27 March 2010
Charlie died recently following a long illness. The BBC World Service is currently repeating a series of programmes he recorded which look at the 'greatest hits' of world music. This programme was first broadcast in December 2008.
Charlie takes another look at the 'greatest hits' of world music, and this week there's a couple of mega-hits that achieved enormous chart success around the globe; one featuring music and sounds from the rain forest and the other emenating from Sweden/Senegal. There's a couple of hits from Guinea Conakry; the first a cover of a well-known James Brown song and the other a million-seller from one of that country's biggest artists. And Charlie also plays the track that introduced him to a new genre - Rai music from Algeria - which seems to almost force the listener to get up and move around. Make sure you wear your dancing shoes.