Playlist 02.08.2021 - DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 02.08.2021

On this week's programme:

Baba Wazo are led by Basile Théoleyre of Paris’ Orchestre National de Barbès.

“Cameroon Garage Funk” is a compilation of ’70s bands recorded in Yaoundé in unorthodox conditions.

“Solid Gold” is the posthumous album from the original Jamaican DJ/toaster U-Roy, here in duet with Big Youth.

Altin Gün are a Dutch-Turkish band with a new bandcamp release raising money for environmental charities.

Bob Holroyd is UK electronic composer now signed to the Real World X label.

Multumult are a Bucharest-based quartet of folk and electronica.

Karkhana are a collective of Middle-Eastern free experimentalists recorded live in Holland.

Tarwa N-Tiniri are a young Tuareg band based in Southern Morocco.

“Hanin” is a collection of pre-war Syrian field recordings by Michel Gasco.

“Henna” is a compilation of young female Palestinian singers on a Norwegian label.

The Habibi Funk label has a new guide to archive recordings from the Arab world.

Natacha Atlas is a pioneer of Western and North African fusion.

In the Irish corner:

No Crows are a Sligo outfit featuring Steve Wickham and Oleg Ponomarev.

Lunatraktors are not Irish, but play British, Irish and Australian folk in a stripped down version.

Marie Fielding is a Scottish-born fiddler of Irish stock.

Cosmo Sheldrake is a son of author and biologist, Rupert, with musical settings for birdsong.

Alice Coltrane recorded sacred chants for her spiritual community back in the 1980s, now released.

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

1. Baba Wazo: “Animal”. From the forthcoming EP “Animal” (La Belle Électrique/Inouie).

2. Joseph Kamga: “Sie Tcheu”.

3. Jean-Pierre Djeukam: “Africa Iyo”.Both from the forthcoming compilation “Cameroon Garage Funk” (Analog Africa).

4. U-Roy feat. Big Youth & Mick Jones: “Every Knee Shall Bow”. From “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica/BMG 2021).

5. Altin Gün: “Kisasa Kisas”. Single from bandcamp-only release “Âlem” (Altin Gün 2021).

6. Bob Holroyd: “Steal” (From 2 tracks released on Real World X 2021).

7. Multumult: “Brâul / Old Wallachian Dance”. From “Now And Then: new sounds from an old world” (forthcoming on The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

8. Karkhana: “Nafas”. From “Al Azraqayn” (Karlrecords 2021).

9. Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Assid”. From “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada 2021).

10.Muhammad al Mousi & Safwan Bahlawan: “Qasida”. From “Hanin: Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (Worlds Within Worlds 2021).

11.Henna Haj Hassan: “Mother I Told You”. From “Henna - Young Female Voices From Palestine” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2021).

12.Douaa: “Haditouni”. From the compilation “An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World part 2” (Habibi Funk 2021).

13.Natacha Atlas: “The Outer”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing 2021).

14.No Crows: “The Coney Island Shuffle”. From “Waiting For The Tide” (No Crows 2014).

15.Lunatraktors: “Arthur McBride”. From “This Is Broken Folk” (Broken Folk Records 2019).

16.Marie Fielding: “Connemara Reel”. From “The Spectrum Project” (Rumford Records 2020).

17.Cosmo Sheldrake: “The Dawn Chorus”. From “Wake Up Calls” (Cosmo Sheldrake 2020).

18.Alice Coltrane: “Rama Katha”. From “Kirtan: Turiya Sings” (Impulse! 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Natacha Atlas: “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

2.Les Filles de Illighadad: “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds).

3.Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Yat-Kha: “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

6.Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada).

7.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

8.V.A: “Hanin - Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (World Within Worlds).

9.Multumult: “Now And Then - New Sounds from an Old World” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

10. U-Roy: “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica / BMG).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Montparnasse Musique feat. Muambuyi: “Sukuma” (Single on Real World X).

2.U-Roy feat. Big Youth & Mick Jones: “Every Knee Shall Bow”. From “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica/BMG).

3.Balimaya Project: “Dakan”. From “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

4.Multumult: “Maneaua din Clejani / Oriental Song From Clejani”. From “Now And Then - New Sounds from an Old World” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

5.Susana Baca: “La Herida Oscura”. From forthcoming album “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

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