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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.

Radio Wira Wiri #12

In this episode three genuine diva’s: Natacha Atlas, Sofia Rei and Dobet Gnahoré; and Afropunk of BLK JKS; Kalaha, an anarchist band from Denmark; a recording of the Telemarkfestivalen 1994, featuring Lillebjørn Nilsen & Andy Irvine; an inaugural release Lion Songs Records: the Mande guitarist Boubacar “Badian” Diabate; a remaster of Lucas Santtana’s “Ogodô Ano 2000″, featuring Tom Zé; a reissue of Argentinian Juana Molina’s breakthrough album Segundo (2000); a debut of Fia Sy, a rising star from Niamey, Niger; “Main Hands”, a solo project of percussionist Manuela Salinaro; Azerbaijani Gitara of Azerbaijani guitarist Rüstəm Quliyev; Lebanese bassist & composer Makram Aboul Hosn; the Moscow-based music group Namgar (picture).

Radio Wira Wiri #11

In this epidose: raw traditional music from Egypt, India and the Comoro islands, but first the project Cloud of I a project of Yuli Shafriri; big band Balimaya Project led by composer/arranger and Djembe player, Yahael Camara Onono; unheard music of Comorian; the Russian folk project Vysoko; Brazilian jazz pianist Amaro Freitas; sound laboratory Zafîf; dreamy samba of Dom La Nena; Bagga Khan, master of bhajans and Bhakti music; Mazaher, the last remaining Zar practitioners; a reissue of seventies soul diva Sylvia (picture); Tao Ravao & Vincent Bucher with a mix of Blues and music from Madagascar.