Lucy Duran launches the 2013 World Routes Academy with live performances by the 2012 mentee José Hernando Noguera and the Roberto Pla Latin Band. Plus the first public appearance together by the new apprentice Fidan Hajiyeva and her mentor Gochaq Askarov, who were announced at this special event from the BBC Radio Theatre in London by PJ Harvey. Producer James Parkin.
World Routes celebrates the 2013 apprentice and mentor of the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy. It will be announced that a UK-based, 17 year Fidan Hajiyeva old will become the youngest member of the World Routes Academy. Her mentor, Gochaq Askarov, is flying in specially to be at the BBC Radio Theatre. Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.
Tonight's programme broadcasts highlights of the event held in London two days previously. Accordionist José Hernando Noguera of Colombian background, took part in the World Routes Academy in 2012. In Previous years, the scheme has worked with musicians from Iraq and Southern India.