platform for democratic discourse" and "an arena for all voices to speak out and be represented and heard." This year's edition focusses on three main sub-themes, being evolution, innovation and connection.

It is on this occasion that Weltbeat selector and radio host Jean Trouillet put together a specisal one-hour edition of his regular far-reaching format (est. 1997), showcasing 'innovation' from different angles. The "Globalwize  X UNESCO #WRD special" features extraordinary works by Mauro Durante's Lecce-based Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi from his "Taranta Project", the also Lecce-based dub project Insintesi (aka Francesco Andriani de Vito & Alessandro Lorusso), Salento's Opa Cupa, Dutch composer Colin Benders' multi-faceted Kyteman Orchestra, French-Lebanese trumpeter/composer Ibrahim Maalouf and the Balkan brass of Paris-based Haïdouti Orkestar, France's Féloche, Turkish oriental dub outfit BaBaZuLa, French electronic two-piece DuOuD and Mauritanian singer Malouma, Ian Balzan Dorizas and his Greek revival sounds, krautrock pioneer Holger Czukay and, finally, Danish sample champs Den Sorte Skole.

Head over to our Greedio Mixcloud channel to stream the full show or simply activate the player below. Fun fact: This show was also aired on Beton 7 Art Radio / GRC-Athens, flirt FM / IRL-Galway, Radio Mars / SLO-Maribor, Radio X / CHE-Basel, Radio Lora / CHE-Zurich, Radio FRO / AUT-Linz, Marneuli FM / GEO-Marneuli, CJLO 1690 AM / CAN-Montreal, Radio X / DEU-Frankfurt, coloRadio / DEU-Dresden, Freies Radio / DEU-Freudenstadt, Radio Blau / DEU-Leipzig, Radio Dreyeckland / DEU-Freiburg, Radio free FM / DEU-Ulm, Radio T / DEU-Chemnitz. In radio we trust!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom