Playlist 04.10.2021

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Playlist 04.10.2021

On this week's programme:

Thiago França, saxophonist with Metá Metá, leads a carnival big band as a vehicle for inclusion and respect.

Cumbia Chicharra are an 8-piece French band playing cumbia and other tropical styles.

Meridian Brothers’ Eblis Alvarez joins forces with Iván Medellín for a vallenato hoe-down.

Veteran Colombian bullerengue singer Petrona Martinez invites some seminal female cultural figures to join her.

Bareto are a Peruvian band with their individual take on cumbia.

Susana Baca is a leading figure in Afro-Peruvian culture.

Portuguese singer Cristina Clara combines fado with chorinho and folk styles.

Soundway Records has been researching the Spanish Balearic sound of the 1980s.

Da Iguana is a “beat-loving sneaky reptile” from France.

Argentinian producer Chancha via Circuito provides setting for the voice of fellow-countrywoman Luvi Torres.

Cuban Funk star Cimafunk gives guest spot to Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco on the new single.

Ben LaMar Gay is a Chicagoan singer-composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Kurt Elling, jazz vocal supremo, goes funky with Charlie Hunter and Butcher Brown.

Irreversible Entanglements are a Philadelphia-New York-DC jazz collective with Moor Mother on vocal.

Kondi Band are based on Sorie Kondi’s Sierra Leonian thumb piano with LA-London production.

Franck Biyong has recorded a tribute to fellow Cameroonian Manu Dibango.

Smithsonian’s “Village Out West” collects rare recordings from the 1960’s Berkeley folk festivals.

John Francis Flynn is another new voice from the vanguard of Irish folk.

Justin Adams teams up with the leader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino for a guitar-percussion(& violin) tour de force.

Brazilian composer Corciolli enlists the Armenian duduk playing of Arsen Petrosyan.

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

1.Thiago França & A Espetacular Charanga do França: “Hasta La Cumbia”. From “Thiago França presents A Espetacular Charanga do França: The Importance of being Espetacular” (Mais Um 2021).

2.Cumbia Chicharra: “Guatón Feliz”. From “El Grito” (Discos la Chicharra 2021).

3.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra”. From “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe 2021).

4.Petrona Martinez feat. Susana Baca : “El Niño Roncón (Bullerengue Chalupiao)”. From “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music 2021).

5.Bareto: “Tu Recuerdo” (Single on Agogo 2021).

6.Susana Baca: “Negra de Alma”.

7.Susana Baca: “La Herida Oscura”.Both from “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World 2021).

8.Cristina Clara: “Real e Abstrato”. From forthcoming album “Lua Adversa” (Sony Portugal).

9.Marengo: “Puente de Esperanza”. From the forthcoming compilation “Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie & House 1982-1992” (Soundway).

10.Da Iguana: “Sombra Selvatica”.

11.Da Iguana: “Reg Spirits”. Both from “Sombras Y Sueños” (Playground Records 2021).

12.Chancha via Circuito & Luvi Torres: “Sano”. From the forthcoming EP “Ceremonia” (Wonderwheel).

13.Cimafunk & Lupe Fiasco: “Rompelo”. Single from the forthcoming album “El Alimento” (Cimafunk).

14.Ben LaMar Gay: “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You” (Single on International Anthem 2021).

15.Kurt Elling: “Sassy”. From “SuperBlue” (Edition 2021).

16.Irreversible Entanglements: “Open The Gates” (Single on International Anthem 2021).

17.Kondi Band: “Shake Your Tumba”. From “We Famous” (Strut 2021).

18.Franck Biyong: “Gentlemen de Camp Yabassi”. >From “The Afrovision Secret” (Franck Biyong).

19.The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall: “Fire On The Mountain”.

20.Mississippi Fred McDowell: “Don’t Mistreat Nobody (‘Cause you got a few dimes)”.

21.Rev. Gary Davis: “Hesitation Blues”.All from the compilation “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

22.John Francis Flynn: “Cannily Cannily”. From “I Would Not Live Always” (River Lea 2021).

23.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Amara Terra Mia”. From the forthcoming album “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

24.Corciolli & Arsen Petrosyan: “Yerazel”. >From “No Time But Eternity” (Azul Music 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

6.Balimaya Project: “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.V.A: “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Fanfare Ciocarlia: “It Wasn’t Hard To Love You” (Asphalt Tango).

10. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Franck Biyong: “Pata Piya”. From “The Afrovision Secret” (Franck Biyong).

2.Kuunatic: “Para Bennyá”. From “Gate of Klüna” (Glitterbeat).

3.Etran De L’Air: “Toubouk Ine Chihoussay” (Single on Sahel Sounds).

4.Sonia Aimy: “Reconnect”. From “Reconnect” (Slammin Media).

5.Rev. Gary Davis: “Baby, Let Me Lay It On You”. From the compilation “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).
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