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Aurelio Martinez, South Pacific Music, Egypt

Lucy Duran presents Garifuna musician Aurelio Martinez in session, and is joined by journalists Jane Cornwell and Reda El Mawy to discuss new music from Egypt to the South Pacific.

Lucy Duran presents Garifuna musician Aurelio Martinez in session. With his new album Laru Beya, Aurelio Martinez is bringing the music of the Garifuna people of Central America to the world. A marginalised but culturally distinct people, the Garifuna are descended from African slaves and Caribbean Indians, and the music is an intriguing blend of African, Caribbean, Indian, and Latin influences. The album is inspired by the late great Garifuna musician Andy Palacio, and Aurelio Martinez worked with Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour on the recording. Lucy is also joined by journalists Jane Cornwell and Reda El Mawy to discuss new World music releases from the South Pacific, and the role that music has played in recent events in Egypt.

1 hour

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  • Studio Session

    • Aurelio Martinez

      Laru Beya

      Performers: Aurelio Martinez (acoustic guitar and lead vocals) Carlos Castillo (bass, and backing vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineer Nasser Pervez.
  • Narasirato

    Auni Mako Honu

    • EP Tangio Tumas.
    • SMASH RECORDS http://smash-uk.com/ Track 3.
  • Frank Yamma

    Kunka Kutcha

    • Countryman.
    • 2010 CD Wantok Music W0001 Track 2.
  • Staff Benda Bilili

    Marguerite

    • Clip from film - Benda Bilili (www.bendabilili.co.uk).
    • Out in cinemas across the UK from this Friday 18th March..
  • Hany Adel, Amir Eid

    Sout El Horeya (Voice of Freedom)

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgw_zfLLvh8.
  • Tameem Barghouti (poet) + Mustapha Saeed (oud and voice)

    Egypt It's Only a matter of days

    • Clip from BBC Arabic News www.bbc.co.uk/arabic.
  • Studio Session

    • Aurelio Martinez

      Mayahuaba

      Performers: Aurelio Martinez (acoustic guitar and lead vocals) Carlos Castillo (bass, and backing vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineer Nasser Pervez.
    • Aurelio Martinez

      Yange

      Performers: Aurelio Martinez (acoustic guitar and lead vocals) Carlos Castillo (bass, and backing vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineer Nasser Pervez.
    • Aurelio Martinez

      Bisien Nu

      Performers: Aurelio Martinez (acoustic guitar and lead vocals) Carlos Castillo (bass, and backing vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineer Nasser Pervez.

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