Playlist 06.07.2020

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Playlist 06.07.2020

On this week's programme:

Disques Debs were the most prolific record label in the Francophone Caribbean, based in Guadeloupe.

The late Pedro Lima, local favourite in his native São Tomé, was featured on the recent Léve Léve compilation.

South African saxophonist, Dudu Pukwana, recorded his debut in London in 1968, now re-released.

Punk-cumbia band, La Sonora Mazuren, are from the alternative Bogota scene.

Minyo Crusaders visited Frente Cumbiero in Colombia for a Tokyo-Bogota summit.

Bantou Mentale have more dark riffs from Kinshasa, routed through Paris.

Nihiloxica are a Ugandan percussion ensemble augmented electronically by Spooky-J and pq.

Ethio-jazz originator, Mulatu Astatke, teamed up with Melbourne band, Black Jesus Experience.

Oumou Sangare has reworked her “Mogoya” album as an acoustic vocal tour-de-force.

Sahel’s latest Saharan WhatsApp features ngoni man Kandiafa and producer Luka Guindo.

Croatian band Dunja Knebl and co. perform a range of folk songs from East and West Europe.

Finnish musicians Maria Kalaniemi, accordion, and Eero Grundström, harmonium, dedicate their album to the natural world.

Cinder Well is American singer-songwriter Amelia Baker, now relocated to the West of Ireland.

Paolo Angeli plays Sardinian prepared guitar on an interpretation of Lorca’s work.

The latest volume of the Imaginational Anthem series of solo guitarists is devoted to European musicians.

Calypso veteran Walter Ferguson is now 101 and many gather to sing and play his songs.


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

1.    Super Combo: “Moin Domi Derho”.

2.    Galaxy: “Disco Funk”. Both from “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut 2020).

3.    Pedro Lima: “Sãma Nanzalé”. From “Maguidala” (Bongo Joe 2020).

4.    Duda Pukwana & The Spears: “Pezulu (extended take)”. From “Dudu Pukwana & The Spears” (Matsuli 1968/9/2020).

5.    La Sonora Mazuren: “Tiro Al Blanco”. From “Maratónico Sandungón Vol.1” (

6.    Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero: “Cumbia del Monte Fuji” (Single from forthcoming EP on Mais Um).

7.   Bantou Mentale: “Anakonda”. From the EP “Congo Animal” (Glitterbeat 2020).

8.   Nihiloxica: “Mukaagafeero”. From “Kaloli” (Crammed Discs 2020).

9.   Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing”. From “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo 2020).

10. Oumou Sangare: “Kamelemba”.

11. Oumou Sangare: “Djaraby Nene”. Both from “Acoustic” (No Format! 2020).

12. Luka Productions & Kandiafa: “Ne Be Massa Wfo”. From the EP “Saharan WhatsApp 06” (Sahel Sounds 2020).

13. Dunja Knebl & Kololira: “Chorna Rillya”. From “Tamo Gori” (Geenger Records 2020).

14. Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström: “Lohtulaulu”. From “Mielo” (Åkerö 2020).

15. Cinder Well: “No Summer”. From “No Summer” (Free Dirt 2020).

16. Paolo Angeli: “Cuadro III”. From “Bodas de Sangre” (AnMa Productions 2020).

17. Mouss: “Ghost Towns”. From the compilation “Imaginational Anthem Vol. X -  Overseas Edition” (Tompkins Square 2020).

18. Editus feat. Manuel Monestel: “Cahuita is a beautiful place”. From the compilation “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Oumou Sangaré: “Acoustic” (No Format!).


2.  Shiran: “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran” (Batov).


3.  Transglobal Underground: “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite).


4.  Gaudi: “100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission).


5.  Melingo: “Oasis” (Buda Musique).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Dinastía Torres: “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records).


9.  Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Super Combo: “Moin Domi Derho”. From “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

2.   Dudu Pukwana and the Spears: “Kuthwasi Hlobo (Spring)”. From “Dudu Pukwana and The Spears” (Matsuli).

3.   Oumou Sangare: “Yere Faga”. From “Acoustic” (No Format!).

4.   Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “Living On Stolen Land”. From “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

5.   3’Ain: “Njord Puffin”. From “3’Ain” (Choux de Bruxelles).

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