A Message from Earth: South America with Dengue Dengue Dengue and Luzmira Zerpa

First broadcast date: 31 December 2017

A Message From Earth is a celebration of the Voyager Golden Record, 40 years after it was sent into deep space for whatever might find it. Dazzled by that audacity, WeTransfer present new ideas from 40 cultural luminaries. As part of the music section, Gilles Peterson has curated interviews and mixes from two artists on each continent, which we present as two hour extended Directors Cuts.

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Luzmira Zerpa

Luzmira Zerpa is the lead singer of Family Atlantica and was raised in the mountains of Venezuela. With Gilles, Luzmira explores the local musical traditions of her childhood and the rich variety of musical influences that are found in Venezuela.

Dengue Dengue Dengue

Dengue Dengue Dengue are a Peruvian duo known for bringing folkloric sounds from South America together with dub, dancehall and modern bass music.

Watch the video interview below and see the full project here.


Kollantes – El Llamado [PF Records]
Caitro – Soto Yo Tengo Dos Papas [Sed]
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Dengue Dengue Dengue – Untitled/Unreleased [None]
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Luzmila Carpio – Amaotayku Avelino Sinani (El Remolon Remix) [ZZK Records]
Lascivo Bohemia – La Balsa [Edmoon Records]
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Los Chiriguanos – Subo [Nonesuch]
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Mercedes Sosa – Indio Toba (Gallardo Edit) [Nomade]
Tremor – Caracol [ZZK Records]
Sexteto Tabala – La Reina de los Jardines [Buda Records]
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Asi Tocan los Indios (Mr Toe Edit) [Nomade]
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R Vincenzo – Cabras no Elevado Quilombola [Sähkö Recordings]
Terno de Congo dos Arturos – Marcha de NS do Rosario [Discos Do Brasil]
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Atahualpa Yupanqui – Danza de la Paloma Enamorada [Odeon]
Tribilin Sound & Cesar Gustavo – Laguna Azul [Regional]
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