Playlist 08.06.2020

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Playlist 08.06.2020

On this week's programme:

Mavis Staples outlines the clear need for “change”.

Asian Dub Foundation flip and empower David Cameron’s pejorative term for migrants.

Etuk Ubong is fiery Nigerian jazzman channeling Fela’s afrobeat attitude.

Waaju is a fine assembly of London’s global jazz forces.

Transglobal Underground are UK’s veteran global collective.

Oumou Sangare is preparing to release new acoustic recordings of her “Mogoya” album.

Bab L’Bluz, French North African band, are the latest signing to Real World.

Gnawa Youmala are rooted in traditional gnawa but with elements of Andalusian and Berber music.

From Brussels, Schroothoop (meaning junkyard) include home-made reclaimed instruments.

Jazz maestro, Gary Bartz, joins with London’s global jazz outfit, Maisha, for a direct-to-disc session.

Mélodie Gimard, French pianist, blends flamenco and jazz with Spanish and Cuban musicians.

Dinastía Torres build and play marimbas in the Colombian forest.

Daniel Melingo, born again as a tango maestro, explores darkness and magic.

Gaudi, together with five prominent dub producers, has crafted a dub tribute to the theremin.

Shine I Dub are a dub band from Abruzzo, Italy.

Daniel Waro is passionate preserver and exponent of his La Réunion culture.

Chinese folk meets Appalachian bluegrass in the shape of Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn (currently top of the Transglobal World Music Chart -

Carla Pires maps the roots of Portuguese fado.

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

1.    Mavis Staples: “Change”. From “We Get By” (Anti- 2019).

2.    Asian Dub Foundation: “Swarm”. Single from forthcoming album “Access Denied” (X Ray Productions).

3.    Etuk Ubong: “Mass Corruption”. From “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer 2020).

4.    Waaju: “Moleman”. From “Grown” (Olindo).

5.    Transglobal Underground: “Bloodshot Eyes”. From “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite 2020).

6.    Oumou Sangare: “Djoukourou”. From forthcoming album “Acoustic” (No Format!).

7.    Bab L’Bluz: “Gnawa Beat”. From the forthcoming album “Nayda!” (Real World).

8.    Gnawa Youmala: “Mandinga”. From “Dounya” (Global Sonics 2020).

9.    Schroothoop: “Mammoettanker”. From the mini-album “Klein Gevaarlijk Afval” (Rebel Up 2020).

10.  Gary Bartz & Maisha: “Dr Follows Dance”. From “Gary Bartz & Maisha” (Night Dreamer 2020).

11.  Mélodie Gimard: “Numen”. From “Numen” (One World Records 2020).

12.  Dinastía Torres: “Mamita”. From “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records 2020).

13.  Melingo: “Esta Vivo”.

14.  Melingo: “El Blues de 7 Vida”.  Both from “Oasis” (Buda Musique 2020).

15.  Gaudi & Prince Fatty: “Theremin Dub Mafia”. From “100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission 2020).

16.  Shine I Dub: “No Home To Stay In / Dub For The Homeless”. Single release (Shine I Dub 2020).

17.  Daniel Waro: “Dédé”. From “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique 2020).

18.  Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn: “The Roving Cowboy / Avarguli”. From “Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

19.  Carla Pires: “Date A Volar”. From “Cartografado” (Ocarina 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Groupe RTD: “The Dancing Devils of Djibouti” (Ostinato).


2.  Santrofi: “Alewa” (Out Here).


3.  Transglobal Underground: “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite).


4.  Edikanfo: “The Pace Setters” (Glitterbeat).


5.  Melingo: “Oasis” (Buda Musique).


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


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Dinastía Torres: “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records).


9.  Andrew Cronshaw: “Zithers” (Cloud Valley).

10. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: “Rejoice” (World Circuit).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

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

2.   Waaju: “Listening Glass”. From “Grown” (Olindo).

3.   Oumou Sangare: “Djoukourou”. From forthcoming album “Acoustic” (No Format!).

4.   Gaudi & Prince Fatty: “Theremin Dub Mafia”. From “A Hundred Years Of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission 2020).

5.   Transglobal Underground: “Ruma Jhuma”. From “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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