In this show, we travel through the sounds of fado, desert blues, afro-Cuban jazz, afro-Cuban, afrobeat, Arabic reggae, and reggae!
We kick off the show with the melancholic voice of Mariza, from Portugal, in “Quem me Dera”, a song was written for her by the Angolan singer-songwriter Matias Damásio. We are then joined by Ballaké Cissoko feat Patrick Messina e VincentSegal in “Jeur Sur la Symphonie”. Afterward, we travel to Europe accompanied by the classics of Jacques Brel and CharlesAznavour, “Ne me quite pás” and “La Bohème”, respectively.
We come back home, to Africa, with Sona Jobarteh, RokiaTraore, Nahawa Doumbia, and Fatoumata Diawara! We then continue our trip through world music, taking an African perspective, and finish with “War”, a reinterpretation of Bob Marley’s hit, by Neissatou & Nikkle Mai which is sung in Arabic and Japanese!!
Music is the glue that connects humanity as ONE!
(Aired on the Angolan National Radio on the 30th of June 2021)
Mariza – Quem me Dera [from Mariza; Warner Music Portugal, 2018]
Ballaké Cissoko – Jeur Sur la Symphonie feat Patrick Messina e Vincent Segal [from Djourou; No Format,2021]
Jacques Brel– Ne me quite pás [from Brel – Integrale 1953-1977; Barclay, 2018]
Charles Aznavour – La Bohème [from Volume 7 – La Bohème; Barclay, 1967]
Sona Jobarteh – Mammuso [from Fasiya; West African Guild Records, 2011]
Rokia Traore – Ka Moun Ke [from Beautiful Africa; Nonesuch, 2013]