Playlist 07.09.2020

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Playlist 07.09.2020

On this week's programme:

Rüstam Quliyev was an Azerbaijani guitarist and popular wedding performer.

Sofyann Ben Youssef, in his Ammar 808 incarnation, is working with voices from Chennai, India.

Baba Zula are Turkish psychonauts, the latest in Night Dreamer’s direct-to-disc recordings.

Cyril Cyril are two Swiss Cyrils, one of whom is an owner of Bongo Joe Records.

Lucinda Williams is a US songwriter with a background in country-rock.

Afel Bocoum first came to notice playing in the band of the late Ali Farka Touré.

Modou Touré is a Senegalese singer and descendant of the Touré Kunda band.

Kukudoo is David McDermott, Jamaican reggae-gospel singer and wake specialist.

Tiwony is from France and Guadeloupe, while Prince Fatty is Mike Pelanconi, UK producer.

Aquiles Navarro and Tcheser Holmes are a New York Afro-Caribbean trumpet & drums duo.

Krononaut, led by Leo Abrahams and Martin France, play an exploratory improvised style.

Atønito are a São Paulo trio led by Cuca Ferreira of Bixiga 70.

Mariana Degani, also from São Paulo, is a singer, composer and artist.

Eblis Alvarez, from Bogota, leads the Meridian Brothers, enfant terrible of cumbia.

Analog Africa’s new collection promises a trip to the coastal underground of Colombia.                                        

La Banda Morisca, from Cadiz, add the sound of the Maghreb to their Andalucian styles.

Eyuser are West Papuans whose original cassette album gets a re-release.

Gillian Welch plays a rural country style with rare artistry.

Iranian singer, Mahsa Vahdat, currently holds the No.1 spot in the Transglobal charts (

David Bridie composed a meditative soundtrack for Pilbara artist Allery Sandy’s painting process.

Carlos Niño and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson are sonic artists, multi-instrumentalists, and producers.


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

1.    Rüstam Quliyev: “Tancor Disko”. From the forthcoming album “Azerbaijan Gitara” (Bongo Joe).

2.    Ammar 808 feat. Kali Dass: “Ey Paavi”. From “Global Control / Invisible Invasion” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

3.    Baba Zula: “Çöl Aslanlari (Desert Lions)”. From the forthcoming album “Hayvan Gibi” (Night Dreamer).

4.    Cyril Cyril: “Les Gens” (Single from a forthcoming album on Bongo Joe).

5.    Lucinda Williams: “You Can’t Rule Me”. From “Good Souls Better Angels” (Highway 20 Records 2020).

6.    Afel Bocoum: “Dakamana”.

7.    Afel Bocoum: “Fari Njungu”.  Both from “Linde” (World Circuit 2020).

8.    Modou Touré: “Yeurmande”. From “Touki” (ARC 2020).

9.    Kukudoo: “Don’t Trouble It”. From “Jerusalem” (Tad’s 2020).

10.  Tiwony: “Gratitude” (Single on Juicy’s Empire Records).

11.  Prince Fatty & Shniece Mcmenamin: “Funkin’ for Jamaica” (Single on Evergreen Recordings).

12.  Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes: “Pueblo”. From the forthcoming album “Heritage of the Invisible II” (International Anthem).

13.  Krononaut: “Jena”.

14.  Knononaut: “Power Law”. Both from “Krononaut” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2020).

15.  Atønito: “Sentido Part 1”. From “Aqui” (Baticum 2020).

16.  Mariana Degani: “Horda Mulheril”. From “Opera Venus” (Mariana Degani 2020).

17.  Meridian Brothers: “Cumbia del Pichamán”. From “Cumbia Siglo XXI” (Bongo Joe 2020).

18.  Los Viajeros Siderales: “El Campanero”. From the forthcoming compilation “La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980” (Analog Africa).

19.  La Banda Morisca: “Milonga de Wallada”. From “Gitana Mora” (Algazara 2020).

20.  Eyuser: “Sup Mambesak”. From “Didedikasikan” (Wantok 2020).

21.  Gillian Welch: “Apalachicola”. From “Boots No. 2 - The Lost Songs Vol. 1” (Acony 2020).

22.  Mahsa Vahdat: “Ney Davoud”. From “Enlighten The Night” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2020).

23.  David Bridie & Allery Sandy: “Ngurra 1”. From “Marni: Music for Slow Television” (Wantok 2020).

24.  Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: “Part 4”. From “Chicago Waves” (International Anthem 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Ammar 808: “Global Control / Invisible Invasion” (Glitterbeat).


2.  Meridian Brothers: “Cumbia Siglo XXI” (Bongo Joe).


3.  Mahsa Vahdat: “Enlighten The Night” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).


4.  Various Artists: “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).


5.  Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Shaman” (Strut).


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


7.  Various Artists: “Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993” (Strut).


8.  Matthieu Saglio: “El Camino De Los Vientos” (ACT Music).

9.  Afel Bocoum: “Linde” (World Circuit).

10. La Banda Morisca: “Gitana Mora” (Algazara).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Markus & Shahzad: “Kamli”. From “Janna Aana” (Dionysiac Records).

2.   Ammar 808 feat. Kali Dass: “Arisothari yen devi”. From “Global Control / Invisible Invasion” (Glitterbeat).

3.   Afel Bocoum: “Avion”. From “Linde” (World Circuit).

4.   Lucinda Williams: “Man without a Soul”. From “Good Souls Better Angels” (Highway 20 Records).

5.   Rheingans Sisters: “The Bones of the World”. From “Receiver” (Bendigedig).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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