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, 14 April 2012
It is a nation where ancient culture and tradition still play a major part of daily life and most definitely through its music. Through the legacy of Genghis Khan, the vast wild plains and their nomadic inhabitants, Mongolian music is steeped in an incredible history and culture.
Host Nick Dwyer meets up with Anda Union who represent Mongolians living on the Chinese ruled Inner Mongolia who have been passionately sparking a revival of Mongolian tradition and folklore as a minority in the autonomous state.
From there it's off to the Mongolian Republic itself for a taste of the legendary throat singing that quite literally sounds like nothing else on earth, and whilst in Ullanbator a trip downstairs to visit many of the capitals finest late-night haunts to uncover an emerging indie rock and underground scene in one of the most unlikely of locations.
Images: Anda Union, used with permission.