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Frigg in session with Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell presents a session with the Finnish fiddle band Frigg, DJ Nickodemus shares his mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Russia.

Kathryn Tickell presents a session with Finnish fiddlers Frigg, Nickodemus shares his Mixtape and there's a Road Trip to Russia.

Over the past 15 years, Frigg have been thrilling audiences with their own brand of folk music- a fusion of Nordic folk and American bluegrass which they now call Nordgrass. Expect high-octane Finnish reels and jigs with a twist. As excitement mounts for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, for this week's Road Trip Nataliya Myazina explores the rich culture of Russian folk and roots music. And we've a Mixtape from DJ and producer Nickodemus, with music from Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

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 Played

  • Ammar 808

    Boganga & Sandia

    • Maghreb United.
    • Glitterbeat.
  • Frigg

    Friggin' Polska (Studio Session)


    Ti Se Mellei Esenane

    • In Transition.
    • Dalit-Music.
  • Orquesta Akokán

    Un Tabaco para Elegua

    • Orquesta Akokán.
    • Daptone.
  • Yonatan Gat

    Cue the Machines

    • Universalists.
    • Joyful Noise Recordings.
  • Samba Touré


    • Wande (The Beloved).
    • Glitterbeat.
  • Frigg

    False Legényes (Studio Session)

  • Frigg

    Kenkkuni & Pikkuni (Studio Session)

  • Merema

    Vai Tyadyanyai (Road Trip)

  • Karelia

    Hot Sun (Road Trip)

    • The Best of Russian World Music 2017.
  • Alash

    Achai (Father) (Road Trip)

    • Achai (Father).
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • The Living Earth & Tatyana Kalmykova

    Willow (Road Trip)


    Gipsy Liquor (Road Trip)

  • Oligarkh

    Alliluya (Road Trip)

    • Anatoly.
    • Self-released.
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique


    • Replublique Amazones.
    • Real World Records.
    • 1.
  • Nickodemus

    Livin' Your Dream (feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore)

    • A Long Engagement.
    • Wonderwheel Recordings.
  • Järvelän Pelimannit

    Johanneksen Polkka

    • Pelimannitanssit.
    • RCA.
    • 24.
  • Frigg

    Yojuoksuvalssi (Studio Session)

  • Amália Rodrigues

    Ojos Verdes (Classic Artist)

    • Primeros Exitos (1942-1955) Vol.2.
    • Abran Paso, Señores.
  • Amália Rodrigues

    Fado das Tamanquinhas (Classic Artist)

    • Fados 67.
    • Columbia.
  • Salif Keita

    Madan (Mixtape)

    • BBC Radio 3 Awards For World Music CD1.
    • Manteca.
  • Peter King

    African Dialects (Mixtape)

    • African Dialects.
    • Mr Bongo.
  • Bombino

    Tar Hani (My Love) (Mixtape)

    • Agadez.
    • Cumbancha.
    • 2.
  • Wu Man


    • Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Sona Jobarteh


    • Fasiya.
    • West African Guild Records.
  • Hawk and a Hacksaw

    Bury me in the clothes I was married in

    • You Have Already Gone to the Other World.
    • Lm Dupli-Cation.


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