Café Mouffe: Lula Pena & Marta Topferova

Comments   2   Date Arrow  March 20, 2023 at 3:39pm   User  by Mark Willis

Often when I wake up during the night I flip on the clock radio to listen to the BBC World Service. It puts me right back to sleep unless breaking news gets my attention. Sometimes I listen subconsciously while I sleep and have the strangest dreams. That happened this week when I heard haunting, alluring songs on Charlie Gillett’s World of Music. I tracked down the playlist later to figure out what I had heard. I can’t begin to recover what I dreamed with Lula Pena (Fria Claridade) and  Marta Topferova (Semana Azul).. Listen and dream it for yourself.

Encore: Another surreal sound from this dream state was an arrangement for tenor saxophone of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude). The musician was Yasuaki Shimizu. I couldn’t find a clip of his solo performance, but an ensemble version will give you a sense of it.

Café Mouffe opens on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the set notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.

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  • #1.   DJJackDaw 03.22.2009

    Many thanks for finding these great clips

    I have borrowed your links for the applicable threads on my website which documents thr weekly playlists and has opened up into a forum for music fans in general


  • #2.   Mark Willis 03.23.2009

    Charlie, what a thrill and honor to have you connect with Café Mouffe! I am a longtime listener to your BBC radio show, which has led me to much marvelous world music. I’m pleased to learn about The Sound of the World. It’s a great extension of your BBC web page. I will follow it!

    p.s. Is there any prospect that your BBC show will also become a podcast?

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