Playlist 04.07.2023

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Playlist 04.07.2023

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

1.    Acid Arab feat. Sofiane Saidi: “Leila”. From “Trois” (Crammed Discs 2023).

2.    Houria Aïchi: “La primevère du printemps”. From “Chants Courtois de l’Aurès” (Accords Croisés 2023).

3.    Sheikhs Shikhat & B’net Chaabi: “Happy Tune”. From “Sheikhs Shikhat & B’net Chaabi” (Zephyrus 2023).

4.    Gaïsha: “Ghalat”. From “Ana Aïcha” (Zephyrus 2023).

5.    Altin Gün: “Su Siziyor”. From “Ask” (Glitterbeat 2023).

6.    King Ayisoba: “People talk too much”. From “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat 2023).

7.    Dur Dur Band Int.: “Heeyaa”. From “The Berlin Session” (OutHere 2023).

8.    Kimi Diabaté: “Yensoro”. From “Dindin” (Cumbancha 2023).

9.    Fatoumata Diawara: “Seguen”. From “London Ko” (Wagram 2023).

10.  Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu & Jive Connection: “Prodigal Son”. From “Face To Face” (Strut 2023).

11.  Jembaa Groove feat. K.O.G: “Sweet my ear” (Single on Agogo! 2023).

12.  Debashish Bhattacharya: “The sound of the soul”. From “The Sound Of The Soul” (Abstract Logix 2023).

13.  Flock: “In C (Short version)”. From the EP “In C” (Strut 2023).

14.  Kahil El’Zabar & Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: “Don Cherry”. From “Spirit Gatherer - A Tribute to Don Cherry” (SpiritMuse 2023).

15.  Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani: “Nomad’s Sky”. From “Les Égarés” (No Format! 2023).

16.  Elisa Diedhiou: “Aline Sitoe”. From the compilation “Ears Of The People: Ekonting Songs from Senegal & The Gambia” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

17.  Chlopi: “Mazurek po kielichu”. From “Chlopi: Wesele Boryny” (Muzyka Zakorzeniona 2023).

18.  Hiram Salsano: “Padrone”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano 2023).

19.  Taraf Syriana: “Me dukhhap tuke”. From “Taraf Syriana” (Lula World 2023).

20.  Eric Bibb feat. Amar Sundy: “I got my own”. From “Ridin’” (Dixiefrog 2023).

21.  Dom La Nena: “Temporal”. From “Leon” (Sabia/Big Wax/Alter K 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Lankum: “False Lankum” (Rough Trade).

3.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo).


4.  Baaba Maal: “Being” (Marathon).


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


6.  Fatoumata Diawara: “London Ko” (Wagram).

7.  Hiram Salsano: “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).


8.  Tinariwen: “Amatssou” (Wedge).

9.  Damir Imamovic: “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Sanam: “Bell” (Single from forthcoming album on Mais Um).

2.   Bantu: “Africa for sale”. From “What Is Your Breaking Point?” (Soledad Productions).

3.   Okwy Osadebe: “Igbo Amaka”. From “Igbo Amaka” (Palenque Records).

4.   Yaraka: “Canto all’Allie”. From “Curannera” (Zero Nove Nove).

5.   Rick Deitrick: “Little Tujunga Suite”. From “The Unguitarist - Complete Works 1969-2022” (Tompkins Square).
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