The Happiness Map [Escape With 6 Music]

Episodes

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0120210808 (6M)Rob Crossan speaks to musicians about their favourite places.

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.

01Tune-yards20210808 (6M)Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards takes Rob Crossan on a musical and cultural tour of Lisbon, her favourite travel destination. Merrill remembers 24 hours in the Portuguese capital, a day she ranks as one of the best of her life. She also brings along music from Amália Rodrigues and Tune-Yards collaborator, DJ Marfox. Merrill and her partner Nate Brenner have released five albums as Tune-Yards, with the most recent, Sketchy, released in March this year. Whilst maintaining the bands signature lo-fi sound and pop creativity, the new album also finds them embracing a live, brassy sound.

Travel journalist and broadcaster Rob Crossan returns with a new series of the Happiness Map, in which he speaks to musicians about their favourite places and the music that takes them there.

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards takes Rob Crossan on a musical tour of Lisbon.

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.

02The Blessed Madonna20210815 (6M)Travel journalist Rob Crossan welcomes The Blessed Madonna to share stories and music from her favourite place to travel, Iceland. The Happiness Map asks musicians which destination in the world they would go to if they could, gives them a chance to reveal their travel tips, and dig out some records that take them back there.

DJ, Producer, and host of her own show on 6Music show on Saturday nights, The Blessed Madonna AKA Marea Stamper, has done her fair share of travelling, but Iceland is the place she most looks forward to returning to. Whether bathing in its geothermal pools, playing one of its festivals or popping into its Big Lebowski themed bar, Marea shares her favourites activities and music from one of the most unique places on earth. With tracks from Bjork, Múm and Emilíana Torrini.

The Blessed Madonna takes Rob Crossan on a musical tour of Iceland.

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.

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Travel journalist Rob Crossan welcomes Elvis Costello to share stories and music from his favourite place to travel, New Orleans. The Happiness Map asks musicians which destination in the world they would go to if they could, gives them a chance to reveal their travel tips, and dig out some records that take them back there.

In this first episode, Elvis recalls his love affair with The Big Easy; from first playing there with the Attractions in the 70s, returning to the city after Hurricane Katrina, and his longstanding relationship with producer, songwriter and New Orleans legend, Allen Toussaint. With music from Louis Armstrong, Dr John, Earl King, and two never-before-heard Elvis Costello recordings from his own archive.

Elvis talks to travel journalist Rob Crossan about his favourite place to travel

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.

04Emmy The Great20210214 (6M)
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Travel journalist Rob Crossan welcomes Emmy The Great to share stories and music from her favourite place to travel, Hong Kong. The Happiness Map asks musicians which destination in the world they would go to if they could, gives them a chance to reveal their travel tips and dig out some records that take them back there.

A musician, composer and writer, Emmy has released four albums, presented documentaries on BBC Radio 4 and written songs for Sara Pascoe's latest TV series. Born in Hong Kong and raised there until the age of 12, she recently began using music to access Cantonese, her mother tongue. This led her back to Hong Kong, where she lived again from 2018-2020, and where she wrote her fourth album, 'April/月音' which came out last year. In this episode she remembers going to school in rural Sha Tin, reveals why Lamma Island would be her first stop, and shares some of her favourite old school Canto-Pop.

Emmy The Great talks to travel journalist Rob Crossan about her favourite place to travel.

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.

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Sibling dance duo Disclosure talk to travel journalist Rob Crossan about their favourite place to travel, the Indonesian paradise island of Bali. The Happiness Map asks musicians which destination in the world they would go to if they could, gives them a chance to reveal their travel tips and dig out some records that take them back there.

Howard and Guy Lawrence released their debut Grammy-nominated album ‘Settle’ in 2013, and since then have travelled the globe together headlining festivals and Djing huge parties. Their 3rd record ‘Energy’ came out last year and is aimed very firmly at the dancefloor, and it’s for its unique nightlife that the brothers remember Bali so fondly. However in this programme Disclosure also discuss how the relaxing and mindful aspects of their visits to the island are equally important to the hedonism.

Disclosure talk to travel journalist Rob Crossan about their favourite place to travel.

A selection of sonic journeys for the mind.