Playlist 04.11.2019

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Playlist 04.11.2019

On this week's programme:

“Colombian Powerhouses” is a compilation of traditional and contemporary sounds from various Colombian labels.

Flavia Coelho is a Paris-based Brazilian singer.

The “Body-Beat” Soundway album is a compilation of ’80s and ’90s Caribbean dance rhythms rooted in soca and calypso.

Atlas Maior is a four-piece US jazz band with Middle-Eastern influences.

Elaha Soroor is from Afghanistan, singing folk songs backed by London band Kefaya.

Aziza Brahim, from Western Sahara and exiled to Spain, produces a new album with Amparo Sanchez on board.

Lamia Bedioui, from Tunis, joins multi-percussionist and didjeridoo player Solis Barki.

Emel Mathlouthi, who came to prominence in the Tunisian Arab Spring, is now resident in New York State.

Songhoy Blues is the Malian rock quartet with a new EP.

Desert maestros Tinariwen will be in the Olympia on Monday 11th.

Mah Damba is a female griot singer from Mali.

Senegalese expat Issa Sow joins forces with violist Wouter Vandenabeele and others.

Kronos Quartet and the Iranian Vahdat sisters issue an extra track from the “Placeless” sessions in solidarity with the Kurdish people - proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.

The Yandong Grand Singers are Dong people from Guizhou Province in China.

Mao Ya & Itohara Masashi represent a rich cross-cultural musical dialogue between China and Japan.

Lankum distil a dark brooding transformation of Irish folk.

The Unthanks, Rachel, Becky and Adrian, presented their Emily Bronte song cycle to the National Concert Hall last weekend.


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

1.    Son Palenque: “Yo Me Voy”.

2.    Carmelo Torres y su Cumbia Sabanera: “Bailemos Cumbia”.

3.    Sunka feat. Raspapulaman: “Colombian Party remix”.  All from “Colombian PowerHouses Vol. 2” (Independent Record Labels Alliance 2019).

4.    Flavia Coelho: “Cidade Perdida”. From “DNA” (Pias 2019).

5.    Spiking: “Liberation Train”. From the compilation “Body Beat: Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso (1979-98)” (Soundway 2019).

6.    Atlas Maior: “Trata”. From “Riptide” (Atlas Maior 2019).

7.    Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Arose Jane Madar”. From “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union 2019).

8.    Aziza Brahim: “Hada jil”.

9.    Aziza Brahim: “Cuatro proverbios”. Both from “Sahari” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

10.  Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Anderletto - The Hunt ”. From “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui 2018).

11.  Emel Mathlouthi: “This Place”. From “Everywhere We Looked Was Burning” (Partisan 2019).

12.  Songhoy Blues: “Time To Go Home (David Ferguson mix)”. >From the EP “Meet Me In The City” (Transgressive 2019).

13.  Tinariwen: “Zawal”.

14.  Tinariwen: “Itous Ohar”. Both from “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

***Tinariwen play the Olympia, Dublin on Monday November 11th***

15.  Mah Damba: “Kabako”. From “Hakili Kélé” (Buda 2019).

16.  Issa Sow: “Yewende Jubo Ka”. From “La Musique d’Issa Sow - Aynaabé” (Home Records 2019).

17.  Kronos Quartet & Marjan Vahdat: “Kurdish Song” (Single on Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

18.  Yandong Grand Singers: “If I don’t sing, friends say I’m being precious”. From “Everyone Listen Close / Wanp-Wanp Jangl Kap - Anthology of Music In China #12” (Pan Records 2019).

19.  Mao Ya & Itohara Masashi: “Rainy Day”. From “Moon Over City Ruins” (Rhymoi Music 2019).

20.  Lankum: “Katie Cruel”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade 2019).

21.  The Unthanks: “The Night Is Darkening Round Me”. From “Lines - Part Three - Emily Bronte” (Rabble Rouser 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).


2.  Various Artists: “Body Beat: Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso (1979-98)” (Soundway).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Acid Arab: “Jdid” (Crammed).


5.  Los Pirañas: “Historia Natural” (Glitterbeat).


6.  Lankum: “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).


7.  Flavia Coelho: “DNA” (Pias).


8.  Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui).


9.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Orchestre Bana Luya / Martin Meissonnier: “Animation”. From “Kinshasa 1978 - Reconstructions” (Crammed).

2.  Son Palenque: “Yo Me Voy”. From “Colombian PowerHouses Vol. 2” (Independent Record Labels Alliance 2019).

3.  Babani Koné: “Na Kadiy”. From “Babani Koné” (forthcoming on World Village).

4.  Rafiki Jazz: “Kashmiri Lullaby / The Waulk / Hukus Bukus”. From “Saraba Sufiyana” (Konimusic 2019).

5.  Lankum: “Katie Cruel”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).

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