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 of interest ! First a new selection of Hot New Hits from a surprising number of places on the planet ! And a sampling of tracks from French Reggae band Brain Dead celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a new release of their classic hits remixed, as our featured album ! Click on ‘World Vibes’above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with new sounds from Nairobi born AfroRapPercussionist Muthoni Ndonga aka Muthoni Drummer Queen (Kenya-Switzerland), ‘running for love’with Keen’V (France), next we sample a few tracks from our featured album ‘Combat 4 Dub’ from Lyons based Reggae band Brain Dead, celebrating their 20th Anniversary, with guest singers Horace Andy (Jamaica), Willi Williams (Jamaica-Martinique), Harrison Stafford (USA) and Tena Stelin (UK), in between which we hear more new singles from ElectroRap-Classical Arabic Poetry trio N3rdistan (Morocco), a rousing tribute to the Blues from 2 DJs and 3 guest singers Takagi & Ketra ft Calcutta, Tommaso Paradiso & Jovanotti (Italy), Nigeria inspired Santeria-Salsa from Bronx-Brooklyn band Okonkolo (USA), and after another track from our featured album we end the first hour with a new ‘Reggae goes Reggaetón’ hit from Sean Paul & J Balvin (Jamaica-Colombia). New sounds for the head and the feet, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our sampling New Hits from legendary Addis Ababa singer Asnake Guebreye lead EthioJazzGroove band Ukandanz (Ethiopia-France), ‘bad love bad luck’ balad from Sevillano singer Hugo Salazar (Spain), then we sample a few more tracks from our featured album Çombat 4 Dub’ with tracks featuring guest singers Macky Ruff y La Gaitana (Colombia), Sir Jean (France), Zeb McQueen (Scotland),, in between which we hear new hits from WolofRap duo Natty Jean & Awadi (Senegal), Latino Lave balad from Greeicy & Nacho (Colombia-Venezuela), stunning Yoruba AfroHouse from Niniola (Nigeria), SW Catalan Gypsy meets NE Italian accordion with duetting Kendji Girac & Claudio Capéo (France), ending the hour and the show with our last track from our featured album with special guest singer, think experimental Yoko Ono style, Emiko Ota (Japan). A plethora of new sounds, creative and experimental, enjoy !
This week World Vibes has two musical themes of note ! First our mini musical tribute to Belgian legendary icon Jacques Brel, who was born 90 years ago this Monday 8th April ! We hear his original recordings as well as covers of his classics from some of the biggest international names in ‘chanson’ ! And we sample more Hot New Hits from the four corners of the planet ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour is entirely devoted to our mini-musical tribute to (see photo) Jacques Brel born on 8th April 1929, singer-songwriter, poet, actor and movie director ! Later in his career he also became a sailor and a pilot before passing away in 1978. We hear some of his early classic songs from the ‘50s and the ‘60s, with covers of his biggest hits recorded from the ‘70s to the ‘00s from Claude Nougaro (France), - M – [Mathieu Chedid] (France), Michel Rivard (Canada), Alain Bashung (France), Zebda (France), Arno (Belgium), and ending the tribute and the hour with the original Brel rendition of ‘Ne me quittes pas’, followed by a rousing Salsa version of the same song from Yuri Buenaventura (Colombia). Songs from the heart and more, enjoy !
Our second hour samples new hits from YBNL Yoruba rapper Olamide (Nigeria), ‘love without pain’ from Ivan Noble (Argentina), Lingala Bofenia Rock from producer Yarol and Jupiter (France-DR Congo), ‘baaaaaad thoughts’ from The Kolors & Elodie (Italy), ElectroSambaMPB from Sociedade Recreativa (Brazil-USA), Techno intimacy for the dance floor from duo Cordon Rouge (Netherlands), ‘Servis Kabaré’ TranseTrad in Creole from Trans Kabar (Reunion), dramatic love duet from now touring Biaggio Antonacci & Laura Pausini (Italy), ‘dig that Salsa beat’ from Spanish Harlem Orchestra (USA), break up song from Madrid based Leiva (Spain), ending the hour and the show with up tempo AfroBeat HipHop from Starboy & Wizkid (Nigeria). Hot sounds for the feet, enjoy !