Playlist 05.02.2018

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Playlist 05.02.2018

"Ear to the Globe" playlist information - broadcast on 05/02/2018

On this week's programme:

Eskorzo are an eight-piece mestizo unit from Granada.
The label, Galletas Calientes, has put out another volume of Afro-Colombian tunes for heavyweight remix.
Maga Bo has taken on the traditional Pernambuco outfit, Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde, for contemporary makeover.
Son Palenque are traditional Afro-Colombian - upbeat rhythms and powerful voices.
Cuban band, Orquesta Akokán, have an album out soon on Daptone.

"Gumba Fire" is Soundway's new offering, collected from '80s South Africa.
Orchestre Les Mangalepa are a classic East African sound hearking back to their heyday in the '70s and '80s but reborn.
Camarao is a celebrated Brazilian forro accordionist from the North-East.
Dirtmusic's latest sees Chris Eckman and Hugo Race in collaboration with Baba Zula's Murat Ertel.
Melissa Laveaux is a France-based Haitian Canadian with a range of cultural talents.

Andrés de Jerez and guitarist Samuelito aim to produce "flamenco puro", while, contrastingly, Polish collective Indialucia combine Polish flamenco guitar and voice with sitar, tablas and Indian vocals.
"Nordic Raga" brings Bangalore violin to Swedish fiddle, percussion and sax.

Senegalese kora virtuoso, Seckou Keita, finds the time among his many projects to visit Dublin at the end of the month.
Mircan Kaye and Merih Askin play traditional Anatolian folk songs.
"The Self Preservation Society" is a project to remake a selection of seminal sixties sounds by a variety of artists, including some folk luminaries.
Irish singer Brigid Mae Power has a powerfully ethereal style, not quite of this world.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday January 8th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. Eskorzo: "Alerta Caníbal". From "Alerta Caníbal" (Rootsound 2017).

2. DJ Rata Piano & Champetaman: "El Elefante del Congo (Bleepolar mix)". From "Palenque Records AfroColombia Remix Vol.2" (Galletas Calientes 2018).

3. Maga Bo & Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde - Instrumentals: "Andrelina".
4. Maga Bo & Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde: "Salve Deus". Both from "Maga Bo Apresenta Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde" (Kafundó 2018).

5. Son Palenque: "Mina Ma Pelo". From "Kutu Prieta Pa' Saranguia" (Palenque 2017).

6. Orquesta Akokán: "Mambo Rapidito". Single from forthcoming album (Daptone).

7. Sabela: "Africa". From the compilation "Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa" (Forthcoming on Soundway).

8. Orchestre Les Mangalepa: "Kanemo". From "Last Band Standing" (Strut 2017).

9. Camarao: "Quem Vem La".
10. Camarao: "A Casa De Anita". Both from "Camarao - The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964-1974" (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

11. Dirtmusic: "The Border Crossing". From "Bu Bir Ruya" (Glitterbeat 2018).

12. Melissa Laveaux: "Nan Fon Bwa". From "Radyo Siwel" (No Format! 2018).

13. Andrés de Jerez & Samuelito: "Libertad". From "Aranando El Alma" (Buda 2018).

14. Indialucia: "Acatao". From "Acatao" (CM 2017).

15. Jyotsna Srikanth, Mats Eden, Dan Svensson & Par Moberg: "Balkan Waltz". >From "Nordic Raga" (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

16. Seckou Keita: "Mandé". From "22 Strings" (ARC 2015).

***Seckou Keita plays The Little Museum of Dublin on February 28th***

17. Mircan Kaya & Merih Askin: "Yar Gelir". From "Kirmizi Gul" (UCM 2017).

18. Matt Shaw & James Porter: "Lullaby".
19. Beagle & Amalthea: "Hello, I love you".
20. Ben Murray: "Time has told me". All from the compilation "The Self Preservation Society" (ECC 2018).

21. Brigid Mae Power: "The Two Worlds". From "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square 2018).

Thanks for listening.

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*Recommendations below!


Top 10 Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: "Canzoniere" (Ponderosa).

2. Boubacar Traoré: "Dounia Tabolo" (Lusafrica).

3. TootArd: "Laissez Passer" (Glitterbeat).

4. Maya Youssef: "Syrian Dreams" (Harmonia Mundi).

5. La TchouTchouKa: "El Chuchutero" (Helloasso).

6. Lankum: "Between the Earth and Sky" (Rough Trade).

7. Toto Bona Lokua: "Je Kango". From "Bondeko" (No Format!).

8. Various Artists: "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle" (Sublime Frequencies).

9. Chris Thile: "Thanks for Listening" (Nonesuch).

10. Mariana Degani: "Furtacor" (Tratore).
Sound Tracks of the week:

1. Melissa Laveaux: "Le Ma Monte Chwal Mwen". From "Radyo Siwel" (No Format!).

2. 47Soul: "Intro to Shamstep". From "Shamstep" EP (Cooking Vinyl).

3. Camarao: "Retrato De Um Forro". From "The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964-1974" (Analog Africa).

4. Dirtmusic: "The Border Crossing". From "Bu Bir Ruya" (Glitterbeat).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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