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Mariza in session with Lopa Kothari

Portuguese fado star Mariza in session with Lopa Kothari, plus a Road Trip to Xinjiang in western China.

Lopa Kothari with a studio session from Portuguese fado superstar Mariza. From queen of fado to king of rumba - this week's Classic Artist is Congolese guitarist Franco, also known as''The Sorcerer of the Guitar'. In our Road Trip, Mu Qian explores the music of Xinjiang in western China, and the Music Planet Mixtape has been specially curated by Scottish-Zambian singer-songwriter, Namvula.

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 releases, 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

  • Träd


    Performer: Pedro Jóia. Singer: Mariza.
  • Brooklyn Gypsies


    • Desobediencia.
    • Wonderwheel Recordings.
  • Lau

    She Put on her Headphones

    • Midnight And Closedown.
    • Reveal Records.
  • Marja Mortensson

    Daniel Mortenson

    • Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms.
    • Vuelie.
  • Namvula


    • Quiet Revolutions.
    • NMR Records.
  • Vaudou Game


    • Otodi.
    • Hot Casa Records.
    • 2.
  • Träd


    Performer: Pedro Jóia. Singer: Mariza.
  • Mariza


    Performer: Pedro Jóia. Singer: Mariza.
  • Khotan Sufis

    Chebiyyat Muqam and Meshrep

  • Alimjan Tursun


    • Dolqun Säpär.
    • PAN Records.
    • 3.
  • Mamer

    Kara Torgay (Dark Sparrow)

    • Kaytalaw.
    • Old Heaven Books.
    • 2.
  • Six City

    Qara Deydu

    • amane.
    • amane.
    • 2.
  • John Falsetto, Mohammed Sarrar & Ammar Haj Ahmad

    Jar Bai Alzaman

    • Sounds of Refuge.
    • John Falsetto & Mohamed Sarrar.
    • 4.
  • dj Khalab

    Yaka Muziek

    • Black Noise 2084.
    • On The Corner Records.
    • 5.
  • Maarja Nuut & Ruum

    Kurb Laulik

    • Muunduja.
    • 130701.
    • 3.
  • Alba Griot Ensemble

    Long Way Home

    • Darkness Between The Leaves.
    • Riverboat.
    • 5.
  • Amália Rodrigues

    Lavava No Rio Lavava

    • Amália Gostava De Ser Quem Era.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Träd

    Quem me dera

    Performer: Pedro Jóia. Singer: Mariza.
  • Franco/OK Jazz

    On entre OK on sort KO

    • Originalite.
    • RetroAfric.
    • 1.
  • Franco

    Infidelite Mado

    • Franco & L'OK Jazz.
    • Sonodisc.
    • 12.
  • Oumou Sangaré


    • Mogoya.
    • No Format.
    • 5.
  • Njava


    • Vetse.
    • Hemisphere.
    • 6.
  • The Garifuna Collective

    Gaganbadibá (Take Advice)

    • Wátina.
    • Cumbancha.
    • 6.
  • David Attenborough

    David Attenborough intro + Nose Flute Trio

    • My Field Recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 1.
  • Folks of Bengal/ Arijit Chakraborty


    • Neelaj.
    • Cozmik Harmony.
    • 1.
  • Mon Laferte

    Yo Te Qui

    • La Trenza.
    • Universal.
    • 6.


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