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Martin and Eliza Carthy in Session, Commonwealth Connections 20

Lopa Kothari presents new world music releases, a live session with Martin and Eliza Carthy and Part 20 of Commonwealth Connections, focusing on Mozambique and Malaysia.

Lopa Kothari presents a live session with Martin and Eliza Carthy, plus music from Mozambique and Malaysia in Commonwealth Connections.

Commonwealth Connections - Feature: Malaysia
In the capital of Malaysia's southernmost state of Johor, traditional Malay Ghazal and Zapin dance music is popular despite the country's race to modernity. We hear from On Jaafar and Shafie Bin Ahmad how Zapin music and dance arrived with the Arab Missionaries and that the tradition of Ghazal came from Persia; graduating from royal palace performances to the local community.

Commonwealth Connections - Heritage Track: Mozambique
Mozambique is something of an anomaly in terms of Commonwealth membership. It only became a member in 1995 and was never under British control. Instead the country was ruled by Portugal from 1505 until independence in 1975. As a result Portuguese remains the official language and strong ties remain between Mozambique and Portugal. Swimmer Jessica Teixeira Vieira is part of that story, having been raised on the island and has chosen to represent them at events such as the Olympics. Her chosen piece of music is a Marrabenta a musical form typical of Mozambique, and the song is A Nkama wa hi Siya sung by Mingas.

Live studio session: Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza join us live in the studio to play songs from their new album 'The Moral of the Elephant' their first duo album ever.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Cumbia All Stars

    Quiero que Amanezca

    • Tigres en fuga.
    • World Village.
    • 450028.
  • Aynur

    Derya Kenannda bi rev Yapmisam

    • Hevra (together).
    • Network.
    • 233859.
  • Kaela Rowan


    • Menagerie.
    • Shoogle.
    • 14014.
  • Martin and Eliza Carthy

    Queen Caribou

  • Martin and Eliza Carthy

    Waking Dreams

  • Mingas

    A Nkama wa hi Siya

    • Commonwealth Connections Heritage Track.
  • Fish and Bird


    • Something in the Ether.
    • Fiddle Head Records.
  • Mary Gauthier

    Walking each other home

    • Trouble and Love.
    • Proper Records.
    • PRPCD123.
  • Julie Fowlis & Nicola Benedetti

    Mouth Music and Tunes set - Bothan a bh' aig Fionnghuala

    • Decca white label.
    • Decca.
    • white label.
  • Scantu De Core

    Beggiu U Sole

    • scantu de core.
    • scantu de core.
  • Natasha Yazir

    Tualang Tiga

    • Commonwealth Connections Feature.
  • A Rahman Ibrahim

    Pak Ngah Balik

    • Commonwealth Connections Feature.
  • Wahida Abd Rahman

    Penawar Rindu

    • Commonwealth Connections Feature.
  • A Rahman Ibrahim

    Siti Payung

    • Commonwealth Connections Feature.
  • Martin and Eliza Carthy


  • Martin and Eliza Carthy

    Monkey Hair

  • Malouma


    • Knou.
    • Kamiyad.
    • KAM1401.
  • Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh


    • WEBE-9032.

    Always Got a Home

  • Betty and the Boy

    Hare in the Hole

    • The Wreckage.
    • Betty and the Boy.
  • Martin and Eliza Carthy

    Died for Love


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