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 major musical themes on offer ! First we pay a mini musical tribute to recently deceased ‘King of Rock n’ Raï’ rebel, Algeria born Rachid Taha, who passed away last week just six days before turning sixty on the 18th September ! And we sample a new selection of Hot New Hits from a lot of places on the planet ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour is dedicated to our mini musical tribute to Rachid Taha who passed away last Tuesday 12 September, just six days before turning sixty ! He was born in Algeria on the 18 September 1958, came to France aged 10 with his parents, and quickly got a reputation first as an unruly rebel, then as an Arab Punk Rock musician, first with his 80's band "Carte de Séjour" (Residency Card) with his anti -racism songs, foremost of which is his reprise of Charles Trenet's wartime song "Douce France". In the 90's he's newly solo and moves to Paris and records a series of Raï-Rock albums, in particular his Arabized version of the Clash's "Rock El Casbah", before turning to older Algerian street songs of the Chaabi genre, which starts his international fame. The 00's sees him spread his wings, both to TechnoPop and ArabTrad with tributes to Elvis the King and to Egypt's diva Oum Khalsoom ! At the time of his passing away he was working on a new album, now to be released post-humously, and he was buried back in his birth village in Algeria. A true talent to be discovered and honored.
Our second hour features our second musical theme with our sampling of new sounds from London based Afro Super Group called Afriquoi (UK-Zimbabwe-Ghana-DR Congo), another tribute to france winning the World Cup this year in Russia from very tongue-in-cheek, and obese, Vegedream (France), more 70's TurkFolkPsychedelia from Altin Gün (Holland-Turkey), new sensual passionate Creole Maloya from Ann O'Aro (Reunion), Love Pop from duetting Blas Cantó and Leire Martinez (Spain), new DJ Trad Sampling Dance Beats from Boys Ride Bikes (South Africa), 'she's a lionness' from singing rapper Dadju (France), remixing for the Dance Floor from the Caribbean gang with Pitbull, El Chombo & Karol G ft Cutty Ranks (US-Panama-Colombia-Jamaica), then we finish the last hour with two stunning live versions of Rachid Taha performing "Rock the Casbah with Mick Jones of The Clash, and a final Chaabi live performance from the three 'Kings of Raï’ : Rachid Taha, Faudel and Khaled (Algeria-France). Sounds to inspire and entrance, enjoy !