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20110416

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

Banning Eyre heads into North East Argentina with Chamame accordionist Chango Spasiuk, to see the red earth and hear this unique accordion driven music.

Misiones province in North East Argentina is a sliver of land between Brazil and Paraguay, more tropical than the rest of Argentina, it is part of the ancestral home of the Guarani people.

Home to a large number of Jesuit missions in the 17th Century, during the early part of the 20th Century Misiones received an influx of European immigrants to work on the land, especially from Poland and the Ukraine.

These East European farmers brought with them the accordion, which added Schottische and Polkas to an already rich cultural mix and the Chamame was born.

Banning Eyre takes internationally renowned chamame accordionist Chango Spasiuk back to his roots in Misiones, to hear about how he learnt the accordion, and to meet and record local musicians.

Sergio Tarnovsky is a young local talent from Apostoles who plays the 21 button diatonic accordion known as the verdulera.

Lalo Doreto hails from the town of Obera, and is a local radio host, singer, and guitarist, and he puts on a special afternoon session with some friends in his back yard.

As well as being the home of Chamame, Misiones is also the home of "yerba mate", the bitter green tea drunk with a metal straw from a hollowed out gourd by almost everyone in Argentina.

Chango shows Banning the right, and the wrong way to make and drink it.

On the way back from the North East they stop in at the Anconetani accordion factory in Buenos Aires, the first Argentine handmade accordion company, to meet its octogenarian patron Nazereno Anconetani, for a tour of the workshops and a session with one of Chamame's elder statesmen, accordionist Tilo Escobar.

Presenter: Banning Eyre

Producer: Peter Meanwell.

20110521

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20110618

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

Lucy Duran visits Cape Verde, the windswept and dramatic archipelago off the west coast of Africa.

She explores the arrival of slaves in the 15th century and the subsequent departure of generations of Cape Verdeans searching for a better life in America and Europe.

With rare and specially-made music recordings, including the morna style made famous by Cesaria Evora, which longs for life back on the islands.

Presented by Lucy Duran

Produced by James Parkin

20110716

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20110820

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

Lucy Duran travels to rural North East Brazil, going in search of traditional Forro, a style of country music much-loved there but little-known outside.

And, travelling deeper inland towards the Sertao - Brazil's wild semi-desert area - she has a chance encounter with some singing cowboys.

Playlist:

Luiz Gonzaga — Danado de Bom

Brazilian Classics 3, Luaka Bop 7599-26323-2

Luiz Gonzaga — A Feira de Caruaru

Herbert Lucena — Balanca Boeiro

Performers: Azulao with his musicians

Recorded by the BBC in Caruaru, Pernambuco on 8th September 2008

Azulão — Dona Teresa

Azulão — Dor de Cotovelo

Waldir Silva — Nesse coco eu mao brinco mais

Waldir Silva — Improvisation for Paulo Andre

Waldir Silva — Casa de Maroca

Maciel Melo — Brasil Pernambuco

Volume 1 of Musica de Pernambuco: Forro

Coco Raizes — Balanco da canoa

Recorded by the BBC in Arcoverde on 7th September 2008

Coco Raizes — Abelha

Unknown cowboys — Improvisation about the World Routes team

Recorded by the BBC in the Sertao of Pernambuco on 7th September 2008

20110917

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20110917

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

As part of the 2011 World Routes Academy, British born veena player Hari Sivanesan travels around Tamil Nadu in South India, to learn more about the classical music of South India that he has grown up playing.

Together with his mentor, acclaimed South Indian vocalist Aruna Sairam, and presenter Lucy Duran, they embark on a journey of musical and emotional discovery.

Around the ancient city of Thanjavur, known as the land of temples, they visit the the shrine of Saint Thyagaraja, the venerated South Indian composer, and perform an intimate session in the confines of the shrine.

They attend a Sampradaya Bhajan session of devotional singing by a Brahmin community in Aruna Sairam's ancestral village, and eat a traditional South Indian meal from a banana leaf on the floor.

They discover folk music from the other end of the social scale at a village temple deep in the countryside, performed by a troupe of folk drummers and dancers, and Hari makes a pilgrimage to the world's only temple devoted to the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music and the arts, Saraswati, to pay tribute to his late teacher, Smt Kalpakkam Swaminathan.

The World Routes Academy is a BBC Radio 3 initiative which aims to support and inspire young UK based world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

PLAYLIST:

title: Nattai Ragam (extract)

artist: Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan

title: Ksheera Saagara Vihaa

artist: Aruna Sairam

BBC Location Recording

Thyagaraja Samadhi in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu

title: Samaja Vara Gamana

performers: Aruna Sairam (voice) Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan (veena)

title: Sampradaya Bhajan (excerpt)

artist: Bhajana Madam Ashram Group

performers: Ananda Rao (voice, harmonium) Srinivasan (voice) Hopal (kanjbbra) Sudarsan (voice) Vijayan (mridangam) Sriraman (clarinet))

Bhajana Madam Ashram, Sirugamani, Tamil Nadu

title: Vedic recitation

artist: Monks of Sirugamani

Sirugamani, Tamil Nadu

title: Karagam

artist: Ae Gowri Amman Temple Group

performers: Inbaraj (nadaswaram) Murugesan (nadaswaram) Rajendran (tavil) Chellia (tavil) Pandi (urumi)

Ae Gowri Amman Temple, Vallam, Tamil Nadu

title: Themmangu

performers: Ms Gunavathi (voice) Inbaraj (nadaswaram) Murugesan (nadaswaram) Rajendran (tavil) Chellia (tavil) Pandi (urumi)

title: Sri Maha Ganapathim

Saraswati Temple, Koothanor, Tamil Nadu

20111015

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20120121

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20120218

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

20120317

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran.

Mary Ann Kennedy makes a musical tour of Canada's Cape Breton Island, where three distinct cultures are embraced in one community. She visits a session at the celebrated Red Shoe Pub, with music from the island's Celtic tradition of folk fiddling; some of the island's Scots Gaelic speakers sing traditional songs; there is music from the Mi'kmaq aboriginal people; and she joins in a kitchen party with some home-grown music from the island's French Acadians.

Featured artists include Glenn Graham, who also talks about Cape Breton's folk history; Chrissy Crowley, one of the young generation of folk fiddlers; singer Mary Jane Lamond, who invites the local Gaelic community to a 'milling frolic', a traditional Scots work-party with music; Beverley and Joel Denny, who sing in the Mi'kmaq village of Eskasoni; and French Acadians Celeste, Weldon and Delores Boudreau - none of whom are related.

15/10/201120111016

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

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16/04/201120110417

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

Banning Eyre heads into North East Argentina with Chamame accordionist Chango Spasiuk, to see the red earth and hear this unique accordion driven music.

Misiones province in North East Argentina is a sliver of land between Brazil and Paraguay, more tropical than the rest of Argentina, it is part of the ancestral home of the Guarani people.

Home to a large number of Jesuit missions in the 17th Century, during the early part of the 20th Century Misiones received an influx of European immigrants to work on the land, especially from Poland and the Ukraine.

These East European farmers brought with them the accordion, which added Schottische and Polkas to an already rich cultural mix and the Chamame was born.

Banning Eyre takes internationally renowned chamame accordionist Chango Spasiuk back to his roots in Misiones, to hear about how he learnt the accordion, and to meet and record local musicians.

Sergio Tarnovsky is a young local talent from Apostoles who plays the 21 button diatonic accordion known as the verdulera.

Lalo Doreto hails from the town of Obera, and is a local radio host, singer, and guitarist, and he puts on a special afternoon session with some friends in his back yard.

As well as being the home of Chamame, Misiones is also the home of "yerba mate", the bitter green tea drunk with a metal straw from a hollowed out gourd by almost everyone in Argentina.

Chango shows Banning the right, and the wrong way to make and drink it.

On the way back from the North East they stop in at the Anconetani accordion factory in Buenos Aires, the first Argentine handmade accordion company, to meet its octogenarian patron Nazereno Anconetani, for a tour of the workshops and a session with one of Chamame's elder statesmen, accordionist Tilo Escobar.

Presenter: Banning Eyre

Producer: Peter Meanwell.

16/07/201120110717

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

17/03/201220120318

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

17/09/201120110918

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

As part of the 2011 World Routes Academy, British born veena player Hari Sivanesan travels around Tamil Nadu in South India, to learn more about the classical music of South India that he has grown up playing.

Together with his mentor, acclaimed South Indian vocalist Aruna Sairam, and presenter Lucy Duran, they embark on a journey of musical and emotional discovery.

Around the ancient city of Thanjavur, known as the land of temples, they visit the the shrine of Saint Thyagaraja, the venerated South Indian composer, and perform an intimate session in the confines of the shrine.

They attend a Sampradaya Bhajan session of devotional singing by a Brahmin community in Aruna Sairam's ancestral village, and eat a traditional South Indian meal from a banana leaf on the floor.

They discover folk music from the other end of the social scale at a village temple deep in the countryside, performed by a troupe of folk drummers and dancers, and Hari makes a pilgrimage to the world's only temple devoted to the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music and the arts, Saraswati, to pay tribute to his late teacher, Smt Kalpakkam Swaminathan.

The World Routes Academy is a BBC Radio 3 initiative which aims to support and inspire young UK based world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

PLAYLIST:

title: Nattai Ragam (extract)

artist: Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan

title: Ksheera Saagara Vihaa

artist: Aruna Sairam

BBC Location Recording

Thyagaraja Samadhi in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu

title: Samaja Vara Gamana

performers: Aruna Sairam (voice) Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan (veena)

title: Sampradaya Bhajan (excerpt)

artist: Bhajana Madam Ashram Group

performers: Ananda Rao (voice, harmonium) Srinivasan (voice) Hopal (kanjbbra) Sudarsan (voice) Vijayan (mridangam) Sriraman (clarinet))

Bhajana Madam Ashram, Sirugamani, Tamil Nadu

title: Vedic recitation

artist: Monks of Sirugamani

Sirugamani, Tamil Nadu

title: Karagam

artist: Ae Gowri Amman Temple Group

performers: Inbaraj (nadaswaram) Murugesan (nadaswaram) Rajendran (tavil) Chellia (tavil) Pandi (urumi)

Ae Gowri Amman Temple, Vallam, Tamil Nadu

title: Themmangu

performers: Ms Gunavathi (voice) Inbaraj (nadaswaram) Murugesan (nadaswaram) Rajendran (tavil) Chellia (tavil) Pandi (urumi)

title: Sri Maha Ganapathim

Saraswati Temple, Koothanor, Tamil Nadu

18/02/201220120219

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

18/06/201120110619

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

19/11/201120111120

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

Broadcaster, writer and musician Banning Eyre embarks on his own Appalachian roadtrip to discover and record the uniquely American folk music that was born in the southern Appalachian mountains through the 18th and 19th Centuries.

He visits the small town of Mount Airy, in Surry County, North Carolina, home to the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention, where he meets the extraordinary players and singers that are keeping this music alive, and finds out how Old Time music is the direct precursor of what we now call Country and Bluegrass.

In an interview with musician and field recordist Mike Seeger, recorded just a few months before he died, Banning discovers the roots of the music in the parallel histories of the European settlers and African slaves, and how post-Emancipation a distinctly American music was forged from the interplay of the African banjo and the European fiddle.

Surry County musician Paul Brown explains the record companies' part in defining Old Time music as a predominantly white occupation, and what's so speacial about this part of the country.

He visits local radio station WPAQ to hear how they are keeping this traditional rural music alive, and tries the festival delicacy that is deep-fried Oreos.

Producer: Peter Meanwell

20/08/201120110821

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

21/01/201220120122

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran

21/05/201120110522

Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran