Playlist 03.08.2020

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Playlist 03.08.2020

On this week's programme:

We begin in France with the rocky sound of Sidi Bemol, followed by the Afrobeat inflections of Supergombo.

Bamba Wassoulou Groove sport a three-guitar front line of driving Malian rhythm.

The Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero bring the fruits of their Tokyo-Bogota summit.

Harold Lopez-Nussa is a Cuban pianist with an energetic array of styles.

La Gallera Social Club is a contemporary Venezuelan duo from Maracaibo.

Cuban trumpeter Yuliesky Gonzales launches his debut.

The UK’s Charanga del Norte sports Kim Burton on Piano and Sue Miller on flute.

Percussionist John Santos is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay area Latin scene, and sideman to many.

Very sad to lose one of the founders of Orchestra Baobab, Balla Sidibe R.I.P.

Sidiki Camara, ngoni player, singer, percussionist, has played with Toumani Diabate and Bill Frisell.

Admas was an ‘80s Ethiopian ex-pat outfit with a penchant for lounge style.

Khusugtun are a leading Mongolian khoomei group, adding polyphony to their repertoire.

L’Attirail are French, influenced by “wide open spaces”, with some overlap with label partner Sidi Bemol.

The “Aloha” album is a recreation of the classic era of Hawaiian music featuring Ken Emerson, Dean Parks and Jim Kimo West.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday August 3rd. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Sidi Bemol: “Chouf!”.

2.    Sidi Bemol: “Win Darek”. Both from “Chouf!” (CSB Productions 2020).

3.    Supergombo: “Sirius B”. From “SigiTolo” (Label Z Production 2020).

4.    Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Djarabi”. From “Dankélé” (Lusafrica 2020).

5.    Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero: “Opekepe”. From the EP “Minyo Cumbiero (from Tokyo to Bogota)” (Mais Um 2020).

6.    Harold Lopez-Nussa feat. Randy Malcom: “Jazz’Ton”. From “Te Lo Dije” (Mack Avenue 2020).

7.    La Gallera Social Club: “Manduco”. From “Tropico Salvaje” (Tortuga 2020).

8.    Yuliesky Gonzalez: “Very Nice”. From “Cubanero” (One World Records 2020).

9.    Charanga Del Norte: “Te Triago Guajira”. From “Pachanga Time” (Charanga del Norte 2020).

10.  Orchestra Baobab: “Aline”. From “Made In Dakar” (World Circuit 2007).

11.  Orchestra Baobab: “Mariama”. From “Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng” (World Circuit 2017).

12.  Sidiki Camara: “Kokadjè (Clean Up)”. From “Yafa” (Global Sonics 2020).

13.  Admas: “Bahta’s High”. From “Sons of Ethiopia” (Frederiksberg Records 2020).

14.  Bryte Myst feat. Zim Dollar: “Wangala Kanjali” (Single on Maltre Productions 2020).

15.  Khusugtun: “Chinggis Khaan”.

16.  Khusugtun: “Jangar”.  Both from “Jangar” (Buda Musique 2020).

17.  L’Attirail: “Full Pochets Dream”.

18.  L’Attirail: “Hacienda Huapalas”. Both from “Footsteps In The Snow” (CSB Productions 2020).

19.  Radio Hawaii Band: “My little grass shack”. From “Aloha: Radio Hawaii” (Rhymoi Music 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Oumou Sangaré: “Acoustic” (No Format!).


2.  Bab L’Bluz: “Nayda!” (Real World).


3.  Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Dankélé” (Lusafrica).


4.  Various Artists: “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).


5.  Paolo Angeli: “Bodas de Sangre” (AnMa Productions).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Sharhabil Ahmed: “The King of Sudanese Jazz” (Habibi Funk).   

9.  Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:
1.   Meridian Brothers: “Cumbia De La Amistad”. From “Cumbia Siglo XXl” (Bongo Joe 2020).

2.   La Gallera Social Club: “Mariposa”. From “Tropico Salvaje” (Tortuga).

3.   Mateus Aleluia: “Olorum”. From “Olorum” (Brasil Calling).

4.   Gillian Welch: “Strange Isabella”. From “Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 1” (Acony).

5.   Brigid Mae Power: “Head Above The Water”. From “Head Above The Water” (Fire Records).

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