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Nitin Sawhney with Anoushka Shankar

Guest presenter Nitin Sawhney with a studio session with Anoushka Shankar, a road trip to Spain and a mixtape from actor Andy Serkis.

With guest presenter Nitin Sawhney, a studio session with Anoushka Shankar, a Road Trip to Spain and a Mixtape from actor Andy Serkis.

Musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney brings his own view of the world of music to Music Planet. Nitin was at the forefront of the British-Asian music movement in the 1990s, and his 10 solo albums have won many awards. He has composed music for more than 50 films,. and has a strong track record as a remixer and producer. He strongly dislikes the concept of 'world music' - he'll tell us why.

Nitin's session guest Anoushka Shankar is one of the world's most influential Indian musicians - the daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, she is an accomplished sitar player and composer, expanding the horizons of Indian classical music with contemporary styles. Her albums have won six Grammy nominations. She has collaborated extensively with Nitin Sawhney, and for their Music Planet session they will be playing a duet together.

This week's Road Trip takes us to Spain in the company of Max Moya, a percussion player formerly with the band Ojos de Brujo. The Mixtape is contributed by Andy Serkis, best known for playing the role of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies - he has chosen music from Greece, Spain and Pakistan, with a track from the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

(first broadcast in July 2018)

2 hours

Music Played

  • Tinariwen


    • Aman Iman: Water Is Life.
    • Independiente.
    • 5.
  • Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago & Pirashanna Thevarajah

    Lasya (Studio Session)

  • Indialucia

    Herencia Hindu

    • Indialucia.
    • Rasa Music.
  • Paco de Lucía

    Patio Custodio

    • Cositas Buenas.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Seu Jorge

    Life On Mars

    • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
    • Hollywood.
    • 2.
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Remix)

    • Mustt Mustt.
    • Realworld.
  • Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago & Danny Keane

    Land of Gold (Studio Session)

  • Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago & Danny Keane

    Voice of the Moon (Studio Session)

  • Rosalía

    De Plata (Road Trip)

    • Los Ángeles.
    • Universal Music Oy.
  • Rosalía

    Malamente (Road Trip)

    • Malamente.
    • Sony.
  • Sílvia Pérez Cruz

    No hay tanto pan (Road Trip)

    • Domus.
    • Universal Music Oy.
  • Diego Guerrero

    Malos Tiempos (Road Trip) (feat. Diego el Cigala)

    • Vengo Caminando.
    • Diego Guerrero.
  • Fela Kuti

    Water Get No Enemy (Classic Artist)

    • Expensive Shit.
    • Editions Makossa.
  • Fela Kuti

    Expensive Shit (Classic Artist)

    • Expensive Shit.
    • Editions Makossa.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Tana Mana (Heritage Track)

    • Tana Mana.
    • Private Music.
  • Anoushka Shankar & Nitin Sawhney

    Fathers (Studio Session)

  • Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra

    Yagmur Yagar (Mixtape)

    • Balkan Reunion.
    • Satelite K.
  • Dimitris Papageorgiou

    Balkan Dance Fair (Mixtape)

    • Balkan Gypsy.
    • Style Global Series.
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Kinna Sohna Tainu (Mixtape)

    • 50 Greatest Hits Best of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sufi Songs and Qawwalies.
    • Nav Records.
  • Mukesh and Sharda

    Chale Jaana Zara Thehro

    • Around The World.
  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.


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