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Cuba's Eliades Ochoa in session with Lopa Kothari

Buena Vista Social Club star Eliades Ochoa is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, plus a Road Trip to Zimbabwe, and a Mixtape from Simon Reeve.

Buena Vista Social Club star Eliades Ochoa is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, also featuring a Road Trip to Zimbabwe, and a Mixtape from TV travel presenter Simon Reeve.

Eliades Ochoa is known as 'Mr Chan Chan' in Cuba - he was a lead vocalist and guitar player for the original Buena Vista Social Club sessions in Havana in 1996 - and now, in his 70s, he has launched a new solo career. He performs four classic songs in this solo acoustic session, and introduces a track by one of his own heroes, Benny Moré.

Simon Reeve is an author and TV presenter whose travel features have taken him to the most remote parts of the world. He shares with us some of the music he has picked up on the way, with an all-Africa Mixtape with tracks from Ethiopia, Congo and Egypt.

As Zimbabwe emerges from its years under Robert Mugabe, and Zimbabwe's exiled musicians start returning to their homeland, singer and traditional mbira player Hope Masike introduces tracks that reflect Zimbabwe's rich heritage, and its lively present.

Listen to the world - Music Planet, Radio 3's new world music show presented by Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell, brings us the best roots-based music from across the globe - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent; classic tracks and new releases; and every week a bespoke Road Trip from a different corner of the globe, taking us to the heart of its music and culture. Plus special guest Mixtapes and gems from the BBC archives. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Buena Vista Social Club

    Chan Chan

    • Buena Vista Social Club.
    • World Circuit ‎.
    • 1.
  • Eliades Ochoa

    Un Bolero para Ti (Studio Session)

  • Baloji

    L'hiver indien

    • 137 Avenue Kaniama.
    • Bella Union.
  • Hope Masike

    Kwira Gomo

    • Kwira Gomo.
    • Hope Masike.
  • Alash

    Odarladyp Semirtiili (Let's Fatten The Livestock)

    • Achai.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
    • 2.
  • Seamus Fogarty

    Carlow Town

    • The Curious Hand.
    • Domino.
    • 6.
  • Studio Session: Eliades Ochoa

    Buena Vista Social Club singer and guitarist Eliades Ochoa in session for Music Planet

    Duration: 13:25

  • Eliades Ochoa

    Asi Es la Naturaleza (Studio Session)

  • Eliades Ochoa

    El Carretero (Studio Session)

  • Road Trip: Zimbabwe

    Hope Masike introduces tracks that reflect Zimbabwe's rich heritage

    Duration: 17:51

  • Chiwoniso

    Zvichapera (Road Trip)

    • Zvichapera.
    • Nyami Nyami Records.
  • Thomas Mapfumo

    Shumba (Road Trip)

    • Shumba.
    • Stern's Music ‎.
    • 1.
  • Oliver Mtukudzi

    Tinomuchema - Tribute to Morgan Tsvangirai (Road Trip)

  • Winky D

    Ngirozi (Road Trip) (feat. Vabati Vajehova)

    • Gombwe: Chiextra.
    • Vigilance Music.
  • Gilberto Gil

    Refavela (Classic Artist)

    • Refavela.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Gilberto Gil

    Expresso 2222 (Classic Artist)

    • Bandadois.
    • Warner Music Brasil.
    • 15.
  • Studio Session: Eliades Ochoa

    Buena Vista Social Club singer and guitarist Eliades Ochoa in session for Music Planet

    Duration: 11:35

  • Benny Moré

    Cienfuegos (Heritage Track)

    • The Best Cuban Album In The World ... Ever!.
    • Virgin.
    • 10.
  • Eliades Ochoa

    Me tenían amarrao, compé (Studio Session)

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Nterini

    • Fenfo.
    • Wagram Montuno.
  • Xabier Díaz e Adufeiras de Salitre

    O Baile Do Noró

    • Noró (Algunhas Músicas Do Norte).
    • Músicas de Salitre.
    • 1.
  • Mixtape: Simon Reeve

    A mixtape from TV travel presenter Simon Reeve

    Duration: 12:55

  • The Aswān Troupe for Folkloric Arts

    Al-Kartch (Simon Reeve Mixtape)

    • Music of Islam, Vol. 3: Music of the Nubians.
    • Celestial Harmonies.
    • 1.
  • Alèmayèhu Eshèté

    Eskègizéw Bèrtchi (Simon Reeve Mixtape)

    • Éthiopiques 8: Swinging Addis.
    • Buda Musique.
    • 19.
  • Mbongwana Star

    Nganshe (Simon Reeve Mixtape)

    • From Kinshasa.
    • World Circuit.
    • 3.
  • Brickwork Lizards

    Hijaz Mandira (BBC Music Introducing)

  • 박지하

    Accumulation Of Time

    • Communion.
    • Tak:til.
    • 2.

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