Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Lopa Kothari - Paco Peña in Session

Lopa Kothari presents the latest releases of music from around the world plus a live studio session from celebrated flamenco guitarist and composer Paco Peña.

Paco Peña is one of Spanish flamenco's greatest exponents, and is well known to UK audiences following his move to London in the 1960s from his native Cordoba. His work as performer and composer has included solo recitals, crossover projects, choral collaborations and theatrical productions with the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company. The latest of these, Flamencura, is currently at Sadler's Wells in London and explores the idea of duende, the flamenco artist's sought-after state of deep communion with the music and its audience.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Faris

    Oulh Essayaq (Feel Like Going Home)

    • Mississippi To Sahara.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 7.
  • Ses

    Un Xeito de Borrarte

    • Tronzar os Valos.
    • Fol Musica.
    • 12.
  • Totó la Momposina y Sus Tambores

    El Pescador

    • Tambolero.
    • Realworld.
    • 2.
  • Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band

    Me Ho Asem

    • Kwashibu Area Band.
    • Strut.
    • 4.
  • Celenka

    Lauloin Ennen

    • Celenka.
    • kansanmusiikki.
    • 10.
  • Seckou Keita

    Kana Sila

    • 22 Strings.
    • Arc Music.
    • 006.
  • Paco Peña


  • Paco Peña

    El templo (rondeña)

  • Terakaft


    • Alone.
    • Out Here.
    • 1.
  • Modou Toure & Ramon Goose


    • The West African Blues Project.
    • ARC.
    • 1.
  • Spiro

    Burning Bridge

    • Welcome Joy & Welcome Sorrow.
    • Real World Records.
    • 4.
  • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

    Pot Roast and Kisses

    Performer: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
    • So Delicious.
    • Shanachie Records.
    • 2.
  • Camarón de la Isla

    Se Me Partio la Barrena (Heritage Track)

    • Potro de Rabia y Miel.
    • Universal Distribution.
    • 3.
  • Paco Peña

    Cante de las minas

  • Paco Peña


  • Kalman Balogh & Miklos Lukacs


    • Cimbalomduo.
    • Folkeurópa ‎.
    • 1.
  • Amara Touré


    • Amara Touré - Singles Collection 1973 - 1976.
    • Analog Africa.
    • 1.
  • Monsalve y los Forajidos

    Abeja (BBC Introducing)

    • BBC Introducing.
  • Rachid Taha

    Habina (World Music Archive)

    • Andy Kershaw in Algeria - Rachid Taha and the Kabilian mountains..
    • BBC Recording.
  • Souad Massi

    Bima el Taaloul

    • El Mutakallimun (Master of the Word).
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 1.
  • Cesária Évora

    Sodade (piano bar version)

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Lusafrica.
    • 1.


Seven pioneering figures in world music

Seven pioneering figures in world music

From Miriam Makeba to the Buena Vista Social club via Alan Lomax and Ravi Shankar.

BBC Introducing on World on 3

BBC Introducing on World on 3

World on 3 is now playing tracks from BBC Introducing, upload your tracks here

World Music chart-toppers...

World Music chart-toppers...

From Ravi Shankar and The Beatles, to Youssou N'Dour - World Music's breakthrough moments