Toko Telo in session with Kathryn Tickell
Kathryn Tickell presents a session with all-star trio Toko Telo from the island of Madagascar, The Turbans share their mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Israel.
Kathryn Tickell presents a session with all-star trio Toko Telo from the island of Madagascar, The Turbans share their mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Israel
Featuring the soulful vocals of Monika Njava and stunning guitar tapestry from D'Gary and Joël Rabesolo (the latter joining the trio after original member Regis Gizavo tragically passed away last summer), Toko Telo ('group of three') present a fresh take on the traditional musical styles of Madagascar such as tsapiky, jihe and beko.
This May marks 70 years since the declaration of the State of Israel, so for this week's Road Trip, the composer and oud player Yair Dalal talks to us from his home town, the ancient port city of Jaffa, about the rich and complex musical heritage of the communities within Israel.
Kathryn will be joined by editor in chief of Songlines magazine Simon Broughton to announce some of the winners and introduce tracks from this year's Songlines Music Awards.
And we've a Mixtape from The Turbans, a band of international musical adventurers who hail from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and England - it's bound to be eclectic!
Plus the latest new releases and a track from this week's classic artist the Bulgarian clarinettist Ivo Papasov
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.