Playlist 01.03.2021

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Playlist 01.03.2021

On this week's programme:

NYP Records select funk and dance grooves from around the globe, and “Be My Voice” highlights victims of Sexual Abuse for International Women’s Day. All proceeds to Medica Gjakova.

Made Kuti is Fela’s grandson whose record comes out as a twin package with his dad’s (Femi).

Edo Funk originated in Benin City in Nigeria at the end of the 1970s.

Antonis Antoniou is a Cypriot musician from Monsieur Doumani and Trio Tekke.

Smadj - Jean-Pierre Smadja of Tunisia - spices his oud music with flutes and sax.

Electric Jalaba are a London-Moroccan collective featuring Simo Lagnawi.

Samba Touré is a Malian singer, guitarist, and one-time protégé of Ali Farka Touré.

Ballaké Sissoko is Malian kora virtuoso and member of 3MA trio.

Wau Wau Collectif are a Senegalese gathering of musicians, poets and beat-makers with Karl Jonas Winqvist on production.

Afrika Mamas are a Zulu acapella group of single mothers.

Sam Mangwana is a veteran vocalist who has accompanied many of the legends of Congolese music.

French-Algerian outfit Zoufris Maracas bring poetry and politics to play.

Dom La Nena is a Brazilian cellist and singer, resident in Paris.

Danish singer Helene Blum sings with her partner’s folk band.

Mariza sings the songs of fado legend Amalia Rodrigues.

Vaev are a Danish duo combining folk and electronics.

Afro-Caribbean folkie in Marseille David Walters has an all-star quartet.

Chinese Pipa meets Japanese shakuhachi in the oriental garden - Wu Man and Kojiro Umezaki.

Araki Kodo plays solo shakuhachi.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 1st 2021. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde: “Andrelina”. From the compilation “Be My Voice” (NYP Records 2021).

2.Nga Han & the Hi-Flyers: “Emergence”. From the compilation “Global Riddims 4” (NYP Records 2021).

3.Sumohair: “Rum & Bass”. From the compilation “Tropical Beats” (NYP Records 2020).

4.Made Kuti: “Your Enemy”. From “For(e)ward”, part of “Femi & Made Kuti - Legacy +” (Partisan 2021).

5.Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets: “Ta Gha Hunsimwen”. From the forthcoming compilation “Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1” (Analog Africa).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Livanin”. From the forthcoming album “Kkismettin” (Ajabu!).

7.Smadj: “Eux”. From “Dual” (pSChiit 2021).

8.Electric Jalaba: “Daimla”. From “El Hal - The Feeling” (Strut 2021).

9.Samba Touré: “Tamala”. Single from forthcoming album “Binga” (Glitterbeat).

10.Ballaké Sissoko feat. Soan Jobarteh: “Djourou”. From forthcoming album “Djourou” (No Format!).

11.Wau Wau Collectif: “Mouhamodou Lo & His Children”. From “Yaral Sa Doom” (Sahel Sounds 2021).

12.Afrika Mamas: “Wangishiyelani”. From “Ilanga (The Sun)” (ARC 2021).

13.Sam Mangwana: “Lokosso Ya Nzombo”. From “Lubamba” (MDC/Pias 2021).

14.Zoufris Maracas: “De Maré À Lifou”. From “Bleu De Lune” (Chapter Two 2020).

15.Dom La Nena: “Oiseau Sauvage”. From “Tempo” (Six Degrees 2021).

16.Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band: “Over Havet”. From “Strømmen” (Galileo 2020).

17.Mariza: “Com Que Voz”. From “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal 2020).

18.Vaev: “Nökkens Vals”. From “Vaev” (GO Danish Folk Music 2021).

19.David Walters feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Roger Raspail: “Freedom”.

20.David Walters feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Roger Raspail: “Papa Kossa”. Both from “Nocturne” (Six Degrees 2021).

21.Wu Man & Kojiro Umezaki: “Spring”. From “Flow” (In a Circle Records 2021).

22.Araki Kodō VI: “Kumoi Jishi (Where there are clouds)”. From “Hankyō” (Araki Kodō VI 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Urban Village: “Udondolo” (No Format!).

2.Mariza: “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal).

3.Altin Gün: “Yol” (Glitterbeat).

4.Various Artists: “Zanzibara 10: First Modern - Taarab Vibes from Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990” (Buda Musique).

5.Made Kuti: “For(e)ward” and Femi Kuti: “Stop The Hate”. Both from “Femi & Made Kuti - Legacy+” (Partisan).

6.Transglobal Underground & Our European Friends: “A Gathering of Strangers 2021” (Mule Satellite).

7.Anansy Cissé: “Anoura” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

8.Sam Amidon: “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch).

9.Amparanoia: “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita).

10. Warsaw Village Band: “Uwodzenie / Waterduction” (Karrot Kommando).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Antonis Antoniou: “Livanin”. From forthcoming album “Kkismettin” (Ajabu!).

2.Vaev: “Klaphopsa”. From “Vaev” (GO Danish Folk Music).

3.Damon Locks & The Black Monument Ensemble: “Now (Forever Momentary Space)”. From forthcoming album “Now” (International Anthem).

4.David Walters feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Roger Raspail: “Sa En Yé”. From “Nocturne” (Six Degrees).

5.Javier Segura: “Malagueñas 2”. From “La Ola Interior - Spanish Ambient and Acid Exoticism 1983-1990” (Bongo Joe).
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