Playlist 01.11.2021

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Playlist 01.11.2021

On this week's programme:

King Champion Sounds are an underground cross-genre outfit, here featuring The Mekons’ Sally Timms.

Omar Pene is a veteran Senegalese singer and 1980s front man of Super Diamono.

Nuru Kane is also Senegalese but includes other musical styles, particularly Moroccan.

The Global Afrobeat Movement presents 20 practitioners from Africa, South America, Europe and Asia.

The Kondi Band is based around Sierra Leonian Sorie Kondi and his thumb piano.

The Colombian millo flute, with accompanying percussion and voice, claims to be the true origin of the cumbia style.

‘Bonga’ Jean-Baptiste is steeped in the vodou traditions of his native Haiti.

Orquestra Afro-Brazileira have a proud 80-year history as an Afro-Brazilian cultural institution.

Mec Yek are Slovakian sisters on vocals, backed by Jaune Toujours’ Piet Maris and colleagues.

Deli Teli recreate the ’60s and ’70s sound of Greek Tsifteteli bouzouki music.

Xanthoula Dakovanou directs and sings in a presentation of Miroloi music from Epirus.

Cihan Türkoglu recorded “Syrto” in Crete with Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma.

The Tamala trio are two Senegalese musicians on kora, thumb pianos, and vocals with a Belgian violinist.

Cuban piano-man Omar Sosa continues his partnership with Senegal’s Seckou Keita.

Kadialy Kouyate is a Senegalese kora player resident in London.

Malian singer, Rokia Kone, was one of Les Amazones d’Afrique and is a new signing to Real World.

The Australian Art Orchestra builds compositions based on ancient song cycles from Arnhem Land.

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

1.King Champion Sounds feat. Sally Timms: “Thou Hurricane”. From “Between Two Worlds” (Hive Mind 2021).

2.Omar Pene: “Wethié”. From “Climat” (Contre Jour 2021).

3.Nuru Kane: “Atomik”. From “Mayam” (Tchekchouka 2020).

4.MZee feat. Femi Koya: “My Teacher Taught Me Nonsense (A tribute to Fela Kuti)”.

5.Femi Koya: “Babalawo”. Both from “Global Afrobeat Movement 2” (Global Afrobeat Movement 2021).

6.Kondi Band feat. Mariama: “She Doesn’t Love You”. From “We Famous” (Strut 2021).

7.20 de Enero: “El Hipo”.

8.20 de Enero: “El Amor Entra Depronto”.

9.Pedro Ramaya Beltran: “La Cocinera”.All from “La Caña De Millo: Vox Histórica Y Silenciada De La Cumbia” (Chaco World Music 2021).

10.‘Bonga’ Jean-Baptiste: “Papa Gede”. From “Boula” (Buda Musique 2021).

11.Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: “Lembarenganga”. From “80 Anos” (Day Dreamer 2021).

12.Mec Yek: “Amari San Amari”. From “Taisa” (Choux de Bruxelles 2021).

13.Deli Teli: “Boumpam”. From “Tsifteteli Club” (RebelUp/Catapulte 2021).

14.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Pogonisia of Separation”. From “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune 2021).

15.Cihan Türkoglu: “Syrto”. From “GÖÇ” (Cihan Türkoglu 2021).

16.Tamala: “Diarra”. From “Lumba” (Muziekpublique 2021).

17.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “2020 Visions”. From “Suba” (Bendigedig 2021).

18.Kadialy Kouyate: “Djiko”. From “Aado” (Naxos World 2021).

19.Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee: “N’yanyan”. From the forthcoming album “Bamanan” (Real World).

20.Australian Art Orchestra: “Nunguryu Nunguryu”. From “Hand To Earth” (AAO Recordings 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. V.A: “An eclectic selection from the Arab world - part 2” (Habibi Funk).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

6.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Suba” (Bendigedig).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.V.A: “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Irreversible Entanglements: “Keys To Creation”. From “Open The Gates” (International Anthem/Don Giovanni).

2.Deli Teli: “Chily Chily”. From “Tsifteteli Club” (RebelUp/Catapulte).

3.Pitch Black: “Transient Transmissions (Adrian Sherwood Delta B Remix)”. From “Gaudi - Sub Signals Vol. 2” (Dubmission).

4.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Miroloi on clarinet”. From “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune).

5.Ustad Saami: “Night Falls”. From “East Pakistan Sky” (Glitterbeat).
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