Playlist 10.10.2023

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Playlist 10.10.2023

On this week’s programme:

Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood’s collection of Arabic love songs is No.1 on this month’s Transglobal World Music Chart (

Shono (“wolf”) are from Buryatia in the far East of Russia.

Lu Edmonds (The Mekons, Public Image) recorded some of the finest musicians from Tajikistan.

Carmen Souza of Portugal brings jazz into her Cape Verdean heritage.

Cuban cellist Ana Carla Maza lets loose with a full band on her new release “Caribe”.

Cantares del Pacifico play marimba-led ancestral sounds from the river basins of Buenaventura, Colombia.

Oriane Lacaille, French-born daughter of René, is inspired by her La Réunion heritage.

Diepkloof United Voice are a young male vocal group from Soweto.

Irreversible Entanglements are at the forefront of progressive jazz with an upcoming gig in Whelans.

Oki, Ainu musician and tonkori player, releases a live recording.

Batsükh Dorj is a Mongolian musician and overtone singer.

Cindy Pooch is based in France with Cameroonian heritage.

Mitra Sumara are a New York band, led by Iranian singer Yvette Massoudi.

The Aga Khan Masters are a six-piece collective with a contemporary take on Muslim musical culture.

The latest volume of the Imaginational Anthem series is a Yorkshire tribute to the late Michael Chapman.

Bex Burch is a classically-trained percussionist and xylophonist, leader of Vula Viel.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1.    Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood: “Lhla Yzid Ikthar”. From “Jarak Qaribak” (World Circuit 2023).

2.    Shono: “The praising of the twelve animal symbols of the year”.

3.    Shono: “The mountain road”.  Both from “Kolkhozoy Traktor” (CPL-Music 2023).

4.    Samo: “Mastynoz”.

5.    Daviat Nazar: “Ali Sheri Khudo”.  Both from the compilation “Lost In Tajikistan” (World Music Network 2023).

6.    Carmen Souza: “Pata Pata”.

7.    Carmen Souza: “Silver Blues”. Both from “Interconnectedness” (Galileo 2022).

8.    Ana Carla Maza: “Caribe”. From “Caribe” (Persona Editorial 2023).

9.    Cantares del Pacifico feat. Eryen Korath: “La Pureza de Maria”.

10.  Cantares del Pacifico feat. Eryen Korath: “Marimba que Suena”. Both from “Aguajes de Mar y Manglar” (Chaco 2023).

11.  Oriane Lacaille feat. Leyla McCalla: “iViV”. From “iViV’ (Ignatub/MDC/Pias 2023).

12.  Diepkloof United Voice: “Baninzi”. From “Harmonizing Soweto: Golden City Gospel and Kasi Soul from the new South Africa” (forthcoming on Ostinato Records).

13.  Irreversible Entanglements: “Free Love”. From “Protect Your Light” (Impulse! 2023).

***Irreversible Entanglements play Whelans on November 14th***

14.  Oki: “Topattumi”. From “Live At Café Oto” (Mais Um 2023).

15.  Batsükh Dorj: “Ögbelerim”. From “Ögbelerim - Music For My Ancestors” (Buda Musique 2023).

16.  Cindy Pooch: “Je saut”. From “In Nomine Corpus” (InFiné 2023).

17.  Mitra Sumara: “Aroose Noghreh Poosh (The Silver Moon Bride)”. Single from forthcoming album “Dream” (Mitra Sumara).

18.  Aga Khan Master Musicians: “Samai’. From “Nowruz” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

19.  Katie Spencer: “You say”.

20.  Dean McPhee: “Caddo Lake”. Both from the compilation “Imaginational Anthem XII: I Thought I Told You - A Yorkshire Tribute to Michael Chapman” (Tompkins Square).

21.  Bex Burch: “On Falling”. From the forthcoming album “There Is Only Love And Fear” (International Anthem).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Luzmila Carpio: “Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol” (ZZK Records).

2.  Cantares del Pacifico: “Aguajes de Mar y Manglar” (Chaco).

3.  Shono: “Kolkhozoy Traktor” (CPL-Music).


4.  Various Artists: “Imaginational Anthem XII: I Thought I Told You - A Yorkshire Tribute to Michael Chapman” (Tompkins Square).


5.  V.A: “Lost In Tajikistan” (World Music Network).


6.  Yungchen Lhamo: “One Drop Of Kindness” (Real World).

7.  Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood: “Jarak Qaribak” (World Circuit).


8.  Chango Spasiuk: “Eike! Entrar en el alma” (Chango Spasiuk).

9.  Kavita Shah: “Cape Verdean Blues” (Kavita Shah).

10.  Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Afro Futurist Dreams” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21: “For the love of it” (Single on Wah Wah 45s).

2.   Lagos Thugs: “New Improved Elephants”. From “Chaos” (Immensum Music).

3.   Ana Carla Maza: “Las Primaveras”. From “Caribe” (Persona Editorial).

4.   Sinikka Langeland: “You hear my heart come”. From “Wind And Sun” (ECM).

5.   John Scofield: “Uncle John’s Band’. From “Uncle John’s Band” (ECM).
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