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Aicha Redouane in session with Lopa Kothari

Moroccan singer Aicha Redouane is in session with Lopa Kothari, plus a Road Trip to Greece, and a Mixtape from Afrobeat star Seun Kuti.

Moroccan singer Aicha Redouane is in session with Lopa Kothari, plus a Road Trip to Greece, and a Mixtape from Afrobeat star Seun Kuti.

Aicha Redouane is joined by her Al-Adwar Ensemble in this studio session, exploring the rich heritage of Arabic classical music. Her powerful and soulful voice is joined by Arabic oud, the ney flute, percussion plus the qanun, the Arabic zither.

Seun Kuti has chosen a mixtape featuring Ivory Coast-style reggae from Alpha Blondy, a vintage track from Nigeria by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, and a classic song from his father Fela Kuti.

Giorgos Markakis reports from Athens for this week's Road Trip,

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Cesária Évora

    Pomba (versão carnaval)

    • Carnaval de Mindelo.
    • Lusafrica.
  • Aïcha Redouane

    Mawlây sallî (Oh my God) (Studio Session)

  • Nordic Raga


    • Nordic Raga.
    • Riverboat Records.
    • 1.
  • WoWaKin Trio

    Lec glosie po rosie - Fly my Voice across the Dew

    • WoWaKin Trio.
    • WoWaKin Trio.
  • Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

    Kuku Kee Me

    • Black Times.
    • Strut Records.
    • 4.
  • Leeroy Kesiah

    Zombie (with Noraa)

    • Leeroy Presents : Fela is The Future.
    • BMG.
    • 3.
  • Aïcha Redouane & Al-Adwar Ensemble

    Yâ habib al-qalb (Oh beloved of the heart) (Studio Session)

  • Aïcha Redouane & Al-Adwar Ensemble

    Uhibbuka hubbayn (Two loves I give Thee) (Studio Session)

  • Achileas Poulos

    Mi Me Ksechnas Sta Ksena (Road Trip)

    • Columbia.
  • Dimitris Mystakidis and Ifigeneia Ioannou

    Mi Me Ksechnas Sta Ksena (Road Trip)

    • AMERICA 2017.
    • Fishbowl Music Tank.
  • Μελίνα Κανά

    Plana Xenitia (Road Trip)

    • Stin Andromeda Ke Sti Gi.
    • Ahos.
  • Giannis Haroulis

    Mesopelaga Armenizo (Road Trip)

    • Hilia Kalos Esimixame (Live).
    • Minos / EMI.
  • Giannis Kladakis

    Kritikos - Sousta from Embona (Road Trip)

    • The Guardian of Hellenism Vol.11.
    • FM Records.
  • Avgerini Gatsi

    Arrostisa sta xena makria sou (Road Trip)

  • Katerina Papadopoulou

    Se kenourgia varka bika (Road Trip)

    • Drawing in an Almond.
    • Golden Horn Records.
  • Orchestra Baobab

    Utrus Horas

    • Pirates Choice.
    • World Circuit.
    • 1.
  • Ignace De Souza & The Melody Aces

    Asaw Fofor

    • African Scream Contest 2.
    • Analogue Africa.
    • 2.
  • Sidi Mounir al Qâdiri al Budshishî

    Uhibba liqa l-ahbâbi fî kulli sâ'atin (Heritage Track)

  • Aïcha Redouane & Al-Adwar Ensemble

    Adînu bi-dîni l-hubbi (My religion is love's religion) (Studio Session)

  • Lord Kitchener

    Kitch (Come go to Bed) (Classic Artist)

    • Trinidad-Calypso (1939-1959).
    • Frémeaux & Associés.
    • 5.
  • Lord Kitchener

    Nosey Mother-In-Law (Classic Artist)

    • Trinidad-Calypso (1939-1959).
    • Frémeaux & Associés.
  • Fela Kuti

    Unknown Soldier (Mixtape)

    • Coffin for Head of State / Unknown Soldier.
    • Barclay.
    • 2.
  • Alpha Blondy

    Sweet Fanta Diallo (Mixtape)

    • Revolution.
    • Shanachie ‎.
    • 1.
  • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers Band

    Ketekete (The Horse, The Man And His Son) (Mixtape)

    • The Horse The Man And His Son?.
    • Decca.
  • Sarah Ndagire

    Twalinga Bato (BBC Music Introducing)

  • Anne Briggs

    The Doffing Mistress

    • An Introduction To Anne Briggs.
    • Topic Records.


  • Fri 4 May 2018 23:00

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