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20100717

This week, Mark Coles' guest in the studio, playing a selection of world music that has influenced him, will be acclaimed singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo.

Brought up on a diet of Texan and Mexican music, his own work has absorbed influences from all over the world and been lauded by critics and musicians alike.

His latest album sees contributions from friends/fans Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter.

He talks to Mark about the music he heard as he was growing up and what he's listening to nowadays.

This week acclaimed singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is Mark Coles' studio guest.

20100807

This week Mark Coles has a typically fine selection of international music - There's a Czech singer who's channelling the music of Cuba, a new Senegalese singer making his international debut, a five-piece choir from The Former Yugoslavia, a piano playing nun in her 8th decade, an artist who performed on the Charlie Gillett stage at this year's WOMAD UK, a gorgeous blind singer from Thailand and one of Argentina's finest accordian players.

Surely something there for everyone….

Carlou D Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

20100911

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20100925

World of Music is doing the independence cha-cha this week! As Nigeria prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence, Mark Coles plays self-rule songs and music inspired by freedom from right across the African continent.

From Nigerian legend Victor Olaiya to Madagascar Motown-inspired Les Surfs, stay tune for a journey through 50 years of African music.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

20101009

This week Mark opens the show with a track sent in by a listener in Croatia, then it's off to South Africa, Bollywood, and Italy with lots of stylistic switchbacks on the way; including tango, jazz trumpet with a touch of funk,acapella, and a touch of boogie woogie.

Tune in and see what it all sounds like.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20101016

There's the whiff of revolution in the air on this week's World of Music:

From Bamako to St Petersburg, Algeria Romania and Dominican republic, it's a programme full of songs of defiance and protest, a musical call to arms that urges the listener to stand up and be counted.

Join Mark Coles at the barricades for half an hour of agitation and inspiration

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20101106

This week Mark ventures to the Far East to sample a range of musical morsels in the company of expert Paul Fisher from Far Side Music, who also happens to be the compiler of The Beginners Guide to Asia.

Tunes from Thailand, Japan, China, Cambodia, all explored and explained.

Simply delicious and filling too.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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This week Mark Coles begins his journey in the Aegean sea (musically, not literally) ,and will take listeners to 1980s Zimbabwe, modern day USA - from New Orleans as well as Native American - and pops in to Algeria and Portugal beofre coming to a halt in Senegal.

Music to transport your mind

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

20101211

This week Mark begins World of Music on his knees, with some sacred Tuvan throat singing.

Then he's swinging around the room with some French gypsy guitar, wandering through the Patagonian deserts with an Argentine/Welsh troubadour, admiring the eye-poppingly inappropriate picture on the front of a CD of gamelan music.

There's early Georgian devotional singing, Angolan samba and a Parisian Ukelele ensemble.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

20110101

To commemorate World Braille Day (4th January) Mark Coles will be playing a selection of fantastic music by blind and partially sighted musicians, past and present, from around the globe.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20110108

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20110115

This week Mark Coles is in reflective mood on World of Music.

There's an octogenarian Ethiopian piano-playing nun, an electro gospel pastor as well as music from India, France, a Ugandan song celebrating the arrival of public radio in the 1930s and Chinese gourd flute.

It's an intriguing earful of delight.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20110122

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20110312

This week on World of Music Mark Coles races around the globe mixing up the styles in his own winning way.

There's African thumb piano - from Japan, Cambodian rock, a song from the infamous Indian film Pakheezah (just about the most jinxed film ever!), some beautiful English folk music and a Congolese guitar hero.

If you love the sound of music, make sure you join Mark for half an hour of pleasure.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

01/01/2011
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

02/10/201020101003

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

02/10/201020101004

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

03 July 201020100703

This week World of Music, presented by Mark Coles, features Georgian female choirs, Ethiopian saxophone, homemade instruments constructed from car parts, as well as a homemade guitar made from a tin can, Gambian trance, Indian trance music and even a touch of a jazz genius improvising at the paino.

It's another box of delights.

This week music from Bulgaria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, India, UK & Gambia, DR Congo and USA.

03 July 201020100705

This week music from Bulgaria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, India, UK & Gambia, DR Congo and USA.

04/09/201020100905

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

04/09/201020100906

This week, Mark Coles' selection for World of Music is a vocal extravaganza.

Prompted by a new CD from the Creole Choir of Cuba, all the music focuses on the glory of the human voice.

In half an hour, he manages to fit in a choir of prisoners from the US, Taiwanese villagers, full-throated gospel from South Africa, Italian stevedores, Aka pygmies, First Nation North American, US Civil Rights singers, Bulgarian State TV choir and singing monks from France.

It's cram-packed full of delight.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

04/12/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

05/02/2011

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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This week Mark Coles celebrates music from regions of the world that will soon be losing their BBC World Service radio langauge services.

We 'big up' the vibrant thrilling music from Russia, Albania, Macedonia, Portuguese speaking Africa, Hindi, English speaking Caribbean, Turkey and China that deserves to reach the widest possible listenership.

Join us in helping them to go out with a fanfare and in a spirit of celebration.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

06/11/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

06/11/201020101108

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

07/08/201020100809

This week Mark Coles has a typically fine selection of international music.

There's a Czech singer who is channelling the music of Cuba, a new Senegalese singer making his international debut, a five-piece choir from The Former Yugoslavia, a piano playing nun in her 8th decade, an artist who performed on the Charlie Gillett stage at this year's Womad UK, a gorgeous blind singer from Thailand and one of Argentina's finest accordian players.

Carlou D Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

09/10/201020101011

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

10 July 201020100710

World of Music this week succumbs to football fever.

We mark the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with a show full of football-related tunes; they could be about the game, about a specific game, about a player, performed by a player or just celebrating 22 men gathered together to kick a ball around a field and get paid for it.

And it's all liberally sprinkled with the sounds of the crowds and over-excited commentators.

No matter which team lifts the Jules Rimet trophy, the music will lift your spirits.

We mark the final of the 2010 World Cup with a show full of football related tunes.

10 July 201020100711

We mark the final of the 2010 World Cup with a show full of football related tunes.

10 July 201020100712

We mark the final of the 2010 World Cup with a show full of football related tunes.

11/09/201020100912

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

11/09/201020100913

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

11/12/2010
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This week's World of Music is a delicately seasoned musical stew, bringing in rich flavours from around the globe.

There's ukelele, dance floor classics from Africa and South America, one of the world's best known harmony groups, a bit of bossa nova, singing grannies from Japan and a dance craze from Benin.

Delicious

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

13/11/201020101115

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

14/08/201020100815

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

14/08/201020100816

Mark Coles really picks up the tempo on this week's World of Music.

Get ready for a show that breaks away from the starting blocks and races away at full speed.

He'll be playing a UK/Cuban collaboration, there's a track from S Africa - a type of music known as Shangaan that runs at an exhausting 180 beats per minutes - some classic Orchestra Baobab, Ghanaian Kusum beat from the mid 1970s, funky German brass bands and a cantering delight from Syria.

Get set, ready, go for half an hour of great music.

Illustration: Tshetsha Boys, who perform Shangaan Electro music.

Photograph courtesy of Honest Jon's Records.

Tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

16/10/201020101017

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

16/10/201020101018

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

17/07/201020100718

This week acclaimed singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is Mark Coles' studio guest.

17/07/201020100719

This week acclaimed singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is Mark Coles' studio guest.

18 September 201020100918

Mark's musical selections from around the world include things lost and found.

There's the project whose postponement meant that The Buena Vista Social Club was recorded instead, there's a track that shows Eritrea's got soul, Senegalese rap via Berlin, and we mark 40 years since Jimi Hendrix's death with interpretations from Vietnam and Benin.

Photo of Nguyen Le by Reinhard Brinkmann.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

18 September 201020100919

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

18 September 201020100920

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

18 September 201020100920

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

18/09/201020100919

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

18/09/201020100920

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

18/12/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

18/12/201020101220

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

19/02/2011

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

Ahoy there! World of Music sets sail upon a singing sea this week with a programme rammed to the gunwales with nautical tunes of one kind or another.

Music about or inspired by the oceans from Bulgaria, Honduras, England, France via Barcelona, The USA and a Colombian coastal town that introduced a new type of dance music.

Splice you very own mainbrace and join us for half an hour of salty songs.

Anchors Away!

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

20/11/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

21 August 201020100823

Join Mark Coles for half an hour of musical wanderings.

This week World Of Music visits New Zealand for a couple of tracks from an excellent new album by Maori band, Wai.

There's some grassland throat singing by Hanggai (pictured) from Inner Mongolia, a Peruvian song about dancing oil workers, something from female Algerian guitar player Hasna El Becharia, an East Timorese song that deals with the recent conflict there, and a song by a Senegalese singer that espouses the joy of double-decker bus travel in London.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

21/08/201020100822

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

21/08/201020100823

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

22/01/2011
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

22/01/201120110124

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

23/10/201020101024

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

23/10/201020101025

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

24 July 201020100724

This week Mark Coles brings a selection of new releases to the (turn) table.

There's a couple of Turkish tracks that demonstrate how different styles can be combined to make something distinctive, a young British female singer-songwriter whose sparse arrangements are full of melancholy, music from Senegalese favourites, as well as from a Malian teacher (only his third in 4 decades).

And we play one of the bands who will be appearing at this weekend's WOMAD festival in the UK, playing on the newly-renamed "Charlie Gillett Stage", in memory of the man who did so much to bring world music to public attention and acclaim via The BBC World Service.

Photo shows Daara J.

A selection of new releases from around the world with Mark Coles

24 July 201020100725

A selection of new releases from around the world with Mark Coles

24 July 201020100726

A selection of new releases from around the world with Mark Coles

25/09/201020100926

World of Music is doing the independence cha-cha this week! As Nigeria prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence, Mark Coles plays self-rule songs and music inspired by freedom from right across the African continent.

From Nigerian legend Victor Olaiya to Madagascar Motown-inspired Les Surfs, stay tune for a journey through 50 years of African music.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

25/09/201020100927

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

25/12/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

26 June 201020100626

World of Music this week is presented by Mark Coles.

Playing a selection of wonderful tunes from around the globe, there's brand new sounds from Colombia, New Orleans and Burkina Faso as well as something from an octogenarian Ethiopian nun.

And Mark plays the African track which sparked his love of world music.

Open your ears and join Mark on a musical exploration.

Trombone Shorty photo: AP Photo/Reed Saxon.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

26 June 201020100628

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

26/02/2011

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This week in World of Music there's a delightful scramble of musical styles - Japanese musicians recorded in New York playing Romanian gypsy music, a Tuvan throat singing quartet, a formerly -banned Kurdish singer and a New Mexico band channelling the music of the former Yugslavia.

Join Mark Coles to hear what it all sounds like.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

26/02/201120110228

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

This week in World of Music there's a delightful scramble of musical styles - Japanese musicians recorded in New York playing Romanian gypsy music, a Tuvan throat singing quartet, a formerly -banned Kurdish singer and a New Mexico band channelling the music of the former Yugslavia.

Join Mark Coles to hear what it all sounds like.

27/11/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

27/11/201020101129

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

28 August 201020100830

Join Mark Coles on World of Music for something mellow from Brazil, hip hop from Burkina Faso, an intriguing combination of Jamaican dancehall and Romany Macedonian folk, a Lithuanian singer/songwriter, an Iraqi ode to the glory of Baghdad, some new fado, and a Nigerian song about the end of the world - more cheery than you might imagine!

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

28/08/201020100829

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

28/08/201020100830

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

29/01/2011
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

30/10/2010
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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

31 July 201020100731

This week Mark Coles presents an all-female World of Music.

Mixing classic and new tracks from around the world, there are tunes from India - the Bollywood playback queen, Asha Bhosle, something new and something old from South Africa with Thandiswa and Miriam Makeba, a duet from English folk duo Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, and a modern Native American tune from Ulali.

There's a new twist to Mark's favourites from The Balkans and a rather laidback tango from Turkey.

Thandiswa Mazwai photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

31 July 201020100801

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles

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Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.

This week Mark Coles pays tribute to some of the world musicians who have died in 2010.

We celebrate their craft and musical achievements and the legacy they leave world music.

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This week Mark Coles' musical journey begins with something funky by a multi-instrumentalist in Buenos Aires and ends in a dubby style in Jamaica with a track sent in by a listener.

In between those two there's music from South Korea, the American South, France via Greece, a song recorded in a Nashville church and some Portuguese Fado.

All over the place, in the best possible way.

Contemporary and classical tracks from around the world with Mark Coles.