Gilles Peterson: Worldwide FM Top 10 – Best of June // 26-05-17 // 10AM-12PM BST
September 2016 marked the launch of Worldwide FM, a new global music radio platform founded by Gilles Peterson as an addition to his taste-making Worldwide brand. Broadcasting live from London, 10AM-6PM on weekdays, Worldwide FM is co-curated by Thris Tian, with satellite studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM Top Ten for May – a monthly chart of ten tracks that sum up Gilles’ favourite moments on the station, including music player, guest appearances, interviews, tributes and special broadcasts.
Poem of the Month:
General Rubbish (writing R. Gallagher) – “MALA”
As part of our Spoken Word Special, General Rubbish hosted a special show exploring ‘the fourth world’, in which he read poems about sound and dance.
We also had Roger Robinson host a spoken world special; he spoke to Terrence Hayes, acclaimed poet and poetry editor of The New York Times, about his love of music, lyrics, poetry and the influence of music in his work.
Track of the Month
Soundspecies & Ache Meyi – Alina’s Calypso [Manana Records] // UK
As part of WW Santiago on International Day on the last Wednesday of June, Soundspecies dropped by to explore their new album out on the 30th of June. The album documents the collaboration between the UK’s Soundspecies and Santiago’s Ache Meyi in the weeks leading up to Manana festival 2016.
The show also featured a showcase from the founders of Manana, a festival and label based in Santiago, Cuba, and a live session from label affiliates Ariwo who brought some Afro-Cuban percussion and electronics to the studio.
Album of the Month
Binker & Moses – [Gilles’ Pick] [Gearbox Records] // UK
June was also the month that saw Saxophonist Binker Golding and young UK jazz drummer Moses Boyd release their album, Journey to the Mountain of Forever. The duo celebrated a release with a party of the soon to be closed Total Refreshment Centre.
Moses has joined our “Drummer’s inc” show a few times
[Mention] Femme Kolosso x Tony Allen Drummer’s inc this month – worth checking out!
Maia Barouh – Flute improvisation (Live WWFM Performance)
As part of New Music Worldwide with Mari*, French-Japanese vocalist and flautist gave a stunning live performance as part of a Japanese Soundscape focus. The show also featured an eclectic selection of guests from Japan’s varied scene, including DJ Nobu, Haruka and Yuko Asanuma.
Explore more: First Edition of YOSI HORIKAWA’s Field Recording Show
JMSN – Addicted (WWFM Live Version) // US
JMSN (Christian Berishaj) from Michigan, USA was a guest on Jeremy Sole’s monthly Branches show on WW LA. He performed five tracks – our favourite track ‘Addicted’ is taken from the new album Whatever Makes You Happy.
Kodäma – Ask the Moon [Mamie’s Music] // France
From the “Palo Santo EP” Released 2 December 2016
Gilles visited Paris for a special two hour WW Paris show live from Le Mellotron (19th June) // La Bellevilloise
Guests: Superpoze(Gabriel Legeleu), Kodäma, Anders
KODAMA : Kiala Ogawa (singer and composer originally from Japan and Congo) and by T-time (bassist and composer)
Catch them at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues festival 22nd July