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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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

    Gyae Su

    • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band.
    • Strut.
    • 2.
  • BandAdriatica

    Salignano

    • Babilonia.
    • Felmay.
    • 11.
  • Mec Yek

    Sako Dzjives

    • Super DiverCity.
    • Choux De Bruxelles ‎.
    • 10.
  • Gisela João

    Mahoes e Vira

    • Gisela Joao.
    • Edições Valentim de Carvalho.
    • 11.
  • Carlos Hayre y Su Orquesta

    Mi Chica se Vuelva Loca

    • The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove Vol 2.
    • World Music Network ‎.
    • 5.
  • Khiyo

    Amar Shonar Bangla

    Composer: Rabindranath Tagore. Music Arranger: Sohini Alam. Music Arranger: Oliver Weeks.
  • Khiyo

    Rum Jhum Rumu Jhumu

    Composer: Kazi Nazrul Islam. Music Arranger: Sohini Alam. Music Arranger: Ben Heartland. Music Arranger: Oliver Weeks.
  • Cheikh Lô

    Leer Gui Fall

    • Balbalou.
    • Chapter Two.
    • 9.
  • Daymé Arocena

    Madres

    • Nueva Era.
    • Brownswood Recordings ‎.
    • 1.
  • Gro Marie Svidal

    Halling etter Bensen

    • Contemporary Folk Music from Norway 2015.
    • 13.
  • Ulla Pirttijärvi

    De Juoiggas (Hear The Sound Of The York)

    • Máttaráhku Askái (In Our Foremothers' Arms).
    • Innovator Series.
    • 2.
  • Lynda Gytri

    Eurax Polka

    • Audire.
    • Lærdal Musikkproduksjon.
    • 6.
  • Ferdous Ara

    O Kul Bhanga Nodirey (Heritage Track)

    • Pothohara Pakhi - Songs of Kazi Nazrul.
    • Md. Rafikul Islam.
  • Khiyo

    Bareer Kachhe Arshinogor

    Composer: Lalon Shah. Music Arranger: Sohini Alam. Music Arranger: Oliver Weeks.
  • Khiyo

    Akashta Kanpchhilo Kyan

    Composer: Shorkar Shah Alam. Music Arranger: Oliver Weeks.
  • Terakaft

    Itilla Ihene Dagh Aitma

    • Alone (Ténéré).
    • Out Here.
    • 4.
  • Barbecue Bob

    Midnight Weeping Blues (Nellie Florence)

    • The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Barbecue Bob.
    • World Music Network.
    • 20.
  • MUHA

    Reka - BBC Introducing

  • Nasiba

    Lazgi

    • Majnun.
    • Blue Flame Records.
    • 9.
  • Lauteri

    Owijak Wilczek

    • Lauteri vol.7 LIVE 2014.
    • Lauteri.
    • 12.
  • Blick Bassy

    Tell Me

    • Ako.
    • No Format!.
  • Trad

    Muneira

    Performer: Xose Luis Foxo.
  • Gisela João

    Meu Amigo Está Longe

    • Gisela João.
    • Edições Valentim de Carvalho.
    • 3.

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