Global Tribal Music

Presented by James Lascelles

James Lascelles

Something of a musical maverick himself, James made his name as founder and keyboard player of unusual UK cult band Global Village Trucking Company, who lived together in a Suffolk commune, performing initially at benefits and free festivals and deliberately made themselves extremely difficult to sign to a record label. Their one and only album was released posthumously on Caroline Records with a beautiful re-release on Cherry Red Records.

Following the demise of that band, James became a session musician working with the likes of Frank Zappa, L Shankar, Joan Armatrading, Lee “Scratch” Perry among others. In 1980, he joined Acid jazz/funk outfit The Breakfast Band, who released two albums and had a dance hit with LA 14.

Having spent many years living in different parts of the world, including 10 years in glorious New Mexico, James became more and more interested in world music, recording tribal music in North Africa, South India, Surinam and Native American songs, creating his own label Tribal Music International.

In recent years, he has worked with Steve Harley, playing keyboards and percussion in the legendary Cockney Rebel. James has released 2 CD’s, the solo “Aspects of Joy” and “Glasshouses” with the James Lascelles Quartet and now fronts Talking Spirits, with a new release underway on the Belgian world music label Zephyrus titled “Hands”.

James hosts his own show on Channel Radio, Global Tribal Music, every Tuesday from 9-11pm having been a regular guest on Craig Avery’s show. Check it out. It’s a fascinating show like no other……
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