Playlist 10.06.2019

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Playlist 10.06.2019

On this week's programme:

Dr John is gone - rest in peace. We play the hit single from his most successful album “In the Right Place”, plus selections from the current box-set of recordings from the New Orleans Festival, including fellow-traveller and major influence Professor Longhair, and a gospel piece to send him on.

Angelique Kidjo brings her mighty voice to the recordings of Cuban superstar Celia Cruz.

Natu Camara from Guinea includes members of Salif Keita’s band on her solo debut.

Grupo Pilon are second generation Cape Verdean emigrants, formed in Luxembourg in the late ‘80s.

Kabaka Pyramid is from Kingston, Jamaica - in partnership with Bob Marley’s youngest son.

Youssou N’Dour is, of course, a figurehead and cultural icon of World music.

Blick Bassy revisits colonial atrocities from the independence struggles in his native Cameroon.

Luedji Luna is from Salvador, Brazil, born into a family tradition of black militancy.

AKA Trio are renowned musicians from Italy, Senegal and Brazil - Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita, Adriano Adewale.

Constantinople are a Montreal-based trio, combining their Middle-Eastern style with Ablaye Cissoko’s Senegalese kora.

Khonyagaran-e Mehr Orchestra are an all-female orchestra from Iran.

Mara Aranda releases her second album in her exploration of Judeo-Spanish musical history, the Turkish instalment.

Rachele Andrioli and Rocco Nigro have a modern take on Salento tradition.

Rhiannon Giddens, supremely soulful folk singer and player, finds connections with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi….in Ireland!


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

1.    Dr John: “Right Place, Wrong Time”. From “The Very Best of Dr John” (Rhino 1995).

2.    Angelique Kidjo: “Quimbara”.

3.    Angelique Kidjo: “Cucala”. From “Celia” (Decca 2019).

4.    Natu Camara: “Arabama Di”. From “Dimedi” (Natuwenta Productions 2019).

5.    Grupo Pilon: “Txada Liton”. From “Leite Quente Funaná de Cabo Verde” (forthcoming on Ostinato).

6.    Kabaka Pyramid & Damian Marley: “Kontraband” (Single on Gheeto Youths International 2019).

7.    Youssou N’Dour: “Habib Faye”. From “History” (Naive/Believe 2019).

8.    Blick Bassy: “Sango Ngando”.

9.    Blick Bassy: “Lipém”.  Both from “1958” (No Format! 2019).

10.  Luedji Luna: “Um Corpo No Mundo”. From “Um Corpo No Mundo” (Sterns Brasil 2019).

11.  Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko: “Traversées”. From “Traversées” (Ma Case 2018).

12.  AKA Trio: “Empathy”. From “Joy” (Bendigedig 2019).

13.  Khonyagaran Mehr Orchestra: “Flight, for Qanoon & Orchestra”. From “Under Siege” (Pardis Records 2019).

14.  Mara Aranda: “Mi sfuegra es buena”. From “Diáspora: Sefarad en el corazon de Turquia” (Mara Aranda 2019).

15.  Sameyda Ensemble: “Odana serdim hali / The carpet in the room”. From “Music from Turkey featuring the Sameyda Ensemble” (Caprice 2019).

16.  Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro: “Zumpettana”.

17.  Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro: “Nunna nunna”.  Both from “Maletiempu” (Dodicilune 2018).

18.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Pizzica di San Vito”.

19.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Little Margaret”.  Both from “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch 2019).

20.  Dr John: “Litanie des Saints / Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya / I Walk on Gilded Splinters”.

21.  Professor Longhair: “Big Chief”.

22.  Johnson Extension: “I Can Go to God in Prayer”.   All from “The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” (5CD - Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Angelique Kidjo: “Celia” (Decca).  


2.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch).


3.  Blick Bassy: “1958” (No Format!).


4. Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa: “Poetic Trance” (Pias).


5. Refugees for Refugees: “Amina” (Muziekpublique).


6. Cimarrón: “Orinoco” (Cimarrón).


7. Minyo Crusaders: “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos).


8. Natu Camara: “Arabama Di”. From “Dimedi” (Natuwenta Productions).  


9. BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. AKA Trio: “Joy” (Bendigedig).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Wassim Halal: “Incantation”. From “Le Cri du Cyclope” (Buda Musique).

2.  Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá: “Nasinalapi ndayi”. From “De Palenque a Matonge” (Zephyrus).


3.  Angelique Kidjo: “Quimbara”. From “Celia” (Decca France).

4.  75 Dollar Bill: “Every Last Coffee Or Tea”. From “I Was Real” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

5.  Blick Bassy: “Ngwa”. From “1958” (No Format!).

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