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 brand new sampling of Hot New Hits from a surprising number of places on the planet ! With new genres, mashups and blendings from the four corners of the planet and new creations from the Americas North and South, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe, and more ! Click ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts our selection of Hot Hits with a re-released 1998 Hit on illegal immigrants to the US from Manu Chao (France), then a posthumous release from the late great Chaabi Rock king Rachid Taha (Algeria-France), then ‘naked in her mind’ from Marseilles based Clara Luciano, ‘love in the hood’ from Milan born Mahmood (Italy), ‘It wasn’t me’ Latino-ised with Anuel ft Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvín (Puerto Rico – Colombia), AfroWest fuzhions from Brussels based Ruth Tafébé & the Afrosoul Messengerz (Ivory Coast-Belgium), ‘the fallen can get back up’ sings M. Pokora (France), stunning AfroRap from Melbourne based samba the Great (Zambia-Australia), felling her beauty is Emma (Italy), ending the first hour with a tribute to his parents’ Cameroon from Tayc ft Manu Dibango (France-Cameroon). New sounds, inspirations and genres, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our sampling of new creations with Bélé percussions inspired Philo ft les Voix du Tambour (Martinique-France), Latino-inspired Pop from Bern based Luca Hänni (Switzerland), Spring poetry on a classic with Dakar born (see photo) Tété (France-Senegal), Beach Party nights from Jovanotti (Italy), TechnoSambaDance from Yuksek ft Processman & Henriq Ch (France-Brazil), ‘Hot on the Dance Floor’ from trio Major Lazor ft J Balvín & El Alfa (US-Colombia-Dominican Rep), Dutch remixed Jive with Ziggy Marley & Sevn Alias remix (Jamaica-Holland), love multiplied with Rosalía & Ozuna (Spain-Puerto Rico), romance eternal from Elisa (Italy), ending the hour and the show with a Debut Single from Montreal Slang inspired singer-songwriter Michaëlle Richer (Canada). Ideas, dreams and visions in music, 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 !