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 a new selection of Hot New Hits from the four corners of the planet ! You’ll hear New Sounds with genre blendings such as TechnoKuduroBass to AfroRockFunkBeat, amongst others, from the Americas, North, South & the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East & more ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts with New Hits from ‘Mambo tribute to their Heel of the Boot’ natives Boomdabash & Alessandra Amoroso (Italy), back from four year hiatus is ‘Poemer’ rapper Oxmo Puccino (France), Love Pop from newcomer Wincent Weiss (Germany), TarraxoKizombaKuduro for the Dance Floor from Pedro (Portugal), beach holidays at home with J-Ax (Italy), atypical ‘diss’ reviews from duo Pépite (France), stunning RockPop from Hamburg band Revolverheld (Germany), new TechnoKuduroBass with a Dali-esque video to match from Pongo (Angola-Portugal), ‘Pumping up the Radio’ with Nek (Italy), AfroRockFunkBeat diva Ruth Tafébé & The Afrosoul Messengerz (Ivory Coast-Belgium), ending the first hour with an acoustic ‘love-not-love’ balad from Blas Cantó (Spain). A cornucopia of soulful sounds, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our sampling of New Singles from Lyons based The Bongo Hop with Nidia Góngora (France-Colombia), ‘dissin’ for the dance floor’ with the DJ gang Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee & Afro Bros & Natti Natasha (Belgium-France-Puerto Rico-US-Dom Rep), JiveCalypsoRetro with The Loire Valley Calypsos (France-Barbados), one song two versions with Jason Derulo alone, then with Farruko (US-Puerto Rico), Rub-a-Dub Reggae with (see photo) The Skints and Protoje (UK-Jamaica), bilingual electro Rap with Todiefor & Shoeba ft Roméo Elvis (Belgium), a surprise tribute to friendship from Manuel Carrasco (Spain), a stunning MbalaxDance tribute from Youssou N’Dour & Faada Freddy (Senegal), straight up lobe balad from Amir (France-Israel), ending the hour and the show with HipHop balad for the Dance floor from Francofile, Smarty (Burkina Faso). A plethora of inspirations and beats, 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 !