Playlist 01.11.2022

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Playlist 01.11.2022

On this week’s programme:

Batida is Angolan/Portuguese DJ-producer Pedro Coquenão.

Xaman X are Bristol-based tropical bass act.

Chancha via Circuito is producer and DJ Pedro Canale from Buenos Aires.

Franck Biyong is Cameroonian guitarist and bandleader with a very diverse repertoire.

Ghanaian veteran Gyedu-Blay Ambolley covers some jazz classics in highlife style.

Balimaya Project is a London-based 16-piece supergroup led by Yahael Camara Onono.

Electric Vocuhila are a European quartet mastering several African styles including Madagascar’s tsapiky.

Makaya McCraven is a Chicago-based jazz drummer and bandleader.

Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah is from Edo State in Nigeria, playing Muslim devotional highlife.

Oliver Nayoka, renowned Nigerian guitarist, also plays highlife, in more secular style.

Majid Bekkas, Moroccan guembri and oud player, has a distinguished jazz-fusion career.

Vieux Farka Touré joins forces with US trio Khruangbin to pay a tribute to his father, Ali.

Lucas Santtana is a singer, musician and producer from Bahia.

Barrio Lindo is folktronica producer Agustin Rivaldo from Buenos Aires.

Sintesis Moderna is a compilation of Argentinian synthesiser sounds from the 1980s.

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

1. Batida feat. Ikonaklasta, Octa Push & DJ Dolores: “Sr Mandão”.

2.Batida feat. Lia de Itamaraca & DJ Dolores: “Tem Dor”.Both from “Neon Colonialismo” (Crammed Discs 2022).

3.Xaman X: “Distraido” (Single on Movimientos).

4.Chancha via Circuito feat. Meridian Brothers: “El pavo real”. Single from the forthcoming album “” (Wonderwheel).

5.Franck Biyong: “Njombi”. From “Kunde” (Akhetaton Records 2022).

6.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “Sankumagye - Love Life”. From “Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & Hi-Life Jazz” (Agogo 2022).

7.Balimaya Project: “Seasons of Baraka” (Single on Jazz Re:freshed).

8.Electric Vocuhila: “Kiteky”. From “Kiteky” (Another Record/Capsul Records 2022).

9.Makaya McCraven: “In These Times”. From “In These Times” (XL Recordings 2022).

10.Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah: “Forgive Them Oh God Amin - Amin”. From “World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop 2022).

11.Oliver Nayoka: “Ego N’achi Uwa”. From “Oka Mmadu” (Palenque Records 2022).

12.Majid Bekkas: “Sahara Tnadi”. From “Joudour” (Igloo Records 2022).

13.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Tamalla”. From “Ali” (Dead Oceans 2022).

14.Lucas Santtana: “Vamos Ficar Na Terra”. From the forthcoming album “O Paraíso” (No Format).

15.Barrio Lindo: “Espuma de Mar”.

16.Barrio Lindo: “Llegada”. Both from “Espuma de Mar” (Shika Shika 2022).

17.Adalberto Cevasco: “Reencuentros No.2”.

18.Jorge Alfano: “Fuego”.Both from the compilation “Sintesis Moderna” (Soundway 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Ali” (Dead Oceans).

2.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & Hi-Life Jazz” (Agogo).

3.Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah: “World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop).

4.Al-Qasar: “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ernesto Djédjé: “Ernesto Djédjé: Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma” (Ajabu!).

7.Minyeshu: “Netsa” (ARC Music).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Oliver Nayoka: “Oka Mmadu” (Palenque Records).

10.Wesli: “Tradisyon” (Cumbancha).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Montparnasse Musique feat. Menga Waku: “Makonda”. From “Archeology” (Real World).

2.Eneida Marta: “Allan Guine”. From “Family” (Eneida Marta).

3.Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah: “Alhaji Yasufu Sado Managing Director”. From “World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop).

4.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Ali Hala Abada”. From “Ali” (Dead Oceans).

5.Hazel Dickins & Alice Gerrard: “The one I love is gone”. From “Hazel Dickins & Alice Gerrard: Pioneering Women of Bluegrass - The Definitive Edition” (Smithsonian Folkways).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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