Playlist 09.08.2022

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Playlist 09.08.2022

On this week’s programme:

Beninoise star Angelique Kidjo has collaborated with Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Malouf.

Al-qasar, self-described ‘Arabian Fuzz’ merchants, are from Barbès in Paris.

Fanfara Station are a trio from Tunisia, the US and Italy.

Planet Drum are a percussion group led by Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain.

Star Feminine Band are teenage girls from a small village in Benin.

The Movers were a premium soul band in early ’70s Soweto.

Jamaica Mnanda play a stripped-down street music from Dar Es Salaam.

The Playing for Change band, based in LA, release their debut album.

Jake Blount is an American multi-instrumentalist exploring black folk music tradition.

Damien O’Kane is from Coleraine, Ron Block from California, banjo players both.

Robi Svärd is a highly regarded flamenco guitarist from Sweden.

Eliza Carthy is an English folk artist of distinction.

Australian musician Archie Roach, one of the “stolen generation”, was a major figure in Aboriginal music. R.I.P.

Paolo Angeli creates his sound from prepared Sardinian guitar and electronics.

Maya Youssef is a Syrian qanun player living in exile in London.

Virtuoso Shivkumar Sharma, R.I.P., developed the Indian santoor as a concert instrument. The piece here is a bonus solo piece from the famous trio album “Call Of The Valley”.

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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. Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Ogbo”. From “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions 2022).

2.Al-qasar feat. Lee Ranaldo: “Awal”. Single from the forthcoming album “Who Are We?” (Glitterbeat).

3.Fanfara Station: “Adra”. From “Boussadia” (Garrincha GOGO 2022).

4.Planet Drum: “Tides”. From “In The Groove” (BFD 2022).

5.Star Feminine Band: “Le Mariage Forcé”. From the forthcoming album “Star Feminine Band in Paris” (Born Bad Records).

6.The Movers: “Kudala Sithanda”.

7.The Movers: “Oupa is back”.

8.The Movers: “Hot Coffee”. All from “The Movers Vol. 1 - 1970-1976” (Analog Africa 2022).

9.Jamaica Mnanda: “Kama Ipo Ipo” (Single - Jamaica Mnanda).

10.Playing For Change Band: “Bwanya”. From “The Real Revolution” (Playing for Change 2022).

11.Jake Blount: “Didn’t it rain?”. From the forthcoming album “The New Faith” (Smithsonian Folkways).

12.Damien O’Kane & Ron Block: “Happy Chappy/Marnie’s Melody”. From “Banjophonics” (Pure 2022).

13.Robert ‘Robi’ Svärd: “Danza de las nieblas (Bulerias)”. From “Del Alma” (Asphalt Tango 2022).

14.Eliza Carthy: “The snow it melts the soonest”. Single from the forthcoming album “Queen Of The Whirl” (HemHem).

15.Archie Roach: “Jamu Dreaming”. From “The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music” (World Music Network 2008).

16.Paolo Angeli: “Azhar”. From “Rade” (AnMa Productions 2022).

17.Maya Youssef: “Walk with me”. From “Finding Home” (Seven Gates 2022).

18.Shivkumar Sharma: “Dhun - Mishra Kirwani”. From the album “Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia - Call Of The Valley” (EMI Hemisphere 1968/1995).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.BKO: “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

7.Robert ‘Robi’ Svärd: “Del Alma” (Asphalt Tango).

8.Tumi Mogorosi: “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Pedro Lima: “Philomene”. From “Recordar E Viver - Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

2.Jamaica Mnanda: “Kama Ipo Ipo” (Single - Jamaica Mnanda).

3.Raz & Afla: “Run Away”. From the EP “Mama Weja” (Mawimbi).

4.Xiomara Torres: “Tio”. From “La Voz Del Mar” (Patois Records).

5.Maya Youssef: “Samai of Trees”. From “Finding Home” (Maya Youssef).

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