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Fofoulah in session with Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari with a studio session from Fofoulah.

Lopa Kothari presents a studio session from London-based group, Fofoulah, who mix Senegalese vocals with West African rhythms and dub basslines. In this week's Road Trip, Chirag Jain guides us through the music of northern India, plus, we announce the winners of the 2019 Songlines Music Awards geographical categories. Jo Frost, editor of Songlines, joins Lopa to reveal the winning artists.

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. Whether it's traditional Indian ragas, Malian funk, UK folk or Cuban jazz, you'll hear it on Music Planet.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Malombo Jazz Makers


    • Strut Records.
  • Fofoulah

    Ndanane (Star - first born)

  • Orquesta Akokán

    No te hagas

    • Daptone Records.
  • Small Island Big Song & Ben Hakalitz & Koyawa

    Alie Sike (Small Island mix)

    • Small Island Big Song Records.
  • Lula Pena


    • Crammed Discs.
  • Etran Finatawa


    • Riverboat Records ‎.
  • Fofoulah

    Daega Rek (The Truth)

  • Fofoulah

    Seye (Marriage)

  • Maatibaani & Mooralala Marwada


    • Maatibaani Vol.1.
    • Lotus Feet.
    • 4.
  • Bachu Khan


    • Discovery Of India Rajasthan Vol 2.
  • मुख़त्यार अली

    Nit Kahir Manga

    • Kabir In Rajasthan - Part 1.
    • The Kabir Project.
    • 1.
  • The Sabri Brothers

    Tajdar e haram

    • Greatest Hits Of Sabri Brothers Vol. 1.
    • EMI ‎.
    • 1.
  • Parvathy Baul

    Kichudin Mone Mone

    • Girona Entertainment.
  • Aryana Sayeed

    Yare Bamyani

    • Aryana Sayeed Top Songs.
    • Afghan Records.
    • 6.
  • Vilda


    • Bafe's Factory.
  • Hans P. Kjorstad & Rasmus Kjorstad


    • ta:lik ‎.
  • Fatoumata Diawara


    • Monatu.
  • Fofoulah


  • Beth Carvalho

    Folhas Secas

    • Tapecar.


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