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WOMEX 2011

World Routes, WOMEX 2011 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 November 2011

Highlights from WOMEX, the annual gathering of the world music industry, which takes place this year in Copenhagen. WOMEX showcases the newest bands and the freshest talent in world music, and Lopa Kothari introduces performances by Mars Melto and the Melanesian Allstars, Mexican accordion virtuoso Celso Piña, and multi-national klezmer band The Other Europeans.

Mars Melto and the Melanesian Allstars is led by Vanuatu musician Marcel Meltherorong, who draws inspriation from reggae as well as Melanesian traditions, with a band featuring players from across the region.

Celso Piña is a veteran of some eighteen albums, with a style rooted in cumbia, but bringing in influences from ska and rap.

The Other Europeans was founded by American accordionist and pianist Alan Bern, best known for his work with Brave Old World. He teamed up with Hungarian cimbalom player Kalman Balogh to create a band which has set out to "uncover the traces of the lost world of the shared musical culture of the Jews and Roma, who lived, intermarried and played music together in pre-WWII Bessarabia.".

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • EBU Concert Recording - Womex 2011

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      The Other Europeans Lautari Suite 4

      Performers: Adam Stinga (Trumpet) Adrian Receanu (Clarinet) Alan Bern (Piano, Director, Accordion) Christian Dawid (Clarinet) Csaba Novak (Bass) Daniel Blacksberg (Trombone) Guy Schalom (Drums) Kalman Balogh (Cimbalom) Marin Bunea (Violin, Vocals) Mark Rubin (Tuba, Bass) Matt Darriau (Sax, Flute, Clarinet) Paul Brody (Trumpet) Petar Ralchev (Accordion) Stas Rayko (Violin

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      The Other Europeans Lautari Suite no.1 part 3: Hangui

      Performers: Adam Stinga (Trumpet) Adrian Receanu (Clarinet) Alan Bern (Piano, Director, Accordion) Christian Dawid (Clarinet) Csaba Novak (Bass) Daniel Blacksberg (Trombone) Guy Schalom (Drums) Kalman Balogh (Cimbalom) Marin Bunea (Violin, Vocals) Mark Rubin (Tuba, Bass) Matt Darriau (Sax, Flute, Clarinet) Paul Brody (Trumpet) Petar Ralchev (Accordion) Stas Rayko (Violin

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      The Other Europeans Lautari Suite no.2: Fantasy; Freylakhs; hora hategana

      Performers: Adam Stinga (Trumpet) Adrian Receanu (Clarinet) Alan Bern (Piano, Director, Accordion) Christian Dawid (Clarinet) Csaba Novak (Bass) Daniel Blacksberg (Trombone) Guy Schalom (Drums) Kalman Balogh (Cimbalom) Marin Bunea (Violin, Vocals) Mark Rubin (Tuba, Bass) Matt Darriau (Sax, Flute, Clarinet) Paul Brody (Trumpet) Petar Ralchev (Accordion) Stas Rayko (Violin

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      Mars Melto and the Melanesian Allstars Free West Papua

      Performers: Airileke Ingram (Percussion) David Bridie (Guitar) Mars Melto (Vocals, Guitar, Traditional Flute) Monika Stern (Violin)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      Mars Melto and the Melanesian Allstars Flute Pau Kwakumba

      Performers: Mars Melto, Airileke Ingram (traditional Flute)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      Mars Melto and the Melanesian Allstars Kava I Redi

      Performers: Airileke Ingram (Percussion) David Bridie (Guitar) Mars Melto (Vocals, Guitar, Traditional Flute) Monika Stern (Violin)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

  • BBC Location Recording - Sotho Sounds

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      Sotho Sounds Sinawali

      Performers: Josepha Kojoane Chaka (One String Fiddle, Lead Vocals, Accordion) Khothatso Ranoosi (Vocals, guitar) Paseka Mohale (Percussion, vocals & dance) Risenga Makondo (Drums) Tankiso Pita (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Tseliso Rantho (Vocals, Lead Guitar)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

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      Sotho Sounds Babylon System

      Performers: Josepha Kojoane Chaka (One String Fiddle, Lead Vocals, Accordion) Khothatso Ranoosi (Vocals, guitar) Paseka Mohale (Percussion, vocals & dance) Risenga Makondo (Drums) Tankiso Pita (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Tseliso Rantho (Vocals, Lead Guitar)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 27th October 2011

  • BBC Location Session - Harald Haugaard

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      Harald Haugaard Traditional Danish Jigs

      Performers: Harald Haugaard (fiddle)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 28th October 2011

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      Harald Haugaard Vesterland

      Performers: Harald Haugaard (fiddle)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 28th October 2011

  • EBU Concert Recording

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      Celso Piña Cumbia Sampuesana

      Performers: Alejandro Zea Cavazos (Percussion) Back Enrique Alejandro Rosales Granados (Guitar) Celso Piña Arvizu (Vocal lead + Accordeon) Eduardo Piña Arvizu (Bass) Juan Jose Quiroz Dominguez (Vocal) Ruben Piña Arvizu (Drums)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 29th October 2011

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      Celso Piña Porro Magangaleno

      Performers: Alejandro Zea Cavazos (Percussion) Back Enrique Alejandro Rosales Granados (Guitar) Celso Piña Arvizu (Vocal lead + Accordeon) Eduardo Piña Arvizu (Bass) Juan Jose Quiroz Dominguez (Vocal) Ruben Piña Arvizu (Drums)

      Recorded at Womex 2011, 29th October 2011

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