Lopa Kothari - Khiyo in Session
Lopa Kothari presents new music from around the world, plus a live session with British Bengali band Khiyo. Plus music from BBC Introducing and the Radio 3 World Music Archive.
Lopa Kothari with new tracks from across the globe, plus a live session with British-Bengali band Khiyo.
Khiyo is named after a letter in the Bengali alphabet - as the band says, it's actually a combination of two letters, but has an identity of its own. In the same way, the band brings together styles from traditional Bengali music with western influences, creating a unique blend. Lead singer Sohini Alam is a British singer of Bangladeshi descent, a third-generation vocalist who learned from her mother and her aunts. The band's debut album has just been released.
Plus the latest from BBC Introducing, and another dip into the Radio 3 World Music Archive.
World on 3 sessions are available for download as a podcast via the home page.