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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 August 2010

Mark Coles really picks up the tempo on this week's World of Music. Get ready for a show that breaks away from the starting blocks and races away at full speed.
He'll be playing a UK/Cuban collaboration, there's a track from S Africa - a type of music known as Shangaan that runs at an exhausting 180 beats per minutes - some classic Orchestra Baobab, Ghanaian Kusum beat from the mid 1970s, funky German brass bands and a cantering delight from Syria. Get set, ready, go for half an hour of great music.

Illustration: Tshetsha Boys, who perform Shangaan Electro music. Photograph courtesy of Honest Jon's Records.

Music Played

6 items
  • Image for Ska Cubano

    Ska Cubano Cumbia del Monte


    Mambo Ska, Casino Sounds, CAS20102

  • Image for Tshetsha Boys

    Tshetsha Boys Nwampfundla

    South Africa

    Shangaan Electro, Honest Jon's Records 2010, HJRCD52

  • Image for Orchestra Baobab

    Orchestra Baobab Mouhamadou Bamba


    Beginner's Guide to African Voices, Nascente, NSBOX 064/1

  • Image for The Kusum Beat

    The Kusum Beat Akampanye


    Sweet Talks, Soundway, SNDWCD014

  • Image for LaBrassBanda

    LaBrassBanda Rotes Hoserl


    Ubersee, Trikont, n/a

  • Image for عمر سليمان

    عمر سليمان Kell II Banat Inkhatban


    Jazeera Nights, Sublime Frequencies, SF055


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