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Discover the world with music. Join local experts for a sonic journey around the globe.

Discover the world with music. Join local experts for a sonic journey around the globe.
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BBC

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Discover the world with music. Join local experts for a sonic journey around the globe.

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English


Episodes

Algeria

5/17/2019
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A mountain welcome dance and processional wedding music of the Kabyle people; dancer Amel Tafsout introduces the amazingly varied and rich musical traditions of Algeria

Duration:00:13:48

North India

5/10/2019
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Reporting from Bangalore, arts curator Chirag Jain presents some of the most beautiful music from northern India; from the flatlands of Gujarat through to hills of Bengal

Duration:00:15:36

Philippines

5/3/2019
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José Buenconsejo introduces us to the music of the Philippines

Duration:00:12:41

Panama

4/26/2019
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In this week's Road Trip Betto Arcos transports us to the Festival de la Mejorana in Panama, one of the oldest traditional music festivals in Latin America.

Duration:00:17:04

Cartagena (Colombia)

4/19/2019
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Betto Arcos reports from Cartagena; one of the most musically diverse cities on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This episode comes with addictive Latin beats.

Duration:00:13:14

Latvia

4/12/2019
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Infectious bagpipe dances, multipart singing and the mesmerising sound of the Latvian zither or 'kokle'. Lauma Berza is our guide through the villages of Latvia.

Duration:00:10:12

Slovakia

4/5/2019
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A giant shepherd's flute, multi-part singing, and field recordings from Béla Bartok; Vladimír Potančok takes us through Slovakia's UNESCO-preserved music

Duration:00:13:34

Uganda

3/22/2019
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James Isabiyre reports from Uganda, and explores musical traditions from indigenous communities before the country's political upheaval in the late 1960's

Duration:00:12:31

Kenya

3/15/2019
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Traditional benga music to Afro-fusion, plus legend Ayub Ogada plays the nyatiti (Kenyan harp); broadcaster Bill Odidi reports from Nairobi in this week's road trip

Duration:00:12:47

Iran

3/8/2019
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February marked the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, a time of fundamental change for Iran. Women had played a significant role in the revolution but in the aftermath and the ensuing years, they saw their rights and position in society restricted. In a special episode for International Women’s Day, this week’s Music Planet Road Trip comes via Persian singer and advocate for freedom of musical expression, Mahsa Vahdat. Get ready for soaring voices and century-old archive recordings...

Duration:00:16:42

Denmark

3/1/2019
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A fierce fiddle jam in southern Denmark, tragic ballads about Nordic kings, and an old 1916 archive recording from the island of Fanø

Duration:00:13:26

Cyprus

2/22/2019
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From ancient choral motets to antagonistic rhyming couplets; Nicoletta Demetriou reports from an island at the crossroads between Asia, Africa and Europe

Duration:00:14:00

Estonia

2/15/2019
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Reporting from snowy Raugu, musician Mari Kalkun takes on a journey through 4000 years of Estonian music. This road trip comes complete with birdsong, bagpipes and great tunes.

Duration:00:12:17

South Texas

2/8/2019
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Betto Arcos is in South Texas this week exploring the rich musical tradition of the Conjunto ensemble - music reflecting Cuban, Mexican and German influences.

Duration:00:11:48

Barbados

2/1/2019
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From Calypso to Ska - DJ Alex Jordan explores the glorious music of Barbados, with music from Eddie Grant and interviews from Barbadian musicians Nikita Brown and the Mighty Gabby

Duration:00:10:54

Camino de Santiago

1/4/2019
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We're off on a musical pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago or 'Way of Saint James' in northern Spain, with journalist Betto Arcos

Duration:00:14:03

Mexico - Narcocorrido music

12/14/2018
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Journalist Betto Arcos reports from Mexico in this guide through the controversial and often graphic song form of Narcocorrido (drug ballad) music

Duration:00:14:44

North Carolina

12/7/2018
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Old-style traditional musician Riley Baugus reports from the Blue Ridge Mountains with a banjo-fuelled, foot-stomping road trip through the Appalachians

Duration:00:13:42

Mali

11/30/2018
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Producer Paul Chandler reports from Bamako, exploring the rich musical culture of Mali including interviews and music from Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traore

Duration:00:12:29

Xinjiang (China)

11/23/2018
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Ethnomusicologist Mu Qian reports on the music of the autonomous Xinjiang region, including recordings from the oasis town of Hotan to Xinjiang's first hip-hop band.

Duration:00:12:22