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 a couple of surprises on offer ! First we talk with our guest Antoinette Rozan, French artiste, sculptor and also painter, who was recently exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair at the HK Exhibition Centre, with her choice of music; and a selection of New Hits from famous, new, and not well known singers from France ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts with our talk with French artiste Antoinette Rozan who was just exhibiting her giant and smaller sized ‘FREE’ line of sculptures at the recent Affordable Arts Fair. She shares her inspirations, her insights and her artist’s career highlights. She also chose French songs from unpretentious Charlotte Gainsbourg, truth bound Jérôme Minière, and the late great Johnny Halliday. The rest of the hour samples some of the new Anglo-Hispanic wave of Hits on the Charts with Reggaeton Dance hits from DJ Kass & Pitbull (USA), Liam Payne & J Balvin (UK-Colombia), Daddy Yankee, Becky G with Bad Bunny & Natti Natasha (Puerto Rico-USA-Panama), ending the hour with one last Reggaeton bilingual Hit from Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin (USA-Puerto Rico-Colombia). Fascinating insights and delectable delights for all, enjoy !
Our second hour features new hits from the French Charts from a tribute album to the late Barbara with a first cover from Camelia Jordana, poetic melancholy from Lou, esthetic melancholy from Damien Jourdan, mindscapes with collective Valparaiso, maybe hope with Bernard Lavilliers, another Barbara cover from Dominique A, dance not dance from Ours, another tribute to Barbara from trio Lou Casa, the classic voice of Francesca Solleville, dream travels from Nosfell, a Brassens cover from Alexis HK, ending the hour and the show with one last Barbara cover from iconic Vanessa Paradis. Creative new sounds for young and old, 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 !