Playing tracks by
Joji Hirota, Jean Kely et Bastm, Joo Yeon Sir, Sirom, Hope Masike and more.
We were delighted to welcome Hanitra back to our show, just before her concert at Tuned In London. This time she sang live in the studio accompanied by guitarist Jean-Marc Bontemps and the experience was magical. Hanitra has been writing new material for her next album and has much to say about the increase in poverty in La Reunion. We often think of this tiny neighbour to Madagascar as some kind of island paradise, which of course it is in some respects, but the struggle for survival increases due to climate change in the Indian Ocean region, and the legacy of colonialism. For four decades Hanitra’s been a passionate advocate for change, equality, and humanity, and remains an absolute legend. Hear her on this AWIL and find her current album – Songs From Madagascar – on ARC Music!