World Routes On the Road
Cerys discusses World Routes On The Road with BBC Radio 3's Lucy Duran and producer James Parkin.
World Routes is the BBC's flagship world music show on Radio 3 which has broadcast sessions and live concerts with a complete "Who's Who" of world music artists, from Youssou N'Dour, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Khaled, to Mariza, Caetano Veloso and Ravi Shankar.
However, World Routes is not just interested in the stars of world music, but is also on a mission is to travel to the most far-flung corners of the planet to document and - in its own small way - preserve endangered musical traditions. In the past 10 years, the programme's producers and sound engineers, along with presenter Lucy Duran and a team of guest presenters, have visited some 53 countries, including 15 in Africa, 15 in Asia, and 9 in the Americas.
World Routes: On The Road' is a 2CD set of previously unreleased material recorded on location over the last 10 years and featuring some of the biggest names in world music including Grammy award-winning Toumani Diabate, Tito Paris and Ilham Al Madfai, as well as many less familiar names. Artists from countries as diverse as Mali, India, Iraq, Georgia, China, Madagascar and Cape Verde all feature.