Radio 3 Awards For World Music

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20050306The sounds of planet earth, celebrated in this concert featuring performances from winners in seven of the categories of this year's Awards.|Lucy Duran introduces the Poll Winners' Concert, held yesterday at The Sage Gateshead, hosted by Eliza Carthy and Benjamin Zephaniah.|Africa|Tinariwen (Mali): The sounds of the Sahara Desert|Asia Pacific|Kaushiki Chakrabarty (India): A new voice in Indian classical music|Americas|Lhasa (Canada): A former circus singer who mixes her Latin and European roots|Europe|Amparanoia (Spain): The eclectic sound of modern Spain|Boundary Crossing|Bebo and Cigala (Cuba and Spain): Flamenco vocals meets Cuban piano Newcomer: Chango Spasiuk (Argentina) Accordion virtuoso playing the furious style called chamamé|Middle East and North Africa|Khaled (Algeria): The King of Rai.
20060410Hugh Masekela, Verity Sharp and Fiona Talkington are the hosts for this year's Planet Awards, which come from the Brixton Academy.|Lucy Duran is backstage to introduce the Poll Winners' Concert.|Featuring:|Middle East and North Africa: Souad Massi (Algeria) - exquisite songs, soulful singing|Europe: Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania) - acclaimed as the fastest band on Earth|Newcomer: Konono No 1 (Congo) - the electrifying sounds of amplified thumb-pianos|Club Global: DJ Shantel (Germany) - club mixer Stefan Hantel with his blend of eastern European roots with contemporary beats|Asia-Pacific: Sain Zahoor (Pakistan) - powerful singing from the Sufi tradition|Culture Crossing: Nitin Sawhney (UK) - a fusion of styles that go well beyond his British-Asian roots|Africa and Album of the Year: Amadou and Mariam (Mali) - blind husband and wife duo who are now on a wave of worldwide success.
20070527Live from The Barbican in London, Andrew McGregor introduces this year's Poll Winners' Concert, hosted by Verity Sharp and Kwame Kwei-Armah.|Six of this year's winning bands have crossed the globe for these special concert appearances, which are the culmination of a weekend of events linked to the Awards.|Including:|6.05pm|Asia-Pacific: Debashish Bhattacharya (India)|A master of the Indian slide guitar.|6.40pm|Club Global: Gotan Project (Argentina/France)|World leaders in electrotango.|7.20pm|Lucy Duran brings us all the backstage buzz, DJ Pathaan reports on the newest trends in Indian classical music, BBC World Service presenter Juan Carlos Jaramillo presents a mini-history of the tango, and Samir Farah of the BBC Arabic Service explores Lebanon's musical heritage.|7.40pm|Middle East-North Africa: Ghada Shbeir (Lebanon).|A musician bringing the thousand-year-old Arabo-Andalusian repertory into the 21st century.|8.30pm|Newcomer: K'naan (Somalia)|Now settled in Canada, he writes hip-hop that draws on his childhood experiences in the war-torn country of his birth.|9.00pm|DJ Rita Ray has a guide to African rap, French reporter Daniel Brown profiles Algerian musicians in exile and DJ Eric Soul surveys the music of Ethiopia.|9.25pm|Culture Crossing: Maurice el Medioni (Algeria-France)|A veteran pianist specialising in the 'piano oriental' style that emerged in colonial Algeria.|10.00pm|Africa: Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopia)|A singer long celebrated as Ethiopia's finest, who is only now becoming known internationally.