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 offers a new selection of Hot New Hits from a surprising number of places on the planet ! From the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, Africa to the Americas and Europe, with genre mashups including AfroSoulDescarga meets M’biraPercussions to Arabo AngloTokyo DubDiva duos, AfroM’GodroBlues and more ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts our sampling of new sounds with AfroSoulDescarga Lyons based DJ and Mbira percussion couple with James Stewart ft Martha Thom & Jacob Mafuleni (Zimbabwe-France), back to basics with blue blood born Zazie (France), Balafon master Seydou Diabaté led Toulouse based band Kanazoé Orchestre (Burkina Faso-France), Reggaetón meets Reggae with Daddee Yankee & Snow, remixed with Katy Perry (Puerto Rico-Canada-US), the ‘Black Brel’ covers the original with Oxmo Puccino (France-Mali), MooréAfroBalad from Kandy Guira (Burkina Faso), ‘no no no’ she answers with Becky G and Maluma (US-Colombia), a Marley Reggae cover with Arabic and AngloTokyo DubDiva duo Neysatu & Likkle Mai (Algeria-Japan), a tribute to a boxing genius from Marco Mengoni (Italy), ending the first hour with a rap-complaint of earaches from Roméo Elvis (Belgium). New sounds and beats to get you humming and tapping, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our selection of New Sounds with an Ode to Female Empowerment from intense young Barbara Pravi (France), Latin remixes re-mixed continue with Pedro Capó & Alicia Keyes & Farruko (PuertoRico-US), authentic AfroM’GodroBlues from Mayotte based M’Toro Chamou (Comores), Berlin based rapper of Lebanese descent Samra (Germany), septuagenarian covers his classics with young rappers with Christophe ft Nuski & Vaati (France), a classically trained singer-songwriter Ultimo (Italy), a re-released remixed hit with Sara Tavares (Portugal), highlighting the ‘African’ out of Afro-Cuban diva Celia Cruz’s hits with FonYoruba diva (see photo) Angélique Kidjo (Benin-US), Global Warming is real sing Reggae great Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast), power balad duet with Chiara ft J-Ax (Italy), ending the show with a stunning piece of Deep Jive from London based Wiley & Stefflon Don with Sean Paul & Idris Elba (UK-Jamaica). A cornucopia of new creations and sounds to inspire and surprise, 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 !