Playlist 01.10.2018

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Playlist 01.10.2018

On this week's programme:

Dobranotch, from St Petersburg, celebrate 20 years of performing Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan music.

The Amsterdam Klezmer Band join forces with the Hungarian string band, Söndörgö, for a pooling of their many talents.

The Cimbalom Brothers are led by the Hungarian duo of Balazs Unger and Jeno Lisztes.

Jaune Toujours are funky Brusselians with a socio-political outlook.

Bixiga 70 are a 10-piece Sao Paulo instrumental big band launching their fourth album.

Disques Debs International are a long-running premier music label from Guadeloupe.

Hermanos Herrera are a family band of Mexican Americans, five brothers and a sister.

Veteran reggae artist, Winston McAnuff, is partnered by French accordionist and producer Fixi.

Sarazino was born in Algeria but is much travelled, with sojourns in Ecuador and Canada.

New York’s Okonkolo play music with Yoruban and Santeria roots.

The “Two Niles” compilation brings together Sudanese sounds from the 70s, 80s and early 90s.

Thabang Tabane plays a contemporary version of his father Philip’s malombo music from South Africa.

Michael League’s Bokanté outfit have broadened their musical canvas even further with the addition of the Metropole Orkest from Holland.

French-Antillean musician Gerald Toto is a member of the Toto Bona Lokua trio.

Felipe Pomar & Telefunksoul play electro Bahia beats.

Moussu T & co have issued a follow-up to their reworking of 1930s Operetta music hall style.

Punch Brothers, led by Chris Thile, are the progressive, even intellectual, face of bluegrass.

The Small Island Big Song project highlights strong cultural messages from musicians of isolated oceanic lands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Vigüela play the folk music of central Spain around Toledo and Cáceres, and are currently No. 1 in the Transglobal World Music Chart (

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

1.    Dobranotch: “Milenochek”. From “Dobranotch - 20 Years” (CPL-Music 2018).

2.    Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Moroka”. From “Szikra” (Vetnasj 2018).

3.    Cimbalom Brothers: “Djangodance”. From “Brotherhood” (Fonó Budai Zenehaz 2018).

4.    Jaune Toujours: “Alles Normaal”. From “Europeana” (Choux de Bruxelles 2018).

5.    Bixiga 70: “Primeiramente”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

6.    Sydney Lérémon et Ses Amis du Calvaire Baie-Mahault: “You You Matayango”.

7.    Cyril Diaz et Son Orchestre: “Feeling Happy”.  Both from “Disques Debs International - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972” (Strut 2018).

8.    Hermanos Herrera: “Popurrí Jarocho”. From “Sones Jarochos y Huastecos y Más” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

9.    Winston McAnuff & Fixi feat. Pongo: “One Note”. From “Big Brothers” (Chapter Two 2018).

10.  Sarazino feat. Francois Kency: “Bladi”. From “Mama Funny Day” (Cumbancha 2018).

11.  Okonkolo: “Wolenche for Chango”. From “Cantos” (Big Crown 2018).

12.  Kamal Ibrahim Suliman Ahmed: “Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb / Forget Those That Divide Us”. From the compilation “Two Niles To Sing A Melody - The Violins & Synths of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

13.  Thabang Tabane: “Nyanda Yeni”. From “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour 2018).

14.  Bokanté and Metropole Orkest (conducted by Jules Buckley): “Fanm (The Woman)”. From “What Heat” (Real World 2018).

15.  Eduard Andriyanov: “Time Flow”. From “West-East” - Live promo set (Kamwa 2018).

16.  Gerald Toto: “It’s A Love Pain”. From “Sway” (forthcoming on No Format!).

17.  Felipe Pomar & Telefunksoul: “Fabio Lima”. From “Re-Con Bass Mixtape” (Kafundo 2018).

18.  Moussu T e lei Jovents: “Je t’aime”. From “Operette Volume 2” (Manivette 2018).

19.  Punch Brothers: “Jumbo”. From “All Ashore” (Nonesuch 2018).

***Punch Brothers play the National Concert Hall on Monday November 19th***

20.  Eden Hsueh & Piteyo Ukah: “Uyas Gerakun”. From “Small Island, Big Song” (

21.  Vigüela: “Arroyo claro”.

22.  Vigüela: “Rondeña de las tres esquinas”. Both from “A Tiempo Real - A new take on Spanish Tradition” (ARC 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Various Artists: “Two Niles To Sing A Melody - The violins & synths of Sudan” (Ostinato).


2. Harouna Samaké: “Kamale Blues” (One World).


3. Dur-Dur Of Somalia: “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa).


4. Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).


5. Stella Chiweshe: “Kasahwa - Early Singles” (Glitterbeat).


6. Mari Kalkun: “Ilmamôtsan” (Nordic Notes).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Thabang Tabane: “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour).       


9. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Szikra” (Vetnasj).


10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Volume 1 - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro-Latin Musique Antillaise 1960-1972” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Lemma feat. Souad Asla: “El-Hadjadj”. From “Lemma” (Buda).

3.  Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Moroka”. From “Szikra” (Vetnasj).


4.  Jess Sah Bi & Peter One: “Clipo Clipo”.  From “Our Garden Needs Its Flowers” (Awesome Tapes From Africa).

5.  Arun Ramamurthy Trio: “Conception/Dhanasri/Walk as one/Simple joys/Sri Valli/Revati”. From “Ragas Live Festival - Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).
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