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.