Playlist 04.07.2022

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Playlist 04.07.2022

On this week’s programme:

A first look ahead to the Womad Festival in England with Angelique Kidjo and Fatoumata Diawara.

We say goodbye to Osayomore Joseph, and to Dennis Cahill of The Gloaming R.I.P.

Plus the new releases.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1.Angelique Kidjo: “Born Under Punches (The heat goes on)”. From “Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light” (Kravenworks 2018).

***Angelique Kidjo performs Remain In Light at the Womad Festival in the UK, July 28-31***

2.Maajo feat. Gilbert K & Waina: “Better Days” (Single on Wonderwheel 2022).

3.George Darko: “Medo Menuanom”. From the compilation “Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age, 1983-1992” (Kalita 2022).

4.Vieux Farka Touré: “Gabou Ni Tie”. From “Les Racines” (World Circuit 2022).

5.Fatoumata Diawara: “Kokoro”. From “Fenfo” (Wagram/Montuno 2018).

***Fatoumata Diawara plays at the Womad Festival in the UK on Thursday July 28th***

6.Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7: “Obonogbozu”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut 2019).

7.The Movers: “Soweto Inn”. From the forthcoming album “The Movers Vol. 1, 1970-1976” (Analog Africa).

8.Kerieva: “Chavale”. From the forthcoming album “Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers” (Real World).

9.Horace Andy: “Today is right here”. From “Midnight Rocker” (On-U Sound 2022).

10.Black Seeds: “Non Justice”. From “Love & Fire” (Easy Star 2022).

11.Clinton Fearon: “Trod On”. From “Breaking News” (Baco Records 2022).

12.Maga Bo feat. Mestre Antonio Carlos de Xango: “Axe para o bara”.
13.Maga Bo feat. Dandara Manoela & Bnegao: “Amor (é Revolucão). Both from “Amor (É Revolucão)” (Kaxambu 2022).

14.Punku: “Ch’usay (Punku remix)”. From “Punku” (Six Degrees 2022).

15.Cimarrón: “Cimarroneando”. From “La Recia” (Cimarron Music 2022).

16.Havana Meets Kingston feat. Dayán Carrera: “Guachará”. From “Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston II” (Cumbancha 2022).

17.Kronos Quartet with Van-Anh Vanessa Võ & Rinde Eckert: “My Lai Lullaby”. From “My Lai” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

18.Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: “Paul H’apenny/The Garden of Butterflies/The Broken Pledge/The Mother and Child Reel/Toss the Feathers”. From “The Lonesome Touch” (Green Linnet 1997).

19.The Gloaming: “The Old Bush”. From “The Gloaming” (Real World 2013).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Oumou Sangaré: “Timbuktu” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.V.A: “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia & Far East” (CPL-Music)

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

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

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10. Perrate: “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “It is right to give drones and praise”. From forthcoming “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

2.BKO: “Bamako”. From “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

3.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines”. From “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

4.Spell Songs Collective: “Barn Owl”. From “Spell Songs II: Let The Light In” (Folk by the Oak).

5.B J Cole: “Ely Revisited”. From the compilation “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem XI” (Tompkins Square).

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