Around the World – Week beginning 7 May 2023

This week

Music From: Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Grenada, Haiti, Holland, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Murcia, North Macedonia, Poland, Switzerland, and United States.

Music By: Altin Gün, Anna Setton, Bjonko, Blick Bassy, Boty Phen, Cimafunk, Daoirí Farrell, Dobrila&Dorian Duo, FiśBanda, Frigg, Gaisha, Gao Hong & Kadialy Kouyate, Harry Belafonte, Ireke, Juan Jose Robles, Julio Montoro y Alma Latina, Karim Baggili, Lankum, Lourdes Pastor, Mon Laferte, Moonlight Benjamin, Professor Wouassa, Thiago França & A Espetacular Charanga do França, Tinariwen, Ukandanz, Yunchi Ensemble, and featured album from Adriana Calcanhotto.

Adriana Calcanhotto - Errante
Adriana Calcanhotto – Errante


Mon Laferte Tu Falta De Querer Mon Laferte, Vol. 1 (Edición Especial)
Professor Wouassa Yobale Ma Yobale Ma!
Juan Jose Robles Caminos de Herradura (feat. Luis Peixoto) Transiciones
Adriana Calcanhotto Prova dos Nove Errante
Ireke Femme Qui Danse Tropikadelic
Boty Phen   – Madison Dance [Madison KonKat ម៉ាឌីហ្សុនកូនកាត់ – Madison Dance – Single
Daoirí Farrell Clasped to the Pig The Wedding Above in Glencree
Harry Belafonte Pig Lice at the Greek
FiśBanda Kasza Kipi, Kasza Wre (Radio Edit) Kasza kipi, kasza wre (Radio Edit) – Single
Moonlight Benjamin Taye banda Wayo
Blick Bassy Hola Mè Mádibá
Lourdes Pastor A Galopar La Revolución a la Vuelta de la Esquina
Frigg Palokankaan poikien parempi valssi Palokankaan poikien parempi valssi – Single
Adriana Calcanhotto Larga Tudo Errante
Cimafunk Rómpelo (feat. Lupe Fiasco) El Alimento
Karim Baggili Space Cowboy Del Sur Ocho Manos: Tome 1
Ukandanz Ajebeshe lideresh new Kemekem (ከመከም)
Anna Setton Aproximar O Futuro é Mais Bonito
Tinariwen Tenere Den (feat. Fats Kaplin) Amatssou
Gaisha Ya Majnoun Ana Aïcha
Adriana Calcanhotto Pra lhe Dizer Errante
Yunchi Ensemble Chocolate-Marmalade Aleksandrovka, Milyanfan: Dungan Music from Kyrgyzstan
Gao Hong & Kadialy Kouyate House of Friendship Terri Kunda
Julio Montoro y Alma Latina Baila mi mambo (feat. Amadou Diagne) Mama Africa (feat. Amadou Diagne)
Lankum Netta Perseus False Lankum
Dobrila&Dorian Duo Elaj, Riste, elaj Dobrila&Dorian Duo 2: Pile shareno
Adriana Calcanhotto Levou Para o Samba a Minha Fantasia Errante
Altin Gün Doktor Civanım Aşk
Thiago França & A Espetacular Charanga do França Carnaval Arco Iris (feat. Verônica Ferriani) The Importance of Being Espetacular
Bjonko Zastava 750 Balkan Express

Here’s the iTunes link to hear all the music.

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Armagh City Radio .

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Saturdays at midnight to 02:00 am
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This week’s featured album

Errante by Adriana Calcanhotto

Adriana Calcanhotto – Larga Tudo

The featured album this week is from Brazil’s Adriana Calcanhotto. Errante is her first since in 2020 which was finished before, and released during the pandemic. Like many other musicians around the world, Covid 19 put a total halt to recording, studio rehearsals and live performances. But it was also a moment to reflect and reorganise. Calcanhotto spent lockdown demo-ing her new work and her producer distributed songs to studio musicians who were ready to go into recording as the pandemic was receding.

Adriana Calcanhotto began her professional career in 1984 and released her first studio album in 1990. She was born in 1965 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In an interview in Sounds and Colours web magazine, the two-time Latin Grammy winner talked about the music in her family. “My parents were very connected to music because my father was a musician and my mother had been a dancer.” She told reporter Oleno Netto. “During my childhood, she choreographed. So, she listened to music to dance, to create choreography. And the people who worked in the house – the maid, the nanny – listened to popular radio. I heard very sophisticated jazz, classical music, a lot of instrumental music – but basically jazz and classical music – with my parents, and popular radio with the people in the house.”

She started performing professionally in 1984 and released her first studio album in 1990. Her music is considered MPB, “música popular brasileira”  (Brazilian popular music), but she combines elements of various genres such as bossa nova, early yé-yé, folk and softer side of rock.

In 2015, Calcanhotto joined Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal as a university ambassador, acting as visiting lecturer on song composition courses and as an artist-in-residence.

Errante is Calcanhotto’s tenth studio album – she has released another three as Adriana Partimpim, an alter ego who sings for children [of all ages]. She’s also put out five live albums since her recording career started in 1990.


Daoirí Farrell Plays “Clasped to the Pig” at Folk Alliance International

There’ll be another track from Daoirí Farrell’s album. He’s been playing this song for a few years. This from 5 years ago. His website tells us “It’s commonly accepted that Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. A product of Dublin’s famous club An Góilin Traditional Singers, since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Daoirí Farrell has gone from strength to strength … he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.


Gaïsha – Ana Aïcha

Ana Aïcha is the title of Gaisha ‘s album. If you have listened to the show often enough, you’ll have heard several of the songs which have been available singly until now. The album has a lovely combination of twangy guitar, Arabic influenced vocals, and pop sensibility.

And there’s more.

Tune in to find out. The running order will be on my website from Sunday. And if you want to hear more … (but don’t tell anyone else).

Until the next time – look up.

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