Playlist 03.09.2018

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Playlist 03.09.2018

On this week's programme:

Minyeshu Kifle Tedla is a singer who began her career in her native Ethiopia before moving to Belgium and then Holland.

The current compilation from Ostinato Records is music from Sudan between 1974 and the mid-90s.

The ’80s albums of the Dur-Dur Band from Somalia are the latest archive project from the Analog Africa label.

Awesome Tapes From Africa is a music blog turned label, carving a distinctive path through African musical history and featuring here two DJ/producers from South Africa, Professor Rhythm and Penny Penny, as well fine early recordings from Malian chanteuse, Nahawa Doumbia.

Stella Chiweshe, a rare female Zimbabwean mbira player, was an early hero of World Music back in the John Peel days.

Fanfara Station is a trio of Balkan brass, North African rhythm, electro-beats and live looping.

“Robi” Svärd is a Swedish guitarist and a flamenco virtuoso.

Eténèsh Cassie and Mathieu Sourisseau bring Ethio trad to meet free-jazz and alt-rock.

Akustika are a Slovenian reggae outfit.

The Kora Jazz Band are just that…. based in France.

Gerald Toto is the Caribbean third of the Toto Bona Lokua trio.

Zakir Hussain is the awesome tabla player from the sub-continent.

The singer Anandi Bhattacharya is the talented daughter of the remarkable slide guitarist from Calcutta, Debashish Bhattacharya.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday September 3rd 20th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Minyeshu: “Yikerta”.

2.    Minyeshu: “Aynocheh”.  Both from “Daa Dee” (ARC 2018).

3.    Taj Makki: “Ma Arfeen Nagool Shino! (We don’t know what to say)”. From the compilation “Two Niles To Sing a Melody - the violins and synths of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

4.    Dur-Dur Band: “Ohiyee”.

5.    Dur-Dur Band: “Jaajumoow Jees”. Both from “Dur Dur Of Somalia - Volume 1 & Volume 2” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

6.    Professor Rhythm: “Bafana Bafana”. From “Bafana Bafana” (Awesome Tapes From Africa).

7.    Penny Penny: “Dance Khomela”. From “Shaka Bundu” (Awesome Tapes From Africa).

8.    Thabang Tabane: “Father and Mother”. From “Matjale” (forthcoming on Mushroom Hour Half Hour).

9.    Nahawa Doumbia: “Ko rô dia”. From “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3” (Awesome Tapes From Africa).

10.  Stella Chiweshe: “Mayaya (part 1 & 2)”. From “Kasahwa: Early Singles” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

11.  Fanfara Station: “As I Am”. From “Tebourba” (Agualoca 2018).

12.  Robert “Robi” Svärd: “Callejón del agua (Siguiriya)”. From “Alquimia” (Asphalt Tango 2018).

13.  Eténèsh Wassia & Mathieu Sourisseau: “Temanesh”. From “Yene Alem” (Buda Musique 2018).

14.  Akustika: “Intro”.

15.  Akustika: “Kvet”.  Both from “Zastavme Svet” (Spinaker 2018).

16.  Kora Jazz Band: “Siragnan-Fain”. From “Part IV” (Cristal Records 2018).

17.  Gerald Toto: “Alger”. From “Sway” (No Format! 2018).

18.  Zakir Hussain feat. Shivkumar Sharma: “Kirwani” (edit). From “The Rough Guide to Zakir Hussain” (World Music Network 2018).

19.  Anandi Bhattacharya: “Flor de Puja (Rain Song)”. From “Joys Abound” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Various Artists: “Two Niles To Sing A Melody - The violins & synths of Sudan” (Ostinato).


2. Marcos Valle: “Nova Bossa Nova” (Far Out).


3. Dur-Dur Of Somalia: “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa).


4. Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).


5. Barbara Dane: “Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, & Hard-Hitting Songs” (Smithsonian Folkways).


6. Kymata - Maria Simoglou, Kevin Seddiki, Iacob Maciuca: “Kymata” (Buda Musique).


7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).


8. Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas” (Altafonte).         


9. Ammar 808: “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat).


10. Moonlight Benjamin: “Siltane” (Ma Case).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet: “Girl from Addis Ababa”. From “Afro-Latin Soul” (Worthy/Strut 1966/2018).

2.  Le Ry-Co Jazz: “Si i bon di i bon”. From the compilation “Disques Debs International Volume 1 - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960 - 1972” (Strut).

3.  Thabang Tabane: “Father and Mother”. From “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour).


4.  Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: “Tinoge”. From “An Angel Fell” (Strut).

5.  Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen & Maryan Naasir: “Xuduud ma let xubigaan (This love has no boundaries)”. From the compilation “Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa” (Ostinato).
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