Archive for the ‘Baaba Maal’ Category

Bartok, Baaba Maal, Bob Dylan

February 16, 2009
FREE! Music for grown-ups on the BBC this week

Hidden among its vast TV and radio output, the BBC broadcasts some magnificent music for grown-ups every week of the year. And it’s all free – well, sort of….

All of these musicians are profiled in my new book, Music For Grown-Ups. For full details, please click on the book cover at the top left of the Home Page of the master website:

Mon 16 Feb
1200 & 2200 Bartok, Composer Of The Week – BBC Radio 3 (1/5, continues Tues-Fri)

Wed 18 Feb
2315 Baaba Maal live, Late Junction – BBC Radio 3

Thurs 19 Feb
1400 Handel’s opera Silla – BBC Radio 3
2300 Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour – BBC Radio 2

Online access: many BBC radio programmes are broadcast live online – please see the channels’ web sites for details. Some BBC radio and TV programmes are also accessible online via iPlayer for a short period after transmission:

Gerry Smith

Africa Now! World–class line-up in London in October

September 29, 2008
London’s Barbican – probably the leading UK venue staging music for grown-ups, from across the spectrum – excels itself next month with AFRICA NOW, featuring giants of African music like Baaba Maal, Oumou Sangare, Amadou & Mariam, Rachid Taha and many more, on 23 October.

It‘s the first time I’ve been aware of so many of Africa’s greatest artists performing under one roof. They’ll do solo and ensemble sets.

Tickets: £10-25. Giveaway!

Gerry Smith