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The Family Atlantica in Session

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 08 March 2013

Lopa Kothari with new tracks from across the globe, and a studio session with new London-based band Family Atlantica.

Label manager Miles Cleret established the reputation of Soundway Records with a series of acclaimed releases of vintage recordings of world music. Now he is releasing albums of the label's own artists. At the core of Family Atlantica are multi-instrumentalist Jack Yglesias, Venezuelan singer Luzmira Zerpa, and West African percussionist Kwame 'Natural Power' Crentsil. Their debut album is just out, recorded over four years in London and Venezuela.

Music Played

23 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Bombino

    Bombino Amidinine

    Nomad, Nonesuch Records

  • Image for Shiyani Ngcobo

    Shiyani Ngcobo Yekanini

    The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa, World Music Network

  • Image for Aida Nadeem

    Aida Nadeem Ya Huta

    Beyond Destruction, Egea & Resistencia

  • Image for Touré Kunda

    Touré Kunda Amadou Tilo

    Change the Beat - The Celluloid Records Story 1980-87, Strut

  • Image for Cesária Évora

    Cesária Évora Mae Carinhosa

    Mae Carinhosa, Lusafrica

  • Image for Orchestra Super Mazembe

    Orchestra Super Mazembe Amina

    Mazembe @45RPM, Sterns Music

  • Image for Kate Lissauer

    Kate Lissauer Greasy String

    Stately Mansion, Get Real Records

  • Family Atlantica in session

    • Image for Family Atlantica

      Family Atlantica Joropo High Life

      Performers: Luzmira Zerpa (Lead vocal and Cuatro) Jack Yglesias (Bells, chekere, pandeiro and Backing Vocals) Nii Boye (Gombe drum and Backing Vocals) Jacob Tete (Djembe, Ewe drums and Backing Vocals)

      BBC Maida Vale Studios, 5th March 2013

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      Family Atlantica Coquiero

      Performers: Luzmira Zerpa (Lead vocal and Cuatro) Jack Yglesias (Bells, chekere, pandeiro and Backing Vocals) Nii Boye (Gombe drum and Backing Vocals) Jacob Tete (Djembe, Ewe drums and Backing Vocals)

      BBC Maida Vale Studios, 5th March 2013

  • Image for Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens

    Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens Kazet

    Rough Guide to African Disco, World Music Network

  • Image for The Lijadu Sisters

    The Lijadu Sisters Come on Home

    Rough Guide to African Disco, World Music Network

  • Image for Nynke

    Nynke Eftereach

    Alter, Crammed Discs

  • Image for Los Destellos

    Los Destellos El Camesino

    Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia, World Music Network

  • Image for Bombino

    Bombino Her Tenere

    Nomad, Nonesuch Records

  • Family Atlantica in session

    • Image for Family Atlantica

      Family Atlantica Take me to Los Rios

      Performers: Luzmira Zerpa (Lead vocal and Cuatro) Jack Yglesias (Bells, chekere, pandeiro and Backing Vocals) Nii Boye (Gombe drum and Backing Vocals) Jacob Tete (Djembe, Ewe drums and Backing Vocals)

      BBC Maida Vale Studios, 5th March 2013

    • Image for Family Atlantica

      Family Atlantica Salimba High Life

      Performers: Luzmira Zerpa (Lead vocal and Cuatro) Jack Yglesias (Bells, chekere, pandeiro and Backing Vocals) Nii Boye (Gombe drum and Backing Vocals) Jacob Tete (Djembe, Ewe drums and Backing Vocals)

      BBC Maida Vale Studios, 5th March 2013

  • Image for Nuru Kane

    Nuru Kane Issoire

    Exile, Riverboat Records

  • Image for Mala featuring Danay Suarez

    Mala featuring Danay Suarez Noches Suenos

    Mala in Cuba, Brownswood

  • Image for Cesária Évora

    Cesária Évora Essencia D'Vida

    Mae Carinhosa, Lusafrica

  • Image for Meklit Hadero

    Meklit Hadero Feeling Good

    On a Day Like This, Porto Franco Records

  • Image for Angélique Kidjo

    Angélique Kidjo Afia

    Oyo, Proper Recrods

  • Image for Fatoumata Diawara

    Fatoumata Diawara Mousso

    Fatou, World Circuit

  • Image for Lala Njava

    Lala Njava Sweet Lullaby

    The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa, World Music Network

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