Playlist 08.11.2021

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Playlist 08.11.2021

On this week's programme:

Ekiti Sound is DJ/producer from Nigeria by way of London.

Colombian label Palenque takes on Jamaican dancehall artists.

Khalia is a Jamaican reggae singer based in London.

Christos DC is a roots reggae artist and producer from Washington DC.

Dub producer Gaudi curates a new collection of contemporary dub styles.

Mec Yek are Slovakian sisters on vocals, backed by Jaune Toujours’ Piet Maris and colleagues.

Naked are from Belgrade, releasing their fifth album soon.

The Vlach people are from Eastern Europe, in and around the Balkans.

Xanthoula Dakovanou directs and sings in a presentation of Miroloi music from Epirus.

Justin Adams adds guitar power to Mauro Durante’s Pugliese violin and percussion.

Ben LaMar Gay is a singer, composer and improvisor from Chicago.

Irreversible Entanglements are a jazz ensemble with Moor Mother on voice.

Theatre West were a theatre collective in 1970’s Dayton, Ohio.

Guy Buttery, South African multi-instrumentalist, improvises with Indian masters.

Purbayan Chatterjee on sitar gathers star players for his East-West jazz outing.

Ustad Saami is a Pakistani singer of an ancient form of Hindustani classical khayal.

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

1.    Ekiti Sound/Kasai Allstars: “Kasai Munene (Ekiti remix)” (Ekiti Sound 2021).

2.    King Kong: “Murder Clash inna Champeta Sound”.

3.    Glen Ricks: “Sitting in the Backseat” - Dub by Cerrero.  Both from “Palenque Rockers Vol. 2” (Palenque Records 2021).

4.    Khalia: “Free”. From a radio exclusive EP of singles (K-Licious 2021).

5.    Christos DC: “Distraction”. From “Crisis 2.0” (Honest Music 2021).

6.    Pitch Black: “Transient Transmission (Adrian Sherwood Delta B remix)”.

7.    The Orb: “Say Cheese (Gaudi’s Dubble Mozzarella Mix)”.  Both from “Gaudi - Sub Signals Vol. 2” (Dubmission 2021).

8.    Mec Yek: “Sako Ratshi”. From “Taisa” (Choux de Bruxelles 2021).

9.    Naked: “Pada Mrak”. Single from forthcoming album “”Srecna Tuga” (NarRator Records).

10.  Radmila Poukalujic: “Majko, kada si me rodila”.

11.  Vojislav Badikic: “Ceznja i Kolo iz Jabukovca”.

12.  Boban Janosevic: “Kada celo selo zaspi”.

13.  Dusan Caranovic: “Draga, najdraza”.   All from “The Magic Of Vlach Music” (Gergina 2021).

14.  Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Miroloi on clarinet”. From “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune 2021).

15.  Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Damme La Manu”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa 2021).

16.  Ben LaMar Gay: “Mestre Candeia’s Denim Hat”. Single from forthcoming album “Open Arms To Open Us” (International Anthem).

17.  Irreversible Entanglements: “Keys To Creation”. From “Open The Gates” (International Anthem/Don Giovanni).

18.  Theatre West: “Della Get Down”.

19.  Theatre West: “Bow To The People”. Both from “Bow To The People” (Strut 2021).

20.  Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan & Mudassir Khan: “December Poems”. From “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2021).

21.  Purbayan Chatterjee: “Intezaar - The Wait”. From “Unbounded - Abaad” (Sufiscore 2021).

22.  Ustad Saami: “Night Falls”. From “East Pakistan Sky” (Glitterbeat 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   V.A: “An eclectic selection from the Arab world - part 2” (Habibi Funk).

2.  Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).


3.  Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).


4.  Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).


5.  Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).


6.  Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Suba” (Bendigedig).


7.  Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune).


8.  V.A: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalandunyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.  Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Emil Abossolo Mbo: “I Come From People”. From the compilation “Global Afrobeat Movement Vol. 2” (Global Afrobeat Movement).

2.  Wilson Boateng: “Asew Watchman” (Vinyl EP on Kalita).

3.  Juçara Marçal: “La Femme a Barbe”. From “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

4.  Gaisha: “Ghalat” (Single on Zephyrus).

5.  Australian Art Orchestra: “Star Song”. From “Hand To Earth” (AAO Recordings).
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