Playlist 09.05.2023

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Playlist 09.05.2023

On this week’s programme:

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday May 9th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Baaba Maal: “Yerimayo Celebration”.

2.    Baaba Maal feat. The Very Best: “Freak Out”.  Both from “Being” (Marathon Artists 2023).

3.    Nickodemus feat. Pat Kalla: “Mama Tchipp (Follow me)”. Single from forthcoming album “Soul & Science” (Wonderwheel).

4.    Mestizo: “Arroyo”.

5.    Mestizo: “Caminito”. Both from “Mestizo” (Mais Um 2023).

6.    Plena Libre: “Adios que me voy - Yo me quedo”. From “Cuatro Esquinas” (GN Música 2023).

7.    Hiram Salsano: “Cicci”.

8.    Hiram Salsano: “Vulesse”. Both from “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano 2023).

9.    Violons Barbares: “Crystal Ghost”. From “Monsters & Fantastic Creatures” (Violons Barbares 2023).

10.  Damir Imamovic: “Snijeg pade”.

11.  Damir Imamovic: “Osmane”.  Both from “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

12.  Schroothoop: “Macadam”. From “Macadam” (Sdban Ultra 2023).

13.  Aya Metwali & Calamita: “Kadni El Hawa”. From “Al Saher” (Zehra 2023).

14.  Lankum: “Master Crowley’s”.

15.  Lankum: “Newcastle”.  Both from “False Lankum” (Rough Trade 2023).

16.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Number 81”. From “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo 2023).

17.  Rumbaristas: “Bailé con Ella”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea 2023).

18.  Omara Portuondo feat. Susana Baca: “Como la cigarra”.

19.  Omara Portuondo feat. Keb’Mo’: “Se feliz”.  Both from “Vida” (One World Records 2023).

20.  Dom Flemons: “Travelin’ Wildfire”. From “Travelin’ Wildfire” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

21.  Domenico Lancellotti: “Descomunal”.

22.  Domenico Lancellotti: “Ta Brabo”. Both from “Sramba” (Mais Um 2023).

23.  Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. From “Madiba” (InFiné 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Lankum: “False Lankum” (Rough Trade).

3.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo).


4.  Baaba Maal: “Being” (Marathon).


5.  Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.  Jantra: “Synthesized Sudan - Astro-Nubian Electronic Jaglara Dance Sounds from the Fashaga Underground” (Ostinato).

7.  Hiram Salsano: “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).


8.  Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

9.  Damir Imamovic: “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Rumbaristas: “Palanca”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea).

2. Jantra: “Gedima”. Single from forthcoming album (Ostinato).

3. Hiram Salsano: “Otreviva”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).

4. Desire Marea: “Rah”. From “On The Romance Of Being” (Mute).

5. Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. From “Madiba” (No Format!).
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