Playlist 08.10.2018

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Playlist 08.10.2018

On this week's programme:

Delgres are a trio, inspired by Mississippi blues with links to Guadeloupe.

Richard Thompson is a legend in UK folk-rock songwriting.

Dereb the Ambassador is a Sydney-based Ethiopian soul singer.

Bixiga 70 are a 9-piece Sao Paulo instrumental big band launching their fourth album.

André Sampaio, with a career in a Brazilian reggae band, turns to ‘70s afro-rock for his second solo album.

Parisian Sofiane Saidi offers a contemporary version of Algerian rai.

Lemma are a female group of singers and percussionists from Southern Algeria.

Harouna Samaké is a kamele ngoni player and sideman to Salif Keita.

Vieux Farka Touré, son of the late Ali Farka Touré, comes to Dublin later this month.

Thabang Tabane plays a contemporary version of his father Philip’s malombo music from South Africa.

Ronnie Moipolai was one of the guitarists from Botswana featured in the recent Piranha compilation; he has died, though only in his 30s.

Gwenifer Raymond is a remarkable Welsh guitarist in the mode of the American primitivists.

Amira Kheir has a Sudanese and Italian background, and incorporates jazz and soul in her singing style.

The Belouga Quartet are pipe and tabor players from Provence, playing music written by contemporary composers.

Jean-Philippe Rykiel, who has worked with some of the greatest names in West African music, plays piano along with balafon player Lansine Kouyaté.

Cemîl Qoçgîrî & Manuel Lohnes play Euro-Mesopotamian duets of tenbûr and bass.

Opium Moon are a quartet with members from the US, Iran, Israel and Canada.

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

1.    Delgres: “Respecte”. From “Mo Jodi” (Jazz Village 2018).

2.    Richard Thompson: “The Rattle Within”.

3.    Richard Thompson: “The Storm Won’t Come”. Both from “13 Rivers” (Proper 2018).

4.    Dereb The Ambassador: “Alem”. From “Ethiopia” (Dereb the Ambassador 2018).

5.    Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat 2018).

6.    André Sampaio: “Alagbe”. From “Alagbe” (Sony 2018).

7.    Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “El Ndjoum”. From “El Ndjoum” (Airfono 2018).

8.    Lemma feat. Souad Asla: “Zine Lemma”. From “Lemma with Souad Asla - Musique du Monde” (Buda Musique 2018).

9.    Harouna Samaké: “Panni”. From “Kamale Blues” (One World 2018).

10.  Vieux Farka Touré: “Ba Kaitere”. From “Samba” (Six Degrees 2017).

***Vieux Farka Touré plays the Sugar Club on Friday October 26th***

11.  Ronnie Moipolai: “Special”.

12.  Ronnie Moipolai: “Ditakaneng”.  Both from the compilation “I’m Not Here To Hunt Rabbits” (Piranha 2018).

13.  Thabang Tabane: “Richard”. From “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour 2018).

14.  Gwenifer Raymond: “Off To See The Hangman pt. 2”. From “You Never Were Much Of A Dancer” (Tompkins Square 2018).

15.  Amira Kheir: “Munaya (Dream)”. From “Mystic Dance” (Sterns 2018).

16.  Belouga Quartet: “L’estampèu”. From “Quatuor de galoubets - tambourins” (Buda Musique 2018).

17.  Jean Philippe Rykiel & Lansine Kouyaté: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba - Paris” (Buda Musique 2018).

18.  Cemîl Qoçgîrî & Manuel Lohnes: “Reya Malan”. From “Bêdawîtî” (Ahenk Muzik Yapim 2018).   

19.  Opium Moon: “Drunk With The Great Starry Void”. From “Opium Moon” (Be Why 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Richard Thompson: “13 Rivers” (Proper).


2. Harouna Samaké: “Kamale Blues” (One World).


3. Ann O’aro: “Ann O’aro” (Buda Musique).


4. Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).


5. Stella Chiweshe: “Kasahwa - Early Singles” (Glitterbeat).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Thabang Tabane: “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour).       


9. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Szikra” (Vetnasj).


10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Volume 1 - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro-Latin Musique Antillaise 1960-1972” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lansine Kouyate: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba-Paris” (Buda).

3.  Dancas Ocultas: “Azafama”. From “Dentro Desse Mar” (Dancas Ocultas).


4.  Opium Moon: “Drunk with the great starry void”. From “Opium Moon” (Be Why).

5.  Sam Evans - The Tabla Project: “Tremor”. From “The Tabla Project” (Sam Evans).
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