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theartsdesk Radio Show 9

theartsdesk Radio Show 9

Listen to the hottest new transcontinental music

Sounds of the Congolese underground: Mbongwana Star

Been a while since you checked out the best and latest world music releases? theartsdesk’s global music expert Peter Culshaw's selects the best music released in the last month or so.

His peripatetic wanderings take in hot New Orleans brass, Indian psychedelia, Ethiopian fuzz-tone guitar, Brazilian reggae, English folk, underground Congolese music, a bunch of Italian eccentrics, Senegalese funk and numerous stops in between, including a side project from everyone’s favourite south London rockers Fat White Family. Albums of the moment include those by Blick Bassy, Sacre Delone Cuore, Flavia Coelho, Cheikh Lo, Mbongwana Star and Songhoy Blues.

Recorded in the Meattransmission radio bunker in Shoreditch, with normal co-pilot Joe Muggs otherwise engaged, Peter is flying solo. Enjoy the trip.

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Mighty Souls Brass Band - STS - Blue Barrel

Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums - Rough Guides

Blick Bassy - Wap Do Wap - Sony Music

Ayub Ogada - Kodhi - Long Tale Recordings

Ayalew Mesfin - Hasabe - Rough Guides

Songhoy Blues - Soubour - Transgressive Records

Cheikh Lo- Degg Gui – Chapter 2/ Wagram Music

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoi Ba - Siran Fen - Glitter Beat

Mbongwana Star - Malukayi - World Circuit

Terakaft - Anabayou - Outthere Records

Trio Da Kali - Dissa - World Circuit

Flavia Coelho - Por Cima - Discograph

Ceu - Comadi - Urban Jungle Records

Sacre Delone Cuori - Una Danza- Glitter Beat

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Tienime Tata - Poderosa Music & Art

The Eccentronic Research Council - Sweet Saturn Mine - Without Consent

Surf City - Beat The Summer Heat - Fire Records

Xaos - Pontos Blues - IRL

Soap Kills - Leh Zaalen- Crammed Discs

Niyaz – Sabra Ba Naz – Six Degrees (free with this month’s Songlines Magazine)

Manu Delago - Disgustingly Beautiful- Tru Thoughts

Olivia Chaney - Swimming In The Longest River - Nonesuch

Barbed Wire For Kisses - The Lads In Their Hundreds - Crown

Werkha - Flinch/Quiver – Tru Thoughts

Cesaria Evora - Sodade - Sony

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