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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 July 2009

Four new albums and two classics are in Charlie's CD player this week: Touareg band Tinariwen's latest creation is called Imidiwan which, according to their producer, "is one of those big Tamashek [one of the languages that Tinariwen use] words, to which no single English word can ever do justice. ‘Imidiwan’ means friends, companions, soul-brothers, fellow travellers."

Rishte is a new collabotation between US guitarist Gary Lucas and Indian vocalist from the UK, Najma Akhtar. Experimental Czech duo Dva taps into a venerable Central European tradition of inventing new languages which sound very much like existing ones but hint at very different meanings.

Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican duo consisting of half-brothers Residente and Visitante who have invited some illustrious guests to work with them on their latest album. Plus classic tracks from former Yugoslavia and Jamaica.

Tracks played in this week's programme:

Country: Czech Republic
Title: Nunovó Tango
Artist: Dva
CD Title: Fonok
Label: Indies Scope
Cat. Number: MAM435-2

Country: Croatia
Title: Omer Beže
Artist: Nada Mamula
CD Title: Antologija Bosanskog Sevdaha
Label: Croatia
Cat. Number: CD 5819875

Country: Mali
Title: Tenhert
Artist: Tinariwen
CD Title: Imidiwan
Label: Independiente
Cat. Number: ISOM 78 CD

Country: Jamaica
Title: Small Axe
Artist: Bob Marley
CD Title: African Herbsman
Label: Trojan
Cat. Number: CDTRL62

Country: Indian/USA
Title: Naya Dhin
Artist: Najma & Gary Lucas
CD Title: Rishte
Label: World Village
Cat. Number: 450008

Country: Puerto Rico/Panama
Title: La Perla, feat Ruben Blades
Artist: Calle 13
CD Title: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
Label: Norte
Cat. Number: 8869 736801 2


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