World music at the Grammys, Bangladesh celebrations, Obama and Castro, and spring desires
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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the “Best World Music Album” at the Grammy Awards. There’s a lovely surprise voice, your letters, great music - and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo, and enjoy!
Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday at 6:15, 7:15, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.
Great news my friends … there are three brand new official RFI clubs to welcome! There’s the “RFI Fans Web Visitors Club” in Khanpur, Pakistan, headed up by Amir Manzoor. Welcome! There’s the “Cubans on the Radio Club” in Holguin, Cuba, with Rommel Tamayo Gutiérrez as its president – Bienvenidos! And there’s the “RFI Surfer’s Society Bangladesh” in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Ms Royeka Khatun at the helm – welcome! Welcome, welcome, welcome!
More great news - we have a new feature … a literary magazine produced once a month by Laura Angela Bagnetto, called Africa: Stories in the 54. Look for it here on our website, and also on The Sound Kitchen Facebook page.
For our DX enthusiast friends: Our shortwave frequency will change to 13725 kHz on 27 March (22m band). The time remains the same - from 6.00 to 7.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US, and although the frequency is “aimed” (or however that works) towards the African continent, give it a try. You never know … and be sure and send us your reception reports. Maybe we can get more time, which would be wonderful.
You can also look for our programs on WRMI (http://www.wrmi.net/) and WRN (http://www.wrn.org/listeners/). In Paris, you can hear us on World Radio Paris (http://www.worldradioparis.fr/) on DAB+. These broadcasters diffuse our programs out of the goodness of their hearts (and thank you thank you thank you WRMI, WRN, and World Radio Paris!), but unless you tell us how you heard us, we have no way of knowing … so do write and tell us how you listen to us.
This week’s quiz: On 20 February, I asked you a question about the U-S music awards - the Grammys - which had been held in Los Angeles the previous Monday. You were to send in the name of the artist who won the “Best World Music Album” award as well as the name of the album.
The answer is: Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is from Benin and now lives in New York. The name of her winning album is Sings, which was recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, conducted by Gast Waltzing.
The winners this week are: Since today is Independence Day in Bangladesh, how about a present for our Bangladeshi friends? The winners this week are Waheed Nobi from Rangpur; RFI Listeners Club members Mofizur Rahman from Sylhet and Mohammad Akhsan from Dhaka; Raihan Ali, a member of the Nilshagor RFI Fan Club in Nilphamari, and just to show no one holds grudges, Muhammad Mobeen Arshad from Sahiwal, Pakistan.
This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 16 May to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 21 May program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.
Send your answers to:
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
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