Monday, 9 May 2011
Street Heat, Sarana and Billy and co
Lots of guests in the studio tonight and it was all great fun - at least I thought so!
Emma and Nick spoke to us about Exeter's Street Heat
Samba Band - who began in Exmouth, it seems. They are celebrating their 20th Birthday at Exeter Quay from 11:00 this Saturday 14 May with their Celebration of Samba. They will be parting with other south-west sambistas (a new word for me!).
We had a party in the studio later in the show when Detroit stars Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin, along with local accompanists JJ Quick and Pete Chart. They performed no less than 5 songs - superbly...
Ain't Gonna Run, Exeter Town (written by Sarana after her visit last year when she fell in live with Exeter; yes, she does know it's a city!), Wind Through the Pines, Thirteen Days and Bats And Butterflies. We had a chance to compare the latter with the recorded version played earlier. The versions were both very good and quite different!
Many thanks to all the excellent musicians.
Genticorum..Tout Le Long Du Voyage..Nagez Remeurs
Grievous Angel feat. Billy Brandt..Perfect world..New Tricks
Sarana VerLin..Bats & Butterflies..Bats & Butterflies
Street Heat..Carnival Samba / Damba De Roda / Samba Reggae..Street Heat
Habib Koite & Bamada..Barra..Afriki
Asha Bosle & Shujaat Khan..Naina Lagai Ke..Naina Lagai Ke
Bob Marley & The Wailers..Natural Mystic..Exodus
Thirty years since Bob died. His music and the legend lives on!
S E Rogie..Kekeh Kefarana..African Dreams
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Old Adam The Poacher /
Catharsis / The Boy Who Couldn't Hoe Corn..Singing The Bones