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Sir David Attenborough Mixtape plus concert sets from WOMEX 2018 with Lopa Kothari

Sir David Attenborough's Mixtape plus concert sets from WOMEX 2018 with Lopa Kothari

Music Planet ends the year with a Mixtape introduced by Sir David Attenborough, with tracks from his double CD set of his own field recordings. And Lopa Kothari introduces concert sets from WOMEX 2018, the annual gathering of the world music industry held in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands - with performances from Haitian singer Moonlight Benjamin, and acapella polyphony group San Salvador from southern France.

Sir David Attenborough first became nationally known as the presenter of BBC TV's Zoo Quest, a series based on expeditions to catch exotic animals for London Zoo. The programmes ran from 1954 to 1963, and in his spare time during the filming, Sir David made sound recordings of the local music, some of which made its way onto the TV series. He passed the tapes on to the BBC Sound Archive, who dutifully copied and preserved them all, and they are now being released to the public in their entirety for the first time. In this Music Planet Mixtape, Sir David introduces some of his favourites - including some sparkly harp playing from Paraguay, the chanting of his team's luggage-carriers in New Guinea, and the funeral gongs of the Dyak people in Borneo.

2 hours

Music Played

  • San Salvador

    San Josep (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Lucibela

    Violeiro (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Lucibela

    Profilaxia (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Eliado Martinez and his Orchestra

    La Llegada ( David Attenborough Mixtape)

    • David Attenborough - My field recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 4.
  • Traditional - Papua new Guinea

    Porters Singing, Jimi Valley, Papua New Guinea ( David Attenborough Mixtape)

    • David Attenborough - My field recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 27.
  • Traditional Balinese

    Gamelan orchestra from Bali ( David Attenborough Mixtape)

    • David Attenborough - My field recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 12.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Prince of the Pagodas Op.57 (David Attenborough mixtape)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • NAXOS.
  • Traditional - Borneo

    Dyak Funeral Gongs - Borneo ( David Attenborough Mixtape)

    • David Attenborough - My field recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 26.
  • Eliado Martinez and his Orchestra

    La Viega Casa (The Old House) ( David Attenborough Mixtape)

    • David Attenborough - My field recordings from Across the Planet.
    • Wrasse Records.
    • 5.
  • San Salvador

    Lo Mes de Mai (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • San Salvador

    La Fine de la Guerre (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • San Salvador

    Efans de la Campagna (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Gaye Su Akyol

    Eski Tufek (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Gaye Su Akyol

    Nargile (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Gulaza

    Tzur Menati (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Gulaza

    Ya Atishi (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Garifuna Collective

    Ubou (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Moonlight Benjamin

    Papa Legba (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Moonlight Benjamin

    Memwa'n (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Moonlight Benjamin

    Simido (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Moonlight Benjamin

    Tekdegedek (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Moonlight Benjamin

    Moso Moso (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Sver

    Fossegrimen (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

  • Sver

    Mysoxen (BBC recording - WOMEX 2018)

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