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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
23-Mar-24 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2024
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
Sunday 23 March 2024 BBC Radio 3

16:00 Music Planet Lopa Kothari presents a recording of Colombia's Meridian Brothers, live at Kings Place in London, as part of the Songlines Encounters festival.

Hailing from Bogota the Meridian Brother's music is an uncategorizable mix of Latin rhythms and genres, taking in Cumbia, Salsa and Currulao and spinning it all through a psychedelic prism. Lopa heads backstage and talks to Eblis Álvarez, the man behind the music, to find out more about the roots of the Meridian Brother's unique sound.

17:00 J to Z Jazz Kerouac Jumoké Fashola marks the centenary of jazz poet and 'King of the Beats' Jack Kerouac with a musical journey through his landmark novel On the Road and later works of poetry.

From Billie Holiday to Charlie Parker and Lionel Hampton to Slim Gaillard, Kerouac had a magical way of bringing the records, the clubs and the performances he witnessed to life, while incorporating the rhythms, the freedom and the energy of jazz into his writing. Travelling back to the 1950s, Jumoké plays music by the artists who inspired and enthralled him, unearthing some of Kerouac’s own collaborations with jazz musicians as well as tributes from the greats.