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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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Imarhan

    Alwa (Studio Session)


    Tipitii - Love Birds

    • We Are Enkel.
    • Nordic Notes ‎.
    • 3.
  • Eliades Ochoa & Alejandro Almeares

    No Critiques al Nene

    • Dos Gigantees de la Musica Cubana.
    • Tumi Music Ltd.
  • Anandi Bhattacharya

    Radha Enraptured - Soi Lo

    • Joys Abound.
    • Riverboat Records.
  • Imarhan

    Tamudre (Studio Session)

  • Pescado Rabioso

    Bajan (Road Trip)

    • Artaud.
    • Microfon, Sony Music.
  • Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro

    Sierpe (Road Trip)

    • En Vivo.
    • Independiente.
  • Gaby Kerpel

    Linda Flor (Road Trip) (feat. Balvina Ramos)

    • Tira Torito.
  • フェイス

    Buen Viaje (Road Trip)

    • Traspasa.
    • Fémina.
  • Alim Qasimov

    Bayati Shiraz: Daramad, Bardasht, Maye (Classic Artist)

    • The Art of the Mugham.
    • Ocora.
    • 1.
  • Cimbaliband


    • Balkan Projekt.
    • Fonó Budai Zeneház.
  • Gerald Toto

    Away Alive

    • Away Alive.
    • NØ FØRMAT!.
  • Winston McAnuff & Fixi

    I Came I Saw

    • Big Brothers.
    • Wagram.
  • Sam Sweeney

    The Highland Soldier

    • The Unfinished Violin.
    • Universal Island Records.
  • Imarhan

    Azzaman (Studio Session)

  • Cheikh Abdelkader Oueld Zine

    Sigha Med-heb, Part 2

    • Opika Pende - Africa at 78 RPM.
    • Dust to Digital.
  • The Breath

    All The You Have Been

    • Let the Cards Fall.
    • Real World Records.
  • Rachel Newton


    • West.
    • Shadowside Records.
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford

    Dry Bones (Mixtape)

    • Stepstone / Dry Bones.
    • Brunswick.
  • Graham Townsend

    The Arkansas Traveller Set (Mixtape)

    • The Shetland Sessions Vol. 1.
    • Lismor.
    • 3.
  • JPP

    Antin Mikko (Mixtape)

    • String Tease.
    • RockAdillo Records.
    • 3.
  • Calypso Rose

    Calypso Queen

    • Far From Home.
    • Because Music.
  • Tezeta

    Sarakany (BBC Music Introducing)

  • Imarhan

    Tumast (Studio Session)

  • Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder


    • In The Heart Of The Moon.
    • World Circuit.


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