I Write The Songs #69 featuring Cole Porter

Songwriter of the week: Cole Porter Many classics on this show to complement the classic music of our songwriter of the week, Cole Porter. part 1 Joss Stone, L.O.V.E. (Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler) Rebecca Ferguson & John Legend, Bridges (John Legend J Loos Steve Robson) Alanis Morrissette, Let’s do it (Let’s Fall in love) 2005, Canada/US, 3.22 (Cole Porter, 1928) first introduced in Porter’s first Broadway success, the musical Paris (1928) by French chanteuse Irène Bordoni … Read on…

Eboa Lotin, the radio (Elimb’a Dikalo)

Eboa Lotin

“Elimb’a Dikalo” is the Duala (African language) expression for “Radio”, literally the drum of story-telling. It is also a track by Cameroonian singer-songwriter Eboa Lotin and a song that defines him: he honestly speaks (sings), like what he would expect of a self-respecting radio to broadcast, about life and its social events, good and bad without sweeping anything under the rug. In spite of his relatively small amount of releases (about 70 songs and an unfinished album), … Read on…

Yael Naim: New Soul

Yael Naim

Yael Naiem is more than just the Israeli-singer-songwriter and pianist of Jewish Tunisian descent who provided the soundtrack (‘New Soul’ for the Apple MacBook Air advertising in 2008 which propelled her in the US top 10, a first for any Israeli music artist. Her apparently voluntarily husked voice has lent itself to beautiful covers and some no less beautifully self-penned songs. The charm is in the voice, whether in English, French or Hebrew, from its delicately … Read on…

Coeur à Coeur Acoustique, Paris

Coeur à Coeur Acoustique, Paris, is a meeting between an artist and an audience in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The goal of the Coeur à Coeur Acoustique (literally “Acoustic Heart to Heart”) is to enable an intimate exchange between artist and audience. Inspired evenings in the village and gatherings under the tree while listening to a storyteller or griot , the artist says music and words with the audience around him. At Coeur à Coeur Acoustique, music … Read on…