Playlist 05.11.2018

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Playlist 05.11.2018

On this week's programme:

Salif Keita needs no introduction - the golden voice of Mali.

Liraz is an Israeli citizen exploring her parents’ legacy in Iranian music.

Sofiane Said is a French-Algerian singer with an contemporary rai style.

Cesare Dell’Anna & GiRODiBANDA are from Southern Italy, highlighting the Palestinian struggle.

Jaune Toujours are funky politics from Brussels.

The Afro Celts unleash another monster record with a migration theme at its heart.

Some of the ear-catching live music I saw at Womex included the blend of rap and Karnataka vocal and percussion by the Ta Dhom Project, wild festive sounds from Thrace by Evritiki Zygia, Polish village music from Odpoczno, French-Canadian band Vishtèn. And Irish-Iranian quartet Navá also performed.

Upcoming Dublin gigs include veteran Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia, and Afro-space jazz man Idris Ackamoor, both in the Sugar Club, and the Punch Brothers in the National Concert Hall.

Portuguese fado doyenne Mariza has a new release.

Eric Bibb’s “Global Griot” has Solo Cissokho and Habib Koite on board for a much-travelled album.

Kaia Kater investigates her heritage in Grenada.

UK/Irish duo The Breath issue their second album.

Mother and daughter, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy, are part of English folk’s first family.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday November 1st. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Salif Keita: “Bah Poulo”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naïve 2018).

2.    Liraz: “Be mann nagoo”. From “Naz” (Dead Sea Recordings 2018).

3.    Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “Yadra ?”. From “El Ndjoum” (Airfono 2018).

4.    Cesare Dell’Anna & GiRODiBANDA: “TRUMP@, cavallo di ritorno palestinese”. From “Guerra” (11/8 Records 2018).

5.    Jaune Toujours: “Refugees Welcome”. From “Europeana” (Choux de Bruxelles 2018).

6.    Afro Celt Sound System: “Step Up”. From “Flight” (forthcoming on ECC).

7.    Ta Dhom Project: “Just Bols”.

8.    Ta Dhom Project: “Bol Rap”. Both from the EP “Ta Dhom Project” (

9.    Evritiki Zygia: “5 Nights”. From “Evritiki Zygia” (Teranga Beat 2018).

10.  Odpoczno: “Kowboj W Kalinie”. From “Odpoczno” (Audio Cave 2018).

11.  Vishtèn: “Bi Bi Box”. From “Horizons” (Les Éditions Du Corfus 2018).

12.  Navá: “Comb Your Hair and Curl It”. From “Tapestry” (Nava 2017).

13.  Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band: “Almaz Eyasebkush”. From “Wede Harer Guzo” (Awesome Tapes From Africa 2016).

***Hailu Mergia plays the Sugar Club on Monday 19th November***

14.  Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: “Land Of Ra”. From “An Angel Fell” (Strut 2018).

***Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids play the Sugar Club on Friday 23rd November***

15.  Punch Brothers: “All Ashore”. From “All Ashore” (Nonesuch 2018).

***Punch Brothers play the National Concert Hall on Monday 19th November***

16.  Mariza: “Oração”. From “Mariza” (Warner Portugal 2018).

17.  Eric Bibb: “What’s He Gonna Say Today”.

18.  Eric Bibb: “Grateful”.  Both from “Global Griot” (DixieFrog 2018).

19.  Kaia Kater: “Everly”. From “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

20.  The Breath: “Let The Cards Fall”. From “Let The Cards Fall” (Real World 2018).

21.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: “The Beast”. From “Anchor” (Topic 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Richard Thompson: “13 Rivers” (Proper).


2. Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


3. Ann O’aro: “Ann O’aro” (Buda Musique).


4. Kaia Kater: “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways).


5. Various Artists:“Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Vigüela: “A Tiempo Real - A new take on Spanish tradition” (ARC).        


9. Eric Bibb: “Global Griot” (DixieFrog).


10. Various Artists: “Small Island, Big Song” (Small Island Big Song Pty Ltd Australia).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lansine Kouyate: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba-Paris” (Buda).

3.  Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”. From “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


4.  Opium Moon: “Drunk with the great starry void”. From “Opium Moon” (Be Why).

5.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: “Strange Weather”. From “Anchor” (Topic).

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