SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.
You can hear the show anytime here on MixCloud.
You can sign up for the weekly preview here on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.
|Shiv||Where You Are||Where You Are – Single|
|Mec Yek||Soske Me Te Tshorel Geilom||Taisa|
|Gratien Midonet||Babel||Bourg La Folie – EP|
|Céu||Ao romper da Aurora||Um Gosto de Sol|
|Los Lobos||Sail on, Sailor||Native Sons|
|Laura Beg||Le bonèr mi attendé||Mon ti kèr|
|Justin Adams & Mauro Durante||Dark Road Down||Still Moving|
|Tuulikki Bartosik||Robertsfors||Robertsfors – Single|
|Céu||Teimosa||Um Gosto de Sol|
|Fenya Rai||La Fonda de Cal Xai (feat. Francesc Ribera (Titot) & Núria Besora)||Plaça Major|
|Leela Gilday||Rolling Thunder||North Star Calling|
|Cimafunk||Esto Es Cuba||El Alimento|
|The 2:19||Horseshoe Curve||Revelator|
|Céu||Chega Mais||Um Gosto de Sol|
|Spiers & Boden||Cuckoo’s Nest / Saltash / William Irwin’s Modal Hornpipe||Fallow Ground|
|Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen||Bom-bom-leiken||Hjemve – Slåttetralling fra Folldal|
|Rufus T. Firefly||El largo mañana||El Largo Mañana|
|Obok mnie||Dorota Barová||Dotyk|
|Mamaliga Orkestar||Mamaliga Brinzali||Da!|
|Purbayan Chatterjee||Khula Asmaan (Firmament) [feat. Jordan Rudess, Javed Ali, Darshan Doshi, Taufiq Qureshi & Paras Nath]||Unbounded (Abaad)|
|Céu & Emicida||Deixa acontecer||Um Gosto de Sol|
|Dany Drack||La bas||La bas|
|Karinah||O Nosso Amor É uma Onda||Karinah – Album Completo|
|Whyte||Oml – Goodnight To You All||Maim|
Around the World is on Slice Audio, Ferry FM, and Radio Larne on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight. On Tuesdays at 7:00 pm the show is broadcast on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.
Featured Album: Céu Um Gosto de Sol. In 2020 I was quite taken but not sure about APKÁ, Céu’s last album. Any reservations have been left behind by Um Gosto de Sol. But this is not a work of original compostions. There are 14 cover versions including Jimi Hendrix’s “May This Be Love” – a complete and acoustic deconstruction. There’s the MoR classic “Feelings” (a song I have never liked, but this is a massive improvement on the strangulated version by many artists!) and some Latin classics I have no idea about – so mostly new to me.
Um Gosto de Sol is Céu’s fifth album. The Latin Grammy award winner may not be known well outside her immediate fan base (even though it is a very big fan base), but this is an album to introduce her to a wider audience. [More about Céu here]
Another Album of Covers: Native Sons by Los Lobos. It is an album of covers stretching through generations and genres. The songs I immediately recognised were the old Beach Boys classic Sail on Sailor, and there’s Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”. I played their cover of Jackson Brown’s “Jamaica Say You Will” several weeks ago and promptly forgot about the album. I’m glad I’ve rediscovered it. There are also covers from Mexican and Californian bands from the 60s and 70s I had no idea about – It is a tremendous album – a real gateway into another era of music. [Pitchfork Review]
And Music from here? The show kicks off with a sound of modern Ireland – Irish Zimbabwean singer song writer, Shiv and a song that she co-wrote in Paris. More here https://www.wordplaymagazine.com/blog-1/2021/9/15/shiv-where-you-are-official-video and here https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/shiv-where-you-are
And from Belfast? Belfast has been famous for music for decades. It’s not just the 70s and 80s punk – they’re the traditional Irish and the Ulster-Scots heritage, there’s the new electronica and the abundance of singer songwriters. But there is a sound often overlooked and it was one of the most important musical traditions.
It was born in Sailortown, in the docks. Merchant seamen – in the main – came home from working in north America in the 1950s and 1960s. They brough back records – blues and R&B that influenced new bands in the late 50s early 60s They played the Maritime, Sammy Houston’s Jazz Club and into the mid 70s The Pound.
Belfast R&B … Belfast Roots music. And the 2:19 are of that tradition – recently formed with a first album Revelator and I think they just sound splendid.
There is a stack more music. Please join me or go to Mixcloud after the show.
The Around the World archive on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/davysims/
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FM105 Down Community Radio: http://radio.garden/listen/fm-105-down-community-radio/K8lBDGFf