Around the World – 24 & 26 July 2022


This week music from Brazil, Australia, Tennessee, Romania, Poland, Greece, Scotland, and focusing on Maraton hudby Brno in Czechia.

In two weeks’ time a major music festival is to be held in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city. Brno, like Belfast, is a UNESCO City of Music part of the Creative Cities Network. The festival’s programme [here] ranges through busking to opera. I can’t be at Maraton hudby Brno, although I’ve been invited. So, thanks to Milan Tezar and the organisers for the invitation.

Instead I’ll be playing music from some of the people who will be appearing in the Festival, throughout the show. If you’ve not had a summer break yet (or even if you have), this is an option you should consider.

Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight:  
Slice AudioFerry FM, and Armagh City Radio .

And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web

Here’s last week’s show here – for part 1 follow this link, and for part 2 follow this link.

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Artist Track Album
Inni-K Come with Me Come with Me – Single
Himesh Reshammiya & Vineet Singh Ulaga Nayagan (Come Dance With Me) Dhasavathaaram (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Kateřina Göttlichová Oči Zimnice
Sonny Singh Aisee Preet Chardi Kala
Perrate Tres golpes (fandango callejero) [feat. Raül Refree] Tres golpes (feat. Raül Refree)
Congadar Flor de Alexandria Chora N’Goma
Luna Silva & The Wonders Pajaro Breathe Out
Jarda Svoboda K horám Solo
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys Lonesome Never Slow Down
Sonny Singh Mitar Pyare Nu Chardi Kala
DLÙ Aiseirigh Moch
Slobodna Europa Lovesong Pakáren
Saint Sister Corpses The Shape of Silence
Ettore Castagna Riace (feat. Vajiheh Hadjihosseini, Vahid Hadjihosseini, Lavinia Mancusi, Paolo Modugno & Enzo Tropepe) Eremìa
Part 2    
Fanfare Ciocărlia Babo Never Worked a Day It Wasn’t Hard to Love You
Maga Bo Labuta (feat. Russo Passapusso & Roberto Barreto) Amor (É Revolução)
Julian Bel-Bachir Wassa (feat. Lamine Sonko) Babdoukkala
Sonny Singh Koi Bol Ram Chardi Kala
Cimarron El Gavilán La Recia
Warsaw Village Band Rzeceńka (feat. Piotr Malec) Uwodzenie
Antonio Castrignanò Oju Babilonia
Mădălina Pavăl 100 de ploi Roiesc
Matěj Metoděj Štrunc A ideme Lidověk
Stelios Petrakis Quartet Pentozalis Spondi
Sonny Singh Sajana Tere Bina (feat. Ganavya) Chardi Kala
Mon Laferte Canción Feliz SEIS



Featured Album


Sonny Singh is an original member of the bhangra brass band Red Baraat. His debut solo album, Chardi Kala, was released in May and is this week’s featured album. The Sikh vocalist & trumpet player is based in Brooklyn. He started his musical career with the group Outernational, who collaborated with Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, under Morello’s solo stage name The Nightwatchman.

His website says, “Sonny’s first musical outlet as a child of immigrant parents in North Carolina was singing Sikh devotional music in gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship). His energy shifted to other types of music as he became a more serious musician: ska, reggae, funk, punk rock, bhangra, and more. In 2003, Sonny co-founded the political rock band Outernational and recorded an album produced by Tom Morello. As a singer and trumpet player, he has been central to the sound and raw energy of Red Baraat since the band’s inception in 2008, touring globally and recording 5 studio albums. Sonny has also performed with notable artists including Michael Franti & SpearheadOzomatliToshi ReagonArooj AftabAnkur TewariThe Ska Vengers, and DJ Rekha.”

Sonny Singh – Aisee Preet


Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight:  
Slice AudioFerry FM, and Armagh City Radio .

And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web

Also on the Show


A former featured album from Tennessee band The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Read about them here.

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – Lonesome



Local music from the 2017 Saint Sister album Shape of Silence. Here’s an interview from the time (2017)

Saint Sister – Corpses



One of the performers at the Brno Music Marathon Maraton hudby Brno is Jarda Svoboda. Jaroslav “Jarda” Svoboda is a Czech singer, guitarist, lyricist, and composer best known as the frontman of the bands Otcovy děti and Traband.

You can download four of his albums free here at his website.

Another performer is Matěj Metoděj Štrunc. I’ll be playing a track from his Lidověk. But here’s something else from this musician and actor who studied at the Brno Conservatoire.

Matěj Metoděj Štrunc – Dobrú noc, má milá


You can go to the website to see a full list of musicians performing at the Music Marathon.

Not at the festival bu on the show and at No. 1 in the World Music Chart this month is Stelios Petrakis with his Spondi album.





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