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 outstanding musical themes on offer ! First we riffle through the archives for music celebrating the upcoming Carnival-Mardi Gras festivities, happening in a lot countries next week on and leading up to Tuesday the 25th ! And in between those a new selection of Hot New Hits from a lot of other places on the planet ! Click on 'World Vibes' above for more details.
Our first hour starts the ball rolling with new hits alternating with Carnival classics, beginning with new 'joy guilt' laden Emma (Italy), classic Salvador da Bahia 'Carnaval' fare from 'bloko afro' group Ara Ketu (Brazil), new Latino 'bye ex' balad from Daddy Yankee & Sech (Puerto Rico-Panama), classic 'Carnaval de Québec' track from V'la L'Bon Vent chorus (Canada), new love balad from Rome based Ultimo (Italy), classic 'Carnaval de Barranquilla' fare from legendary Fruko y sus Tesos (Colombia), new stunning Pop orchestra arrangements from Mark Forster (Germany), classic miners' 'Diablada' song from 'Carnaval de Oruro' musicians (Bolivia), new social commentary from Rap best sung artist J-Ax (Italy), ending the first hour with a classic Marimba carnival fare from Chichicastenango musicians (Guatemala). A plethora of great sounds both new and old, enjoy !
Our second hour continues with our two musical themes intertwinned, beginning with 'reminiscin' balladeer Cesare Cremonini (Italy), classic 'Carnaval de Santiago' song from Eliades Ochoa fronted Cuarteto Patria (Cuba), new first time collaboration for Tainy & Sean Paul & Mozart La Para ft Cazzu (Puerto Rico-Jamaica-Dominican Rep-Argentina), classic 'Compas Muffin' Carnaval hit from 'Misik Rasin' band King Posse (Haiti), winter's emotions from Tiziano Ferro (Italy), classic 'Calypso Carnaval' steeldrums from Port-of-Spain band (Trinidad & Tobago), a new tribute to everyday heroes from singing rapper Soprano (France), classic MariachiMarimba Carnival strings from Veracruz guitarists (Mexico), a new love balad from recently solo Tommaso Paradiso (Italy), ending the hour and the show in rave form with a two song segue of the same song from classicist Mamou band, followed by the LingalaAcadian version from Pierre Kwenders & Radio Radio (USA-DemRep Congo-Canada). Classic sounds reinterpreted to new versions of classic genres, all good, enjoy !
This week World Vibes has two superb musical themes on offer ! First our Featured Album, the latest one from Italian Soul n' Blues maestro Zucchero 'Sugar' Fornaciari ! And a selection of Hot New Hits with everything from LingalaTeknoKintueni to ElectroChamameCumbia, WolofElectroSabar to AfroHipHopAltJazz and more, from a lot of places on the planet ! Click on 'World Vibes' above for more details.
Our first hour starts with LingalaTeknoKintueni Dance hit from Kinshasa based sextet Kokoko! (DemRep Congo), then our first track from our featured album 'D.O.C.' for the Italian 'Protected Designation of Origin' normally for good quality wines, rebranded by Zucchero Fornaciari as 'Disco di Origine Controllata' (Record of Protected Origin), his latest 'authentic, genuine and quality' album yet; and in between more album tracks we hear new sounds from Puteaux based 'Black Music' Rap poet Edgar Sekloka (France-Cameroon-Benin), a return to the charts with ElectroChamameCumbia queen La Yegros (Argentina), new WolofElectroSabar sounds from trio Guiss Guiss Bou Bess (Senegal-France), new AfroHipHopAltJazz songstress Lady Donlil (Nigeria-US-UK), ending the first hour with a soulfull melancholic biographical composition from Zucchero. Stunning and inspiring new sounds, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our two musical themes with a first new hit from ElectroDancehall duo L'Enterloop & Skarra Mucci (France-Jamaica), then our next stonking energy hit from our featured album 'D.O.C.' with Soul boss Zucchero, and in between more album tracks we sample new sounds from duetting 'Aloned' singer-actress Izia & Dominique A (France), rapping for the women are Les Amazones d'Afrique with Niariu & Ami Yerewolo (Mali-Guinea-Ivory Coast), mellowed Rock giant Jean-Louis Aubert (France), a 20th anniversary SambaHipHop Remix with Rio based Marcelo D2 & Sain (Brazil), and after one last energy Rock piece from our featured album, we end the hour and the show with a genre-gender bending play on words with newcomer Hildebrandt (France). A variegated plethora of new inspirations and expressions, 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 !