Playlist 04.04.2022

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Playlist 04.04.2022

On this week's programme:

Parisian duo Acid Arab get remixed by a range of producers including Tunisia's Ammar 808.

Israeli-Iranian singer Liraz is on a European tour next month.

Taxi Kebab are a French-Moroccan duo new on Real World X.

Malian singer Rokia Kone has Irishman Jacknife Lee on production.

Africa Negra, from São Tomé & Principe, have 50 years of music-making and more to come.

Gonora Sounds are the band of Daniel Gonora, blind Zimbabwean singer-guitarist.

Orchestre Massako were Gabon's finest, led by Mack-Joss R.I.P.

Jembaa Groove are the soulful meeting of a German-Ghanaian duo in Berlin.

Bareto are contemporary cumbia merchants from Peru with a waft of psychedelia.

Kobo Town are Canada-based calypsonians led by Drew Gonsalves from Trinidad.

Groundation are a Californian reggae posse with illustrious guests.

Somi Kakoma pays tribute to Miriam Makeba on what would have been her 90thbirthday.

Park Jiha is Korean composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Max ZT is a virtuoso on the hammered dulcimer, drawing on various traditions.

Mitsune are a five-piece from Berlin with strong Japanese influences.

Yungchen Lhamo is the veteran Tibetan singer with core Buddhist inspiration.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday April 4th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Acid Arab: “Laba” - Remix by Ammar 808. From “Acid Arab - Remixed” (Crammed Discs 2022).

2.Liraz: “Lalei” - Remix by Polocorp (Single on Glitterbeat).

3.Taxi Kebab: “Ardina” (Single on Real World X).

4.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Dunden”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

5.Africa Negra: “Sãozinha”.

6.Africa Negra: “Epa Sa Cata Pabo Mande Mum”. Both from “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe 2022).

7.Gonora Sounds: “Madhiri”. From “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital 2022).

8.Orchestre Massako feat. Amara Touré: “Gnekelhe Mohi”. From “Orchestre Massako” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

9.Jembaa Groove: “K33 Momi”. From “Susuma” (Agogo 2022).

10.Bareto feat. Maria Cardona: “Cumbia Circular”. From “El Amor No Es Para Debiles” (Agogo 2022).

11.Kobo Town: “The Grass Is Greener”. From “Carnival Of The Ghosts” (Stonetree 2022).

12.Groundation feat. The Congos: “One Rock”. From the forthcoming album “One Rock” (Baco/Easy Star).

13.Somi: “Hapo Zamani”.

14.Somi: “Pata Pata”.Both from “Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba” (Salon Africana 2022).

15.Park Jiha: “Temporary Inertia”. From “The Gleam” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2022).

16.Max ZT: “All of us”. From “Daybreak” (Soundbalm/Six Degrees 2022).

17.Mitsune: “Berlin Lullaby”. From “Hazama” (Misune 2022).

18.Yungchen Lhamo: “You Are Beautiful”. From “Awakening” (Six Degrees 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Gonora Sounds: “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital).

2.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

3.Bonga: “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica).

4.Imarhan: “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

5.Mohammed After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi: “Matir Gaan” (Hive Mind).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

7.Tone Of Voice Orchestra: “Tone Of Voice Orchestra” (Stunt Records).

8.Africa Negra: “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. Park Jiha: “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Africa Negra: “Sãozinha”. From “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

2.Juanita Euka: “Na lingi”. From “Mabanzo” (Strut).

3.Jason Tamba: “Masele”. From “Don’t Give Up” (Playing For Change Records).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Vini We”. From “Breaking the Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Samana: “Passing Me By”. From “All In One Breath” (Music for Heroes).
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