Lopa Kothari with Imarhan (Algeria)
Lopa Kothari with a studio session from Algerian desert rockers Imarhan, a Mixtape from Canadian fiddler April Verch and a Road Trip from Allie Silver in Buenos Aires.
Lopa Kothari presents a specially recorded studio session from Algerian desert rock group Imarhan, performing material from their recent album Temet. For this week's Road Trip artist manager Allie Silver reports from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires and our Mixtape comes from Canadian fiddler April Verch. New releases include music from Cimbaliland (Hungary), Gerald Toto (France), Enkel (Finland) and the duo of Eliades Ochoa and Alejandro Almenares (Cuba). Plus Ethio-jazz from BBC Music Introducing artists Tezeta and our Classic Artist tonight, Azerbaijan's Alim Qasimov, master of the mugham vocal style.
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.