Playlist 09.08.2021 - DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 09.08.2021

On this week's programme:

The Algerian/French producer Ben Bella first met South Africa’s DJ Manyelo at Montparnasse station.

The Balimaya Project is a 16-piece super-group including members of Kokoroko and SEED Ensemble.

Run Logan Run are a sax and drums duo from Bristol.

Ghanaian percussion master Okyerema Asante’s album with Plunky & co. was on Black Fire Records in 1977.

Kondi Band are Sierra Leonean tradition with links to the London dancefloor and LA production.

The Meridian Brothers see Eblis Alvarez going vallenato style with Bogota’s Iván Medellin.

Vasconcelos Sentimento is a Rio-based “sound researcher” with a penchant for sampling.

Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca’s new song is a celebration of independence fighter Micaela Bastidas.

Journalist and radio presenter Gianluca Tramontana made extensive recordings of changüí musicians in Eastern Cuba.

Altin Gün are a Dutch-Turkish band with a new bandcamp release raising money for environmental charities.

Derya Yildirim and her group bring a contemporary and psychedelic approach to Anatolian folk.

Turkish singer Tülay German left her native Turkey for France, recording two albums in the early ’80s, now reissued.

Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are Swiss, uncategorisable, and very engaging.

Quyech have a sophisticated pop style from Hanoi in Vietnam.

John Francis Flynn is making contemporary moves in Irish tradition.

Long established Swedish folk quartet, Väsen, have reduced to a duo for this new record.

Multumult are a Bucharest-based quartet of folk and electronica.

Alice Coltrane recorded sacred chants for her spiritual community back in the 1980s, now released.

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

1. Montparnasse Musique feat. Muambuyi: “Sukuma” (Single on Real World X 2021).

2. Balimaya Project: “I no gree mix”. From “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed 2021).

3. Run Logan Run: “A Brief Moment” (Radio edit). Single from forthcoming album “For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers” (Worm Discs).

4. Okyerema Asante feat. Plunky: “Follow Me”. From “Drum Message” (Black Fire Records/ Strut 2021).

5. Kondi Band feat. Mariama Jalloh: “She doesn’t love you”. From the forthcoming album “We Famous” (Strut).

6. Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna: “Pensando en mi morena”. From the forthcoming album “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

7. Vasconcelos Sentimento: “Ai Meu Deus”.

8. Vasconcelos Sentimento: “Passarinho”.

9. Vasconcelos Sentimento: “Cama Do Estoque”.

10. Vasconcelos Sentimento: “Movimento”.All from “Furto” (Far Out 2021).

11. Susana Baca: “La Herida Oscura”. From the forthcoming album “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

12. Popó y Su Changüí: “Se a Cabaron los Guapos en Yateras”

13. Grupo Familia Vera: “La Rumba Te Llama”.Both from the compilation “Changüí - The Sound of Guantanamo” (Petaluma Records 2021).

14. Altin Gün: “Sen Çiçeksin Ben Ari”.

15. Altin Gün: “Malatya”. From the fundraising bandcamp-only album “Âlem” (Altin Gün 2021). All proceeds to Earth Today (

16. Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Deniz Dalgasiz Olmaz / The sea can’t exist without the waves”. From “Dost 1” (Bongo Joe 2021).

17. Tülay German & François Rabbath: “Leylim Ley”. From the forthcoming re-release “Tülay German & François Rabbath” (Zehra).

18. Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “Blabber”. From “We’re Ok. But We’re Lost Anyway” (Bongo Joe 2021).

19. Quyech: “Tuyen Ngon Buoi Chieu”. From “Quyen Trio” (Midi Creative 2021).

20. John Francis Flynn: “Lovely Joan”. From “I Would Not Live Always” (River Lea Recordings 2021).

21. Väsen Duo: “Gruffalon”. From “Väsen - Duo” (NorthSide/Olov Johansson Musik 2021).

22. Multumult: “Come Out, Sun!”. From “Now And Then: new sounds from an old world” (forthcoming on The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

23. Alice Coltrane: “Yamuna Tita Vihari”. From “Kirtan: Turiya Sings” (Impulse! 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Natacha Atlas: “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

2.Les Filles de Illighadad: “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds).

3.Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Yat-Kha: “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

6.Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada).

7.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

8.V.A: “Hanin - Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (World Within Worlds).

9.Multumult: “Now And Then - New Sounds from an Old World” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

10. U-Roy: “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica / BMG).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Massilia Sound System: “A Cavalòt”. From “Sale Caractère” (Manivette Records).

2.Taj Weekes: “Crisis”. From “Pause” (Jatta Records).

3.The Archives feat. Puma Ptah: “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”. From “Carry Me Home” (Montserrat House).

4.Multumult: “Maneaua din Clejani / Oriental Song From Clejani”. From “Now And Then - New Sounds from an Old World” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

5.Rick Deitrick: “Tumbleweedin’”. From “Coyote Canyon” (Tompkins Square).
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