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 on offer ! First our featured EP from Angola born Lisbon based GrooveBeat Kuduro queen Pongo ! And a selection of Hot New Hits from the four corners of the planet with new sounds from Africa to the Americas, the Caribbean to Europe, the Middle East and more, with everything from ElectroCreolePop to AfroFunkBeat with Balafon and Brass, and others ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts off with new sounds from Rome based singer-songwriter Calcutta (Italy), in a mood on the beach with Vanessa Paradis (France), the first track off our featured EP ‘Baia’ (Bay) from Africa born Lisbon raised and based GrooveBeat Kuduro diva Pongo (Angola-Portugal), then in between those tracks we hear more new hits from duetting romantics David Bisbal & Juan Magán (Spain), a tribute to his ‘hood’ in Quebec City from Biliwald (Canada), DJ project with guest vocalist disses lying lovers from Voilaaa & Ramatou Traoré (France-Mali), two Sicily based vocalists duet with Levante & (see photo) Carmen Consoli (Italy), after another DanceKuduro track from our featured EP, we end the first hour with a hot Pop hit from ex Tennis Champ Yannick Noah (France), and lastly a new take on Latino from Berlin based Pietro Lombardi (Germany). Interesting sounds to inspire and amuse, enjoy !
Our second hour continues with our sampling of tracks from our featured EP from Pongo, and new hits from ambient Rock Montréal based duo Lisbonne Télégramme (Canada), classic Latino sounds from ten member collective Yapunto with singer Nidia Gongora (France-Colombia), our next GrooveBeat Kuduro Dance hit from our featured EP ‘Baia’, and more new sounds from LatinJazz virtuosos Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez (Cuba-US), ‘happy in the mess’ with Angèle (Belgium), more tracks from our featured EP from Pongo, and in between new hits from Paris based Arabic singing Zalfa (Lebanon), new ElectroCreolePop from Brussels based Charlotte (Guadeloupe-Belgium), new AfroFunkBeat from Balafon and Brass based nine member collective Balaphonics (France), one last track from our featured EP from Pongo, and we end the hour and show with JazzTimbaFunk troubadour, Cimafunk (Cuba). A treasure trove of hot new sounds, enjoy !
This week World Vibes offers a new selection of Hot New Hits from a surprising number of places on the planet ! From the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, Africa to the Americas and Europe, with genre mashups including AfroSoulDescarga meets M’biraPercussions to Arabo AngloTokyo DubDiva duos, AfroM’GodroBlues and more ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts our sampling of new sounds with AfroSoulDescarga Lyons based DJ and Mbira percussion couple with James Stewart ft Martha Thom & Jacob Mafuleni (Zimbabwe-France), back to basics with blue blood born Zazie (France), Balafon master Seydou Diabaté led Toulouse based band Kanazoé Orchestre (Burkina Faso-France), Reggaetón meets Reggae with Daddee Yankee & Snow, remixed with Katy Perry (Puerto Rico-Canada-US), the ‘Black Brel’ covers the original with Oxmo Puccino (France-Mali), MooréAfroBalad from Kandy Guira (Burkina Faso), ‘no no no’ she answers with Becky G and Maluma (US-Colombia), a Marley Reggae cover with Arabic and AngloTokyo DubDiva duo Neysatu & Likkle Mai (Algeria-Japan), a tribute to a boxing genius from Marco Mengoni (Italy), ending the first hour with a rap-complaint of earaches from Roméo Elvis (Belgium). New sounds and beats to get you humming and tapping, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our selection of New Sounds with an Ode to Female Empowerment from intense young Barbara Pravi (France), Latin remixes re-mixed continue with Pedro Capó & Alicia Keyes & Farruko (PuertoRico-US), authentic AfroM’GodroBlues from Mayotte based M’Toro Chamou (Comores), Berlin based rapper of Lebanese descent Samra (Germany), septuagenarian covers his classics with young rappers with Christophe ft Nuski & Vaati (France), a classically trained singer-songwriter Ultimo (Italy), a re-released remixed hit with Sara Tavares (Portugal), highlighting the ‘African’ out of Afro-Cuban diva Celia Cruz’s hits with FonYoruba diva (see photo) Angélique Kidjo (Benin-US), Global Warming is real sing Reggae great Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast), power balad duet with Chiara ft J-Ax (Italy), ending the show with a stunning piece of Deep Jive from London based Wiley & Stefflon Don with Sean Paul & Idris Elba (UK-Jamaica). A cornucopia of new creations and sounds to inspire and surprise, enjoy !