Playlist 08.02.2021

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Playlist 08.02.2021

On this week's programme:

Spanish global emissary Amparo Sanchez is back with her band Amparanoia and we celebrate!

Eliseo Parra was a rock singer, now turned Spanish folk traditionalist.

Femi Kuti and his son Made continue to fire up the family afrobeat tradition.

Altin Gün, based in the Netherlands, play a modernised Anatolian rock sound.

4Mars were the musical wing of the Djibouti government party and state culture.

Dactah Chando is the Canary Islands’ foremost reggae artist.

Urban Village are a Soweto quartet of formidable style and heritage.

A new Rough Guide presents South African jazz from Cape Town.

Balkan Taksim are a new sound from Bucharest combining folk and contemporary genres.

Farhot is an Afghan DJ and producer living in Germany.

Zafif, based in Switzerland, play music rooted in North Africa, Anatolia and Yemen.

Azmari are a Brussels horn-led funk outfit with influences from Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Anansy Cissé is a Malian singer-guitarist with a second album on release.

The Warsaw Village Band are a long-established Polish band of contemporary traditionalists.

Bellanöva are an Italian quartet rooted in the Apennine region.

Mariza finally yields to the inevitable and sings the songs of Amalia Rodrigues.

Luedji Luna is a thoughtful Afro-Brazilian singer and composer.

Indian percussionist Emam has reworked some earlier recordings with the help of musicians in Poland.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday JFebruary 8th 2021. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Amparanoia: “Cumbia Perfecta”.

2.Amparanoia: “El Día Que No”.Both from “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita 2021).

3.Eliseo Parra: “De Luena A Carriedo”. From “Cantar Y Batir” (Dalamix 2020).

4.Made Kuti: “Free Your Mind”. From “For(e)ward”.

5.Femi Kuti: “Stop The Hate”. From “Stop The Hate”.

Both from “Legacy+” (Partisan 2021).

6.Altin Gün: “Yüce Dag Basinda”. From “Yol” (Glitterbeat 2021).

7.4Mars: “Lama Rabeen Karo”. From “4Mars - Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura” (Ostinato 2021).

8.Dactah Chando: “Somos El Todo”. From “XXI” (Achinech Productions 2020).

9.Urban Village: “Marabi”.

10.Urban Village: “Umuthi”. Both from “Udondolo” (No Format! 2021).

11.Jonathan Butler: “7th Avenue”. From “The Rough Guide to Cape Jazz” (World Music Network 2021).

12.Balkan Taksim: “Anadolka” (Single from forthcoming album on Buda Musique).

13.Farhot: “Bale Bale”.

14.Farhot: “Kalun”. Both from “Kabul Fire Vol. 2” (Kabul Fire Records 2021).

15.Zafif: “Kervanci”. From “Zafif” (Self-produced EP).

16.Azmari: “Tariq Al Sahara”. From “Samā’i” (Sdban Ultra 2021).

17.Anansy Cissé: “Mina”. From “Anoura” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2021).

18.Warsaw Village Band: “Uroda - Beauty”.

19.Warsaw Village Band: “Oracja do wody - Water Invocation”. Both from “Waterduction” (Karrot Kommando 2020).

20.Bellanöva: “Angiolina”. From “Bellanöva” (Felmay 2020).

21.Mariza: “Povo Que Lavas No Rio”. From “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal 2020).

22.Luedji Luna: “Bom Mesmo E Estar”. From “Bom Mesmo Estar Debaixo d’Agua” (Luedji Luna 2020).

23.Emam & Friends: “Dance Of The Hermit”. From “Emam & Friends 2020” (Eternal Music 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Urban Village: “Udondolo” (No Format!).

2.Stella Chiweshe: “Ambuya!” (Piranha).

3.Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: “Take One (1974-79)” (Analog Africa).

4.Various Artists: “Zanzibara 10: First Modern - Taarab Vibes from Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990” (Buda Musique).

5.Sun Ra Arkestra: “Swirling” (Strut).

6.Various Artists: “The Best of Transglobal World Music Chart 2020” (ARC).

7.Anansy Cissé: “Anoura” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

8.Sam Amidon: “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch).

9.Sutari: “Siostry Rzeki / River Sisters” (AAUU).

10. Las Lloronas: “Soaked” (Muziekpublique).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Amparanoia: “Mi Genetica”. From “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita).

2.Made Kuti: “Higher You’ll Find”. From “For(e)ward” on “Legacy+” (Partisan).

3.Femi Kuti: “Pa Pa Pa”. From “Stop The Hate”on “Legacy+” (Partisan).

4.Warsaw Village Band: “The Rivulet”. From “Waterduction” (Karrot Kommando).

5.Mariza: “Lagrimá”. From “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal).

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