Playlist 02.08.2022

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Playlist 02.08.2022

On this week’s programme:

Fanfara Station are a trio from Tunisia, the US and Italy.

Tau & the Drones of Praise are Shaun Mulrooney, Irish-born Berlin resident, and company.

Taxi Kebab are a French-Moroccan duo.

Muito Kaballa are a jazzy afro-funk outfit based in Cologne.

Madalina Paval is a Romanian singer from Bucovina and a collector of folklore.

Flo is a songwriter, singer and actress from Naples.

Folkatomik, with origins in Turin, blend electronics with traditional styles on their debut album.

Robi Svärd is a highly regarded flamenco guitarist from Sweden.

BKO, named after the airport code for Bamako, recorded in Lyon and Bamako.

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah, a devout Muslim from Edo State in Nigeria, backs his sermons with highlife.

Highlife veteran from Ghana and leader of the Sweet Talks, A.B.Crentsil, has died.

Yanna Momina was recorded in her stilt hut over the incoming tide in Djibouti.

A forthcoming album from Adrian Sherwood highlights female vocalists from many countries.

Risco Connection was a Canadian reggae crossover led by the ex-Studio One drummer ‘Drummie’ Joe Isaacs.

The Shadowbrook Project was put togetherby Kevin Brown with singers from around the Caribbean.

Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander makes his vocal debut on his 75th album release of jazz standards.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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. Fanfara Station: “Nagran”. From “Boussadia” (Garrincha GOGO 2022).

2.Tau & The Drones of Praise: “It is right to give drones and praise”. From the forthcoming album “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

3.Taxi Kebab: “Nebniw El Ghad F Diam”. From the EP “Visions Al 2Ard” (Real World 2022).

4.Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble feat. Bantu: “Inside Outside”. From “Little Child” (Rebel Up 2022).

5.Gen Dequan: “Bi Lang Dao Gu Diao”.

6.Folk Artists of Dishi Village, Honghe: “A Mu Ke Na Le”.

7.Manhu and Jenny & the Hog Drovers: “Banquet Dance”.All from “The Rough Guide to the Music of Yunnan” (World Music Network 2022).

8.Madalina Paval: “Luna”. From “Roiesc” (Asphalt Tango 2022).

9.Flo: “Maldigo del AltoCielo”. From “Brave Ragazze” (Soundfly 2022).

10.Folkatomik: “Tirullallero”. From “Polaris” (ItalySona 2022).

11.Robert ‘Robi’ Svärd: “Ecos de Albayzin”. From “Del Alma” (Asphalt Tango 2022).

12.BKO: “Maya”. From “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe 2022).

13.Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: “Jealousy”. Single from the forthcoming album “World Spirituality Classics Vol. 3: The Music Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop).

14.A.B.Crentsil & Super Sweet Talks: “The Lord’s Prayer”. From “The Rough Guide to West African Gold” (World Music Network 2006).

15.Yanna Momina: “Honey Bee”. From “Afar Ways” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

16.Temi Oydele: “I Dupe (Thanksgiving)”. From the forthcoming album “Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers” (Real World).

17.Risco Connection: “Ain’t no stopping us now (version)”. From “Risco Version” (Strut 2022).

18.The Shadowbrook Project”: “Ooo Baby Baby (Instrumental)”. From “Volume One: Sketches From The Heart” (Citizen K Productions 2022).

19.Monty Alexander: “Day In, Day Out”.

20.Monty Alexander: “As Time Goes By”. Both from “Love Notes” (Monty Alexander 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.BKO: “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Tumi Mogorosi: “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Ogbo”. From “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions 2022).

2.Jamaica Mnanda: “Kama Ipo Ipo” (Single - Jamaica Mnanda).

3.Planet Drum: “Tides”. From “In The Groove” (BFD).

4.Playing For Change Band: “Bwanya”. From “The Real Revolution” (Playing For Change).

5.Maya Youssef: “Walk With Me”. From “Finding Home” (Maya Youssef).

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