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Bulgarian Voices Angelite

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 February 2014

Lopa Kothari with tracks from across the globe, a studio session with Bulgarian Voices Angelite, and part 5 of Commonwealth Connections with music from Namibia and Tanzania.

COMMONWEALTH CONNECTIONS
This landmark 26-part weekly series leading up to the Commonwealth Games in July features music from each of the 53 member states, reflecting the range of music and culture across the whole Commonwealth.

Music feature from Namibia:
In the Namibian bush, close to the Botswana border, two San families share their musical traditions. As one of southern Africa's oldest peoples, the San are proud of a way of life that is dying out. We hear berry-picking work songs and healing dances that have been performed for centuries. In Namibia's capital Windhoek, singer-songwriter Elemotho is also preserving Namibian traditions through his music. He explains how his childhood in the Kalahari Desert has influenced his songs.

Heritage track from Tanzania:
Suleman Nyambui Mujaya struck silver for Tanzania in the 5000 metres at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. He stayed in sport and is now General Secretary of Athletics Tanzania.
His chosen artist is Best Nasso, and the track is Narudi Kijijini, a warning for young Africans leaving their villages that life in the big city might not be all it's cracked up to be.

Session with Bulgarian Voices Angelite:
Formed from the ashes of the old State Television Choir by the State Choir's manager Tanja Andreeva, The Bulgarian Voices Angelite have become one of the most renowned vocal ensembles from the Balkans. The choir comprises 19 female voices, under the leadership of Georgy Petkov, and creates a unique blend of classical and folk traditions and an enchanting array of vocal sounds. Their new album 'Angelite' is out now on German label Jaro.

Music Played

28 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Mar Seck
    00:01

    Mar Seck Li Loumouye Nourou

    Performer: Mar Seck.

    Vagabonde, Teranga Beat, 12

  • Image for BXP Sound Systema ft. Paco Mendoza
    00:07

    BXP Sound Systema ft. Paco Mendoza Bouzouki Criminal (club mix)

    Performer: BXP Sound Systema ft. Paco Mendoza.

    Bouzouki Criminal, Bombastic Jam, 2

  • Image for Boban & Marko Markovic
    00:11

    Boban & Marko Markovic Bum Tras (Boom Bang)

    Performer: Boban & Marko Markovic.

    Gipsy Manifesto, Piranha, 4

  • Image for Betty and the Boy
    00:15

    Betty and the Boy Good Luck

    Performer: Betty and the Boy.

    Good Luck, Betty and the Boy, 3

  • Image for Rui Cruz ft. Dino d'Santiago
    00:18

    Rui Cruz ft. Dino d'Santiago Distinu

    Performer: Rui Cruz ft. Dino d'Santiago.

    Pano Terra, Rui Cruz, 7

  • Image for Naná Vasconcelos
    00:23

    Naná Vasconcelos Berimbando

    Performer: Naná Vasconcelos.

    4 Elementos, Far Out Recordings, 11

  • Image for Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo
    00:26

    Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo Siria Quente

    Performer: Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo.

    Siria, Analog Africa, 10

  • Image for Soraia Drummond
    00:29

    Soraia Drummond Eu acho e Pouco

    Performer: Soraia Drummond.

    Brazilian Bass Culture & Beyond, Brasil Music Exchange, 4

  • Image for Best Nasso

    Best Nasso Narudi Kijijini (Commonwealth Connections Heritage Track)

  • Image for Shanren
    00:41

    Shanren Thirty Years

    Performer: Shanren.

    Left Foot Dance of the Yi, Riverboat, 2

  • Image for Mashrou3 Leila
    00:44

    Mashrou3 Leila Habibi

    Performer: Mashrou3 Leila.

    El Hal Romancy, Mashrou' Leila, 2

  • Image for The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
    00:49

    The Bulgarian Voices Angelite Tapan Bie (Beating the Drum)

    Performer: The Bulgarian Voices Angelite.

  • Image for The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
    00:55
  • Image for The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
    00:56
  • Image for The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
    01:03
  • Image for Kerekes Band
    01:07

    Kerekes Band Love Love

    Performer: Kerekes Band.

    Hungarian Heart Beats vol.5, HANGVETO, 3

  • Image for Fókatelep
    01:09

    Fókatelep Kaske

    Performer: Fókatelep.

    Hungarian Heart Beats vol.5, HANGVETO, 8

  • Image for Anna Broda
    01:15

    Anna Broda Mazurek bez Butow

    Performer: Anna Broda.

    Wild Music from the Heart of Poland, www.muzykatradycyjna.pl, 11

  • Image for Mostar Sevdah Reunion
    01:16

    Mostar Sevdah Reunion Djela Fata Djela ZLato

    Performer: Mostar Sevdah Reunion.

    Tales from a Forgotten City, Snail Records, 7

  • Image for The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm
    01:22

    The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm Working song - Berry Dance

    Performer: The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm.

  • Image for The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm
    01:26

    The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm Healing/Ostrich Dance

    Performer: The San families resident at Zelda Game Farm.

  • Image for Elemotho and Samuel Bathola
    01:30

    Elemotho and Samuel Bathola Neo (Gift)

    Performer: Elemotho and Samuel Bathola.

  • Image for Elemotho and Samuel Bathola
    01:34

    Elemotho and Samuel Bathola Seshaba (The People)

    Performer: Elemotho and Samuel Bathola.

  • Image for Cadillac Three
    01:39

    Cadillac Three Days of Gold

    Performer: Cadillac Three.

    Tennessee Mojo, Big Machine, 6

  • Image for Mamdou Kelly
    01:44

    Mamdou Kelly Yeli

    Performer: Mamdou Kelly.

    Adibar, Clermont Music ?, 3

  • Image for Paco de Lucía
    01:47

    Paco de Lucía Entre Dos Aguas

    Performer: Paco de Lucía.

    Cafe Del Mar, Mercury

  • Image for Amira Kheir
    01:50

    Amira Kheir Ya Mara

    Performer: Amira Kheir.

    Alsahraa, Sterns Music, 4

  • Image for The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
    01:55

    The Bulgarian Voices Angelite Bogorodize Devo / Tebe Poem

    Performer: The Bulgarian Voices Angelite.

    BBC Studio Session

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