Playlist 06.09.2022

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Playlist 06.09.2022

On this week’s programme:

Roberto Lopez is a Colombian guitarist resident in Montreal.

Star Feminine Band is a campaigning group of girls aged 12 to 18, from a small village in Benin.

Pedro Lima is one of the premier artists from São Tomé & Principe.

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah is a devout Muslim preacher in Nigeria using highlife to spread his message.

Montparnasse Musique is a duo of Algerian-French producer Nadjib Ben Bella and South African DJ Aero Manyelo.

Major African reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly has a new collection on the way.

Lass is an up-and-coming artist from Senegal.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Ghanaian veteran, releases his 35th album which includes some jazz classics.

Yanna Momina from Djibouti was recorded by Ian Brennan in her stilt hut over the waves.

Aliaksandr Yasinski is a master of the accordion from Belarus, now resident in Prague.

Maya Youssef, from Syria, now based in London, plays the qanun.

The late Jaimie Branch was one of the lionesses of contemporary jazz, based in Chicago.

The Zimbabwean duo, Trustworth Samende and Qeqeshiwe Mntambo release their debut.

Senegalese kora player and singer Ablaye Cissoko joins forces with French accordionist Cyrille Brotto.

Renowned sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee plays with bansuri master Rakesh Chaurasia.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1. Roberto Lopez: “Sonera (tu amor)”. From “Ritual” (Curura Musique 2022).

2.Star Feminine Band: “Le droit de l’enfant”. From “Star Feminine Band in Paris” (forthcoming on Born Bad Records).

3.Pedro Lima: “Minha Cutchu”. From “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe 2022).

4.Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: “Ovini Omoekeke Alhaji Inu Omoru”. From the forthcoming album “World Spirituality Classics: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop).

5.Montparnasse Musique: “Bonjour” (Single from forthcoming album on Real World).

6.Tiken Jah Fakoly feat. Winston McAnuff: “I Can Hear”. Single from forthcoming album “Braquage De Pouvoir” (Chapter Two/Wagram).

7.Lass feat. Flavia Coelho: “Metina”. From “Bumayé” (Chapter Two/Wagram 2022).

8.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & Highlife Jazz: “Round Midnite”. From “Round Midnite” (Agogo 2022).

9.Yanna Momina: “Heya (Welcome)”.

10.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways”.Both from “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics 2022).

11.Aliaksandr Yasinski: “Happiness”. From “Hlybini” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2022).

12.Maya Youssef: “Soul Fever”. From “Finding Home” (Seven Gates 2022).

13.Jaimie Branch: “A Prayer for Amerikkka”. From “Fly or Die II: bird dogs of paradise” (International Anthem 2019).

14.Trustworth Samende & Qeqeshiwe Mntambo: “Umthwalo”. From “Iyana (It’s Raining)” (Delicious Tunes 2022).

15.Ablaye Cissoko & Cyrille Brotto: “Miliambe”. From “Instant” (Ma Case 2022).

16.Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia: “Yaman Madhya Laya”. From “Saath Saath” (Believe/Purbayan Chatterjee 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

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

5.Lass: “Bumayé” (Wagram/Chapter Two).

6.BKO: “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

7.Roberto Lopez: “Ritual” (Curura Musique).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Pedro Lima: “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Al-Qasar feat. Jello Biafra: “Ya Malak”. From “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

2.DuOud: “Dark Wave”. From “Menshen” (Accords Croisés/Pias).

3.Raz & Afla: “Run Away”. From the EP “Mama Weja” (Mawimbi).

4.Antonis Antoniou: “Yiorti”. From “Throisma” (Ajabu).

5.Joyce with Mauricio Maestro: “Feminina”. From “Natureza” (Far Out).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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