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 we sample tracks from our featured album, the newly released compilation “Citybeats”, a collection of Arab established and newcomer artistes and DJs from the Middle East, Near East, North Africa and the Sahara Desert ! And a selection of Hot New Hits from other places on the planet ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above on Saturday, for more details.
Our first hour sees us flit from tracks off our featured album to Hot Hits from elsewhere back and forth, starting with acoustic guitar and song from El Far3i (Palestine-Jordan), he does what he wants croons newcomer Fabio Rovazzi (Italy), Arab Posse Rap from El Far3i, El Rass & DJ Sotusura (Palestine-Jordan-Lebanon), Anglo-Hispano love balad to her roots from Kim Vieira & Daddy Yankee (US-Puerto Rico), concept Techno Poetry from (see photo) Ghalia Ben Ali (Tunisia), Gypsy Flamenco love forgotten from Kendji Girac (France), authentic Haïha Rock from Hoba Hoba Spirit (Morocco), Hispanic medicine from Anitta (Brazil), new African Reggae from Natty Jean (Senegal), ending our first hour with stunning vocals from Madrid based Rasha Sheikh Eldin (Sudan). Astounding to surprising new sounds, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our hearing tracks from our featured album the compilation “Citybeats” of Arab hot tracks, intersperced with new hits from other places, starting with TechnoArab PostRock band Jadal (Jordan), still on the charts is ‘can Whites sing Black music just as good’ rapper Orelsan & Maître Gims (France-DRep Congo), Oriental Revolution meets Rock in Maryam Saleh (Egypt), Italian anti-Fascist song sung by Madrid based TV series actors, remixed by Paris DJ are El Professor & DJ Hugel (Spain-France), stream-of-Rap with May Al Qasim (Bahrein), 70s Disco Funk with Lyon based Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo (France-Cameroon), avant-garde Techno PostPostRock from duo Monosound (Jordan-Lebanon), newcomer turns Creole into French with Lycinaïs Jean (Guadeloupe-France), Flamenco Rap meets Reggaeton with Juan Magán & Mala Rodriguez (Spain), ‘grenade in her body’ with Southcountry newcomer Clara Luciani (France), ending the hour and the show with a virtuoso clarinet performance from composer Kinan Azmeh (Syria). A smorgasborg of new sensations for all, 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 !