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.
Catch it live:
Saturday 1.10pm -3pm
This week World Vibes has two musical themes on offer ! First a selection of some of today's new generation of Portuguese singers of New Trad 'Fado' balads ! And our featured album from the archives with a selection of the early 70's singles from Zimbabwe's 'Chimurenga' (Protest) singer, Thomas Mapfumo ! Click on 'World Vibes' above for more details.
Our first hour starts with our first of the new generation of singers of Fado, the traditional genre from Portugal which translates as "Fate", with established singer Joanna Amendoeiro, then we sample our first track from our featured album "The Chimurenga Singles 1976-1980" from "the Lion of Zimbabwe" Thomas Mapfumo. In between more songs from our featured album, we hear more Fado songs from relatively unknown Daniela Basilio, established singer Luisa Rocha, Fado experimentalist Ana Roque, one more track from our featured Shona language album before ending the first hour with award winning dancer and Fado singer Sylvana Peres. Sounds traditional and classic for all, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our two musical themes with up-and-coming Fado stylist Telmo Pires, blue blooded Fado traditionalist Maria Ana Bobone, more tracks from our featured album with social rebel Thomas Mapfumo, "Chimurenga" or "struggle", his first singles before releasing his first album ; intersperced we hear new Fado singers Ana Roque once more, Fado composer musician David Rossi, virtuoso duo Rota do Sul performing their Fado compositions, another track from Telmo Pires, ending the hour and show with one last protest "Chimurenga" song from exiled singer-songwriter Thomas Mapfumo. New trad to classics, it's all good to great, enjoy !
This week World Vibes has two musical themes of note ! First our featured album from the archives : an iconic 1975 album from legendary 'Nueva Canción Chilena' band Quilapayún, recorded in exile ! And a new selection of Hot New Hits from a lot of places on the planet, with everything from Batuque-Funana-Coladeira fuzhion to Likembe Ethno Groove, Lingala Rumba for the Dance Floor and more ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with an album that’s come to be regarded as a testament to the spirit of hope and rebellion during the darkest days of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, the album ‘El pueblo unido jamás será vencido’ (The people united will never be defeated) by Andean Folk group Quilapayún (Chile). In between we hear New Creations from Florida Trap meets Latino Regaeton with this Latino Remix from Post Malone ft Nicky Jam & Ozuna (US-Puerto Rico), 'dissin’ the old man' from Marseilles-based Rapper now singer Alonzo (France), a Maloya ode to Motherhood from Creole singing poet Danyèl Waro (Reunion), love on the Dance Floor from back-to-her-roots Corina (Romania), and after another Nueva Canción Chilena song from our featured album, we end the first hour with a new Batuque-Funana-Coladeira fuzhion from new Diva on the block Elida Almeida (Cape Verde). Stunning sounds to inspire, infuse and juice it up for all, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our sampling classic tracks from our featured album from Quilapayún, of which the title track ‘El pueblo unido jamás será vencido’, which started life as a March for then President Allende’s Popular Unity government, and after General Pinochet’s coup d’etat became the national anthem of the Chilean resistance, and then morphed in different languages and countries, recently ending up as the unofficial anthem of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004 ! Intersperced between album songs we hear New Hits from symphonically ‘perfect’ duo Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli (UK-Italy), stunning Wolof Salsa from legends Orchestra Baobab (Senegal), in his love moods is Amir (Israel-France), original Likembe Ethno Groove from Lulendo (Angola), and after our last song of our featured album, we end the hour and the show with a Dance Floor Lingala Rumba tribute to a composer friend from venerable Bumba Massa (DemRep Congo). Hot sounds from times past and new times coming for all, enjoy !