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Global Roots: Mari* with Maarja Nuut & Ruum and Insólito UniVerso

First broadcast date: 30 November 2018

Weekly show with Thris Tian presenting the best underground and global selections. For this week, Mari* is taking over the show with her guests Maarja Nuut & Ruum and Insólito UniVerso.

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Maarja Nuut & Ruum

Maarja Nuut is a singer and violinist. An utterly compelling, often hypnotic performer, she was born in Rakvere, in northern Estonia. Maarja has studied classical and folk music extensively.The modal sound of the pre-Soviet, Estonian “village style” – and her constant experiments withlive looping – are central to her music. Her debut was the self-released ‘Soolo’ (Solo) in 2013. In2016, following acclaimed performances at Womex and Womad (and whilst winning the ArtistsPrize at Tallinn Music Week), Maarja self-released a second album, ‘Une Meeles’ (In the Hold ofa Dream), which gained international critical acclaim. Since then Maarja has toured as a solo performer throughout Europe and North America

Born in Tartu, Estonia, Hendrik Kaljujärv (aka Ruum) started making electronic music at the age of 15. Although drawn to analogue instruments, he also utilises digital synths and environmental recordings, both as inspiration and source material. Kaljujärv has no academic training. His expertise in creating soundscapes was forged in Tallinn’s avant-garde theatre NO99; where he worked as sound engineer and designer. Besides his own solo work, Hendrik has written music for theatre and for numerous musical collaborations, most notably the mysterious Cubus Larvik, with whom he released three albums between 2012 and 2018.

Maarja Nuut and Hendrik Kaljujärv aka Ruum have released a collaborative album ‘Muunduja’, on the 5th October 2018.

Insólito UniVerso

Paris-based quartet Insólito UniVerso is a project that takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, such as psychedelic folk, baroque singing, electro- acoustic experimentation, and traditional Latin American music, particularly through the rhythms and instruments of Venezuelan folklore. Taking all of these influences and borrowing the essence of the Manifesto Antropófago, the band constructs a unique sound, represented through their original compositions and arrangements; taking Venezuelan music to unheard realms.

Insólito UniVerso consists of María Fernanda Ruette (canto / cuatro), Raúl Monsalve (bajo), Edgar Bonilla Jiménez (teclados), Andrés Sequera (percusión).


Zantogola – Seli [Wahever Records]
Animanz & Juanita Euka – Drink The Water [Tru Thoughts]
Pearson Sound – Earwig [Pearson Sound]
Elliot Galvin – Lobster Cracking [Edition Records]
Brian Campeau – Pie In The Sky [Small Pond]
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead [Leaving Records]
Sarathy Korwar Feat. Upaj Collective – Journey In Satchidanada (Live) [Gearbox Records]
Uniting Opposites – Live at WWFM
Mari Sekine – Beginnings [Em Records]
Lapalux – Between [Brainfeeder]

Insolito UniVerso Live Session//
Insolito UniVerso – Pajaro [Olindo]
Insolito UniVerso – El Vuelvo Del Gaban [Olindo]
Insolito UniVerso – Decima (B-side to debut single – On Olindo) [Olindo]
Insolito UniVerso – Tonada Del Guante [Olindo]

Insolito UniVerso – Transmutada [Olindo Records]
Nicola Cruz – Siete [ZZK Records]
Antonio Loureiro – Jequitiba [YB Music/NRT]
Laurie Spiegel – Drums [Unseen Worlds]
Scuba – Gyroscope [Hotflush]
Luke Vibert – 165 303 [Astrophonica]
X-Altera – Impossible [Ghostly International]
Madame Gandhi – HER (Will LV Remix) [Spotify]
Ola Szmidt – Już Nie Boli [self-release]

Maarja Nuut & RUUM Live Session//
Maarja Nuut & RUUM – Mahe [130701]
Maarja Nuut & RUUM – Haned kadunud [130701]
Maarja Nuut & RUUM – Takisan [130701]

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