Playlist 07.05.2018

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Playlist 07.05.2018

On this week's programme:

Starting in South Africa, “Gumba Fire” is a hot collection of ’80s dance cuts; the 3CD Masekela compilation highlights the outstanding early work of the late trumpeter-activist; and BCUC, or Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, are experimental Soweto soul.

Tal National are Niger’s finest, drawn from Songhai, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg musicians.

Dobet Gnahoré is a singer from Côte d’Ivoire with a fifth album on release.

Toko Telo are a Madagascan trio featuring two of the island’s top guitarists - D’Gary and Joël Rabesolo, together with renowned singer Monica Njava.

Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer in the Ali Farka Touré tradition of desert blues.

El Naán are from Palencia in Northern Spain and reference the diverse musical traditions that criss-crossed their land.

Mercedes Peón is a Galician piper, singer and performer with an experimental outlook.

Yonatan Gat is an Israeli guitarist, based in New York.

Orcastratum is Glen Scott’s quartet with Solo Cissokho guesting.

Eugenia Georgieva is a Bulgarian singer and one-time member of the Perunika Trio.

Anna and Elizabeth are an Appalachian duo, set among archive recordings and atmospherics - visiting the Sugar Club tonight (Wed 9th).

The Rheingans Sisters are intelligent contemporary folk from Sheffield.

Elina Duni is an Albanian singer of folksong and jazz.



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

1.    Zasha: “Hayi Ngodlame”.

2.    The Black Five: “Selallane”.  Both from “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa” (Soundway 2018).

3.    Hugh Masekela: “Jungle Jim”.

4.    Hugh Masekela: “Stimela”.  Both from “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse 2018).

5.    BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Insimbi”. From “Emakhosini” (Buda 2018).

6.    Tal National: “Akokass”. From “Tantabara” (FatCat 2018).

7.    Dobet Gnahoré: “Miziki”. From “Miziki” (LA Café / Café de la Danse 2018).

8.   Toko Telo: “Mpembe”. From “Diavola” (Anno 2018).

9.    Samba Touré: “Yo Pouhala / Blah Blah Blah”. From “Wandé” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

10.  El Naán: “Mujer que corre con los lobos”. From “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán 2018).

11.  Mercedes Peón: “Mk”. From “Deixaas” (Altafonte 2018).

12.  Yonatan Gat: “Medicine”. From “Universalists” (ta:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

13.  Orcastratum feat. Solo Cissokho: “Spirit of the skog”. From “Orcastratum” (forthcoming on Repute).

14.  Eugenia Georgieva: “Po Drum Mome”. From “Po Drum Mome” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

15.  Anna & Elizabeth: “Ripest of Apples”.

16.  Anna & Elizabeth: “Farewell to Erin”.  Both from “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

***Anna & Elizabeth play the Sugar Club on Wednesday May 9th***

17.  The Rheingans Sisters: “This Forest”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters 2018).

18.  Elina Duni: “Lamma Buda Yatathanna”. From “Partir” (ECM 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Imarhan: “Tenet” (City Slang).


2. The Gloaming: “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. El Naán: “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán).


5. Toko Telo: “Diavola” (Anio).


6. BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Emakhosini” (Buda).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Baloji: “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. Various Artists: “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Samba Touré: “Yerfara”. From “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Tal National: “Aminiata”. From “Tantabara” (FatCat).

3.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Kokoro”. From “Fenfo” (Shanachie).


4.  The Rheingans Sisters: “This Forest”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters).

5.  Elina Duni: “Let Us Dive In”. From “Partir” (ECM).

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