Playlist 02.05.2023

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Playlist 02.05.2023

On this week’s programme:

Tau & The Drones of Praise had a homecoming event in Dublin last week

Gaïsha, led by Belgian-Moroccan singer Aïcha Haskal, comprise members of several Belgian bands.

Crimi are a French quartet with links to Sicily and North Africa.

Antonis Antoniou, of Monsieur Doumani, has some choice remixes from his recent solo outing.

The mysterious Jantra, from Sudan, plays electronic dance improvisations.

Faizal Mostrixx, Ugandan afro-futurist and Nyege Nyege associate, has a second album on the way.

Bokani Dyer is a South African pianist and composer.

Yoni Mayraz is a rising keyboardist and producer from Tel Aviv, based in London.

Hiram Salsano, from Southern Italy, connects rural tradition to the contemporary.

Faith Ristic is UK accordionist with Branko Ristic on Serbian Roma violin.

The Chlopi project conjures up the village and wedding music of late 19th century central Poland.

Hijaz are a multicultural outfit in Belgium combining Eastern and Western modes and scales.

Flock are a quintet of London musicians at the experimental end of jazz, global and electronics.

The Iranian master kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor has made an album with Malian kora supremo, Toumani Diabaté.

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

1.    Rokia Traoré & Jacknife Lee: “Fanga” (Single on Real World).

2.    Jantra: “Makhafi”. From “Synthesized Sudan - Astro-Nubian Electronic Jaglara Dance Sounds from the Fashaga Underground” (Ostinato 2023).

3.    Yalla Miku: “Asmazete”. From “Yalla Miku” (Bongo Joe 2023).

4.    Les Abranis: “Therrza Rathwenza”. From “Amazigh Freedom Rock 1973-1983” (Bongo Joe 2023).

5.    Sababa 5 & Shiran Tzfira feat. Matan Caspi: “Manginat Mahapeha” (Single on Batov Records 2023).

6.    Sababa 5: “Eilat 22” (Single on Batov Records 2023).

7.    Rumbaristas: “Somos Rumberos”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea 2023).

8.    Plena Libre: Como tu pretendes”. From “Cuatro Esquinas” (GN Música 2023).

9.    Zuco 103: “Killiljin”. From “Telenova” (Zuco Sound Records 2023).

10.  Novalima feat. Dom La Nena: “El Tiempo” (Single on Six Degrees).

11.  Emicida & Gilberto Gil: “El tudo pra ontem” (Single release).

12.  Emicida feat. Dona Onete, Jé Santiago e Papillon: “AmarElo”. From “AmarElo” (Sterns 2020).

13.  Hiram Salsano: “Otreviva”.

14.  Hiram Salsano: “Mare e Arena”. Both from “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano 2023).

15.  Violons Barbares: “Scaly Lover”.

16.  Violons Barbares: “Arvantavan Tolgoitoi Atgaaljiin Har Mangas”. Both from “Monsters & Fantastic Creatures” (Violons Barbares 2023).

17.  Erdofu: “Hajnali es keserves”. From “Martin György Kalotaszegen” (Fonó 2023).

18.  Mara Aranda: “Adelantre djako”. From “Sefarad en el Corazón de Grecia” (Mara Aranda 2023).

19.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “Wayfarers of the legends”. From “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World 2023).

20.  Seckou Keita with the BBC Concert Orchestra: “Tamala’s caravan trail”. From “African Rhapsodies” (Claves Records 2023).

21.  Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble feat. Dwight Trible & David Ornette Cherry: “The Opening”. From “Spirit Gatherer - A Tribute to Don Cherry” (Spiritmuse 2023).

22.  Ngulmiya: “Migidawun”. From “Ngulmiya” (Bapa Gajah 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Harry Taussig: “Taussig 80” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Rumbaristas: “Palanca”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea).

2. Jantra: “Gedima”. Single from forthcoming album (Ostinato).

3. Hiram Salsano: “Otreviva”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).

4. Desire Marea: “Rah”. From “On The Romance Of Being” (Mute).

5. Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. From “Madiba” (No Format!).
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