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theartsdesk Radio Show 25 - with bohemian chanteuse Anne Pigalle

Peter Culshaw

This edition of Peter Culshaw’s periodic global music radio show features guest special guest Anne...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 24 - hot subcontinental sounds with guest Viveick Rajagopalan

Peter Culshaw

This episode of Peter Culshaw's occasional global music radio update features guest interview Viveick Rajagopalan, one of the hits of this summers WOMAD Festival. He...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 23 - the hottest Brazil sounds for 2019 with guest Tiago Di Mauro

Peter Culshaw

The focus of this radio show, one of Peter Culshaw’s occasional updates of ...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 22 - the autumn's newest global sounds

Peter Culshaw

The latest in Peter Culshaw’s occasional updates in the best of new global music features unreleased tracks from forthcoming autumn releases and re-releases dug up by eccentric crate-diggers. Even...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 21

Peter Culshaw

The latest of Peter Culshaw’s global music round-up of new and re-released sounds features new albums from veteran Afro-beat pioneer Tony Allen, an astonishing collaboration between revered string...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 20 – from Mali to São Paulo

Peter Culshaw

New global sounds this month include tracks from the scintillating new album from Malian diva Oumou Sangaré, electro-Sufi grooves, Afro-folk from Koral Society, the soundtrack from They...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 19

Peter Culshaw

Latest intercontinental sounds from theartsdesk’s resident...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 18

Peter Culshaw

Peter Culshaw’s nomadic monthly round-up of the latest brilliant intercontinental sounds includes...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 17

Peter Culshaw

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...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 16

Peter Culshaw

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...

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