Gilles Peterson explains how his latest release of Cuban music came about, reviews of tracks by Drake, Sharon Van Etten and Porcelain Raft. Finally, Alex Macpherson gives his guide to the best from R&B.
This week’s Music Weekly interviewee is Gilles Peterson, who spoke to Ben Beaumont-Thomas just before it was announced he is to leave Radio 1. He discusses his new CD: ‘Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ - and explains what Cuban nightlife is like, how he finds Cuban artists and tracks, and he also summarises the present state of World Music.
Then Alexis, Ben and Ruth Barnes review new tracks - a version of Drake’s ‘Take Care’ - ‘Chop Care’, ‘Serpents’ by Sharon Van Etten and Porcelain Raft’s ‘Put Me To Sleep’.
Finally, Alex Macpherson selects some top R&B tracks that you might not have caught yet.
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