Playlist 02.11.2020

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Playlist 02.11.2020

On this week's programme:

The London Festival of Korean Music kicked off last Friday and runs until the 16th. We feature two of the exciting new bands on the roster (although ADG7 are not now appearing live), plus the eclectic Korean band, Coreyah(

Lucidvox are four Moscow women with some folky roots but a rocky outlook.

The two Cyrils are in Geneva, and one of them has a hand on the tiller of Bongo Joe Records.

La Perla, three women from Colombia, and Ti’kaniki, from La Réunion, are exciting voice/percussion outfits who were performing at the virtual Womex.

Modeste Hugues and Kilema are veterans of Madagascan culture on guitar and marovany.

The Star Feminine Band are young women and girls from Benin signed up for a music education initiative.

Urban Village are a Soweto quartet steeped in the history and culture of their homeplace.

Orquesta Failde are a young group keeping Cuban tradition fresh, with the 90 year old Omara Portuondo guesting.

Mohammad Feza Shajarian, master of Iranian vocal artistry, has died.

Atlas Maior, Texan jazz men, create a style embracing the Pakistani vocals of Ali Pervez Mehdi.

Kosmo Sound, from Ghent in Belgium, have an instrumental reggae style with jazz brass elements.

Gaudi remakes a classic Lee Perry tune (based on a Hindi song) with theremin.

Ustad Saami is Pakistani micro-tune vocal specialist recorded on his Karachi rooftop.

Fabiana Cozza pays tribute to the spectrum of Afro-Brazilian religious culture.

Kajsa Balto is an indigenous Sámi singer born and raised in Oslo.

La Crapaude are four women of Walloon polyphony.

Tio is a Ni-Vanuatu singer-songwriter releasing his debut album.

Manasseh is Nick “Manasseh” and the Equalizer, originally released in 1995.


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

1.ADG7: “Youngjeonggeori”.

2.Dongyang Gozupa: “Gap”.Both from the compilation “Best of the K-Music Festival” (Korean Cultural Centre UK / Songlines 2020).

***London’s Festival of Korean Music takes place live and online from Oct 30th to Nov 16th - ***

3.Coreyah: “Til the Dawn”. From “Clap & Applause” (Plankton Music 2020).

4.Lucidvox: “My little star”. From “We Are” (Glitterbeat 2020).

5.Cyril Cyril: “Petit destin”. From “Yallah Mickey Mouse” (Bongo Joe 2020).

6.La Perla: “Parenlabulla” (Tracks provided by agency).

7.Ti’kaniki: “Médié Lontan” (Live tracks provided by agency).

8.Modeste Hugues & Kilema: “Afa-Doza”. From “Ala Maintso / Green World - Songs from Madagascar” (ARC 2020).

9.Star Feminine Band: “La Musique” (Single from forthcoming album on Born Bad).

10.Urban Village: “Izivunguvungu (Chloé remix)”. From the EP “Ubaba” (No Format! 2020).

11.Orquesta Failde feat. Omara Portuondo: “Me desordeno”. From “Failde Con Tumbao” (Orquesta Failde 2020).

12.Masters of Persian Music feat. Mohammad Reza Shajarian & Kayhan Kalhor: “Torkaman”. From “The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran” (World Music Network 2006).

13.Atlas Maior feat. Ali Pervez Mehdi: “Nazuk” (Single - Atlas Maior 2020).

14.Kosmo Sound: “Rank”. From “Antenna” (Zephyrus 2020).

15.Gaudi: “Theremin In Hand” (Single on Dubmission 2020).

16.Ustad Saami: “True Notes (Happy Morning)”. From “Pakistan Is For The Peaceful” (Glitterbeat 2020).

17.Fabiana Cozza: “Lemba Kakala”. From “Dos Santos” (Agô Produçoes 2020).

18.Kajsa Balto: “Kirste Maret”. From “Buot Eallá” (DAT 2020).

19.La Crapaude: “La Wamme”. From “Gote D’Ewe” (Home Records 2020).

20.Tio: “Save my soul”. From “Soroussian” (Wantok 2020).

21.Manasseh: “Blow”. From “Spectre - The Missing Two Weeks” (Echo Beach 1995/2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Various Artists: “Mukambo presents Global Afrobeat Movement” (NYP Records).

2.Meridian Brothers: “Cumbia Siglo XXI” (Bongo Joe).

3.Ann O’aro: “Longoz” (Buda Musique).

4.Various Artists: “African Electronic Diaspora - Black Lives Matter” (Rebel Up Records).

5.Various Artists: “La Locura de Machuca” (Analog Africa).

6.Ceferina Banquez: “No Me Dejen Sola!” (OM Producciones).

7.Various Artists: “Door To The Cosmos” (On The Corner).

8.Kronos Quartet: “Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends celebrate Pete Seeger” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Afel Bocoum: “Linde” (World Circuit).

10. Ustad Saami: “Pakistan Is For The Peaceful” (Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Franck Biyong: “Oladipo”. From new “Afrobeat” album, a tribute to Manu Dibango and Tony Allen (Label unspecified).

2. Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “Yu Ya Yumma”. From “Mam Yinne Wa” (Philophon).

3. Angel Bat Dawid: “London”. From “Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood- Live” (International Anthem).

4. Shooglenifty: “Hunting For Angus”. From “Acid Croft, Vol. 9” (Shoogle).

5. Lin Shicheng & Gao Hong: “Moonlight over the Spring River”. From “Hunting Eagles, Catching Swans” (ARC).
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