Playing tracks by
Blay Ambolley, Sandman Project, Fatoumata Diawara, Vaudou Game (aka Peter Solo), Eric Bibb and more.
This month, Brum Radio's Glyn Phillips features 2 and a half songs from American bluesman Eric Bibb's new album Global Griot and one from Canadian bluesman Colin James. On the experimental latin side he goes back to 1970s Colombia for a psychedelic Argentine take on cumbia, as well as to similar ideas from contemporary Mexico, Spain and New York.
There's Togolese vaudoo-funk and Haitian voodoo-rock, jazz fused with music from Sudanese and Indian singers, Pan-Celtic fusions with Balkan music from one of the UK's greatest live folk bands celebrating 20 years in the business as well as intriguing mixes from other UK based outfits - and a track in support of Malian Fatoumata Diawara's upcoming concert in London this month.
Finally, there's even more fusion and folk experiments taking in Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, Mongolian and Hungarian elements, American and Canadian Old Time and East Coast Sound releases, Jewish balladry - and a huge triple-album from the UKs Robb Johnson. Enjoy!