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The World Show With Nicky B

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.
Weekly English South Africa Arts · Performing Arts
222 Episodes
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Louis Mhlanga On The World Show With Nicky B

Louis Mhlanga, one of the greatest African guitarists of all time, is our guest this week on The World Show! His eagerly anticipated eleventh release, "Living for the Living," will be celebrated. Louis' experiences are beautifully and richly woven into this double album through his masterful eloquence of various guitar…
7 Apr 1 hr 13 min

Kujenga And Thandeka Dladla On The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show is having a double bill this Sunday, and both acts are from Cape Town! Kujenga, which means "to build" in Swahili, will be the first group to join us. Kujenga, who identify as a "Black improvised music outfit," are currently on a national tour in support of…
24 Mar 1 hr 41 min

Stewart Sukuma On The World Show With Nicky B

Stewart Sukuma, the renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer from Mozambique, will be joining us on The World Show. He rose to fame as a solo artist by fusing traditional Mozambican music with modern sounds. He was a member of the well-known ensemble Orchestra Marrabenta Star de Mozambique when he was…
17 Mar 1 hr 41 min

Steve Dyer On The World Show With Nicky B

The multi-talented musical genius Steve Dyer will be our guest this Sunday on The World Show. Steve is not only an expert on the flute and saxophone, but he also founded the "supergroup" Mahube and produced records for artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Busi Mhlongo. We will be commemorating…
10 Mar 1 hr 05 min

Skyjack On The World Show With Nicky B

Members of the South African x Swiss jazz cooperative, "Skyjack," will be our guests this Sunday on The World Show. Skyjack, which consists of a European brass section in addition to the superb double bass, drums, and piano trio of Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper, and Jonno Sweetman from South Africa,…
3 Mar 1 hr 03 min

Picat da Italian On The World Show With Nicky B

SA's beloved DJ, style icon, and master event planner, "Picat da Italian," will be our guest this Sunday on The World Show! His eagerly anticipated first venture into the production world, "Lost in Translation," will be celebrated as his brand-new debut release. Along with discussing his numerous endeavours, we will…
25 Feb 1 hour

Just 6 On The World Show With Nicky B

Joining us on The World Show this Sunday are the members of JUST 6, a two-time Grammy® nominated vocal group. Since their 2011 formation in Pretoria, JUST 6 has enthralled audiences all over the world with their faultless vocal harmonies and arrangements. They cleverly mimic musical instruments with just their…
18 Feb 59 min

Thando Zide On the World Show with Nicky B

Thando Zide, a gifted young singer-songwriter, will be our guest this Sunday on The World Show. Her first album, "uMvulo," a poetic musical voyage of sounds and storytelling, will be celebrated on this occasion. The album explores universal themes while drawing inspiration from personal experiences.
11 Feb 1 hr 08 min

Jowee Omicil On The World Show With Nicky B

This week on The World Show, we have Jowee Omicil, a creative, free-form musician from Paris. Jowee, a musician who plays a variety of wind and brass instruments, was born in Canada to Haitian immigrants. In 1791, a group of enslaved Haitians met in the woods of Bois Caïman, on…
4 Feb 1 hr 01 min

Dr Sello Galane On The World Show With Nicky B

Dr. Sello Galane, a champion artist in South Africa, will be joining us on The World Show. In addition to his well-received live shows and productions, Sello holds an LLB and a doctorate in music. He is widely recognised as a "Musicology Forensics Expert" in his field. In honour of…
28 Jan 1 hr 29 min

Sizwe Mashinini On The World Show With Nicky B

Our first musician feature of 2024 gets things started. Sizwe Mashinini, a talented pianist, composer, and producer, joins us in the studio. In addition to working with numerous artists, Sizwe has released music as a solo artist. These include Benjamin Dube, Zwai Bala, Lawrence Matshiza, Hugh Masekela, Stimela, and Nhlanhla…
21 Jan 47 min

DJ Brian Blaq Mix On The World Show With Nicky B

We’ll be joined by veteran DJ Brian Blaq. With a career that started in broadcasting and has encompassed various aspects of the electronic music industry in South Africa, Brian has consistently contributed to the evolution of house music locally and continues to elevate the genre from a global perspective! We'll…
14 Jan 58 min

Mo Laudi Mix On The World Show

Over the years, Mo Laudi has performed alongside the likes of Jamie XX, Major Lazer, Carl Craig, Diplo, Brodinski, and even legends such as Miriam Makeba. Never the one to look back, but look to the future. 2015 sees Mo Laudi launch a new label by the name of Globalisto!
17 Dec 2023 1 hr 20 min

Sun Xa Experiment On The World Show With Nicky B

This week on The World Show we’ll be joined by members of Sun Xa Experiment. Best known for their vibrant live-performances, this 5-piece collective is now releasing a new self-titled EP which encapsulates the dynamism of their deeply rooted, ancestral sounds.
10 Dec 2023 57 min

Amaeshi Ikechi On The World Show With Nicky B

We have Nigerian bassist Amaeshi Ikechi as our guest on The World Show. In his 26-year career, Amaeshi has experimented with many genres, but his particular passion is the blending of jazz and African music. We will be commemorating the release of his first solo single, "Travail," which honours the…
3 Dec 2023 56 min

Mbuso Khoza On The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show our guest is one of SA’s most exceptional artists, Mbuso Khoza. We’ll be celebrating the release of his profoundly beautiful, brand new offering ‘Ifa Lomkhono’, which was produced by Nduduzo Makhathini, who is also featured on piano throughout the album.
26 Nov 2023 59 min

Pilani Bubu On The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show, our guest is the gifted, inspiring, and entrepreneurial artist, Pilani Bubu. This time she’s joining us to celebrate her brand new release, ‘Ekuseni’, which, besides featuring her evocative vocals, is imbued with her commitment and passion for ’storytelling’. Steeped in African spirituality and identity, ’Ekuseni’ offers a…
19 Nov 2023 57 min

Pula Twala On The World Show WIth Nicky B

This Sunday on the World Show, we’ll be celebrating the life and legacy of Bra Hugh Masekela. His daughter, Pula Twala, will be joining us in studio as we take a musical journey to commemorate the contribution of this African superstar and to talk about the upcoming event celebrating ’10…
12 Nov 2023 58 min

Sven Van Hees On The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show our featured guest is the legendary Belgian DJ and producer, Sven van Hees. Having started out as a DJ on pirate radio in Antwerp at the age of 15, Sven went on to become a resident DJ at a club in Ibiza way back in 1989, and…
5 Nov 2023 1 hr 04 min

Bakithi Khumalo On The World Show With Nicky B

It’s a jam packed event of musical excellence, as we’re joined in the studio, SA born and US based for decades, this internationally acclaimed artist has continued to fly the flag of our country’s sounds across the globe, the multi-award winning master bass player Bakithi Khumalo who has been hailed…
29 Oct 2023 45 min
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