The World Show With Nicky B

KAYA 959  |  Podcast , ±38 min episodes every 1 week  | 
The World Show is informative, expansive, and largely pan-African. This is a musical journey that bridges generations and genres, travelling across continents and timelines, with in-depth interviews and features. ‘The World Show’ is a four-hour global journey through sound – featuring the freshest tracks from home and afar.

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Lokua Kanza

Celebrating Heritage month with iconic African artists on The World Show.
Our special guest is one of the most important artists coming from Africa, in our time, Lokua Kanza. Lokua has worked with legendary icons of African and global music, including Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo, Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango, Ray Lema and many more. Now, following his last studio album of 2010, Lokua has just released Moko - which means ‘Unity’ in Lingala. It’s an epic project, expressed in 10 languages, Moko brings together more than one hundred musicians and renowned guests from across the globe! It’s #BestOfTheBest on The World Show
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Keenan Meyer - The Alchemy of Living

This Sunday on The World Show our special guest is gifted pianist, composer and scholar, Keenan Meyer. While classically trained and educated, Keenan has also researched South African Jazz [particularly the works of Abdullah Ibrahim]; and in exploring the role of music in South Africa’s struggles for liberation, he’s gained a deeper understanding of music’s ability to galvanise human consciousness - a central theme in his profoundly beautiful debut album, The Alchemy of Living, which is produced by acclaimed bassist, Banda Banda
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Bonj - A Journal EP

Our special guest is Soweto-born singer, songwriter and rising star, BONJ. Bonj was the lead vocalist for Afro-electro band TheCITY, and also worked on a number of successful electro-collaborations. Bonj’s brand new debut EP 'A Journal', was five years in the making and captures the different phases of her career. "It is an audio diary of experiences, people I've met, things I've done and places I've been to," she says.
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Celebrating women on The World Show! This week we’ll be crossing to the Eastern Cape to chat with Mthwakazi - one of the new generations leading exponents of Xhosa Bow music. uMthwakazi has pioneered a new style of music known as Xho-pera, which fuses African Indigenous bow music with Classical, Opera and Choral. With her deeply rooted sounds and angelic soprano voice, Mthwakazi spreads a message of optimism, healing and Ubuntu!
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Celebrating Women on The World Show! This week we’ll be chatting to Durban-born songstress Makhosazana Masango, better known as Azana. In 2020, at the tender age of 19, Azana released her debut album ‘Ingoma’, which secured the number 1 spot in the country, on Apple Music’s pop chart. Also known for her collaborations with well-established artists such as Afriikan Papi, Disciples of House, and mostly Sun EL Musician, Azana is a skilled songwriter with a sound that is both electro and soulful, representing a new generation of vibrant African artists!
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2lani The Warrior

It’s an electro-Sunday this week on The World Show! Joining us for a chat and an exclusive guest mix is one of the country’s most respected DJs - 2lani the Warrior! A true maestro of his craft, 2lani’s been enchanting dance floors with his magical mixes since 1997, and also heads his own record labels – (Do It Now Recordings, Deep Stitched and Music Basket) where he supports SA music development and ensures that artists are both locally and internationally recognized without losing their deep essence.
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Mandisi Dyantyis

This Sunday on The World Show we’ll be crossing to Cape Town to chat to the vocalist, trumpeteer and musical director, Mandisi Dyantyis.

Recognized for his versatility in Jazz, Western Classical and African indigenous music, Mandisi is much loved as an evocative storyteller with a velvety voice! We’ll be exploring his journey in music and his absolutely beautiful debut album ‘Somandla’.
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Joan Armatrading

Today The World Show with NickyB, Our special guest is the internationally acclaimed musical legend, the singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading. Known for her poignant lyrics and and eclectic music styles, Joan has released 20 studio albums and countless timeless hits....all without ever compromising her musical integrity!
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This Sunday on The World Show we’ll be crossing to Botswana to chat to much-loved singer, songwriter and producer, Tomeletso Sereetsi.
Best known for his work as the group, Sereetsi & The Natives, he’ll be joining us to celebrate his brand new 3rd release ‘I Am Afrika’.
Featuring collaborations with some of the most exciting singer-songwriters and instrumentalists from across Botswana and the world, including SA’s Bokani Dyer and Berita, “I Am Afrika” was produced during lockdown - its a rich offering which brings “Africans and humanity together to celebrate and embrace our rich diversity of musics, languages and cultures”.
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Angélique Kidjo

#BestOfTheBest featuring four-time GRAMMY winner, the Beninese-born superstar, Angélique Kidjo with her brand new album ‘Mother Nature’, Angelique connects with the new generation of African musicians ( including Burna Boy Yemi Alade Sampa The Great Mr Eazi and others).
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Selaelo Selota

This Sunday on The World Show it’s Best of The Best with the award-winning jazz musician and master-guitarist, Selaelo Selota. We’ll be chatting about Selaelo’s musical journey for the past two decades and celebrating his latest album '8 Colours of the Rainbow’ - an ongoing legacy project, which he hopes will help to bring people together around the issues and challenges that we need to face and deal with in South Africa today.
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Concerts SA

We are looking behind the scenes, at the work of Concerts SA - an entity that has supported live music across the southern African region since 2013. And last year, in response to the pandemic and the impact of lockdown on musicians livelihoods, Concerts SA initiated the Digital Mobility Fund ‘Streaming Hope to Musicians Once Again’!
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