Brazil makes a couple of appearances in this week’s programme: first in the person of Betto Villares, better known for his film & TV scores, who ventures into a new territory with a self-titled debut album. It’s an eclectic mix: “I’m enchanted with the complexity - the local scenes, the pop scene, both traditional and trashy music from Brazil,” Betto says. Charlie also plays a track from the forthcoming Television album by Baaba Maal, produced by New York’s Brazilian Girls. Travelling in the opposite direction from London, Charlie is intrigued by a debut album of the singer Mamer who hails from the Xinjiang region of China and by archive recordings of Muharrem Ertas, the Turkish baglama master. Plus there is another chance to sample Radio Kijada and Imam Baildi.

Tracks played in this week's programme:

Country: Switzerland/Peru
Title: Agua E'Nieve
Artist: Radio Kijada
CD Title: Nuevos Sonidos Afro Peruanos, Part 1
Label: Wrasse
Cat. Number: WRASS 223

Country: Greece
Title: De Thelo Pia Na Xanarthis
Artist: Imam Baildi
CD Title: Imam Baildi
Label: Capitol
Cat. Number: 5099923680425

Country: Senegal
Title: A Song for Women
Artist: Baaba Maal
CD Title: Television
Label: Palm Pictures
Cat. Number: PALM CD 2140

Country: Brazil
Title: África lá
Artist: Beto Villares
CD Title: Beto Villares
Label: Six Degrees
Cat. Number: 657 036 1152 2

Country: China
Title: Eagle
Artist: Mamer
CD Title: Eagle
Label: Real World
Cat. Number: CDRW165

Country: Turkey
Title: Kakti Göç Eyledi Avsar Elleri
Artist: Muharrem Ertas
CD Title: Kalkti Göç Eyledi
Label: Kalan
Cat. Number: CD 112

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