In the April edition the featured act is Leeds based Latino band Mestisa who are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They describe themselves as follows:
"At the heart of Mestisa are Barbara Kempf (Bolivian German family background) on vocals and guitar/charango, Ana Luisa Munoz del Valle, (Chile) on vocals, guitar, cuatro.. Ana and Barbara are currently playing with Mike Sandell from England on bass and percussionist Tenley Martin from the US. Together we are Mestisa".
Of their music they say; "There is a rich tradition of Afro Bolivian Saya, universally played Boleros, Chilean Cuecas, Argentinian Zambas, Mexican Son Jarocho, Peruvian Marineras, as well as traditional Cumbia from Colombia. These mix indigenous pre-colonial traditions with African, Spanish, German, French, Eastern European and Celtic influences. Mestisa is dedicated to playing and educating about this traditional music, but we are just as happy to experiment and reinvent some of these in collaborations with others. We draw on this rich tradition with our own arrangements.
The songs portrait the lives of ordinary folk, their work, their heart felt emotions and trials and tribulations. When these songs are performed in Latin America, people get involved, sing and clap along and take an active part in the performance. Mestisa encourages this kind of audience participation wth brief explanations about the songs. The themes are universal and travel easily across folk traditions and our audiences can relate to these and join in enthusiastically."
If you like the music of Mestisa why not buy it here as well as finding links to their Twitter and Facebook sites.
Playlist for the show Artist Track Album
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Debashish Bhattacharya and Friends Rasam Samba Beyond the Ragashere
The Deadly Winters Sixteen Days Away Boys, Away
Joseph Topping Little Red Rooster Ghosts in the Shadows
Stark Let’s Fall Down Together
Mestisa El Relampago Mestisa
Mestisa Viene Clareando Mestisa
Baltic Crossing: The Green Skirt Firetour
Julie Fowlis Danns’ A Luideagan Gach Sgeul
Georgia Ruth: Etrai Week of Pines
Gavin Pennycook The Heathery Cruach, Miss Shepherd, Green Grow the Rushes Octave Fiddle
Robin Mitchell: Steady Going Songs From a Fall
Becky Mills: Let It Go Dandelion
R.U.T.A.: Oj , Niech Przyjdzie Deszcz Na Uschod
Magnifico: Giv Mi Mani 2 Magnification
Mestisa: La Traidora Mestisa
Neuza: Lembranca Antiga
Yaaba Funk: Gyae Me Na Mendwen My Vote Dey Count
Mamani Keita: Mogobaou Kanou
Nsista: Cabocla (Captain Planet Remix)
Don Beto and Mene Mauroa: Burbujas (Original Mix)
Abelardo Carbono y su Conjunto: Carolina El Maravilloso Mundo De
Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta: Tolu (Fast Version) Soundway Presents Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta
The next Roots of the World Show will be on Sunday May 18th. The next show from me will be Newcastle Roots Music Radio on Sunday May 4th.The player for this show is posted below.