Explore music from around the world, with presenter Pierre Tremblay. Each week he introduces a unique mix of sounds, musical styles and languages. Whether traditional or contemporary, familiar or unusual, the selections you'll hear will always be captivating.
Catch it live:
Saturday 1.10pm -3pm
This week World Vibes has a special musical theme on offer ! The entire two hour show is devoted to our interviews with artists, singer-songwriters and actors from Africa to the Americas, performing at this year’s International Music Festival, les ‘Francofolies de Montreal 2018’ ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details.
Our first hour starts with our first interview from ‘Francofolies de Montreal 2018’, with Dany Placard. A folk-rocker with classical beginnings from the Saguenay region of Quebec, I first got to know his work by watching his leading role in the award-winning short film ‘Bleu tonerre’ (Blue Thunder), filmed in -40 degrees Celsius conditions in the Saguenay region, with his music on the movie soundtrack. We also hear chosen songs from his latest album ‘Full Face’. Our second interview is with singer-songwriter, guitarist Alpha Thiam (Guinea) who speaks of his forty year career in many countries of West Africa with all the biggest names of today, and of his latest two albums released in Montreal. We hear selected tracks from his latest opus ‘Transhumances’. Fascinating stories with new and surprising music, enjoy !
Our second hour continues our interview with Alpha Thiam, ending with his last selected track from his album. Our last interview is with Acadian DJ-producer-Rapper, singer-songwriter Arthur Comeau, aka Alexandre Bilodeau, aka Nom de Plume, aka Lander MacWeegan, from Clare, Nova Scotia. He’s working with artists throughout North America, of which Louisiana Cajuns, has produced other artists works, such as Karim Ouellet and Pierre Kwenders, has his own radio show, and plans to record anew later this year ! In between we hear his selection of songs from his latest e-album ‘Lagniappe’, a name with a very particular pedigree. Creativity in motion in stories and music, enjoy !