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 two musical themes on offer ! First our Featured Vinyl Album from the archives from Sierra Leone’s Soul Funk singer-songwriter, journalist, author and radio broadcaster Hilton Fyle ! You'll hear a selection of Hot New Hits from the Americas to the Caribbean and Europe to Africa, with a tinge of East Asia ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with our first selection from our featured 1987 album ‘Fresh’ by the Hilton Fyle Band (Sierra Leone), the second of three albums he would record in the 80’s in London, while working as presenter for the BBC’s ‘Network Africa’ morning show for decades. In between songs from our featured album, we hear New Hits from Afrobeat Movement proponent Femi Kuti (Nigeria), a collective of Bogota based female artists fusing variou Caribbean genres and percussive styles, La Perla (Colombia), a taste of Nippon sounds sampled and Electro MC’d from Senbeï (France-Japan), a song against terrorism written after the Manchester attack from Ermal Meta &Fabrizio Moro (Albania-Italy), at last the first debut solo album from long time Calabash virtuoso and legend Hama Sankaré (Mali), one of ‘the good Sambas’ from Rio based Mussa (Brazil), ending the first hour with a Funky Soul Love track for the dance floor from our featured album. Sounds new and old to keep you in the Swing of Life ! Enjoy.
Our second hour continues our selection of songs from our featured album ‘Fresh’ from Hilton Fyle who returned to his native Sierra Leone during the civil war years of the 90’s to start a newspaper, and release his last known album, and write a book, in 2000. In between tracks from the album we hear New Creations from Ivoirian Reggae percussionist expanded as Yves Tole Family (Ivory Coast-France), a new Reggaeton Merengue fuzhion for the dance floor from Steve Aoki , Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo (USA-Puerto Rico), recounting their Pacific African traditions both sides of their riverine border with Río Mira (Ecuador-Colombia), new young rapper best sung with Marwa Loud (France), new creation from Rio based 13 member band Trupe Chá de Boldo (Brazil), Bologna based band on vacation with (see photo) Lo Stato Sociale (Italy), ending the hour and the show with one last ‘Africa calling out to the world’ song from Hilton Fyle and his Soul Funk band. A cornucopia of sounds new, old and always surprising, enjoy !