Welcome to this week's round the world music adventure first broadcast on Sheffield Live ! 93.2FM with several themes running, national radio day, the 54th Grammy awards and of course our album of the week, which this week is Mansana Blues from Diabel Cissokho and Ramon Goose. Shamefully, I hadn't fully appreciated the album until now, two young creatives bringing their own traditions together, seamlessly.
Its also the first UNESCO International Radio Day and although the internet may be the primary source of news distribution and music enjoyment, for many communities, radio remains the most affordable, widest reaching and levelling of today's media.
The Grammy's were bitter sweet, the sad loss of Whitney Houston yet the amazing success for Adele. With 6 Grammy's she's just gone stellar and as we're quite partial to her album 21, here at GondwanaTowers, its how we open today's broadcast. Hope you hear something you enjoy http://www.gondwanasound.co.uk