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Radio Wira Wiri #6

In this episode you will listen to avant-garde music and folklore, percussion and brass. Starting with the Israeli-Persian electro-pop singer Liraz. Sophisticated instrumental music from Brazil of the duo Choro de Rua, abstract music of Satanique Samba Trio, Yannis Kyriakides & Andy Moor improvise on electronic sounds and guitar (picture), the Kurdish singer-songwriter Brader Mûsîkî. Percussion and brass: Azmari (Belgium), Hallelujah Chicken Run Band (Zimbabwe), and Corte (Brazil). Boi Akih’s Dryland from the album Storyteller, Ivan Grobenski in Croatian Kajkavian dialect. Multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla pays a tribute to Langston Hughes. Italian drums and voice of Andrea Piccioni, female folk group Merema from Moldovia, and the Rajasthani Barmer Boys with a human beat box.

Highlights WOMEX and IMEX

This is a special edition of Radio Wira Wiri with highlights of the WOMEX (World Music Expo) and IMEX (Indonesian Music Expo). Listen to the ethnojazzband Kua Etnika from Yogyakarta, progrocktrio 동양고주파 from South-Korea, contemporary Saami music of Marja Mortensson, groovy Ghanese vintage of Alogte Oho and his sound of joy family. the Polish string’n’brass band Tęgie Chłopy, imaginary folk of Širom, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan with James Yorkston telling us how they got together, the 22-year old Brìghde Chaimbeul on Scottish smallpipes, lo-fi music from Malawi of the Madalitso Band (picture), Colombian female trio La Perla, Afro-Futuristic trash ensemble Fulu Miziki, and the Indonesian world music band Suarasama.