Lopa Kothari with Melissa Laveaux in session
Haitian singer Melissa Laveaux is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, plus a Road Trip from Rio and a Mixtape from Quinton Scott.
Haitian singer Melissa Laveaux is in session with Lopa Kothari for Radio 3's new world music programme, with a Road Trip to Rio de Janeiro and a Mixtape from Quinton Scott.
With her new album Radyo Siwel out now on No Format!, Melissa Laveaux explores her Haitian heritage, re-working songs sung in Haiti during the American military occupation of the early 20th century, and presented here in an intimate solo setting.
For this week's Road Trip, music journalist and author Silvio Essinger reports from Rio de Janeiro, the home of baile funk, with tracks from pianist Dom Salvador and rappers Cidinho and Doca.
And to mark this weekend's Record Store Day, collector and Strut Records founder Quinton Scott digs out some vintage sounds from Guadeloupe, Nigeria and Madagascar in his Music Planet mixtape.
Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist, Romany group Taraf de Haidouks.
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.