28 Mar 2020

Worlds of Music - Ep 181 featuring live RNZ acoustic performances from Womad 2020

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 28 March 2020

Although many music festivals were cancelled this month, Womad 2020 went ahead in New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park in March 2020.

RNZ Music recorded several live acoustic sessions with WOMAD performers in the Conference Room at the New Plymouth Autolodge Motel.

Featured artists include maestro violinist Dr L Subramanium who's been dubbed the Niccolò Paganini (19th century Italian composer and violinist) of Indian classical music.

We also recorded a solo session with Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita who later performed a couple of brilliant shows with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch

From Mali, we recorded Trio Da Kali and Auckland’s Black Quartet shared with us the first and only rehearsal for their Womad performance. The mutual respect was palpable.

Also recorded was an Acapella song by four women from Finland called Tuuletar.

It all makes for an interesting no-frills listening experience where the music just shines!

Related:

  • REVIEW: WOMAD kicks off in Taranaki
  • Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
  • Seckou Keita Interview
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    Music Details

    The Silk Road Ensemble Feat. Bill Frisell
    If You Shall Return
    The Silk Road Ensemble, Bill Frisell
    Sing Me Home
    Sony

    Trio Da Kali with The Black Quartet (NZ)
    Eh Ya Ye
    Trio Da Kali
    Recorded live at the Autolodge Motel
    RNZ

    Roberta Flack
    Tryin' Times
    Roberta Flack
    First Take
    Warner Music

    Seckou Keita 
    If I Only Knew
    Seckou Keita 
    Recorded live at the Autolodge Motel
    RNZ

    Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
    Once You Catch the Devil
    Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
    Brasses for the Masses
    Asphalt Tango

    Anoushka Shankar
    In This Mouth (feat. Alev Lenz)
    Anoushka Shankar, Alev Lenz)
    Love Letters
    Mercury Slassics

    Tuuletar
    Kohma (meaning Frost)
    Tuuletar
    Recorded live at the Autolodge Motel
    RNZ

    Tamikrest
    Timtarin (feat. Hindi Zahra)
    Tamikrest
    Tamotaït
    Glitterbeat

    L Subramanium
    Knti Kuzal Gotum_ Raga_ Kapi Tala_ Eka
    L Subramanium
    Recorded live at the Autolodge Motel
    RNZ