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Lopa Kothari with Fatoumata Diawara in session

Lopa Kothari with a session by Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, a Jamaican Road Trip from DJ and broadcaster Alex Jordan and a Mixtape compiled by Mr Jukes of Bombay Bicycle Club.

Presented by Lopa Kothari and featuring a specially recorded studio session by the Malian singer and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara, performing material from her new album Fenfo. DJ and broadcaster Alex Jordan reports from Kingston, Jamaica for this week's Road Trip with music ranging from classic ska and rocksteady to contemporary dancehall. Our Mixtape comes from Mr Jukes of Bombay Bicycle Club ahead of his set at next weekend's WOMAD Festival and our classic artist tonight is the Turkish-born Greek rebetika singer Kostas Nouros, known as "the nightingale of Smyrna" and a prolific recording artist of the 1920s and 30s. Plus we have new releases from Thabang Tabane (South Africa), Liraz (Iran/Israel), and the latest discovery from BBC Music Introducing.

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 release, 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

  • Eliana Cuevas

    El Manantial

    • Golpes y Flores.
    • Inakustic.
    • 4.
  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Don Do (Studio Session)

  • Fanfare Ciocarlia

    Trenul, masina mica

    • Onwards to Mars!.
    • Asphalt Tango.
  • Orlando “Cachaíto” López


    • Cachaito.
    • World Circuit.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Simmer Down (Road Trip)

    • Simmer Down.
    • Coxsone Records.
  • The Kingstonians

    Singer Man (Road Trip)

    • Simmer Down.
    • Song Bird.
  • Wayne Marshall

    Glory to God (Road Trip) (feat. Tessane Chin & Ryan Mark)

    • Glory to God.
    • Kingston Hills Entertainment.
  • Amindi K. Fro$t & Tessallated & Valleyz

    Pine & Ginger (Road Trip)

    • Pine & Ginger.
    • Big Beat Records.
  • Chronixx

    Likes (Road Trip)

    • Chronology.
    • Soul Circle Music.
  • Tuuletar


    • Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal.
    • MBA.
  • Mélissa Laveaux

    Nan Fon Bwa

    • Radio Sywel.
    • No Format.
    • 2.
  • Fatoumata Diawara

    N'Terini (Music Planet Session, 20 July 2018)

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Fenfo (Studio Session)

  • Waaju

    Maroc (BBC Music Introducing)

  • Liraz

    Nozi Nozi

    • Nozi Nozi.
    • Dead Sea Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Κώστας Μαρσέλος (Νούρος)

    Galata Manes (Classic Artist)

    • Rough Guide to The Music of Greece.
    • World Music Network.
    • 8.
  • Anne Hytta

    Understile II

    • Draumsyn.
  • Silvana Mangano

    El Negro Zumbon (Mixtape)

    • Anna (1951).
    • Alberto Lattuada.
  • Hiroshi Sato

    Say Goodbye (Mixtape)

    • Awakening.
    • Alfa Records.
  • Miriam Makeba

    Kilimanjaro (Mixtape)

    • Lovely Lies / Kilimanjaro.
    • London Records.
  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Sinnerman (Music Planet Session, 20 July 2018)

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Kanou Den Yen (Music Planet Session, 20 Jul 2018)

  • Chancha Vía Circuito

    Los Pastores

    • Bienaventuranza.
    • Wonderwheel Recordings.
  • Thabang Tabane

    Nyanda Yeni

    • Matjale.
    • Mushroom Hour Half Hour.
  • Marja Mortnessen

    Miesiej Vuelie - The Reindeer Calves

    • Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms.
    • Vuelie.


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