Flight Paths 5: Japan & Iran

On today's show, we're flying off to the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan to hear some unbelievable artists. Theatre-Maker, Naoko Okouchi (who has worked closely with the great Director Yokio Ninagawa joins me to choose a powerful track from Southern Japan and then for a very different second half we're heading over to the Land of Persia, Iran. Joining me there will be Stratford Theatre Royal's Artistic Director and playwright, Nadia Fall, who was recently working on her new production of 'Welcome To Iran', to play a track she's chosen.

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Flight Paths 4: Australia & Nigeria

Welcome to the fourth Flight Paths. On this episode, I’m heading off to The Land Down Under for the first half with some mind blowing tracks from Australia including a special song introduced by Matt Wells, the co-Director of the hugely popular theatre company Rhum & Clay.

Then for the second half, I’m off to the musical engine room of West Africa, Nigeria to hear some powerhouse songs from them including a song personally chosen by my second guest, the inspirational Nigerian born poet and playwright Inua Ellams.

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Flight Paths 3: Morocco & The Ukraine

On this episode I'm heading over to Morocco with an A list of musicians from the Kingdom of the West and then I'll be travelling over to the Eastern Borderlands of the Ukraine with some contemporary music from them in this really exciting episode. I'll also be playing a fantastic world music track from Berkshire based artist Paula Riordon from her stunning album 'When Two Hearts'.

 

Featuring: Armand Amar, Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects, Bahia El Idrissi, Paula Riordan, Onuka, Jamala Atmasfera and more...

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Flight Paths 2: Eastern Europe & Brazil

On my second flight paths radio show I'm heading over to Eastern Europe for the first part and then briefly heading over Jamaica before arriving at Brazil and a quick look back at some Bossa Nova classics. And some stunning tracks to get us to each of these parts.

Featuring: Syriana, Damian Drăghici, Irén Lovász, Vasmalon, Dom La Nina, Jorge Ben Jor, Sérgio Mendes, Booby Di Melo, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto and more...

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Flight Paths 1: Test Flight

It's lockdown. So I'm heading off on my first ever test flight as a homemade radio presenter to make this little radio show for Nelson Radio, celebrating some of the great world music artists, some I've worked with, some I've seen live, some I just fell into.

 

Featuring: The Afro Celt Sound System, Inna Modja, Sidestepper, Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawney, Wasis Diop and more...

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