Playlist 06.06.2022

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Playlist 06.06.2022

On this week’s programme:

Burkina Faso’s Farafina 1993 album gets a new outing in Real World’s re-release programme later this month.

Linda Ayupuka is a Ghanaian church choir leader and sometime electronic dance vocalist.

The original Congotronics bands, together with international friends and admirers, have issued a group album.

Ghanaian highlife in the diaspora took on the club style in the 1980s….the Borga Revolution!

Rebolu is an Afro-Colombian band based in New York.

Grammy winners Cimarrón are a joropo band from the Orinoco plains of Colombian.

L’Attirail are a French band, led by Xavier Demerliac, who play “acoustic music without borders or roots”.

Transglobal Chart member and musician, Daryana Antipova, has compiled an extensive range of music from her native Siberia and beyond.

Shane Cooper & Mabuta are a funky jazz band from South Africa.

IDR are Italian Doc Remix, an Italian-American jazz and folk ensemble.

Tomás de Perrate is an Andalusian flamenco singer of gypsy heritage.

Leyla McCalla, who featured in the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Our Native Daughters, is on the trail of her Haitian roots.

Clinton Fearon is a veteran reggae singer and musician now based in Seattle.

Adrian Sherwood has compiled an album of dub featuring an international cast of female singers.

Collectif Medz Bazar have members of Armenian, Turkish, French and US heritage, and are based in Paris.

Moktar Gania is a Moroccan gnawa musician and brother of the late master Mahmoud Gania.

Sababa 5 play funky and soulful versions of traditional Yemenite songs.

Ferkat Al Ard was a Lebanese trio in the 1970s with strong links to Brazil.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday June 6th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Farafina: “Mama Sara”. From “Faso Denou” (Real World 1993).

2.Linda Ayupuka: “Atiiwane Group”. From “God Created Everything” (Mais Um 2022).

3.Congotronics International: “Tshitua Fuila Mbuloba”. From “Where’s The One?” (Crammed 2022).

4.Paa Jude: “Odo Refre Wo”. From the compilation “Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age, 1983-1992” (Kalita 2022).

5.Rebolu: “Qué ilusión”. From “Mi Herencia / My Heritage” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

6.Cimarrón: “Pajarillo de la noche”.

7.Cimarrón: “Parranda quitapesares con zapateo”.Both from “La Recia” (Cimarron Music 2022).

8.L’Attirail: “Le Grand Nuage de Poussiere”. From “Road to Grasslands” (Les Chantiers Sonores 2022).

9.Uutai: “Legend about ancient fight”.

10.Ug-Shig: “Chavydag”.

11.Yat Kha: “We will never die”.All from the compilation “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia & Far East” (CPL-Music 2022).

12.Shane Cooper & Mabuta: “Finish The Sun”. From “Finish The Sun” (Dox Records 2022).

13.IDR: “Take the G Train”. From “Pandemonium” (41st Parallel 2022).

14.Perrate: “Si algun dia (Seguiriyas del Nitri, La Cherna y Jose de Paula)”. From “Tres Golpas” (Lovemonk 2022).

15.Leyla McCalla: “Antibonite”. From “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti- 2022).

16.Clinton Fearon: “Have Some Fun”. From “Breaking News” (Baco Records 2022).

17.Adrian Sherwood & Rita Morar: “Meri awaaz suno (Hear my voice)”. From the forthcoming album “Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers” (Real World).

18.Collectif Medz Bazar: “Insanistan”. From “Insanistan” (Collectif Medz Bazar 2022).

19.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Lala Mulati”.

20.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Sassadi Manayon”. Both from “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique 2022).

21.Sababa 5 feat. Aviv Ezra: “Levadi”. From EP “Rali” (Batov 2022).

22.Ferkat Al Ard: “Juma’a 6 Hziran”. From the reissue “Oghneya” (Habibi Funk 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Oumou Sangaré: “Timbuktu” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Dawda Jobarteh: “Soaring Wild Lands” (Sterns Africa).

6.V.A: “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia & Far East” (CPL-Music)

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Africa Negra: “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

9.Congotronics International: “Where’s The One?” (Crammed Discs).

10. Perrate: “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.BKO: “Toumaro”. Single from forthcoming album “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

2.Juçara Marçal: “Um Choro”. From the EP “EPDEB” (Mais Um).

3.Les Amazones d’Afrique feat. Kandy Guira: “Sisters”. From the EP “Les Amazones d’Afrique Live” (Real World).

4.Khara: “Ognennyi buben”. From the compilation “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia and the Far East” (CPL-Music).

5.Wax Machine: “Canto de Iemanjá” (Single on Batov Records).

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