Playlist 02.04.2018

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Playlist 02.04.2018


On this week's programme:

Judging by the new album, “Black Times”, Seun Kuti will be bringing his father’s intensity as well as his father’s band to the Sugar Club for two nights at the end of April.

Durand Jones is a young saxophonist-turned-singer with an old-soul heart.

The golden age of Ethiopian music gets another visitation thanks to Lebanese DJ Ernesto Chahoud.

Amsterdam’s Nordanians are a jazzy cross-cultural mix of guitar, fiddle and tabla, and will demonstrate their skills in the Workman’s Club this Friday courtesy of the IMC.

M.Doumani are the Cypriot sharp-shooting trio - top of the Transglobal chart this month.

George Xylouris plays the fastest Cretan lute heard on these programmes, with Jim White keeping up on drums.

WoWaKin are a trio playing Polish village music with modern arrangements.

Eva Salina, and accordionist Peter Stan, devote their new album to the music of the late Roma diva, Vida Pavlovic.

The late trumpeter, bandleader and activist, Hugh Masakela, gets a new posthumous showcase of his impressive early career.

The Botswana guitarists show their mettle on “I’m not here to hunt rabbits”.

Djénéba & Fousco are contemporary traditional Malian gold on voice and guitar.

Spiro have released their tribute to the English folk-singer Bob Copper - “The Copper Suite”.

Brigid Mae Power gave a captivating performance in the Bello Bar last week.

Anna and Elizabeth coat their new collection of Appalachian song in ambience and atmosphere.

The Gloaming have preserved for posterity their record-breaking National Concert Hall run.



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

1.   Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Theory Of Goat And Yam”.

2.   Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Struggle Sounds”. Both from “Black Times” (Strut 2018).

***Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 play The Sugar Club on Fri 27th & Sat 28th April***

3.   Durand Jones & The Indications: “Make A Change”.

4.   Durand Jones & The Indications: “Groovy Babe”.  Both from “Durand Jones & The Indications” (Dead Oceans 2018).

5.   Alemayehu Eshete: “Chiro Adarie Negne”. From “Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled stompers from ’60s and ’70s Ethiopia” (Barely Breaking Even 2018).

6.   The Nordanians: “Choro Cubano”. From “Dr Mysore” (ZenneZ 2017).

***IMC present The Nordanians in the Workman’s Club on Friday April 6th***

7.   Monsieur Doumani: “Drinking and kissing”. From “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani 2018).

8.   Xylouris White: “Only Love”. From “Mother” (Bella Union 2018).

9.   WoWaKin: “Lec glosie po rosie”. From “Kraj Za Miastem” (Studio BABA 2017).

10. Eva Salina & Peter Stan: “Cerma Devla Cirikli”. From “Sudbina” (Vogiton 2018).

11. Hugh Masekela: “Grazing In The Grass”.

12. Hugh Masekela: “Ha Lese Le Di Khana”.

13. Hugh Masekela: “Ashiko”.     All from “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (forthcoming on Wrasse).

14. Solly Sebotso: “Fong Kong”. From the compilation “I’m Not Here To Hunt Rabbits” (forthcoming on Piranha).

15. Djénéba & Fousco: “Fousco et Djénéba”. From “Kayeba Khasso” (438 Productions / Lusafrica 2018).

16. Spiro: “The Copper Suite” (Single release on Real World 2018).

17. Brigid Mae Power: “Grateful”. From “The Two Worlds” (Tompkins Square 2018).

18. Anna & Elizabeth: “Irish Patriot”. From “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

19. The Gloaming: “The Pilgrim Song”. From “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Monsieur Doumani: “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani).


2. Teta Jean Claude / Chryzanto Zama / Joël Rabesolo: “Malagasy Guitar Masters - Volo Hazo” (Buda Musique).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. Park Jiha: “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: "Soar" (ARC).


6. WoWaKin: “Kraj Za Miastem” (Studio BABA).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Djénéba & Fousco: “Kayeba Khasso” (438 / Lusafrica).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. 47Soul: “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl).


Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Seun Kuti feat. Carlos Santana: “Black Times”. From “Black Times” (Strut).

2.  Durand Jones & The Indications: “Make A Change”. From “Durand Jones & The Indications” (Dead Oceans).

3.  The Gloaming: “The Sailor’s Bonnet”. From “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World).


4.  Spiro: “The Copper Suite” (Single release on Real World).


5.  Brigid Mae Power: “Let Me Go Now”. From “The Two Worlds” (Tompkins Square).

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