This week’s programme starts with a game of stage personas: the multi-talented Moondog invariably dressed as a Norse God (that’s why they called him the Viking of 6th Avenue), and Spanish singer Tonino Carotone who fancies himself as a Neapolitan tough-guy. Two female singers follow, the star of traditional Sardinian music Elena Ledda and Isaar from Brazil, formerly of Comadre Florzinha band. Charlie finishes the programme with two of his current favourites: a UK-Ethiopian project A Town Called Addis and a debut album by the Kenyan singer and guitarist Stan Nganga.

Tracks played in this week's programme:

Country: USA
Title: Sextet
Artist: Moondog
CD Title: More Moondog
Label: Honest Jons
Cat. Number: HJRCD106

Country: Spain
Title: La Abuela Vuela
Artist: Tonino Carotone
CD Title: Mondo Dificile
Label: VirginSpain
Cat. Number: 849 3892

Country: Brazil
Title: Ciranda da Madrugada
Artist: Isaar
CD Title: Azul Claro
Label: Chesf
Cat. Number: MR1508

Country: Sardinia
Title: Incanti
Artist: Elena Ledda
CD Title: Incanti
Label: Felmay
Cat. Number: 8061

Country: Ethiopia/UK
Title: Tazeb Kush
Artist: Dub Colossus (feat. Bahta Gebrehiwot, vox & Feleke Hailu Woldemarian, sax)
CD Title: A Town Called Addis
Label: Real World
Cat. Number: CDRW 155

Country: Kena
Title: Surrender
Artist: Stan Nganga
CD Title: Kenya Debut
Label: Uptoyou
Cat. Number: up2u 0003

27 minutes

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