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Nuba Nour in Session, Commonwealth Connections 11

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 18 April 2014

Lopa Kothari with new tracks from across the globe, Commonwealth Connections from Cyprus and Ghana, and Nuba Nour in session

MUSIC FEATURE: CYPRUS
The story of Cyprus's tumultuous past is told through its archaeological treasures, its dusty streets, its food and music. Michalis Tterlikkas was born and lived in the rural village of Kapouti in northern Cyprus until the 1974 Turkish invasion. As a child, he was steeped in the folklore and music of Cyprus and shares with us this lifelong passion for traditional song. Meanwhile, the next generation of musicians is picking up the traditional baton, and a new vigour is brought to the music of Cyprus by the trio 'Monsieur Doumani', who perform on a Nicosia rooftop, overlooking the old city and the green line that divides a nation.

HERITAGE TRACK:GHANA
Ghana has made quite an impact on the world music scene over the years, not least with Highlife music, perhaps the best known genre to emerge from this west African country - and the Anglo-Ghanaian band Orchestra Jazira delighted audiences here in the UK in the eighties. But for weightlifter Alberta Ampomah, who represented Ghana in the London Olympics and at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and is currently training as a police officer in Accra, the times have clearly moved on.
Song "Life" by R2Bees

STUDIO SESSION: NUBA NOUR
Cairo-based Nubian singers and master frame drummers Nuba Nour perform traditional Nubian music and modern folk songs that express the hardship of the exiled Nubian people after the loss of their Aswan homeland in the 1960s. They perform a song from their debut double A side 7" single, Dessy Lemon to be released on Record Store Day 2014 (19th April 2014).

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Boulpik

    Boulpik Alakanpay

    Performer: Boulpik.

    Konpa Lakay, Lusafrica

  • Image for Alejandro Almenares

    Alejandro Almenares El Son de Vincentico

    Performer: Alejandro Almenares.

    Casa de Trova Cuba 50s, Tumi

  • Image for Romengo

    Romengo Rozi

    Performer: Romengo.

    Nagyecsed – Budapest, Gryllus

  • Image for Della Mae

    Della Mae Hounds

    Performer: Della Mae.

    This World oft can Be, Rounder

  • Image for Thievery Corporation

    Thievery Corporation Decollage ft. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani

    Performer: Thievery Corporation.

    Saudade, ESL Music

  • Image for R2Bees

    R2Bees Life by R2Bees

    Performer: R2Bees.

    Revolution II, R2Bees Entertainment

  • Image for Nuba Nour

    Nuba Nour Lil Baladina

    Performer: Nuba Nour.

  • Image for Nuba Nour

    Nuba Nour Ya Nas

    Performer: Nuba Nour.

  • Image for Sonido Gallo Negro

    Sonido Gallo Negro Serenata Guajira

    Performer: Sonido Gallo Negro.

    Sendero Mistico, Sonido Gallo Negro

  • Image for Ros Seresyothea

    Ros Seresyothea A Go Go

    Performer: Ros Seresyothea.

    Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia, World Music Network

  • Image for Hugo Linns

    Hugo Linns Josephine

    Performer: Hugo Linns.

    Vermelhas Nuvens, Independente

  • Image for Panayiotis Nikolaides

    Panayiotis Nikolaides Solo Laouto Improvisation on a theme of 'The Fountain Of Peyiotisses'

    Performer: Panayiotis Nikolaides.

  • Image for Michalis Tterlikkas

    Michalis Tterlikkas Kalos irtan oi xenoi mas (A welcome to our guests)

    Performer: Michalis Tterlikkas.

  • Image for Michalis Tterlikkas

    Michalis Tterlikkas Isa Foni (Tune Ishia)

    Performer: Michalis Tterlikkas.

  • Image for Costas Karpasitis, Panayiotis Nikolaides and Nikos Souroullas

    Costas Karpasitis, Panayiotis Nikolaides and Nikos Souroullas Mandra instrumental

    Performer: Costas Karpasitis, Panayiotis Nikolaides and Nikos Souroullas.

  • Image for Monsieur Doumani

    Monsieur Doumani Dark Beauty From Morfou

    Performer: Monsieur Doumani.

  • Image for Monsieur Doumani

    Monsieur Doumani Out Of Touch Guy

    Performer: Monsieur Doumani.

  • Image for Monsieur Doumani

    Monsieur Doumani Cypriot Sousta

    Performer: Monsieur Doumani.

  • Image for Daniel Melingo

    Daniel Melingo La Cancion del Linyera

    Performer: Daniel Melingo.

    Linyera, World Village

  • Image for Fanfara Complexa

    Fanfara Complexa Ciceles

    Performer: Fanfara Complexa.

    Hungarian Heart Beats vol.5, HANGVETO

  • Image for Fanfara Complexa

    Fanfara Complexa Gyors

    Performer: Fanfara Complexa.

    Hungarian Heart Beats vol.5, HANGVETO

  • Image for Orquestra Imperial

    Orquestra Imperial Cairn a Folia

    Performer: Orquestra Imperial.

    Fazendo as Pazes com o Swing, Mais Um Discos

  • Image for Easy Kababka Brown

    Easy Kababka Brown Onbumi

    Performer: Easy Kababka Brown.

    Opotopo, Soundway

  • Image for Nuba Nour

    Nuba Nour Dessy Lemon

    Performer: Nuba Nour.

  • Image for Nuba Nour

    Nuba Nour Anne Leah Aun Atshera

    Performer: Nuba Nour.

  • Image for Anne Janelle

    Anne Janelle Black is the Colour

    Performer: Anne Janelle.

    So Long at the Fair, Anne Janelle

  • Image for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Rich but Poor

    Performer: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.

    Libation, Cumbancha

  • Image for Soema Montenegro

    Soema Montenegro El Camalote

    Performer: Soema Montenegro.

    Passionaria, Western Vinyl

  • Image for Elephant Revival

    Elephant Revival Remembering the Beginning

    Performer: Elephant Revival.

    These Changing Skies, Itz Evolving Records

  • Image for Nyandoro and the Black Souls

    Nyandoro and the Black Souls Leka Uboka (Stop being stubborn) by Nyandoro and the Black Souls

    Performer: Nyandoro and the Black Souls.

  • Image for Karim Baggili

    Karim Baggili Kalimaat ft, Samia Sabri

    Performer: Karim Baggili.

    Kali City, Home Records

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