Explore music from around the world, with presenter Pierre Tremblay. Each week he introduces a unique mix of sounds, musical styles and languages. Whether traditional or contemporary, familiar or unusual, the selections you'll hear will always be captivating.
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Saturday 1.10pm -3pm
This week World Vibes has one special treat ! We celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the release of the seminal album ‘Buena Vista Social Club’, which came out in 1997 this Saturday ! We also have a few Hot New Hits from various places in the mix, before we examine individual musicians career before and after the release of this album. Please click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more information.
Our first hour we start our celebration of Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba-US) the album by listening to some of the more famous tracks on the album, featuring some of its legendary musicians such as Compay Segundo (see photo), Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzales and Ibrahim Ferrer, to name but a few. In between we hear New Tracks from Jazzed up Highlife giant Blay Ambolley (Ghana), Paris trio Arcadian (France), a tribute to Africa from young quintet Kids United with Angelique Kidjo & Youssou N’Dour (France-Ghana-Senegal), ending the first hour with a ‘Nu Afro Soul’ version of Manu Dibango’s classic hit by countrymen Ruben Binam & The Kemit 7 (Cameroon). Exceptional sounds for the soul, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our tribute to Buena Vista Social Club and it’s musicians by sampling subsequent recordings from some of those musicians, including re-released previous songs ! From pianist Ruben Gonzalez to Omara Portuondo’s various duets with other Cuban vocalists, Ibrahim Ferrer singing the classics to the latest album by the Buena Vista Social Club musicians of 2015. Afro Cuban Jazz gets it’s Afro and Cuban components right with boleros, son and Salsa hits of then and today, enjoy !