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 whole planet ! With new genre mixes from Rn’G-Goma to NeoM’Balax Fuzhion, DubversionJive to MultilingualRapMashUps, and new sounds from Africa to the Caribbean, the Americas North & South, to Europe, the Middle East to the Indian Ocean & More ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with new creations form Stuttgart Rapper Dardan (Germany), putting the woes of the world out-of-mind with Séverin (France), iconic Madonna tries Latino with Maluma (US-Colombia), Brazil-inspired organ-backed bilingual poetry from Fishbach & Bachar Mar-Khalifa (France-Lebanon), Latin ‘lurve’ on the Dancefloor from Pitbull, Daddy Yankee & Natti Natasha (US-Puerto Rico-Dominican Rep), female empowerment from ‘Creole Queen’ Morgane Ji (Reunion), ‘going Latino’ with James Blake & (see photo) Rosalía (UK-Spain), atmospheric near fears with Malik Djoudi (France), ReggaettónLove from Luis Fonsi, Sebastián Yatra & Nicki Jam (Puerto Rico-Colombia-US), ending with a splendid love balad while enjoying the spoils of the port with Les Ogres de Barback (France). A cornucopia of new inspirations and sounds, enjoy !
In our second hour we continue our selection of new hits with a ‘Diss All Rap’ from Aya Nakamura (Mali-France), classic Bossa with a Master from Beirut-born Yara Lapidus & Chico Cesar (Lebanon-Brazil), NeoM’Balax Wolof Fuzhion from Giant Youssou N’Dour & Jean-Pierre Rykiel (Senegal-France), rap best sung going with the flow Ridsa (France), Dub version Jive from Seattle based Clinton Fearon (Jamaica-US), new sounds from actress-circus performer-singer-songwriter newcomer Aloïse Sauvage (France), multilingual genre-mash-up creations from Montreal-based 6 member Nomadic Massive (Canada), ‘Neue Deutsche Härte’ fare for the radio from Rammstein (Germany), impressive Rn’G or RockReggaeRap n’ Goma from Mayotte born Baco & Urban Plant (Comoros-France), ending the hour and the show with a technoambiancemood piece from painter-songwriter newcomer Johan Papaconstantino (France). A plethora of new expressions and sounds, 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 !