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World on 3, Friday 26 October, 13.15

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:43 pm
by Philip Ryalls
Great programme Charlie, lots to check out including a couple of the tracks you played to close. Tartit were wonderful, especially the final song, and with the Kronos Qt/Alim Qasimov concert on World Routes, the Ramadan Nights festival is well represented on Radio 3 this week.

Full marks to the BBC for making the iplayer available on the iphone.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:58 am
by Gordon Neill
As ever, another great show. I listened to part of it at the time and then all of it on the BBC iPlayer (what a great invention!).

My favourites (apart from, obviously, 'Taguerebet') were:

Les Tambours de Brazza - Ahaando, although it dates from 1997 (?) I've not heard it before. I loved the prominent drumming

Tartit were very impressive. I like that guitar / lute / fiddle sound of theirs although strangely it was the more sparse 'Eha Ehenia' that I liked the best (perhaps it was the song's theme that I could identify with!)

The most frustrating track was 'Shohat Mahmud' by Dam and Rachid Taha. I thought it started out really strongly, but it was ruined for me by that horrible auto-tuner effect on Rachid Taha's voice. I know that occidents will happen but that seemed to have been done deliberately.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:02 pm
by RussellC
I still find i-player hopeless, as I am only rarely able to get to the end of a programme without it falling over. Can't get past 20 minutes of this programme despite trying all week. The same happens with other programmes. Is it just me?

Re: radio links

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:33 pm
by judith
Alan wrote:here's a link to World on 3 with Charlie Gillett broadcast Friday 17 October
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00dwhqp

playlist with images and weblinks http://www.charliegillett.com/playlistr ... er08Radio3

and also a link to latest World Service programme broadcast Sunday 19 October
http://tinyurl.com/66r5qf


On behalf of all of us on unfamiliar computers or grounds, I thank you Alan.

(World on 3 is coming through well. I'm on a Mac, using Safari)

World on 3, 24 October 2008

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:46 pm
by Alan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00f130f (forward to 1 min 20 secs)
available online for a week from broadcast

World on 3, 24 October 2008

Charlie Gillett presents a mix of music from around the world, including a specially recorded studio session by Greek singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki. Charlie also meets Portuguese fado singer Mariza who talks about some of the important voices on the Lusophone music scene.

World on 3
Presented by Charlie Gillett
Friday 24th October, 11:15pm

El Maloumi/Rajery/Sissoko: Toufoula
Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Rajery (Valiha); Ballake Sissoko (Kora)
Album: 3MA
Contre Jour CJ020

Arr. Sekou Kouyate/Massambou Diallo: Salimou
Bako Dagnon
Album: Titati
Discograph 613 3012

Psarantonis: O Chorós Tis Vrochis
Psarontonis & The Ensemble Xylouris
Album: Mountain Rebels
Network 495123

Javier Limon/Buika: No habra nadie en el mundo
Buika
Album: Niña del Fuego
Atlantic 256 469 5477,

Studio Session

Eleftheria Arvanitaki (voice)
Giorgos Tzanetos (percussion)
Dimitrios Mparmpagalas (guitar)
Themistoklis Nikoloudis (violin/trumpet)
Alexandros Paraskevopoulos (bass)
Dimitrios Theoharis (piano)

G. Mitsis/K. Fάsioulas: Makris Aniforos (It’s a long way up)
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House, October 2008

T. Papadopoulos/S. Papadopoulou: Ton Erota Rotao
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House, October 2008

B Leza: Beijo de Saudade
Mariza, Tito Paris
Album: Terra
EMI 50999 2 29423 2

Wazimbo: Nwahulwana
Wazimbo
Album: Nwahulwana
Piranha CD-PIR 1572

Arr. Andrade: Poc Li dente é Tcheu
Mayra Andrade
Album: Navega
RCA Victor 82876 817802

Bastos: N Gana
Waldemar Bastos
Album: Telling Stories to the Sea
Luaka Bop 9362-45669-2

Costa: Ermons di Terra
Manecas Costa
Album: Palop Africa!
Earthworks STEW 46CD

Arr. Mariza: Pequeñas verdades
Mariza; Concha Buika
Album: Terra
EMI 50999 2 29423 2

Studio Session

Javier Límon: Mira me
Eleftheria Arvanitaki & ensemble (see details above)
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House, October 2008

T.Chantre/M. Ganas: Gia ton mation sou to Hroma
Eleftheria Arvanitaki & ensemble (see details above)
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House, October 2008

G. Zikas: Stis Akres Ap’ta Matia Sou
Eleftheria Arvanitaki & ensemble (see details above)
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House, October 2008

Adam Chisvo/Chiwoniso Maraire: Matsotsi
Chiwoniso
Album: Rebel Woman
Cumbancha CMB-CD8

Erza Koenig: Cape Code Kwassa kwassa
Vampire Weekend
Album: Vampire Weekend
XL XLCD318

Orghan Gencebat: Gitti de Gitti
Taksim Trio - Aytac Dogan (quanun); Husnu Senlendirici (clarinet); Ismail Tuncbilek
Album: Taksim Trio
Doublemoon DM 0040

studio session photos Eleftheria Arvanataki

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:31 am
by Alan
Charlie's photos from the studio session with Eleftheria Arvanitaki

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Studio Session

Eleftheria Arvanitaki (voice)
Giorgos Tzanetos (percussion)
Dimitrios Mparmpagalas (guitar)
Themistoklis Nikoloudis (violin/trumpet)
Alexandros Paraskevopoulos (bass)
Dimitrios Theoharis (piano)

Re: studio session photos Eleftheria Arvanataki

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:01 pm
by Charlie
Alan wrote:Charlie's photos from the studio session with Eleftheria Arvanitaki

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Studio Session

Eleftheria Arvanitaki (voice)
Giorgos Tzanetos (percussion)
Dimitrios Mparmpagalas (guitar)
Themistoklis Nikoloudis (violin/trumpet)
Alexandros Paraskevopoulos (bass)
Dimitrios Theoharis (piano)

Thanks Alan for posting these, which I didn't manage to do myself. What I did do, consistently, was get Eleftheria's last name wrong. It should be Eleftheria Arvanitaki

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:20 pm
by Ian A.
Strangely, the musician who was the star of her band at her Barbican show the night before the session (whose name I unfortunately don't know), multi-tasking on laouto, cumbus and bouzouki and thus making everything sound much more Greek, was missing. I asked Charlie if he knows why, and he doesn't! Maybe not so needed on the Spanish stuff, but definitely notable for his absence on Stis Akres Ap’ta Matia Sou.

If anybody's interested, her more recent recording of that song (she recorded it once before in the 80s, it was on our Routes compilation (Nascente) that came out in 1999 for fRoots' 20th anniversary) was in my October fRoots Radio - in the archive at www.frootsmag.com/radio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:43 am
by Charlie
Ian A. wrote:Strangely, the musician who was the star of her band at her Barbican show the night before the session (whose name I unfortunately don't know), multi-tasking on laouto, cumbus and bouzouki and thus making everything sound much more Greek, was missing. I asked Charlie if he knows why, and he doesn't! Maybe not so needed on the Spanish stuff, but definitely notable for his absence on Stis Akres Ap’ta Matia Sou.

If anybody's interested, her more recent recording of that song (she recorded it once before in the 80s, it was on our Routes compilation (Nascente) that came out in 1999 for fRoots' 20th anniversary) was in my October fRoots Radio - in the archive at www.frootsmag.com/radio


reply from Elefetheri'as agent, Anastasia:

the multi-tasked guy was missing because he had a concert the very same day of the session (06/10) in the evening in Athens. He had to leave early so as to be at the sound rehearsal of the concert (this concert was announced many months ago, because it was taking place in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus).

He didn't even followed the group to its next stop, Brussels (which was a late announced concert for him).

Mystery musician

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:10 pm
by Philellinas
I agree with Ian A that the fellow on bouzouki, laouto and cumbus backing Eleftheria Arvanitaki was the outstanding musician on the night. I didn't catch his name when Eleftheria did the introductions and the Barbican did not produce a proper programme. Name on a post, please...

Re: Mystery musician

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:06 pm
by Charlie
Philellinas wrote:I agree with Ian A that the fellow on bouzouki, laouto and cumbus backing Eleftheria Arvanitaki was the outstanding musician on the night. I didn't catch his name when Eleftheria did the introductions and the Barbican did not produce a proper programme. Name on a post, please...

from Anastasia:
The guy's name is Thomas Konstantinou and he is a real discovery for Greek music, because being only 27 he can play those "nails played" instruments very well (oud, cumbus, lute and of course bouzouki).

As you know, Eleftheria is always having with her the best of Greek soloists and musicians, so he is one of the new...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:46 pm
by Philip Ryalls
An absorbing programme once again Charlie, I have listened to it a week after it was broadcast having made a copy for my ipod, I have also recently seen Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Mariza in concert. Interesting that they are both using the same producer, and at one point I got a bit lost as to who's CD was being discussed, they both seem to have recorded with Buika as well.

I only stayed for the first half of the Eleftheria concert, which was as much as I could stand and I was certainly cursing Javier Limon on exit. Ian Anderson said the second half was much better.

I hadn't realised until last night that Mariza had moved away from the Fado material. I really like the new songs especially the duets and a pop song that she did towards the end of last nights show. I still don't really like the up tempo Fado stuff though. Her show even included a lengthy drum solo; pretty good too.

Just before listening to your programme I played the new Issa Bagayogo CD for the first time, and I hope it does get better with every listen because right now I think I have wasted my money and would have been better buying the Buika CD or Terra. In the Neil Young "Don't Be Denied" film he said you can't repeat yourself, Issa Bagayogo has made the same record four times now and this latest sounds like a remix CD of the earlier efforts.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:37 pm
by RussellC
having made a copy for my ipod


Something you can share? Or for people to find out another way?