Broadcaster Betto Arcos reports from Lima, including music from inside a traditional Peña bar, the amazing sounds of Afro-Peruvian music 'Música Criolla', Cumbia music and beyond.
Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song, which defines the moment Brazil charmed the world in the 1960s. Show more
Series revealing the musical and social impact of Latin music in the USA. This part examines how Afro-Cuban music has affected jazz, pop rhythms and dance styles. Show more
One of the greatest Latin bands, the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, takes to the stage at London's Barbican for a unique concert. Show more
Michael Kiwanuka is live in the studio as we play out the tracks he recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.
Plus Gilles drops new music from Massive Attack & Burial, Tall Black Guy and Radiohead. Show more
Latin big band Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass play Something Special. Includes The Lonely Bull, What Now My Love, Up Cherry Street and Spanish Flea.
Banning Eyre visits the state of Georgia to record some of the unique vocal music that has been preserved there and meet the personalities who have kept the traditions alive. Show more
Huey learns why Cuban music is so globally revered, how its isolation has affected its musicians, and what the future holds as the country opens up. Show more
Composer and singer Daymé Arocena performs music inspired by her Afro-Cuban heritage, including tracks from Cubafonía, the album that catapulted her onto the global stage. Show more
Gilles showcases some of the sounds he's tipping for 2012, including Jesse Boykins III, 2Morrows Victory, Jessie Ware, Gang Colours, Bad Bad Not Good and the label Soundway, as well as a Bumps Mix! Show more
This week Gilles has words and music from British film director, Steve McQueen, plus, 3 Portico Quartet session tracks recorded live from Maida Vale exclusively for the show! Show more
Gilles returns from Asia with a load of music from his travels. As well as dropping some upfront gems from Sepalcure and Modeselektor, Gilles also drops some Pyramids and Mike & The Censations! Show more
Gilles has a couple tracks from Toronto house producers Art Department in session at Maida Vale, as well as Martyn on the phone discussing his forthcoming album on Brainfeeder entitled 'Ghost People! Show more
This week Gilles is joined in the studio by German producer fLaKo, plus the show features disco-legend Nile Rogers words and music! There's also a Nitin Sawnhey session from Maida Vale and new Roots! Show more
Gilles has an exclusive DJ Mix from Erykah Badu and another Raphael Saadiq session track. Joining the musical dots - soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, dubstep, jazz and beyond. Show more
Raphael Saadiq drops into the studio to chat and play tracks from his Maida Vale session. Joining the musical dots - soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, dubstep, jazz and beyond. Show more
Joining the musical dots - soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, dubstep, jazz and beyond. Alice Russell is live in the studio and there are words and music from the mighty Scientist & Pinch. Show more
Joining the musical dots - soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, dubstep, jazz and beyond. Bonobo popped in to the studio for a chat and our Maida Vale session was from Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz Show more