Playlist 07.10.2019

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Playlist 07.10.2019

On this week's programme:

The Ostinato record label continues its study of the development of Cape Verdean music in the last century with a compilation of ’90s funaná.

DJ Tudo plays tribute to major Brazilian percussionist and singer from the North-East, Jackson do Pandeiro.

Haitian roots band, Lakou Mizik, joins forces with singers and players from New Orleans.

Ghanaian highlife veteran Pat Thomas delivers a new album.

Acid Arab are a Parisian duo combining Middle-Eastern and Arabic music with electronic beats.

The late Rachid Taha combined his Algerian heritage with a punk-rock ethos.

Gaye Su Akyol is the internationalist contemporary voice of Istanbul, coming to Dublin soon.

Trupa Trupa are a Polish rock quartet.

Bantou Mentale fuse Kinshasa and Paris in urban dub grooves.

The SoulJazz Orchestra are from Ottawa and will be playing their funky Afro-Latin music in the Sugar Club next week.

Keyboardist/composer Joe Armon-Jones makes a contemporary fusion of jazz with soul and funk

The London-based Kefaya collective provide musical settings for Afghan ex-pat. Elaha Soroor.

Carmen Souza, of Cape Verdean heritage, pays jazzy tribute to the late legendary Horace Silver.

Sao Paulo’s Nomade Orquestra join forces with Metá Metá’s Juçara Murçal.

Rumbaristas, from Spain, France and Belgium, play Latin styles with a good-time attitude.

Los Pirañas are a supergroup trio from Bogota melding wonky beats and Colombian grooves.

Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian singer/musician from Bahia with a reflective acoustic album.

Flavia Coelho is a Brazilian singer with catchy hooks now relocated to Paris.

Guía is an Argentinian singer with a sensitive album recorded in a forested valley in Traslasierra, Córdoba.


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

1.    Tchota Suari & Chando Gracioso: “Nha Boi”. From the compilation “Pour Me A Grog - The Funána Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde” (forthcoming on Ostinato Records).

2.    DJ Tudo: “Alo Palmeira dos Indios”. From “Jackson O Fankeiro vs DJ Tudo” (Mundo Melhor 2019).

3.    Lakou Mizik feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: “Renmen”.

4.    Lakou Mizik feat Tank (of Tank & the Bangas): “Kay Granpa”.  Both from “HaitiaNola” (forthcoming on Cumbancha).

5.    Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band: “Yamona”. From “Obiaa!” (forthcoming on Strut).

6.    Acid Arab feat. Sofiane Saidi: “Rimitti Dor”. From “Jdid” (Crammed 2019).

7.    Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain”.

8.    Rachid Taha: “Andy Waloo”. Both from “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe 2019).

9.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Sahmeran”. From “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

10.  Trupa Trupa: “Dream About”. From “Of The Sun” (Glitterbeat 2019).

11.  Bantou Mentale: “Suabala”. From “Bantou Mentale” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

12.  The SoulJazz Orchestra: “General Strike”.

13.  The SoulJazz Orchestra: “Slumlord”.  Both from “Chaos Theories” (Strut 2019).

***The SoulJazz Orchestra play the Sugar Club on Thursday October 17th***

14.  Joe Armon-Jones feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow: “Yellow Dandelion”. From “Turn To Clear View” (Brownswood 2019).

15.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Gole Be Khar”. From “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union 2019).

16.  Carmen Souza: “Song For My Father”. From “The Silver Messengers” (Galileo 2019).

17.  Nomade Orquestra & Juçara Marçal: “Poeta Penso”. From……

18.  Rumbaristas: “Canhaveral”. From “Rumbaristas” (Via Lactea 2019).

19.  Los Pirañas: “Quedar bien con el oyente”. From “Historia Natural” (Glitterbeat 2019).

20.  Flavia Coelho: “Menino Menina”. From “DNA” (Pias 2019).

21.  Lucas Santtana: “Brasil Patriota”. From “O Ceu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (forthcoming on No Format!).

22.  Guía: “Madre Tierra”. From “Caminar Preguntando” (Son del Valle 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).


2.  Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Acid Arab: “Jdid” (Crammed).


5.  Benedicte Maurseth: “Benedicte Maurseth” (Heilo).


6.  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett: “Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett” (Real World).


7.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8.  Various Artists: “Pour Me A Grog - The Funána Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde” (Ostinato Records).  


9.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Pat Thomas: “Obi Nfreno”. From “Obiaa!” (Strut).

2.  Flavia Coelho: “Levanta Dai”. From “DNA” (Pias).

3.  Rachid Taha: “Striptease”. From “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).

4.  Emel Mathlouthi: “Footsteps”. From “Everywhere We Looked Was Burning” (Partisan).

5.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Khina Beyarin”. From “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union).

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