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The Sound Projector Radio Show

An "aural appendix" to The Sound Projector Music Magazine, presented by Ed Pinsent. Visit http://www.thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 1am.]

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2:30pm - 3:30pm


A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. Today: Fresh Seddon. From a previously unearthed batch of Seddon tapes, most of which document Maurice's lengthy telephone conversations with Anna Stubbs, today's programme features an exchange with Cecilia Foley, Maurice's sister, after her return from Rome. [Repeated Sunday 9am.]

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

Éthiopique(s): grooves from the 1960s and beyond. Poet Chris Beckett, who has a lifelong interest in Amharic culture to the music of Ethiopia, plays tracks and talks to musician and poet-broadcaster Jude Cowan Montague, drawing on the Éthiopiques series on the Paris-based world music label Buda Musique. With special guest, the singer Haymanot Tesfa. [Repeated Monday 9am.]

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9:00pm - 10:00pm

Balling the Jack

Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. This week: Joe talks to supremely talented Mercury-nominated Eska: she sings him two beautiful, uncategorisable songs from her superb self-titled album accompanied only by her cuatro (look it up) freshly delivered from Bolivia! She chats about the penchant for five-part harmonies at her family gatherings; heaps praise on the days when ILEA provided violin lessons at 50p a term for working class kids in south-east London comps; and numbers the joys of working with Grace Jones... For more information visit www.facebook.com/groups/ballingthejack/. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com. [Repeated Monday 6am.]

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