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Radio Wira Wiri Special #3: Magda Pucci – Interview

In deze Radio Wira Wiri heb ik Magda Pucci in de uitzending. Deze Braziliaanse antropologe is gepromoveerd in Artistic Research aan de Universiteit van Leiden. Eigenlijk is ze hier al mee bezig vanaf de jaren negentig toen ze dirigeerde bij een zangkoor. Langzaamaan veranderde het koor in een laboratorium waar naar hartelust geëxperimenteerd kon worden met zangtechnieken vanuit de hele wereld. Het kreeg 26 jaar geleden voet aan de grond als de groep Mawaca: een vocale groep van vrouwen begeleid door 6 instrumentalisten. Magda’s onderzoeken zijn vaak veelomvattend. Het gaat niet alleen om de technieken en de muzikaliteit maar ook om de context, en speelt de eigen creativiteit een grote rol.

Radio Wira Wiri #17

This new episode starts off with Gaïsha, a collaboration between the Belgian-Moroccan singer, Aicha Haskal, and Les Cerveaux Lents; a reissue of the first album of Bixiga 70 from São Paulo; Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band; Portuguese singer and nurse Christina Clara; a traditional lament from Epirus arranged by Xanthoula Dakovanou and others; a track from The Brkn Record – The Architecture of Oppression Part 1 by Jake Ferguson ft. Jermain Jackman; Slipstream for trombone solo and loop station, a composition of Florian Magnus Maier, performed by Jörgen van Rijen; zombie folk of the Finnish-Estonian duo Puuluup; Greek-French singer Dafne Kritharas; the Mexican jazz drummer and composer Gustavo Cortiñas got inspired by Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America; Afro-Peruvia singer and activist Susana Baca; Thiago França presents A Espetacular Charanga do França, an aniti-racist and inclusive carnaval bloco.

Radio Wira Wiri #16

In this episode: the Brazilian garagetrio Vermes do Limbo, Afro-American polymath BenLaMar Gay, Afro-Nordic collective Monoswezi, Joce Mienniel & Aram Lee with wooden en metal flutes, Turkish tearjerker Çimen Yalçin, the come-back of Stromae with a great new hitsingle, the Australian Art Orchestra making 40.000+ oral tradition contemporary, the London-based duo Kit Sebastian, Turkish-Danish folktrio AySay and Daniel García Trio ft. Ibrahim Maalouf.

Radio Wira Wiri #15

In this episode mainly acoustic instruments, beginning with the debut album of Ignacio Maria Gomez (picture); the Polish avant-folk trio Sutari; Barbora Xu tries to build a bridge between the Taiwanese and Finnish ancient cultures; Mutti Mutti man Kutcha Edwards is a crooner from Australia; Brazilian Afro punk singer Juçara Marçal with her latest single ‘Crash’; psychedelic folk of Cyprus-based trio Monsieur Doumani; contemporary folk of Swedish Väsen Duo; Tamala with voice, xalam, kora, and violin; Sicilian traditional music with the electric drive of Algerian Rai by the French band Crimi; a reissue of the album ‘Khalik Hena’ from 1973 of the Arabic diva Warda; the Cultural Association for Research and Diffusion of Hispano-American Folklore Amankay.

Radio Wira Wiri #14

In this episode songs with a strong message. But first the Finnish group Tunto; then raw Afro-Cuban music from Okuté; jazz from the Argentinean-American singer-songwriter Roxane Amed; gentle and reflective music from Anansy Cissé from Mali; a dub reggae tribute to Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson from The Archives; Brazilian-Italian Nilza Costa improvising on ancestral African rhythms; the group Kacekode from a Parisian solidarity village; Middle Eastern jazz from oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros; a reissue of the pop singer Akiko Yano; the French cellist Gaspar Claus; and Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion performing an interpretation of the ABBA song “Lay All Your Love on Me”.

Radio Wira Wiri Special #2: Truus de Groot – Interview

Speciaal voor mijn radioshow heb ik de Nederlands-Amerikaanse musicus Truus de Groot geïnterviewd. We praten over de punkscene in Eindhoven, de bands Nasmaak en Plus Instruments, de kraakdoos van Michel Waisvisz, Exotica, het Salton Sink project en Blue Beast.

Radio Wira Wiri #13

This episode of Radio Wira Wiri contains Raitila Rajasthan Band; Senegalese singer-songwriter Oumar Ndiaye; innovative, free jazz, psychedelic band Karkhana; a reissue of the Turkish folk/ jazz singer Tülay German; Jono Heyes on a magic blue journey; Blue Beast with the quarantine singles “Bottom of the Barrel”; Thai-Dutch electro-molam-band Apichat Pakwan; Bulgarian vocal group Eva Quartet; the Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Erlend Apneseth; Creole music from Mauritius; a rarity of the Brazilian Tropicalista Tom Zé ; the composition “Thin Air” by Calliope Tsoupaki played by Thomas Dulfer on bassoon.