A-Z of World Music


A-Z of World Music

Compilation of world music from the 1970s to the present day, including Kimmo Pohjonen, the Yamato Drummers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sevara Nazarkhan, Orchestra Baobab and more.


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My name is Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

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"Fela" means "he who emanates greatness".

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"Kuti" means...

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.."one who never dies".

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# Teacher, teacher-o na the lecturer be your name

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# Teacher, teacher-o na the lecture be the same

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# Make-ee no teach-ee me again, oh

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# As soon teaching finish yes, da thing-ee it gon die it dey-o... #

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The title of this song, Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense...

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I wrote this song to let the people see that the white men have

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taught us everything we know.

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But I made people see, also,

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that one important thing they taught us was politics.

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I started to think of this word "democracy".

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Democracy.

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"Crazy-demo".

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Demonstration of craze.

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Crazy demonstration.

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-# Demo-crazy

-Demo-crazy

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-# Crazy demo

-Demo-crazy

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-# Demonstration of craze

-Demo-crazy

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-# Crazy demonstration

-Demo-crazy

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-# If it no be craze

-Demo-crazy

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-# Why for Afrika?

-Demo-crazy

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-# As time dey go

-Demo-crazy

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-# Things just dey bad

-Demo-crazy

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-# They bad more and more

-Demo-crazy

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-# Poor man dey cry

-Demo-crazy

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-# Rich man dey mess

-Demo-crazy

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-# Demo-crazy

-Demo-crazy

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-# Crazy Demo

-Demo-crazy

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-# Demonstration of craze

-Demo-crazy

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-# Crazy demonstration

-Demo-crazy.

-#

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CROWD APPLAUDS AND CHEERS

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MUSIC: "Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) by Gotan Project

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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MUSIC: "Keko" by Kimmo Pohjonen

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HE VOCALISES

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CROWD APPLAUDS AND CHEERS

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I grew up in Benin, in Cotonou, in the city,

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so I would be hearing rhythm and music

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from other parts of Africa.

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Even if I don't understand the language, I was in there.

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It was just a melting pot of different type of sounds.

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You have the highlife that comes from Ghana.

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You have Fela Kuti from Nigeria.

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And Benin is right in the middle of those two places.

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And they all come clashing on you.

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Washing out everything. And you are like, "Oh, I'm liking this."

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So, I was really fortunate to be able to switch from one music to another.

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MUSIC: "Batonga" by Angelique Kidjo

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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It's hard in Africa to be a woman and be a singer,

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because, of course, the society is really macho.

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And because there's no consideration, very much,

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for women that sing, if it's not traditional singing.

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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BULGARIAN FOLK MUSIC PLAYS

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The Bisserov Sisters, of course.

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The man responsible for the appearance

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of Trio Bulgarka in Britain is Joe Boyd, a veteran producer

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and champion of folk and other so-called "minority" musics.

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I have to tell you that when I was told that my brief tonight was

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Bulgarian folk music, I thought it was some kind of punishment or joke.

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How is it perceived by the so-called hip people in Bulgaria?

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I mean, would they rather be listening to punk, Iron Maiden, whatever?

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When I first went there...

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..very few urban young people had any interest.

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But since, particularly the trio and the radio choir have toured America,

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and after the trio recorded with Kate Bush

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and there have been pictures in the papers there of

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Yanka Rupkina from the trio kissing George Harrison

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backstage at The Festival Hall.

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And suddenly, the trio

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and other traditional singers have had triple and quadruple the

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number of normal bookings and young audiences pouring out to see them.

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And the whole thing has begun to, sort of, turn around.

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CHOIR HARMONISES IN BULGARIAN

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MUSIC: "Petit Pays" by Cesaria Evora

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SHE SINGS IN KRIOLU

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CROWD APPLAUDS AND CHEERS

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And this is Charlie Gillet

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live from the WOMAD Festival in Reading 2003.

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Back in London, you've got no idea what we're on the middle of,

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it's like a town of tents.

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Much bigger than anybody imagines - there's a lot of us here.

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CROWD CHEERS

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You know what? I cannot believe it, Charlie's playing my song on BBC!

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JJC on BBC!

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Let me show you what this song is all about.

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MUSIC: "Malemisita" by JJC and 419 Squad

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CROWD CHEERS

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MULTI-RHYTHMIC DRUMMING

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BHANGRA DRUMMING

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TAIKO DRUMMING

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HE SCREAMS

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THEY SCREAM AND SHOUT

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HE SHOUTS IN JAPANESE

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THEY SHOUT

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TAIKO DRUMMING CONTINUES

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CROWD APPLAUDS AND CHEERS

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MUSIC: "Mekeyershin Salawq" by Ethiopiques

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HE SINGS IN AMHARIC

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CROWD CHEERS

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What was the idea behind it? What did you want to do with this festival?

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-TRANSLATION:

-'The idea was to rediscover all the colours.

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'To come together in peace and prosperity,

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'in the spirit of understanding...to share.'

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How important, then, do you think that the festival is now to

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Malian culture in general and the Kel Tamasheq culture in particular?

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-TRANSLATION:

-'This festival is important for the for the Peul,

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'the Songhai, for the Tamasheq, for the Bozo, for the Bambara,

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'for the Senufo, for the Hassaniya.

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'That's to say, it's meeting or, at least, it's about sharing,

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'as I said, to find understanding, agreement, friendship,

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'to discover and to be discovered.'

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MUSIC: "Goye Kur" by Ali Farka Toure

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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Now, a marvellous young musician who's making his very first

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appearance on British television.

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His unconventional and modern approach to playing flamenco

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has already made him a big star in the continent,

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particularly in his native Spain.

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Here is Paco de Lucia.

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MUSIC: "Entre Dos Aguas" by Paco de Lucia

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MUSIC: "So Broken" by Bjork

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# Oh, darling

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# I'm trying to

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# Land this aeroplane of ours

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# Gracefully

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# My heart is so broken... #

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SHE SINGS IN ICELANDIC

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# So broken... #

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SHE SINGS IN ICELANDIC

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I've been writing about so many different subjects, you know?

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The social things, you know?

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The social struggle, also, has been one of my themes.

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But I'm never...

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I've never got sort of dark, you know?

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It's always...

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It has to be always sunshine.

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MUSIC: "Garote de Ipanema" by Gilberto Gil

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This song's by other people, you know?

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It's easy, it's happy...

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I love doing that.

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It's like being back to childhood. It's nice.

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA PLAY FLAMENCO-STYLE GUITAR

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Wow! HE LAUGHS

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That's phenomenal.

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Show us your fingers.

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-Wow!

-Oh!

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And now a Greek tune for you,

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which means you have come one evening with the wind, and my heart sighed.

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From the very moment I've told you, "Good evening",

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you've just replied, "Goodbye."

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So, please, speak to me, for in my dreams I've kissed you once,

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and since then, I cannot forget you.

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MUSIC: "Milesse Mou" by Nana Mouskouri And The Athenians

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SHE SINGS IN GREEK

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THEY SING IN GREEK

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CROWD CHEERS

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MUSIC: "Buenos Hermanos" by Ibrahim Ferrer

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THEY SING IN SPANISH

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CROWD CHEERS

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So much variety in this week's chart.

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Take our next act, for instance. She's a huge star in Israel

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and she's going to be monstrous here too.

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Up ten places to 15, Ofra Haza this is Im Nin'alu.

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SHE SINGS IN HEBREW

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# You know I love you

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# Like no other, like no other

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# In my prayer... #

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SHE SINGS IN HEBREW

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MUSIC: "Mas Que Nada" by Jorge Ben

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HE SINGS IN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

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HE SINGS IN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

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CROWD APPLAUDS

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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King Sunny Ade, very appropriate name for you, isn't it?

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Because you are connected with royalty, aren't you, in Nigeria?

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Yes, I'm a prince by birth but the king was given to me

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for my music in Nigeria.

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Now, your music in Nigeria...

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For ten years you've been selling millions and millions of records.

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It's estimated the 12 million albums

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of juju music were sold last year in Nigeria.

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I was actually amazed to find out that Nigeria has such

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a thriving music industry.

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-100 million people in Nigeria, more than that even.

-Yes.

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And you can imagine that my records sold for 12 million is not up

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to 12 and a half per cent, as you think.

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Yeah, I suppose that probably averages out the same as Britain in that way.

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Yeah, because the music industry in Nigeria is really developing

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very, very much.

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Because we've been influenced by traditional music

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-and also African music and also foreign music.

-Mm.

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MUSIC: "Synchro System" by King Sunny Ade & His African Beats

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TRADITIONAL YIDDISH MUSIC PLAYS

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Klezmer music is a traditional east European Yiddish dance music,

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mostly heard at weddings, celebrations, market days.

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But identified with Ashkenazi Jews

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from Eastern Europe and the United States.

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The real meaning of "klezmer" comes from two Hebrew words -

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"kli"..."zemer".

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The translation - "instrumental song".

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Because we're born singers, all mankind.

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We're born singers.

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This is a natural force.

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To express this natural force we need one instrument,

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we are the instrument of song.

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MUSIC: "Lolly Lo" by The Klezmatics

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# As I look up and see the stars

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# I see the house that we call ours

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# I see the mailbox at the door

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# I see the baby on the floor

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly Lo

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly lo

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# I lay out on deck and think

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# I see your Soviet kitchen sink

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# See her now she's working hard

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# In the house and the yard

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly lo

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly lo

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# I see the baby on the bed

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# I think of words I should have said

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# I see your hair blow in the wind

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# See your smile when I walk in

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly lo

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# Hey-la, Lolly, Lolly

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# Hey-la, Lolly lo... #

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CROWD CHEERS

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TOUMANI DIABATE PLAYS THE KORA

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Most people's only experience of the music of Africa

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is from Paul Simon's Graceland album.

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This band has recently been number one in Belgium, Holland,

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Switzerland, France, Germany and I suspect we're next.

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With "Yeke Yeke", welcome Mory Kante.

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MUSIC: "Yeke Yeke" by Mory Kante

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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APPLAUSE

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We'll leave you with more music from South Africa

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and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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Here they are with Homeless.

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-See you Friday.

-Bye.

-Bye-bye.

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MUSIC: "Homeless" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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# Homeless, homeless

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# Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

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# Homeless, homeless

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# Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake... #

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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-# Strong wind

-Strong wind

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# Strong wind destroy our homes

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# Many dead, tonight it could be you

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-# Homeless

-Homeless

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# Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

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# Somebody say ih-hih-ih-hih-ih

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# Somebody sing hello, hello, hello

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# Somebody say ih-hih-ih-hih-ih

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# Somebody cry why, why, why?

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# Somebody say ih-hih-ih-hih-ih... #

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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I'm Bachir Attar and I am son of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka.

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I am take my father's place and this is my home of my father, music.

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And you're welcome.

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MUSIC: "Lah'n Tarheeb" by Master Musicians Of Joujouka

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THEY SING IN ARABIC

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MUSIC: "Ah Ndiya" by Oumou Sangare

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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NUSRAT FATEH ALI KAHN SINGS

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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MUSIC: "Allah Hoo" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Band

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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Now, who's on first now?

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-Osibisa.

-Yes, pardon?!

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Osibisa.

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Who is...? Oh, Osibisa!

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Oh, yeah.

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Ooh!

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-Come on... ALL:

-Ooh!

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Yes, come on, loosen your truss, mate - ooh!

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Higher. That's it.

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Osibisa. Here they are...

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MUSIC: "Move Your Body" by Osibisa

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# Move your body

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# Move it next to mine, yeah

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# Move your body

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# Do it all the time

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# Move your body

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# And now you're doin' fine

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# Wooh

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# Easy, let it flow

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# Keep it steady, don't let it go

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# Keep the music never care

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# Keep it stronger, we'll soon be there

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# Oh, move your body

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# Move it next to mine, you've got to move on

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# Move your body

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# And now you're doing fine

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# Move your body

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# Grooving next to mine, yeah. #

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MUSIC: "On Verra Ca" by Orchestra Beobab

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THEY SING IN OWN LANGUAGE

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PAN PIPE MUSIC PLAYS

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CROWD APPLAUDS

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MUSIC: "Cacharpaya" by Incantation

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Now, we're going to welcome back

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this marvellous singer with her Peruvian group.

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I draw your attention to the fact that this number starts with

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a percussive instrument which is, in fact, a donkey's jaw.

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First time ever on Later, please welcome again Susana Baca.

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MUSIC: "Toro Mata" by Susana Baca

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SHE SINGS IN SPANISH

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THEY SING IN SPANISH

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THEY SING IN SPANISH

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CROWD APPLAUDS

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MUSIC: "Me Nome Sabe-Me A Areia" by Amalia Rodrigues

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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Hello, again.

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I think that I don't need to tell you

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that the fado is a very strange song.

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But what I have to tell you, is,

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I think that the Portuguese are a very strange people.

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MUSIC: "Maria Lisboa" by Mariza

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SHE SINGS IN PORTUGUESE

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CROWD APPLAUDS

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SINGING IN RAI STYLE

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SINGING IN RAI STYLE CONTINUES

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MUSIC: "Didi" by Cheb Khaled

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HE SINGS IN ARABIC

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TABLA AND SITAR PLAYS

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MUSIC: "Rag Bihag" by Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha

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TEMPO INCREASES

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TEMPO INCREASES

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MUSIC: "Cucula" by Celia Cruz with Tito Puente and Johnny Pacheco

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SHE SINGS IN SPANISH

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THEY SING IN SPANISH

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THEY PLAY UP-BEAT SALSA MUSIC

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SHE SINGS IN SPANISH

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CROWD CHEERS

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So, Johnny Depp, how did you become a fan of a Romanian gypsy band?

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-I'll let Joe answer that.

-THEY LAUGH

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It was in a car park. Go on, Johnny, tell the story.

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It was in car park, and something horrible happened

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and they went to jail, not me.

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-But...

-But you were running a film...

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-It was with a film?

-Yeah, I was doing a...

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I'd heard their music before and then I was doing this film

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and they...they were hired to play my family, and...

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Yeah, just sort of commenced from there hasn't stopped.

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And what really attracts you to the music?

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Well, firstly, the musicianship is unbelievable.

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These guys are like the greatest musicians I ever saw in my life.

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MUSIC: "The Return Of The Magic Horses" by Taraf De Hadiouks

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THEY PLAY ROMANIAN GYPSY MUSIC

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CROWD CHEERS

1:10:361:10:38

My music is Turk music.

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In general it is music from all Central Asia

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and I am singing by the old way, in the songs.

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The instrument what I am playing is a dutar, which means two strings.

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And that instrument comes from the 15th century.

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And this is a real Uzbek instrument which has silk strings

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and, you know, it looks really simple,

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but the neck is long

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and you must play from all your soul.

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

1:11:571:12:01

CROWD CHEERS

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MUSIC: "Speaking in Tongues III" by Shiela Chandra

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SHE VOCALISES

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SHE VOCALISES

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MEN CHEER

1:14:561:14:58

DRUMS BEAT

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DRUMS CONTINUE TO BEAT

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I first started listening to music from other countries around '78,

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and at that time there were maybe two record stores in London where you

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could find anything that we would now call "world music", in any quantity.

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And it was even harder to see a lot of these performers live.

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'I was thinking about trying to get some event together

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'and call up a group of friends that might have similar interest.'

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Peter rang myself and a group of colleagues that I was working with

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in a magazine project called The Bristol Recorder in,

1:15:491:15:52

I think January of 1981,

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suggesting his idea of music from this continent

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coming together with music from other places.

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There was a certain amount of elitism around folk music, you know.

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And we were these yobbos from suspicious rock backgrounds

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that were trying to mix up all sorts of things that didn't really

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care to play by the existing rules, and were trying to make

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something, to us, that seemed a lot more alive and vital.

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I played at the first WOMAD with Rip Rig + Panic,

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which was the band that I was in, when I was but a child.

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# You are my kind of climate

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# Swinging lost paradise

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# Your touch, your smell

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# Well, you can tell

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# I ain't talking about heaven or hell... #

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'We were dancing, we were singing, then Neneh was like, "Get up!

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"I'm pregnant and I'm dancing more than all of you."

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And the whole place just got up

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and started to hurl themselves around and it was just beautiful.

1:16:441:16:48

I think the atmosphere of WOMAD is different to other rock festivals.

1:16:511:16:57

It's solidly established in Australia and Spain

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and I think there are various sites around the world now where it

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has an identity and it's really an opportunity for a lot of people

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to come across all sorts of stuff they wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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I mean, every year I know I'm introduced to things

1:17:151:17:18

I didn't now about that I find really exciting.

1:17:181:17:21

HE VOCALISES

1:17:331:17:37

I learnt from my mother

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because my mother always sang traditional songs.

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And that's what helped me to know traditional songs

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because living in the urban areas in South Africa

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and born so many years after the white people came,

1:18:021:18:06

there was always a danger of

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completely forgetting our traditional music,

1:18:091:18:13

even our traditions.

1:18:131:18:15

It's very rare in South Africa to find people dressed traditionally,

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because of that fact that we've had

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this European influence for so many years.

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So, I know a lot of traditional songs thanks to my mother.

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MUSIC: "Set" by Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etiole De Dakar

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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MUSIC: "7 Seconds" by Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry

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HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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# Roughneck and rudeness

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# We should be using, on the ones who practise wicked charms

1:21:271:21:31

# For the sword and the stone

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# Bad to the bone

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# Battle is not over

1:21:351:21:36

# Even when it's won

1:21:361:21:40

# And when a child is born into this world

1:21:401:21:45

# It has no concept

1:21:451:21:47

# Of the tone the skin is living in

1:21:471:21:51

# It's not a second

1:21:511:21:53

# 7 seconds away

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# Just as long as I stay

1:21:561:22:00

# I'll be waiting

1:22:001:22:02

# It's not a second

1:22:031:22:05

# 7 seconds away

1:22:051:22:08

# Just as long as I stay

1:22:081:22:12

# I'll be waiting

1:22:121:22:14

# I'll be waiting

1:22:151:22:17

# I'll be waiting... #

1:22:211:22:23

HE SINGS IN FRENCH

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# 7 seconds away

1:22:551:22:58

# Just as long as I stay

1:22:581:23:02

# I'll be waiting

1:23:021:23:04

# It's not a second

1:23:051:23:07

# 7 seconds away

1:23:071:23:10

# Just as long as I stay

1:23:101:23:14

# I'll be waiting... #

1:23:141:23:16

MELODIC RHYTHMIC RESONANCE

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MUSIC: "Mupepe" by Zap Mama

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SHE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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The music I'm playing, it's very rare, right?

1:25:291:25:33

See, you don't find this nowhere else in the world but where I'm from.

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In south-west Louisiana, right.

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And so, you come out, they afraid of it, you see.

1:25:401:25:45

"Hey, man." "What?"

1:25:451:25:46

"An accordion?"

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Not me, right?

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So, I say, "Hey, why don't you just come listen to it, you know what I'm talking about?

1:25:491:25:52

"Hey, man. When you be back?" You know?

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Things like that. Those things happen.

1:25:551:25:58

MUSIC: "On A Night Like This" by Buckwheat Zydeco

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# Well, on a night like this

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# I'm so glad you came around

1:26:131:26:16

# Hold on to me so tight

1:26:161:26:19

# And heat up some coffee grounds

1:26:191:26:23

# We've got so much to talk about

1:26:231:26:26

# And so much to reminisce

1:26:261:26:28

# Yes, I sure feel right

1:26:281:26:30

# On a night like this

1:26:301:26:32

# Well, on a night like this

1:26:331:26:35

# I can't get any sleep

1:26:371:26:39

# It is so cold outside

1:26:411:26:44

# And the snow is so very deep

1:26:441:26:47

# Throw on a log

1:26:471:26:49

# Start a fire

1:26:491:26:50

# And listen to it hiss

1:26:501:26:52

# Let it burn, burn, burn

1:26:531:26:55

# On a night like this

1:26:551:26:58

# Now wait a minute... #

1:26:581:27:00

Everybody feeling all right?

1:27:451:27:47

Let's make it move out here.

1:27:471:27:48

Hey!

1:27:481:27:50

# Get your body next to mine

1:27:501:27:52

# And give me company

1:27:521:27:54

# That has plenty of room for all

1:27:551:27:59

# Now, don't you elbow me

1:27:591:28:01

# Let the four winds blow

1:28:011:28:02

# Around this old cabin door

1:28:051:28:07

# If I'm not too far off

1:28:081:28:10

# I think we did this once before

1:28:111:28:15

# There's more frost on the window glass

1:28:151:28:18

# Now give me a tender kiss

1:28:181:28:20

# Cos I sure feel right

1:28:201:28:22

# On a night like this

1:28:221:28:25

# Yeah. #

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Journeying through the alphabet, a showcase of music from across the world - from Africa to Uzbekistan, Norway to South America, India to Louisiana and everywhere in between.

Featured instruments include Kimmo Pohjonen's accordion, the impressively large drums of the Yamato Drummers and the extraordinary vocals of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The helter-skelter ride takes us from the 1970s, through to the explosion of acts in the 1980s, right up to the most sought-after musicians on the world music circuit today.

From Sevara Nazarkhan's pin-drop solo to a crowd-moving set from Orchestra Baobab, this is a compilation that presents a fun, vibrant snapshot of the range of traditional music that has captured audiences the world over.


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