Playlist 09.09.2019

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Playlist 09.09.2019

On this week's programme:

Tinariwen release a new album, created in the desert, with Western inputs too.

The new “Rough Guide to Mali Blues” has seven previously unreleased tracks, one featured here.

Habib Koite is Malian guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Hope Masike is a singer and mbira player from Zimbabwe.

Two 1966 South African debut albums are re-released: the late renowned singer and activist Miriam Makeba, and the Mahotella Queens - recently to be found with the Africa Express team.

Lee Perry finds rumbling grooves to underpin his latest rambling musings.

Jamaican singer Wayne Stoddart invokes Martin Luther King.

German reggae outfit, Rootz Radicals, are offering their album as a free download.

Marcia Griffiths is reggae royalty with a career dating back to 1960s Bob & Marcia days.

Grup Dogus were a Turkish quartet, playing an Anatolian psychedelic rock in the ’70s.

Meszecsinka, from Hungary, play an indie folk-rock style with dark undertones.

Ateshkhan Yuseinov is a Bulgarian guitarist of many styles.

The Dhoad Gypsies recreate the songs and music of the old courts of the Maharajas.

Birkin Tree are an Italian band playing Irish music.

Benedicte Maurseth, from Hardanger in Norway, plays ruminative music on the local brand of fiddle.

Laurie Anderson guides us through the Bardos of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Iranian kemenche fiddle master, Kayhan Kalhor, collaborated with a Dutch jazz trio.

Guo Gan combines his erhu fiddle with two Turkish musicians on saz and percussion.

Quintetto Nigra sing the traditional songs of Italy’s Piedmont region.


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

1.    Tinariwen feat. Warren Ellis: “Tenere Maloulat”.

2.    Tinariwen: “Madjam Mahilkamen”. Both from “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

3.    Espoir De Niafunké: “La Paix Au Nord Du Mali”. >From “The Rough Guide to Mali Blues” (World Music Network 2019).

4.    Habib Koite: “Mande”. From “Kharifa” (Contre-Jour 2019).

5.    Hope Masike: “Idenga”. From “The Exorcism of a Spinster” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2019).

6.    Miriam Makeba: “Ha Po Zamani”. From “Pata Pata - The Definitive Remastered Edition” (Strut 1966/2019).

7.    Mahotella Queens: “Izulu Nge Lami”. From “Meet The Mahotella Queens” (Umsakazo Records 1966/2019).

8.    Lee “Scratch” Perry: “Evil Man Loose In The World”. From “Rootz Reggae Dub” (Megawave 2019).

9.    Wayne Stoddart: “Raise It” (Single on Undiluted Muzik).

10.  Thomas Eibl/Rootz Radicals: “Jungle Strip”. From “Sampler One” (Rootz Radicals / Fett 2019).

11.  Marcia Griffiths: “Baby Be True”. From the album “Timeless” (Tad’s Records 2019).

12.  Grup Dogus: “Modern Oyun Havasi”. From “Grup Dogus” (Ironhand Records 2019).

13.  Meszecsinka: “Szempár / Eyes”. From “Allj Bele A Melybe - Stand Into The Deep” (NarRator / CPL-Music 2019).

14.  Ateshkhan Yuseinov: “Elena”. From “Strange Suite” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2019).

15.  Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan: “Dhanra Saheba ji (Dream Wedding)”. From “Times of Maharajas” (ARC 2019).

16.  Birkin Tree with Aoife Ni Bhríain: “The May Morning Dew”. From “Five Seasons” (Felmay 2019).

17.  Benedicte Maurseth: “Huldreslatt I & II”. From “Benedicte Maurseth” (Heilo 2019).

18.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Lotus Born, No Need To Fear”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

19.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “Autumn”. >From “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records 2019).

20.  Guo Gan Trio: “Parting at Yang Guan Pass”. From “Gobi Desert” (Felmay 2019).

21.  Quintetto Nigra: “Les plaisirs sont doux”. From “Cantada - Polifonie dal Piemonte” (Felmay 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: “Live At Womad 1985” (Real World).


2.  Boban Marcovic: “Mrak” (Fonó).


3.  Marcia Griffiths: “Timeless” (Tad’s Records).


4.  Širom: “A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For A Horse” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5.  Africa Express: “Egoli” (Africa Express).


6.  Monty Alexander: “Wareika Hill (Rastamonk Vibrations)” (MACD).


7.  Various Artists: “Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red island” (Strut).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Los Pirañas: “Palermo’s Grunch”. >From “Historia Natural” (Glitterbeat).

2.  The Mahotella Queens: “Izulu Nge Lami”. >From “Meet The Mahotella Queens” (Umsakazo).


3.  Tinariwen feat. Warren Ellis: “Tenere Maloulat”. From “Amadjar” (Wedge).

4.  Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sigi Gno Gonya”. >From “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records).

5.   Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “Autumn”. From “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).

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