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Cerys reflects on guests and musical gems from 2020

Cerys reflects on her eclectic musical discoveries of 2020 and revisits conversations with Stephen Fry, Michael Palin, Anoushka Shankar, Michael Rosen, and Kokoroko.

Cerys reflects on 2020 sharing her eclectic musical discoveries as well as revisiting conversations with Stephen Fry who discusses language and music, Sir Michael Palin reveals his essential travel items and records, Michael Rosen shares his story writing tips and sitar player Anoushka Shankar explains how music and spirituality connect for her.

Plus we head back to the 6 Music Festival in Camden with a performance from Kokoroko and insight from their trumpet player and band leader Shelia Maurice-Grey. There's music from Africa, India, Wales and 1930's Hollywood in this week's playlist.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ananda Shankar

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

  • Cornershop

    Highly Amplified

    • Ample Play Recordings.
  • Hugh Masekela & Tony Allen

    We've Landed

  • Huw Marc Bennett

    Not Around

  • Johnny Heartsman

    Please Don't Be Scared Of My Love

    • The Touch.
  • Rupa

    Aaj Shanibar

  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Sing, Sing, Sing

  • Duke Ellington

    Malletoba Spank

    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Dave Brubeck

    Brahms Lullaby

    • Lullabies.
    • 1.
  • The Lost Brothers

    Fugitive Moon (6 Music Session, 9 Feb 2020)

  • Frazey Ford


  • Doris Duke

    I Don't Care Anymore

    • Mojo.
  • Star Feminine Band

    La Musique (Radio Edit)

    • Born Bad Records.
  • Lata Mangeshkar

    Wada Na Tod

    • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
    • Universal Music (UK) Limited.
  • James Brown

    Funky Drummer

  • Alabaster dePlume

    Whisky Story Time

  • Billie Holiday

    Day In, Day Out

  • Ibrahim Maalouf

    All Around The Wall

  • Louis Armstrong

    C'est Si Bon

  • Rafael Méndez


    • The Legendary Trumpet Virtuosity of Rafael Mendez.

    Abusey Junction

    • We Out Here.
    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Santrofi


    • OutHere Records.

    Ti-de (6 Music Festival 2020)

  • Tamikrest

    Anha Achal Wad Namda

  • TootArd

    Emotional Twist

  • Sachal Studios Orchestra


  • Van Morrison

    Into The Mystic

    • Warner Bros.


    • Forever Living Originals.
  • Aaron Taylor

    The Ritual

  • Anoushka Shankar

    Buleria Con Ricardo

  • Yma Sumac

    Chicken Talk

  • Johnny Rivera and The Tequila Brass

    Tequila Theme (La Tequila Llego)

  • J.J. Cale

    Bring Down The Curtain

    • Roll On.
    • Because Music Limited.
  • Cosmo Sheldrake


    • Wake Up Calls.
    • Tardigrade Records.


  • Sun 27 Dec 2020 10:00