International adventurers and DJs Nick Dwyer and Barnie Duncan shake up the preconceptions of 'World Music' by investigating existing sub genres and young producers the globe over.
No longer the domain of bearded professors waxing lyrical about pygmy drums, the rhythms and melodies of distant lands are finding their way more regularly into our dance floors and pop charts.
From Mongolia to Zambia and various points in between, Nick and Barnie adopt the roles of modern day musical versions of Phileas Fogg and Lemuel Gulliver to take us Around the World in 80 Tunes.
Originally aired during Music 101
4:10 pm on Saturday, 7 April 2012
We hear from the Godfather of the ethio-jazz scene Mulatu Astatke… Composer, arranger, vibraphone player and percussionist, his music has enjoyed a considerable renaissance in recent years. Hear him talk about this resurgence in popularity, as well as a good dollop of his intoxicating music.
Nick also chats to Tsedenia Gebremarkos from ethio-jazz dub fusion outfit Dub Colossus.
All this, a surprise guest, and ladles-full of interesting music, on Around the World in 80 Tunes.
Dub Colossus, used with permission.