tango for two

This week’s World of Music samples some new recordings and pays tribute to the late BBC broadcaster Charlie Gillett.

Charlie’s world music show was one of the inspirations behind this program. He passed away last week, after more than 30 years spent introducing radio audiences to artists like Franco, the Congolese guitarist; Portuguese fado singer Mariza; Serbian vocalist Šaban Bajramović, and many, many others.

We’ll hear from some of Charlie’s favorites along with the Underscore Orkestra, which is visiting Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier tonight on their current Northeastern tour.

New releases this week include Quadro Nuevo’s Tango Bittersweet (a 2006 release, but something we just picked up); Portugal’s Ana Moura in her fourth recording for World Village records; and Rise & Shine, the latest from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars – it’s being released in the States tomorrow.

World of Music is a reverential, groove-shaking mashup of blues, poetry, jazz, and world music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

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