Playlist 03.12.2018

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Playlist 03.12.2018

On this week's programme:

Ekiti Sound is an electronica producer from Nigeria - album due early next year.

Ali Hassan Kuban played a contemporary Nubian style of Egyptian music, and his 80s and 90s dance output is reissued on Piranha.

Sofiane Saidi is Paris-based Algerian singer with a Nouveau-Rai band.

Malian maestro Salif Keita describes his new album as his final offering!

Damily play Madagascan music in tsapiky guitar style.

Bixiga 70 are the funky brassy 10-piece from Sao Paulo.

Doctor Nativo is from Guatemala with Ivan Duran of the Garifunas on production.

Lura is Portuguese singer with Cape Verdean background.

Barro is from Pernambuco in North-Eastern Brazil.

Eumir Deodato, from Rio, produced these jazz-bossa instrumentals in the mid-60s prior to his mainstream success.

Liniker is a trans singer from Brazil, backed by Os Caramelows.

Pascuala Ilabaca, Chilean accordionist and singer, is back with a new album.

Also from Chile, Chico Trujillo’s new project is Macha y el Bloque Depresivo.

Ruben Blades is the esteemed Panamanian salsero.

Chucho Valdes is veteran master of Cuban jazz piano.

Mariza is the queen of modern fado.

Refree is a partial soundtrack from Spanish alt-flamenco producer Raül Refree.

Aleka is a Romanian singer and cellist, based in Ireland, who will be performing in Dublin on December 4th with some fine Irish jazzers.

The Breath is the duo featuring the voice of Rioghnach Connolly with Stuart McCallum.

Gerald Toto is Caribbean singer and member of the Bona-Toto-Lokua collective.


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

1.    Ekiti Sound: “Oba Oluwa”. Advance sampler from “Abeg No Vex” (forthcoming on Crammed).

2.    Ali Hassan Kuban: “Mabruk”. From “From Nubia to Cairo” (Piranha 2018).

3.    Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “Gasbah Trisinti”. From “El Ndjoum” (Airfono 2018).

4.    Salif Keita feat. Angelique Kidjo & MHD: “Itarafo”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naïve 2018).

5.    Damily: “Bekapamaky”. From “Valimbilo” (Bongo Joe 2018).

6.    Bixiga 70: “Quebra Cabeça”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat 2018).

7.    Doctor Nativo: “Guatemaya”. From “Guatemaya” (Stonetree 2018).

8.    Lura: “Alguém di alguém”. From the EP “Alguém di alguém” (Lusafrica 2018).

9.    Barro: “Seja Você”. From “Somos” (Self-released 2018).

10.  Deodato & Os Catedráticos: “Ataque”. From “Ataque” (Far Out 1965/2018).

11.  Liniker e Os Caramelows: “Remonta”. From “Remonta” (Pommelo 2017).

12.  Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna: “Te Traigo Flores”. From “El Mito de la Pergola” (Petit Indie 2018).

13.  Macha y el Bloque Depresivo: “Vergüenza Ajena”. From “Macha y el Bloque Depresivo” (Barbès 2018).

14.  Ruben Blades: “La Caïna”. From “Medoro Madera” (Ruben Blades Productions 2018).

15.  Chucho Valdes: “Chucho’s Mood”. From “Jazz Bata 2” (Mack Avenue 2018).

16.  Mariza feat. Jaques Morelenbaum: “Semente Viva”. From “Mariza” (Warner Portugal 2018).

17.  Refree: “Telecaster 01032017b”. From “La otra mitad” (ta:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

18.  Aleka: “River Man”. From her EP.

***Aleka plays at the Bello Bar on December 4th - an IMC & Romanian Community event***

19.  The Breath: “Untie Me Now”. From “Let The Cards Fall” (Real World 2018).

20.  Gerald Toto: “Dutiful Love”. From “Sway” (No Format! 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “El Ndjoum” (Airfono).


2. Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


3. Afro Celt Sound System: “Flight” (ECC).


4. Kaia Kater: “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways).


5. Various Artists:“Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band: “Anchor” (Topic).


8. Domna Samiou: “Music From Greece - Domna Samiou” (Caprice).       


9. Eric Bibb: “Global Griot” (DixieFrog).


10. Various Artists: “Small Island, Big Song” (Small Island Big Song Pty Ltd Australia).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Moulay Ahmed El Hassani: “Lagre Ya Ould Lhram”. From “Atlas Electric” (Hive Mind).

2.  Subhasis Bhattacharya: “Rubaiyat Blues”. From “Tablananda” (Riverboat / World Music Network).

3.  Yale Strom’s Broken Consort: “Maoz Tzur”. From “Shimmering Lights - Hanukkah Music” (ARC).


4.  Le Trio Joubran: “Carry The Earth”. From “The Long March” (Cooking Vinyl).

5.  Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin: “Houcher”. From “Karin” (Muziekpublique).

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