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Exotic Pop at the BBC

  • 2011
  • Music

Summary

Compilation of archive performances by international artists who found success in the UK charts, including Greek crooner Demis Roussos, French star Vanessa Paradis, Swedish singer Sylvia and Romanian pan-pipe player Gheorghe Zamfir.

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Review

Foreign vibes of all kinds have captured the British imagination over the years, as this sunny clipathon proves. Thrill again to Vanessa Paradis’s Joe le Taxi, Doina de Jale from Romania’s Gheorghe Zamfir and the similarly panpipe-tastic Cacharpaya by part-Chilean
combo Incantation.

To get you into holiday mood there’s Y Viva España (hard to hear without striking a castanet-clutching pose) and the Gypsy Kings’ irresistible version of Volare. The pub-piano knees-up of Winifred Atwell sounds amusingly incongruous here, about as exotic as a cone of jellied eels.

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Credits

Cast

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PerformerDemis Roussos
PerformerVanessa Paradis
PerformerSylvia
PerformerGheorghe Zamfir

Crew

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DirectorSteve Freer
Executive producerRyan Minchin
ProducerSteve Freer

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