Playlist 04.04.2023

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Playlist 04.04.2023

On this week’s programme:

Simon Emmerson of the Afro Celts and The Imagined Village has left us. He was the driving force behind the Afro Celts and The Imagined Village, as well as production credits for Baaba Maal, Manu Dibango and many others.

Terry Hall died in December but I couldn’t find his 2003 album with FunDaMental’s Mushtaq until now!

Danuk are a group of exiled Middle-Eastern musicians rooted in Kurdish folklore with Michael League on production.

Clément Janinet, French violinist and composer, highlights Adama Sidibe’s playing of the sokou, the Malian one-string fiddle.

World Circuit have released previously unheard recordings from the great Malian guitar man Ali Farka Touré.

Keturah, from a small village in Malawi, relocates to California and releases her debut, backed by the Playing For Change band.

Flock are a five-piece collective from London’s experimental avant-garde, paying tribute to Terry Riley.

Jasdeep Singh Degun releases the song he wrote for the opera “Orpheus”, sung by Ashnaa Sasikaran.

Roopa Panesar is a female British-Asian sitar virtuoso.

Jocelyn Pook has written the music for a ballet reimagining the story of the Jungle Book.

Two duos have come together in France to form an all-star quartet - Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani.

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

1.Afro Celt Sound System: “Big Cat”.

2.Afro Celt Sound System: “Release”. Both from “Afro Celt Sound System Volume 2: Sound Magic” (Real World 1999).


3.AfroCelts: “Ayub’s Song / As You Were”. From “Seed” (Real World 2003).

4.Afro Celt Sound System: “Beware Soul Brother”.

5.Afro Celt Sound System: “Desert Billy (“The Balcony”)”. Both from “The Source” (DMF Music 2016).

6.The Imagined Village: “Cold Haily Rainy Night”. From “The Imagined Village” (Real World 2007).

7.The Imagined Village: “Sweet Jane”. From “Empire & Love” (ECC Records 2010).

8.Terry Hall & Mushtaq: “Ten Eleven”. From “The Hour Of Two Lights” (Honest Jon’s 2003).

9.Danuk: “Lo Lo Li Mino”. From the album “Morik” (Omni Sound 2023).

10.Clement Janinet & Adama Sidibe: “Black Sky”. From “Sokou!” (Hélico Music 2023).

11.Ali Farka Touré with Oumou Sangaré: “Cherie”. From “Voyageur” (World Circuit 2023).

12.Keturah: “All the way from Africa”. From “Keturah” (forthcoming on Hen House Studios).

13.Flock: “In C” (edit) (forthcoming single on Strut).

14.Jasdeep Singh Degun: “Aapki Khushi” (Single on Real World).

15.Roopa Panesar: “Atma”. From “Atma” (Asian Arts Agency 2023).

16.Jocelyn Pook: “Exodus”.

17.Jocelyn Pook: “Bagheera’s Vision”. Both from “The Jungle Book Reimagined” (Real World X 2023).

18.Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani: “Ta Nyé”. From “Les Égarés” (No Format! 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Harry Taussig: “Taussig 80” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Boom Pam: “Silver Lining”. From “Royal” (Batov).

2. Les Abranis: “Achethkhii” (Single from forthcoming album on Bongo Joe).

3. Gaisha: “Ghalat”. From “Ana Aicha” (Zephyrus).

4.Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani: “Amenhotep”. From “Les Égarés” (Nø Format!).

5.Damir Imamovic: “Osmane”. From “The World And All It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).
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