On Now : Afternoon on 3
Playing: Piano Concerto No 1 in F Sharp Minor by Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
Image for Marseille - Mahgreb Rap, Algerian Rai, Pacific Creole, Congolese Rumba

Play now 105 mins

Marseille - Mahgreb Rap, Algerian Rai, Pacific Creole, Congolese Rumba

1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 March 2006

Always a fan of the cultural mix to be found in port towns, Andy went to the biggest port in Europe - Marseille, allegedly the most racially harmonious of all of France's cities, and home to musicians from around the globe.

From medieval Occitan polyphony and reggae, to Maghreb rap and a piano-playing godfather of Algerian Rai, taking in Pacific Creole and Congolese rumba à la sauce provencale, Andy uncovers a powerful sense of a personal and musical identity which is unique to Marseille.

Music and featured items

37 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss