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 offers a new selection of Hot New Tracks from a surprising number of places on the planet ! With new hits from Africa to the Americas, Europe to the Caribbean and the Middle East ! You’ll hear musical styles ranging from West African ChorusJazzGroove to a first VallenatoReggaetón fuzhion, SynthAfroFunk meets AfroBeat to NY based Caribbean Supergroup fuses with Hilversum based AfroBigBand, and more ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with West African ChorusJazzGroove with an invented language from percussionist-vocalist Anne Paceo (France), SynthAfroFunk with Arp Frique and guest AfroBeat vocalist Orlando Julius (Holland-Nigeria), sourcing her Algerian roots in Paris with singer-songwriter-actress (see photo) Camélia Jordana (France), a new VallenatoReggaetón fuzhion hit from established star Juanes and newcomer Lalo Ebratt (Colombia), a spanking new debut single from singer-songwriter Auren (France), California born teenager’s first hit in his parents’ Spanish with Cuco (US-Mexico), a new AfroVoodooHipHop hit from Jérôme Ettinger’s project Benin International Musical, better known as B.I.M. (Benin-France), caught unawares by love is Madrid based Malú (Spain), ending the first hour with a second meeting of NY based supergroup with Hilversum based big band Bokanté + Metropole Orkest (US-Holland-Guadeloupe). A mixture of new inspirations and expressions, enjoy ! *
Our second hour continues our sampling of New Sounds with a SambaMPBAfroWorld fuzhion for Sao Paolo based David Silvah (Brazil), a feline offering from deliciously tongue-in-cheek and double meanings laden duo Brigitte (France), caramel love from Rome based Pierdavide Carone & Dear Jack (Italy), a new single from a project album pitting together three singers-rappers-producers with Dsavior, Davido & Olamide (Nigeria), two DJs new AfroLatinoDance creation between Lisbon based Jérémie Moussaid Kerouanton and Sheffield based Andre Marmot aka iZem & G.O.T. (France-UK), EthnoFolk Creole classic Jazzed up with Miami born Leyla McCalla (US-Haiti), new inventions for love from Madrid based singer-songwriter Vanesa Martín (Spain), Slam poetry best sung from the king of the genre Grand Corps Malade (France), a new offering from AfroPopFolk queen Kandy Guira (Ivory Coast), IndiePop meets Kuduro with Kazy Lambist and guest Pongo (France-Angola), more UrbanReggaetónDance from Ozuna (Puerto Rico), ending the hour and the show with a re-released classical Farsi song from adventurous Liraz (Israel). A plethora of explorations and experiments, enjoy !
This week World Vibes has two musical themes of note ! First our featured new album of Caribbean Reggae from Taj Weeks & Adowa, whose members hail from various islands in the Caribbean, but none from Jamaica ! And a new selection of Hot New Hits from a surprising number of places on the planet, with Hot Hits from the African Diaspora all the way to Australia, Europe West and East, the Americas and the Caribbean in an exciting new mix ! Click on 'world Vibes' above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with the first single off the new album of Folk-Pop singer-songwriter Fito Mansilla (Spain), then we play our first track off our featured New Reggae album "To All My Relations" from Taj Weeks from St. Lucia and his band Adowa, whose members hail from Dominica, Trinidad, St. Lucia and Haiti. In between more tracks from our featured album we hear new sounds from Quito based and Portuguese singing Nicola Cruz (Ecuador), Rap best sung from brothers Maître Gims & Dadju (DR Congo-France), NeoGlam love creativity from -M- (France), musings of America from Ligabue (Italy), ending the hour with a guitar driven PopReggae track from our featured album. A mixed bag of different inspirations and creativities, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our two themes, starting with a new stream-of-thought rap from Aya Nakamura (Mali-France), then on to our first single from our featured album of mostly Reggae hits, though with a few tracks hitting Pop-Guitar or SlowJazz notes, in between we sample New Hits from AfroTechnoDance outfit from Lyons, Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo (Cameroon-France), a full UrbanLatino hit from Inna (Romania), a new creation from Master AfroJazz musician-arranger in his 70's Ray Lema (DR Congo-France), growing up blues from Toulouse based brothers Bigflo & Oli (France), and just after our last full ReggaeTrad track from our featured album, we end the hour and the show with a visionary rap from Melbourne based Ms Sampa The Great (Zambia-Botswana-Australia). A cornucopia of stunning sounds, 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 !