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theartsdesk Radio Show 16 | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Radio Show 16

theartsdesk Radio Show 16

Peter Culshaw's eclectic radio show returns with new global releases and revivals

Orkesta Mendoza: Wild tunes from Arizona

After a hiatus, theartsdesk Radio Show is back with a new partner, Music Box Radio, hosted in their studio at the Market House in Brixton. Peter Culshaw’s global round-up of new and newly re-released discs jumps from Brazilian psychedelia to synth funk from Capo Verde and assorted exotica. There’s new jazz from Michael Wollny and Vincent Perani and new tango-tinged systems music from Steve Reich, and West African grooves.

One track was donated on a USB from a taxi driver in Fes in Morocco. Fifty years after the Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows", we bring you the Indonesian gamelan version from Susheela Raman. Incidentally, one song by Chivo Funge was mistakenly said to be Brazilian but is actually a new CD Blind Energy by a Spanish guitarist. Record of the month is Vamos a Guarachar by Orkesta Mendoza, a wildly diverse project by Calexico musician Sergio Mendoza, which jumps from mambo to merengue, rumba, ranchero and a dash of indie-rock and jazz. Post Brexit and Trump, theartsdesk is not just tolerating other cultures but positively celebrating them.



Pedro Santos -  Aque Viva

Orkesta Mendoza -  Misterio

Chivo Funge -  I am

Susheela Raman - Tomorrow Never Knows

José Mauro -  Obnoxious

Warren Barker - Moonflower

Antonio Carlos and Jocati  -  Voce Abusou

Elza Soares -  Luz Vermelha

Metá Metá  -   Corpo Vão

Chivo Funge  -  Greasy Pole

Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo - Madjafalao

Ayú - Kereré

Pedro Santos - Flor de Lotus

Orkesta Mendoza - Mambo a la Rosano

Steve Reich - Double Sextet 3 Fast

Temple of Light  - The Rose and Fire are One

Michael Wollny and Vincent Peirani - Hunter

Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado

Quirino de Canto - Mino Di Mama

Aliya Gola  - Gole

Nora Mint Seymali - Ya Demb

Amira Medunjanin - Pjevat ćemo šta nam srce zna

Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B.

Ayú - Skamenco

Bana - Pontin Pontin

Orkesta Mendoza - Igual Que Ayer

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