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With Mary Ann Kennedy. Commonwealth Connections 4 and a session with Eduardo Niebla

Mary Ann Kennedy has tracks from across the globe, a studio session with guitarist Eduardo Niebla and part four of Commonwealth Connections, with music from Barbados and Mauritius.

Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, a studio session with jazz flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla, and part 4 of 'Commonwealth Connections' with music from Barbados and Mauritius.

Eduardo Niebla was born in Tangiers in Morocco, and at a young age he fled with his family as a refugee to Spain. He played in a rock band before moving to flamenco and jazz, composing his own pieces and performing in festivals around the world.

Commonwealth Connections is a landmark 26-part weekly series leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. Featuring musicians and musical events from each of the 53 member states from Antigua to Zambia, the series reflects the Commonwealth's vibrant sounds, as the countries come together for their festival of sport.

Commonwealth Connections music feature:

The music of Barbados is a curious hybrid of British culture and African rhythms dating back to plantation days, and their strong Calypso song is an aural newspaper of modern life on the Island. Wayne 'Poonka' Willocks explains the tradition of his three man Tuk band of bass drum, snare drum and penny whistle and its connection to Scottish marching bands. Nine-times Calypso Monarch winner, Dr Anthony Carter, better known as The Mighty Gabby, sings of a more contemporary Barbados with his spontaneous and witty songs which tell stories about Bajan life. The songs range widely across hot topics in Bajan culture from the life of fishermen, a protest about sending Bajan troops to war, and of course the Bajan passion for Cricket, told with a twinkle and a more than a hint of sexual double-entendre.

Commonwealth Connections heritage track:

Christianne Legentil did Mauritius proud by reaching the quarter finals of the 52 kg women's Judo category at the London Olympics, despite coming from an island just 18 kilometres long in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Rodrigues Island lies five hundred kilometres east of the main island of Mauritius, and the Republic of Mauritius is an unusual Commonwealth Country because it is largely French speaking. Christine has chosen some seggae music, a fusion of the local sega music and reggae with an old favourite "Li Tourner" by Alain Ramanisum which has recently been given a new lease of life by local DJs.
Producer Roger Short.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 21 Feb 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • Malawi Mouse Boys

    Ndakhumudwa (you betrayed me)

    • Dirt Is Good.
    • IRL.
    • 084.
  • Dobet Gnahoré

    Tania

    • Na Dre.
    • Contre Jour.
    • cj031.
  • Sidi Touré

    La Paix (Peace)

    • Alafia.
    • Thrill Jockey.
    • Thrill 347.
  • Eduardo Niebla

    India

    • Live Studio Session.
  • Alain Ramanisum

    Li Tourner

    • Commonwealth Connections – Mauritius.
    • Harbour Tunes (Phat Groove Records).
  • DJ Team

    Li Tourner

    • Commonwealth Connections – Mauritius.
    • Hits Gold, Vol. 1 (Stick Music/La Gagnerale).
  • Barmer Boys

    Raichand

    • At Home - Barmer Boys.
    • Amarrass Records.
    • AMAR008.
  • Ana Alcaide

    Como la luna y el Sol

    • Como la luna y el sol.
    • ARC.
    • EUCD 2483.
  • Eduardo Niebla

    Rosie

    • Live Studio Session.
  • Eduardo Niebla

    Para Margarita for 2 guitars

    • Live Studio Session.
  • Ruk-a-Tuk International

    Tuk band music

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • Ruk-a-Tuk International

    Tuk Band Rhythm

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • Ruk-a-Tuk International

    Caledonia

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • Ruk-a-Tuk International

    Bridgeton

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • The Mighty Gabby

    Bridgeton

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • The Mighty Gabby

    Boots

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • The Mighty Gabby

    Hit It

    • Commonwealth Connections - Barbados.
  • Elemotho and Samuel Bathola

    Neo (Gift)

    • Commonwealth Connections – Namibia TRAIL.
  • Eduardo Niebla

    Calle de la Tina

    • Live Studio Session.
  • Eduardo Niebla

    I can't wait any longer for 2 guitars

    • Live Studio Session.
  • The Young'uns

    Three Sailors

    • Never Forget.
    • Hereteu Records.
    • YNGS10.
  • Furrow Collective, The

    Skippin Barfit' Through The Heather

    • At Our Next Meeting.
    • Furrow Records.
    • FURR007.
  • Roy Marchbank's/Vodka/Leo McCann's (feat. Gavin Marwick)

    • The Long Road and the Far Horizons.
  • Ahlberg, Ek and Roswall

    Annell

    • Naktergalen.
    • Dimma.
    • DIS020.
  • Sabana (feat. Simón Díaz)

    • Tonadas.
    • Latin World Productions.
    • ZRCD-048.
  • Lily (feat. The Isles Gathering)

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