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Albums Of The Week: Jon Batiste | World Music Radio

The award-magnet keyboardist thinks globally on his diverse release, programming his own border-radio station and dialing in an international cast of collaborators.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:World Music Radio is the new musical transmission from Grammy and Oscar winner Jon Batiste, following his historic and acclaimed hit record We Are.

This concept album stars Batiste as interstellar traveling griot / DJ Billy Bob Bo Bob (aka B4) who examines popular music from around the globe on a radio broadcast from Earth to the rest of the universe — begging the question, isn’t all music world music?

Inspired by his decades-long study of music and culture, World Music Radio is a sonic passport for the ears, seeing Batiste reach new artistic heights with global collaborators Jon Bellion, Lil Wayne, Fireboy DML, J.I.D., Camilo, NewJeans and others — blurring the sonic boundaries known as “genre” and transforming your Tuesday morning into Saturday night.”