• Guillaume de Bassompierre

Travel in music: Recap of the nomadic playlist

Yesterday, I posted the last chapter of this 36-part musical series of personal souvenirs, gathered in the 28 countries I have lived in to date. Below is the summary of all the songs that have helped to illustrate it and a strange pie chart to slice 46 years into geographical percentages...


  • 1973 - Chapter 1 | Belgium – Jacques Brel, Le Plat Pays

  • 1973-1976 – Chapter 2 | D.R. Congo– Baloji, Le Jour d'Après / Siku Ya Baadaye (Indépendance Cha-Cha)

  • 1976-1978 – Chapter 3 | Belgium, part II – Roméo Elvis, La Belgique Afrique

  • 1978-1982 – Chapter 4 | Spain – Radio Tarifa, Rumba Argelina

  • 1982-1987 – Chapter 5 | Belgium, part III – Salvatore Adamo & Arno, Les filles du bord de mer

  • 1987-1990 – Chapter 6 | USA – Aaron Neville, With God On Our Side

  • 1990-1995 – Chapter 7 | Belgium, part IV – Tom Barman & Guy Van Nueten, Everybody’s Weird

  • 1996-2000 – Chapter 8 | Chile – Víctor Jara, El Derecho De Vivir

  • 1999 – Chapter 9 | South America – Calle 13, Latinoamérica

  • 2000 – Chapter 10 | Spain, part II – Rosalía, Nos Quedamos Solitos

  • 2000 – Chapter 11 | Panamá – Rubén Blades, Plástico

  • 2000 – Chapter 12 | Turkey – Kardeş Türküler, Burçak Tarlası

  • 2000 – Chapter 13 | Brazil – Caetano Veloso, Desde Que O Samba E Samba

  • 2000 – Chapter 14 | Portugal – Amália Rodrigues, O Marujo Portugues

  • 2001 – Chapter 15 | Czech Republic – Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

  • 2001 – Chapter 16 | Puerto Rico – Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe, La Murga De Panamá

  • 2001 – Chapter 17 | Lebanon – Mashrou' Leila, Ma Tetrikini Heik

  • 2001 – Chapter 18 | Mauritania – Khalifa Ould Eidi & Dimi Mint Abba, Waidalal Waidalal

  • 2002 – Chapter 19 | Angola – Bonga, Mona Ki Ngi Xica

  • 2002 – Chapter 20 | Perú – Susana Baca, Negra Presuntuosa

  • 2002 – Chapter 21 | Bolivia – Savia Andina, El Minero

  • 2002-2003 – Chapter 22 | Haiti – Haiti Twoubadou, Je Vais

  • 2003 – Chapter 23 | Anywhere I lay my head – Tom Waits, Anywhere I Lay My Head

  • 2003 – Chapter 24 | Taiwan – Xi Quing, Im Tam-Poh

  • 2004 – Chapter 25 | Hong Kong – Bai Huang, Waiting For You (Ian Widgery Remix)

  • 2004 – Chapter 26 | Qatar – Haitham Hasan & Mohammed Saleh Abd Al-Saheb, Lamma Bada Yatathanna

  • 2004 – Chapter 27 | Thailand – Death Of A Salesman, ไปในดาว

  • 2005 – Chapter 28 | Pakistan – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder, The Long Road

  • 2005 – Chapter 29 | Poland – Władysław Lidauer, Graj skrzypku, graj!

  • 2005 – Chapter 30 | India – Sanjay Mishra, For Julia

  • 2006 – Chapter 31 | Poland, part II – Marek Grechuta & Anawa, Dni, których nie znamy

  • 2006 – Chapter 32 | Canada – Neil Young, Helpless

  • 2006-2010 – Chapter 33 | South Africa – Juluka, Woza Friday

  • 2010-2012 – Chapter 34 | Mexico – Café Tacuba, Chilanga Banda

  • 2012-2016 – Chapter 35 | South Africa, part II – Bongeziwe Mabandla, Ndokulandela

  • 2016 – Chapter 36 | Travel through BRICS – Beatenberg, Cape To Rio

  • 2017-Present - Unfinished chapter | Côte d'Ivoire to be continued...

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