World Routes Academy

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World Routes20130224

The new World Routes Academy protegee, 17-year-old Azeri Londoner Fidan Hajiyeva, makes her debut session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. As well as solos and a duet with her mentor Gochaq Askarov, we hear from her family about their own musical backgrounds. Introduced by Lucy Duran.

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Lucy Duran visits a musical event with London's Turkish community in a cafe in Stoke Newington. The Nefes Ensemble is joined by World Routes Academy protegee Fidan Hajiyeva in traditional songs from rural Turkey, and Brighton-born Turkish Cypriot Dogan Mehmet performs contemporary Turkish songs with a UK twist.

The Nefes Ensemble is a mix of amateur and professional performers, devoting themselves to presenting the folk songs of Turkey in their authentic forms. Nefes means 'breath', and they see themselves as expressing Turkey's cultural soul while living many miles away from their homeland. World Routes Academy protegee Fidan Hajiyeva learned Turkish as a child - their culture and heritage is close to that of her native Azerbaijan. Dogan Mehmet's background mixes his Turkish Cypriot heritage with English folk and American rock, and all these elements are evident in the eclectic style of his band the Boombox Karavan.

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Lucy Duran is in Azerbaijan for the final time for this year's World Routes Academy. The scheme's apprentice Fidan Hajiyeva and her teacher, the celebrated singer Gochaq Askarov travel to Sheki, or the Switzerland of Azerbaijan as it's known, as well the ancient capital and cultural power-house Samxi. Producer James Parkin.

In January 2013 UK-based, 17 year Fidan Hajiyeva old became the youngest member of the World Routes Academy. Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

In Previous years, the scheme has worked with musicians from Iraq, Southern India, and Colombia.

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Lucy Duran launches the 2013 World Routes Academy with live performances by the 2012 mentee José Hernando Noguera and the Roberto Pla Latin Band. Plus the first public appearance together by the new apprentice and their mentor who are announced at this special event from the BBC Radio Theatre in London by PJ Harvey. Producer James Parkin.

World Routes celebrates the 2013 apprentice and mentor of the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy. It will be announced that a UK-based, 17 year old will become the youngest member of the World Routes Academy. His or her mentor is flying in specially to be at the BBC Radio Theatre. Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

Tonight's programme broadcasts highlights of the event held in London two days previously. Accordionist José Hernando Noguera of Colombian background, took part in the World Routes Academy in 2012. In Previous years, the scheme has worked with musicians from Iraq and Southern India.

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Lucy Duran explores how London's Colombian community keep their culture alive so far from home. With a studio session by Roberto Pla and World Routes Academy protégé José Hernando.

A master timbale player, UK-based Roberto Pla has given a new voice to the rhythmic sounds of his native Colombia. Together with his 14-piece Latin ensemble he continues to stretch the boundaries of Colombian music by infusing it with his own mix of salsa, cumbia and Afro-Cuban jazz.

Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young UK-based world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field belonging to the same tradition. This year the scheme explores the Colombian accordion folk tradition called vallenato through the eyes of self-taught, UK based accordionist José Hernando Arias Noguera.

Growing up in a Colombian household, José fell in love with vallenato, the popular folk style from the Caribbean coast of Colombia which he learned through watching internet clips and video cassettes his father brought back from Colombia. José plays in a number of Latin music bands in London and dreams of becoming an ambassador for Vallenato music in Europe. The Colombian community constitutes the UK's second largest Latin American community, and on a global scale it ranks as the world's fourth largest overseas Colombian immigrant population. The overwhelming majority of Colombians in the UK live in London. This edition of the World Routes Academy gives an insight into Colombian cultural life in the UK and hears from a number of UK-resident Colombian movers and shakers including Landa Acevedo Scott from Colombiage, a London-based organisation promoting contemporary Colombian arts in the UK, and harpist Diego Laverde Rojas, who has lived in the UK for 12 years and plays the arpa llanera - the Colombian harp named after Los Llanos, the lowland area between Colombia and Venezuela.

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Lucy Duran is in Azerbaijan with the World Routes Academy apprentice Fidan Hajiyeva and her teacher, the celebrated singer Gochaq Askarov. Fidan is learning the ancient style of Azeri Mugham in the country's capital Baku, where she listens to performances by the Mamadova Sisters and meets the country's top pop star, the aptly named Brilliant.

Producer James Parkin.

In January 2013 UK-based, 17 year Fidan Hajiyeva old became the youngest member of the World Routes Academy. Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

In Previous years, the scheme has worked with musicians from Iraq, Southern India, and Colombia.