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 note ! First our featured album celebrating the twentieth career anniversary of Marseilles based Reggae Big Band ‘Raspigaous’ ! And a selection of Hot New Tracks from a surprising number of places on the planet ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for details.
Our first hour starts with a pro-environment composition from Sao Paolo based Rael (Brazil), then our first track off our featured album ‘Nouvel R’ (New Reggae Airs) from Lionel Achenga led Raspigaous (France), then in between album tracks we hear more new sounds from latina proud Jennifer Lopez (US), stunning Jazzed-up Cumbia from Roberto Fonseca (Cuba), emo tribute to ‘mother’ from actor M. Pokora (France), and after one particular inspired tribute to their native city of Marseilles from our featured album, we end the first hour with a prosaic love balad from Montreal based Pierre Lapointe (Canada). New inspired sounds and creations, enjoy !
Our second hour continues with our two musical themes, starting with a new ‘Afrobeat meets Harlem’ duet between Seyi Shay & Teyana Taylor (UK-Nigeria-US), then our next Beat based track form our featured Big Band Reggae album ‘Nouvel R’ from Raspigaous, and in between more album tracks we hear new sounds from international Big Band outfit Sir Jean & NMB Afrobeat Experience (France-Namibia-US), Reggaeton love from CNCO & Manuel Turizo (US-Colombia), well crafted Raio Pop from newcomer Elisa Erka (France), a girl with her ways from duetting Sofia Reyes & Jhay Cortes (Mexico-Puerto Rico), and after one last ‘mould breaking’ track from our featured album, we end the hour and the show with an acoustic ArabFolk track from Paris based Souad Massi (Algeria). Quircky, unpredictable and different new 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 !