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theartsdesk Radio Show 17 | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Radio Show 17

theartsdesk Radio Show 17

Eclectic global music mix with sizzling new tunes from Brazil, the Middle East and Africa

Aurelio: Garifuna hero

Another peripatetic global music update from theartsdesk's Peter Culshaw, hosted by Music Box Radio. This edition features forthcoming album releases from hard salsa revivalists La Mambanegra, a remix from heroic desert rockers Tinariwen and electro Tunisian stars Bargou 08.

We go to Brazil for the adventurous Sāo Paulo singer Luisa Maita and preview new jazz tunes from Brad Mehldau and E.S.T. There’s a new track from rebel star Manu Chao. Out this month is the new album from Aurelio, already in various music to-look-out-for-in-2017 lists. His cool take on garifuna music from Beliza and Honduras, produced by Ivan Duran, is a delight.


Tinawiren - Oualahiya (Transglobal Underground Mix)

Manu Chao - Moonlight Avenue 

Aurelio - Laru Beya

Doctor Nativo - Ay Morena

Luisa Maita - Olé

Bargou 08 - Tarjaachi Layem

Francis Bebey - Psychedelic Sanza

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita - Dary

Luisa Maita - Na Asa

La Mambanegra - Puro Potemkem

Malawi House Boys - Clap Your Hands

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Africa

Leonheart - Smash Up The Clocks

Aref Dervish + Xfile - Rational Exuberance

Temple of Light - Himalaya Drone/ Blue Flower

Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau - The Old Shade Tree

Debashish Bhattacharya - Playful Melina On Diamond Head

Laura Cahen - Loin

Susheela Raman - Love You To

EST - From Gargarin’s Point Of View

In-Is - Our Story

Aurelio - Dondo

Bargou 08 - Mamchout

La Mambanegra - La FokinBomba

Tonto’s Expanding Headband - Cybernaut

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