Playlist 08.01.2018

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Playlist 08.01.2018


"Ear to the Globe" playlist information - broadcast on 08/01/2018

On this week's programme:

TootArd are from the no-man's land of the Golan Heights.
Gabacho Maroc connect Africa and Morocco to France and Western Europe.
BKO are the gritty contemporary face of Malian tradition.
Msafiri Zawose and Tanzanian tradition meet Sam Jones, Soundthread DJ and producer.
Glitterbeat's Chris Eckman & co.'s Dirtmusic collaborate with Baba Zula's Murat Ertel for their fifth album.
Hama Sankare was percussionist to Ali Farka Touré and Afel Bocoum.

Namvula has Zambian and Scottish heritage and a songwriting style which reflects that range.
Charles Duvelle's photographs and recordings are a valuable record of rural life in West and Central Africa, India and South-East Asia.
3MA are a cross-cultural string trio from Morocco (Maroc), Mali and Madagascar.
Gerald Toto, Richard Bona and Lokua Kanza, from the Caribbean, Cameroon and DRC respectively, come together for a sweet reunion, 13 years after the last album.
Malian guitarist/singer Boubacar Traoré's album features a hot trio of US talent on board.

Chris Thile, prime mover of the Punch Brothers, has a new album of formidable articulacy.
Kaia Kater, from Toronto, plays Americana-style roots and has some Irish dates at the end of January including TradFest on the 26th.
Kapela Maliszow are a Polish family trio with an earthy mazurka style.
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are peerless practioners of Southern Italian pizzica and taranta, unafraid to modernise.
Alash are throat-singers from Tuva with deep roots and an outward gaze.
Ross Daly has incubated some remarkable music and musicians on the island of Crete where he lives, and Kelly Thoma is one of his protegees.

Kyab Yul-Sa is a trio of Tibetan voice and lute, and two French musicians.
"Mugham Souls" puts a French jazz singer with an Azerbaijani vocalist and ensemble.
Brigid Mae Power has a second album on US label Tompkins Square, recorded in Ireland.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday January 8th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. TootArd: "Laissez Passer". From "Laissez Passer" (Glitterbeat 2017).

2. Gabacho Maroc: "Baraka". From "Tawassol" (Les Arts Allies 2017).

3. BKO: "Mali Liberela". From "Mali Foli Coura" (Buda 2017).

4. Msafiri Zawose: "Pole Pole". From "Uhamiaji" (Soundway 2017).

5. Dirtmusic: "Safety In Numbers". From "Bu Bir Ruya" (Glitterbeat 2018).

6. Hama Sankare: "Haira Alhawa". From "Ballébé - Calling all Africans" (Clermont 2017).

7. Namvula: "Moto". From "Quiet Revolutions" (Namvula 2017).

8. Mbale villagers, Central African Republic. From "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle" (Sublime Frequencies 2017).

9. 3MA (Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery): "Samedi glace". From "Anarouz" (Six Degrees 2017).

10. Toto Bona Lokua: "Tann Tanbou A". From "Bondeko" (No Format! 2017).

11. Boubacar Traoré: "Narena". From "Dounia Tabolo" (Lusafrica 2017).

12. Chris Thile: "I Made This For You". From "Thanks for Listening" (Nonesuch 2018).

13. Kaia Kater: "Little Pink". From "Nine Pin" (Proper 2016).

***Kaia Kater plays in St Werburgh's Church on Jan 26th as part of TradFest***

14. Kapela Maliszow: "Zawislocek / The River Laddie". From "Wiejski Dzez / Village Jazz" (Unzipped Fly 2017).

15. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: "Con Le Mie Mani". From "Canzoniere" (Ponderosa 2017).

16. Alash: "Odarladyp Semirtiili (Let's Fatten the Livestock)". From "Achai" (Smithsonian Folkways 2017).

17. Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma: "Altan". From "Lunar" (Labyrinth 2017).

18. Kyab Yul-Sa: "Lhamo Gour I".
19. Kyab Yul-Sa: "Ama Lhay Ho". From "Resonance d'Exil" (Nangma 2017).

20. Gochag Askarov & Pierre de Tregomain: "Sari Gelin". >From "Mugham Souls" (Felmay 2017).

21. Brigid Mae Power: "I'm Grateful". From "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square 2018).

Thanks for listening.

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*Recommendations below!


Top 10 Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: "Canzoniere" (Ponderosa).

2. Boubacar Traoré: "Dounia Tabolo" (Lusafrica).

3. TootArd: "Laissez Passer" (Glitterbeat).

4. Msafiri Zawose: "Uhamiaji" (Soundway).

5. Various Artists: "Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston" (Savona).

6. Lankum: "Between the Earth and Sky" (Rough Trade).

7. Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma: "Lunar" (Labyrinth).

8. Various Artists: "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle" (Sublime Frequencies).

9. Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1: "Noir Et Blanc" (Crammed).

10. Kapela Maliszow: "Wiejski Dzez / Village Jazz" (Unzipped Fly).

Sound Tracks of the week:

1. Chris Thile: "I Made This For You". From "Thanks for Listening" (Nonesuch).

2. Kaia Kater: "Harlem's Little Blackbird". From "Nine Pin" (Proper).

3. Akanssa Sikirou and orchestra from Benin: "Sakara". From "The Photographs of Charles Duvelle" (Sublime Frequencies).

4. Brigid Mae Power: "I'm Grateful". From "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square).

5. Panduranga Henderson: "Rama Rama Sri Bhagwan". From "Ocean Of Love" (Luaka Bop).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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