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Les Amazones d'Afrique at Hay Festival

Kathryn Tickell's programme features West African supergroup Les Amazones d'Afrique recorded live at Hay Festival, a mixtape from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and a road trip to Ghana.

Kathryn Tickell presents, featuring West African supergroup, Les Amazones d'Afrique, recorded live at Hay Festival, a mixtape from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and a Road Trip to Ghana.

Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective made up of some of west Africa's finest singers, united in one common cause: freedom and equal rights for women. Guest presenter Georgia Ruth catches up with the band at Hay Festival, and we hear tracks from their live set recorded specially for Music Planet. For this week's Road Trip, Rita Ray takes us on a journey through the music of Ghana, and we've a Mixtape from American folk duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw, whose collaborations have taken them to Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.

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

  • Auli and Tautumeitas

    Manā lopu laidarā

    • Lai Masina Rotajas!.
    • CPL MUSIC.
    • 1.
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique

    Kounani (feat. Madina N'Diaye)

    • Replublique Amazones.
    • Real World Records.
    • 9.
  • Johanna Juhola

    Tanhutrauma - Folk Dance Trauma

    • Shadow of a Diva.
    • Johanna Juhola Music.
  • Mari Kalkun


    • ILMAMÕTSAN (In the Wood of the World).
    • Nordic Notes.
  • The Scorpios

    Euoaideen (They're Coming Back)

    • Afro7 Records.
  • Renata Rosa


    • Encantações.
    • Hélico.
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique

    Desert Storm (Hay Festival 2018)

  • Les Amazones d'Afrique

    Kanakasi (Hay Festival 2018)

  • Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir

    Stani Mi Maytcho (Get Up, My Daughter) (Classic Artist)

    • The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices 2.
    • 4AD.
  • Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir

    Ghiore Dos (Teasing) (Classic Artist)

    • The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices 2.
    • 4AD.

    Abele (Road Trip)

    • Day by Day.
    • RetroAfric.
  • Stevo

    Kologo (Road Trip)

    • Teach Me.

    Kesewa (Road Trip)

    • Seperewa of Ghana: 3mmer3 Nhyina Ns3.
    • Akwaaba Music.

    Handkerchief (Road Trip)

    • Oneplay Media.
  • Koo Nimo

    Dagomba (Road Trip)

    • Vintage Palmwine.
    • Otrabanda Records.
  • KYEKYEKU and Shito Wonu

    Luku Mi (Road Trip)


    One Life (Road Trip)

  • Anna & Elizabeth

    Ripest of Apples

    • The invisible comes to us.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
    • 3.
  • Kirsty Law

    Underneath the Sycamore (with Karine Polwart)

    • Young Night Thought.
    • Toun Records.
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique

    Deep in Love (Hay Festival 2018)

  • Les Amazones d'Afrique

    Doona (Hay Festival 2018)

  • Grup Şimşek

    Nem Kaldi (Mixtape)

    • Nem Kaldi.
    • Catapulte Records.
  • Chaweewan Dumern

    Lam Toey Chaweewan (Mixtape)

    • Sound of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam in Thailand 1964​-​1975.
    • Soundway.
  • Lone Piñon

    El Borrachito (Mixtape)

    • Lone Piñon "Días Felices".
    • Living Music Duplication.
  • Bára Grímsdóttir


    • Funi.
    • Green Man Productions.
  • Mercedes Sosa

    Viva Jujuy

    • La Negra - The Definitive Collection.
    • Wrasse.
  • Houria Aïchi

    Impossible Oubli

    • Chants Mystiques d’Algerie.
    • Accords Croisés.
  • Huiro Y Su Conjunto

    Cumbia en los Andes

    • Andina: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes.
    • Tiger's Milk Records ‎.
    • 14.


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