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Kathryn Tickell with Joe Newberry and April Verch in session

Appalachian musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch are in session with Kathryn Tickell, plus a road trip to Norway and a mixtape from Cerys Matthews.

The Ottawa Valley meets the Appalachians with Joe Newberry and April Verch in a studio session with Kathryn Tickell, plus a Road Trip to Norway, and a Mixtape from singer and 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Banjo player Joe Newberry and fiddle player April Verch have brought together their respective traditions from Canada and the USA in this week's studio session. We are grateful to them for doing the session at short notice - we had planned a session with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, but this had to be postponed owing to travel difficulties - we are hoping to rearrange the session for later in the year..

Cerys Matthews has chosen two African artists as part of her Music Planet Mixtape - including vintage Senegalese singer Mar Seck (a mentor to Youssou N'Dour) and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko.

Arne Berg is in Tromso in northern Norway for this week's Road Trip, reflecting both the country's mainstream roots-based music, and the songs of the Sami people.

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.

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  • Lakou Mizik

    Anba Siklon

    • Wa Di Yo.
    • Cumbancha.
    • 4.
  • Joe Newberry & April Verch

    The Arkansas Travelers (Studio Session)

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    Pizzica de Sira

    • Canzoniere.
    • Ponderosa.
  • Farida Parveen

    Teen Pagole Holo Mela

    • Songs of Lalon Shah.
    • Ocora.
    • 12.
  • Fatoumata Diawara


    • Fenfo.
    • Wagram Montuno.
    • 2.
  • Dobet Gnahoré


    • Miziki.
    • Café de la Danse / LA Café.
    • 4.
  • Studio Session: Joe Newberry and April Verch

    Duration: 12:41

  • Joe Newberry & April Verch

    Will You Wait for Me (Studio Session)

  • Joe Newberry & April Verch

    Going Home (Studio Session)

  • Road Trip: Norway

    Duration: 18:00

  • Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa

    Fanitullen (Road Trip)

    • Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa.
    • Buen Kulturverkstad.
    • 19.
  • Nils Økland Band

    Skumring (Road Trip)

    • Lysning.
    • Hubro.
    • 6.
  • Inga Juuso

    Biera Máret (Road Trip)

    • Rauddas Raudii.
    • DAT.
    • 4.
  • Inga Juuso

    Skuoji Ruovdi (Road Trip)

    • Ravddas Ravdii.
    • DAT.
    • 3.
  • Mari Boine

    Elle (Road Trip)

    • The Kautokeino Rebellion.
    • UMC.
  • Isak

    Elle (Road Trip)

    • live at Spellemann.
  • Mélissa Laveaux

    Panama Mwen Tombe

    • Radyo Siwel.
    • No Format!.
    • 12.
  • Cerys Matthews

    How can you say so little when you talk so much

    • Explorer.
    • Rainbow City Records.
    • 1.
  • Studio Session: Joe Newberry and April Verch

    Duration: 12:17

  • John Hartford

    In Tall Buildings (Heritage Track)

    • Me Oh My, How The Time Does Fly: John Hartford Anthology.
    • Flying Fish Records.
    • 12.
  • Joe Newberry & April Verch

    A Riverboat's Gone (Studio Session)

  • Joe Newberry & April Verch

    Bumblebee in a Jug (Studio Session)

  • Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens

    Kazet (Classic Artist)

    • Paris-Soweto.
    • Gallo.
  • Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens

    Thokozile (Classic Artist)

    • Thokozile.
    • Virgin Records.
    • 1.
  • Mixtape: Cerys Matthews

    Duration: 15:54

  • Mar Seck

    Sibouten (Mixtape)

    • Vagabonde.
    • Teranga Beat.
    • 2.
  • Kishore Kumar

    Main Hoon Jhoom Jhumroo (Mixtape)

    • Jhumroo.
  • Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

    Passa Quatro (Mixtape)

    • Musique de nuit.
    • No Format!.
    • 2.
  • E Karika Dja

    Me Pretu Avri (BBC Music Introducing)

  • Hugh Masekela


    • Masekela '66 - '76.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 12.
  • Arash Moradi

    Whispering Passages

    • The Bridge.
    • Arash Moradi.


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