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Lopa Kothari with Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi in session

Lopa Kothari with Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi in session and a Road Trip exploring British Asian music around the UK with broadcaster Ashanti Omkar

Presented by Lopa Kothari with a specially recorded studio session from Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi and a Road Trip exploring British Asian music around the UK with broadcaster Ashanti Omkar from the BBC Asian Network, as part of The Big British Asian Summer across the BBC.

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

  • Dur-Dur Band


    • Volume 1 (originally released in 1986).
    • Analog Africa.
  • Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

    Ae Theva Mundri Da Theva (studio session)

  • Minyeshu

    Aynocheh (Your Eyes)

    • Daa Dee.
    • ARC Music.
  • Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek


    • Nem Kaldi.
    • Catapulte.
    • 3.
  • Imarhan

    Tarha Nam

    • Temet.
    • City Slang.
  • King Ayisoba

    Yalma Dage Wanga

    • Glitterbeat.
  • Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

    Ni Oothaan Waale (studio session)

  • Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

    Chimta Taan Wajda (studio session)

  • Youssou Ndour

    Moor Ndaje (Mr Everywhere)

    • Nonesuch.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Nadia (Raaga Desh) (Road trip) (feat. Swati Natekar)

    • Outcaste Records.
  • The Bollywood Brass Band

    Zigzag (Raaga Nalinakanthi) (Roat trip)

    • Bollywood Brass Band/Sterns.
  • Tarang

    Undone (Raaga Shanmukapriya) (Road Trip)

    • Milapfest.
  • Apache Indian

    Om Numah Shivaya (Road trip)

    • DHF Records.
  • MIA

    Sunshowers (Road trip)

    • XL Recordings.
  • Harshdeep Kaur & Tigerstyle

    Dil Di Reej (Road trip)

    • Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited.
  • The Sages

    Padmakara (BBC Introducing)

  • King Sunny Adé

    Alaniu Lolowa

    • Ora T’onlo.
    • African Songs.
  • King Sunny Adé & His African Beats

    Ma Jaiye Oni

    • Juju Music.
    • Island Records.
  • Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

    Qameez Teri Kaali (studio session)

  • Michel Legris

    Elida (Mixtape)

    • Strut Records.
  • Al Massrieen

    Mafatshe Leh (Mixtape)

    • Habibi Funk Records.
  • Joxaren

    Gabimet Paguhen (Mixtape)

  • Sokratis Sinopoulos

    Under the Rose Tree

    • Under the Rose Tree.
    • Saphrane.
  • Orquesta Akokán

    Cuidado Con al Tumbador

    • Daptone.
  • NES

    Ahlam, Ahlam

    • Ahlam.
    • ACT.


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