Featuring Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan & Tito Paris
Part of Friday TonicFriday 3 February 2012
To celebrate the launch of 'World Routes On the road' CD compilation, catch two extraordinary live performances alongside conversations between presenter Lucy Duran and producer James Parkin.
In a change to the previously advertised programme, due to the closure of Baku airport in Azerbaijan because of poor weather, Gochaq Askarov is unfortunately not able to perform.
World Routes is the BBC's flagship world-music show listened to by around 100,000 radio listeners in the UK on BBC Radio 3, and millions across the globe via the World Service. On the road is a 30-track compilation of previously unreleased material recorded on location by the programme over the last ten years, featuring some of the most thrilling artists from across the world.
Tito Paris is a fine guitarist, with a smoky and passionate voice, and for this concert will perform an acoustic solo set of the beautiful and mournful Cape Verdean songs he has made his own.
A young veena player from the UK who was the recipient of the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy scholarship in 2011, Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan has toured with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and was chosen by him to perform on the Chants of India album produced by Ravi and George Harrison.
'This is the absolute top pick of 10 years of world-wide trawling by Radio 3's tireless World Routes team and it makes a lovely sampler. If anyone wants to get a taste of the best folk musics of the world, this double CD is the place to begin.' (The Independent on Sunday)
This event will end at approximately 8pm.