Playlist 10.01.2022

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Playlist 10.01.2022

Happy New Year! And many thanks to all listeners, supporters, labels and distributors…. and of course musicians!

On this week's programme:

Hands in Motion are a Belgian global percussion trio launching their debut album.

Anuang’a Fernando is a Kenyan choreographer with a seven-piece group of singers and dancers.

Buh Records is a label specialising in the music of indigenous ensembles in Peruvian Amazonia.

Vigüela are a Spanish group celebrating the traditional styles of the Castilla-La Mancha region.

Shay Hazan is a bass player and composer from Tel Aviv with expertise on the Moroccan guimbri.

Oki is an indigenous Ainu musician from Japan with a compilation of his earlier work.

Black Flower are a Brussels-based quintet led by saxophonist Nathan Daems.

JuJu Sounds have released a collection of music associated with the Zār possession cult of Egypt.

Majid Soula is an Amazigh artist from Algeria, now resident in Paris.

Anouar Kaddour Cherif, also from Algeria, is a mandola-player and band-leader resident in Switzerland.

Divanhana is a band from Bosnia-Herzegovina with their sixth album to date.

Charlie Parr is an American troubadour, master of the resonator and 12-string guitars.

World Music Network releases a collection of archive Texas blues with some well-known names included.

Dan & Claudia Zanes are a couple living in Baltimore singing socially-aware and communal folk songs.

Arooj Aftab is a Brooklyn-based Pakistani artist/singer taking the ghazal form into contemporary territory.

Muom are a Barcelona seven-piece choir drawing on indigenous styles from Central Asia to Northern Canada.

Arushi Jain plays electronic ragas on synthesiser for the sunset and evening hours.

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

1.Hands In Motion: “Masmoudi”. From “Dawn” (Zephyrus 2021).

2.Anuang’a & Maasai Vocals: “Enkisesei”. Fom “Maasai Footsteps” (ARC 2021).

3.Los Abuelos de Wayku: “Danza de la Kajada”. From “La Musica De Los Kechwas Lamistas” (Buh Records 2021).

4.Los Solteritos: “Nunca me olvides”.

5.Conjunto Selva Alegre de San Martin: “Salta yanasita”.Both from “Alrededor de la Humista - La Musica de los Conjuntos Tipicos Amazonicos de Peru” (Buh Records 2021).

6.Vigüela: “Estrellitas matutinas”. Single from forthcoming album “A La Manera Artesana” (ARC Music).

7.Shay Hazan: “Afrobeatz”. From “Reclusive Rituals” (Batov 2021).

8.Oki: “Afghan Herbal Garden”. From “Tonkori In The Moonlight” (forthcoming on Mais Um).

9.Black Flower: “Deep Dive Down”. From “Magma” (forthcoming on Sdban Ultra).

10.Hassan Bergamon: “Rakousha”. From the compilation “Zār: Songs for the Spirits” (JuJu Sounds 2021).

11.Majid Soula: “Algerie-Maroc”. From “Chant Amazigh” (Habibi Funk 2021).

12.Anouar Kaddour Cherif: “Sans Pap”. From “Djawla” (forthcoming on Riverboat/World Music Network).

13.Divanhana: “Peno”. From “Zavrzlama” (forthcoming on CPL-Music).

14.Charlie Parr: “Walking back from Willmar”. From “Last Of The Better Days Ahead” (Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

15.Leadbelly: “My friend Blind Lemon”.

16.Blind Lemon Jefferson: “One dime blues”. Both from “The Rough Guide to Texas Blues” (forthcoming on World Music Network).

17.Dan & Claudia Zanes: “Coming Down”. From “Let Love Be Your Guide”(Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

18.Arooj Aftab: “Last Night”. From “Vulture Prince” (New Amsterdam Records 2021).

19.Muom: “Astral”. From “Elementalia - Terra” (Segell Microscopi 2021).

20.Arushi Jain: “The Sun Swirls Within You”. From “Under The Lilac Sky” (Leaving Records 2021).

Thanks for listening.

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Juçara Marçal: “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

2.Assafir: “Digressions” (Assafir).

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

4.Arooj Aftab: “Vulture Prince” (New Amsterdam).

5.V.A: “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

6.Oki: “Tonkori In The Moonlight” (Mais Um).

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

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

9.Nilotika Cultural Ensemble: “Nyabingi Resurrection” (Switchstance Recordings).

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

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Arooj Aftab: “Last Night”. From “Vulture Prince” (New Amsterdam Records).

2.Nilotika Cultural Ensemble: “Oli Kibun’omu”. From “Nyabingi Resurrection” (Switchstance Recordings).

3.Assafir: “Ada Son Kosmon Agapo”. From “Digressions” (Assafir).

4.Oki feat. Umeko Ando: “Luta Upopo”. From “Tonkori In The Moonlight” (Mais Um).

5.Molo Sayat: “Adame”. From “Hadaeq” (Zephyrus).
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