Playlist 07.03.2023

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Playlist 07.03.2023

On this week’s programme:

Erol Josue is a singer, dancer and vodou priest from Haiti.

Polobi is a traditional singer from Guadeloupe, with musical soundscapes from Doctor L, Liam Farrell.

Les Mamans du Congo are from Congo Brazzaville with production and backing from Rrobin.

“Borga Revolution” chronicles the modernised highlife style of the ’80s and ’90s by Ghanaian expats in Europe.

The Good Samaritans were part of the Edo-funk movement in early 1980’s Benin City.

Mogadishu’s Dur-Dur Band had a reunion in Berlin resulting in a new album.

Ofege were a popular Nigerian student band in the 1970s, now reissued.

Bassidi Koné is Malian djembe and balafon player with his debut solo album.

The largely Malian Kala Jula quartet are augmented by Benin’s Gangbé Brass Band.

Trilok Gurtu is an Indian percussionist and composer with a career in jazz fusion.

Kahil El’Zabar’s collective pays tribute to the late jazz adventurer Don Cherry.

Wadada Leo Smith, now in his 80s, plays with an all-star cast of heavyweights.

Letieres Leite sadly died before completing his reworking of Moacir Santos’s 1965 “Coisas”.

Tunico is Antonio Secchin, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Rio.

Pianist Jonathan Ferr, also from Rio, blends jazz and hiphop with plenty of guests.

Tagua Tagua’s Felipe Puperi brings Brazilian soul from Sao Paulo.

Maria Portugal, Brazilian based in Europe, composed a soundtrack for Portuguese movie “1976”.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday March 7th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Erol Josue: “Badji”.

2.Erol Josue: “Rèn Sobo A”. Both from “Pelerinaj” (Village Hut Records 2023).

3.Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters: “Okipayason”. From “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World 2023).

4.Les Mamans du Congo: “Dia”. From the EP “Kikento” (Jarring Effects 2023).

5.A.B.Crentsil: “Mama Dwen Meho”. From the compilation “Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age 1983-1996, Volume 2” (Kalita 2023).

6.The Good Samaritans: “Bi Enu Ba Sahun”. From “No Food Without Taste If By Hunger” (Analog Africa 2023).

7.The Dur-Dur Band Int.:”Jija Love”. From “The Berlin Session” (Outhere 2023).

8.Ofege: “Whizzy Llabo”. From “Try and Love” (Strut Records 2023).

9.Bassidi Koné: “Dafina”. From “Kaire” (Remote Records/Studio Mali 2023).

10.Kala Jula feat. Fama Diabaté & Gangbé Brass Band: “Asro”. From “Asro” (Buda Musique 2023).

11.Trilok Gurtu: “No Fear Suite, Parts 1 to 4”. From “One Thought Away” (Jazzline/Proper 2023).

12.Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble feat. Dwight Trible & David Ornette Cherry: “Degi-Degi”. From the forthcoming album “Spirit Gatherer” (Spiritmuse).

13.Wadada Leo Smith & Orange Wave Electric: “Ntozake”. From “Fire Illuminations” (forthcoming on Kabell Records).

14.Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz feat. Caetano Veloso: “Nanã”. From “Moacir de Todos Os Santos” (Lusofonia Record Club 2023).

15.Tunico: “Sambola”. From “Tunico” (Far Out 2023).

16.Jonathan Ferr feat. Rashid & Àvuá: “Meu Sol”. From “Liberdade” (Slap/Som Livre 2023).

17.Tagua Tagua: “Pra Tras”.

18.Tagua Tagua: “Tanto”.Both from “Tanto” (Wonderwheel 2023).

19.Maria Portugal: “1976”. From “1976” (Fun In The Church 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Moonlight Benjamin: “Wayo” (Ma Case).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Debashish Bhattacharya: “The Sound of the Soul” (Abstract Logix).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Lucas Santtana: “O Paraiso” (No Format).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.La Marisoul & Los Texmaniacs: “Gritenme piedras”. From “Corazones y Canciones” (Smithsonian Folkways).

2.Sheikhs Shikhats & B’net Chaabi: “Happy Tune”. From “Sheikhs Shikhats & B’net Chaabi” (Zephyrus).

3.Omar Faruk Tekbilek, SIS Project & Yasmin Levy: “Vivir”. From “Omar Faruk Tekbilek - SPIN Remixes” (LifeArt).

4.La Tène: “La Taillée”. From “Ecorcha-Taillée” (Bongo Joe).

5.Roopa Panesar: “Hey Shyan”. From “Atma” (ARC).
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