Playlist 02.03.2020

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Playlist 02.03.2020

On this week's programme:

The Amsterdam Klezmer Band have been playing Eastern European and Balkan music since 1996.

Besh o droM are celebrating 20 years of Hungarian jazz and gypsy music.

DJ Click is Parisian producer DJ and Bolboreta is Galician singer Lydia Botana.

Dubiny were a Polish-Belorussian wedding band in the 1980s.

Evritiki Zygia play Thracian folk music enhanced with electronic organ and moog.

Sotomayor are a brother and sister electro-Latin duo from Mexico City.

Orkesta Mendoza are led by Sergio Mendoza of Calexico fame.

Ranil and his band play chicha from Iquitos in Peruvian Amazonia.

Jean-Luc Thomas, Breton flute player, has made a Brazilian folk album.

Emicida is top-flight Brazilian conscious hip-hop artist.

Moonlight Benjamin releases her second album of Haitian-inspired voodoo rock.

Pulled By Magnets are Seb Rochford’s slow-burning meditative jazz trio.

Tamikrest are in the forefront of progressive Tuareg guitar blues.

R.I.P Abdel Aziz El Mubarak, Sudanese singer and band-leader, an early voice in the newly created “World Music” category of the late ’80s.

The Katawa Singers created a new and influential style in their native Malawi with their electric gospel sound.

Jon Hassell’s 1987 album with Burkina Faso’s Farafina gets a Glitterbeat re-release.

Idjah Hadidjah is a renowned singer of Javanese Jaipongan music, getting a re-release and some electronic re-workings too.

“Intenta” collects the fruits of a sudden blooming of electronic experimentation in the Swiss music scene in the ’80s and ’90s.

Aynur is a highly-regarded Kurdish singer from Turkey, no. 1 in the current Transglobal World Music Chart (


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 2nd. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Amsterdam Klezmer Band: “Tanz Tanz Tanz”. From “Fortuna” (Vetnasj 2020).

2.    Besh o droM: “Atom Csocsek”. From “Besh o droM 20” (Fonó 2020).

3.    Dj Click y Bolboreta: “Tua nai é meiga”. From the EP “Dj Click y Bolboreta” (No Fridge 2019).

4.    Dubiny: “Tam u poli”. From “Vianie Ruta” (1000HZ 2020).

5.    Evritiki Zygia: “Fog”. From “Ormenion” (Teranga Beat 2020).

6.    Sotomayor: “Menéate pa mi”. From “Origenes” (Wonderwheel 2020).

7.    Orkesta Mendoza: “Early in the morning”. From “Curandero” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat ).

8.    Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: “Cumbia sin nombre”. From the forthcoming album “Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: Iquitos - Amazonía - Peru” (forthcoming on Analog               Africa).

9.    Jean-Luc Thomas: “Frevo de Meia Lua”. From “Oficina Itinerante” (Hirustica 2019).

10.  Emicida: “Pequenas alegrias da vida adulta”.

11.  Emicida: “Quem tem um amigo (tem tudo)”.  Both from “AmarElo” (Sterns Brasil 2020).

12.  Moonlight Benjamin: “Pye Poudre”. From “Simido” (Ma Case 2020).

13.  Pulled By Magnets: “Cold Regime People Die”. From “Rose Golden Doorways” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2020).

14.  Tamikrest feat. Hindi Zahra: “Timtarin”. From “Tamotait” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

15.  Abdel Aziz El Mubarak: “Ah’Laa Jarah”. From “Abdel Aziz El Mubarak” (Globestyle Ace vinyl 1987).

16.  Katawa Singers: “Ufulu”. From “Katawa Singers - Ufulu 1991-1997” (1000HZ 2020).

17.  Jon Hassell & Farafina: “(Like) Warriors Everywhere [Courage]”. From “Flash Of The Spirit” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 1987/2020).

18.  Idjah Hadidjah & Jugula Jaipongan: “Hiji Catetan”. >From “Jaipongan Music of West Java & Reworks” (Hive Mind 2020).

19.  Elephant Château: “Dreamings”. From the compilation “Intenta: Experimental and Electronic Music from Switzerland 1981-93” (Les Disques Bongo Joe 2020).

20.  Aynur: “Xelil Qurban - My Beloved Halil”. From “Hedur - Solace of Time” (Aynur 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):


1.   Roberto Fonseca: “Yesun” (Mack Avenue).


2.  Lina & Raül Refree: “Lina_Raül Refree” (Glitterbeat).


3.  Various Artists: “Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu 1972-1990” (Analog Africa).


4.  Kiki Valera: “Vivencias en Clave Cubana” (Origin).


5.  Babani Kone: “Babani Kone” (World Village).


6.  Various Artists: “Léve Léve: São Tomé & Principe sounds 70s - 80s” (Bongo Joe).


7.  Mamadou Kelly: “Les Bateaux” (Clermont).


8.  Majid Bekkas: “Magic Spirit Quartet” (ACT Music & Vision).


9.  Antibalas: “Fu Chronicles” (Daptone).

10. Sam Lee: “Old Wow” (Cooking Vinyl).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Abdel Aziz El Mubarak: “Ah’Laa Jarah”. From “Abdel Aziz El Mubarak” (Globestyle / Ace).

2.   Santrofi: “Alewa - Black & White”. From the forthcoming album “Alewa” (Outhere).

3.   Nordine Staifi: “Zine Ezzinet”. Single from forthcoming compilation “Maghreb K7 Club: “Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staiif 1985-1997” (Bongo Joe).

4.   Tamikrest feat. Hindi Zahra: “Timtarin”. Single from forthcoming album “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat).

5.   Yorkston Thorne Khan: “Thumri Bhairavi”. From “Navarasa: Nine Emotions” (Domino).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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