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Sam Lewis in Session, Commonwealth Connections 22

Lopa Kothari with new world music, a session from singer Sam Lewis and Part 22 of the series Commonwealth Connections, featuring the Seychelles and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Lopa Kothari with our series Commonwealth Connections, exploring the music of the Seychelles and St Vincent, and live a session from Nashville singer Sam Lewis.

Commonwealth Connections Feature - Seychelles
In the midst of the Seychelles Carnival, Latroupe Nasyonal Sesel, a ceilidh-style band of seven players and several young dancers are preparing their traditional music and dances for the celebrations. The music and dances of this Creole culture grew from the European traditional dances such as Quadrille and Waltz but the Seychelles people have made it their own with African rhythms and movements and a real love and joie-de-vivre of their Islands. Singer-songwriter Jean-Marc Volcy shares this passion for their fragile heritage and works to keep it alive in his own contemporary songs.

Heritage Track- St Vincent and the Grenadines
Writer and poet Philip Nanton chooses Credentials by Shake Keane, the well-known Vincentian jazz musician and poet, and explains how the story Shake tells encapsulates for him certain key aspects of life in St Vincent and the Grenadines, including migration and the welcome awaiting those who choose to return.

Session: Sam Lewis
Since moving from Knoxville to Nashville, Sam Lewis has become known as one of the city's brightest new singer-songwriters, with a style that freely moves from country and blues to gospel. He celebrates July 4th with us after coming straight from a gig at Suffolk's own Maverick Festival.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη

    Ehei o Theos

    Performer: Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη.
    • Theama Compilation.
    • Theama.
  • Aynur


    Performer: Aynur.
    • Hevra (Together).
    • Network.
  • Boy Gé Mendes


    Performer: Boy Gé Mendes.
    • Ola Cabo Verde.
    • Lusafrica.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Sunset (Glastonbury 2014)

    Performer: Nitin Sawhney.
    • Glastonbury 2014.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Dark Days (Glastonbury 2014)

    Performer: Nitin Sawhney.
    • Glastonbury 2014.
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

    African Smoke (Glastonbury 2014)

    Performer: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.
    • Glastonbury 2014.
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly

    Dernier Appel

    Performer: Tiken Jah Fakoly.
    • Dernier Appel.
    • Barclay.
  • Sam Lewis

    Reinventing the Blues

  • The Bombay Royale

    Tere Bina

    Performer: The Bombay Royale.
    • The Island of Dr. Electrico.
    • Hope Street Recordings.
    • 5.
  • Imarhan Timbuktu

    Aicha Talamomt

    Performer: Imarhan Timbuktu.
    • Akal Warled.
    • Clermont Music.
    • 1.
  • Kronos Quartet

    The Round Sun & Crescent Moon in the Sky

    Performer: Kronos Quartet.
    • A Thousand Thoughts.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7.
  • O'Hooley & Tidow

    Summat's Brewin'

    Performer: O'Hooley & Tidow.
    • The Hum.
    • No Masters.
    • 1.
  • Sam Lewis

    Waiting on You

  • Sam Lewis

    In My Dreams

  • Los Kenya

    Esa Mujer

    Performer: Los Kenya.
    • Rough Guide to Rare Latin Groove vol.1.
    • World Music Network.
    • 6.
  • Terroro


    Performer: Terroro.
    • Ola Cabo Verde.
    • Lusafrica.
  • Shake Keane

    Credentials by Shake Keane

    Performer: Shake Keane.
    • Real Keen – Reggae Into Jazz.
    • LKJ Records.
  • Anakronic Electro Orkestra

    African Trip ft. Amy D

    Performer: Anakronic Electro Orkestra.
    • Mali All Stars Bogolan Music.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 13.
  • Jalilah's Raks Sharki

    Khamis Tabla

    Performer: Jalilah's Raks Sharki.
    • Jalilah's Stage Cuts.
    • Piranha.
  • Adriano Adewale

    Sinho Zezinho D'Angola

    Performer: Adriano Adewale.
    • Raizes.
    • Caboclo records.
  • Sam Lewis

    I'm a River

  • Sam Lewis

    Virginia Avenue


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