Playlist 11.04.2023

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Playlist 11.04.2023

On this week’s programme:

Boom Pam bring Middle Eastern surf-rock and disco from Tel Aviv.

Altın Gün, based in Amsterdam, have released their fifth album of Anatolian psych-rock.

Les Abranis were a pioneering band of Algerian rock and funk, based in Paris.

Gaïsha, led by Belgian-Moroccan singer Aïcha Haskal, are an ensemble drawing from several Belgian bands.

Crimi are a French quartet with links to Sicily and North Africa.

Ekiti Sound, aka Leke Awoyinka, afro-fusionist, is based between Lagos and London.

Emicida, Brazilian hiphop star, is coming back to Dublin on May 3rd.

Kabaka Pyramid is Kingston-born reggae rapper, singer and producer.

The Inna de Yard crew feature veteran vocalists Winston McAnuff and Johnny Osbourne.

Angel Bat Dawid is socio-political jazz activist musician and band-leader, based in Chicago.

Kahil El’Zabar directs an ensemble in memory of jazz shaman and trumpeter Don Cherry.

Asher Gamedze is a drummer, composer and Cape Town resident.

Two duos have come together in France to form an all-star quartet - Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani.

Damir Imamovic is a Bosnian singer and composer in contemporary sevdah style.

The Payadora Tango Ensemble provide backing for songs and stories of Holocaust trauma.

Brighde Chaimbeul is Scottish piper from Skye “following the drone”.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday April 11th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Boom Pam: “Uniton”.

2.Boom Pam: “Silver Lining”. Both from the forthcoming album “Royal” (Batov).

3.Altın Gün: “Su siziyor”. From “Ask” (Glitterbeat 2023).

4.Les Abranis: “Achethkhii”. From the forthcoming album “Amazigh Freedom Rock 1973-1983” (Bongo Joe).

5.Gaïsha: “Ghalat”. From “Ana Aïcha” (Zephyrus 2023).

6.Crimi: “Notti ruffiana”. From “Scuru Cauru” (Bongo Joe 2023).

7.Ekiti Sound feat. Aunty Rayzor: “Chairman”. Single from forthcoming album “Drum Money” (Crammed Discs).

8.Emicida e Gilberto Gil: “E tudo pra ontem” (From the documentary “AmarElo - It’s All for Yesterday” 2021).

9.Emicida feat. Majur & Pabllo Vittar: “AmarElo”. From “AmarElo” (Laboratorio Fantasma 2020).

***Emicida is playing The Helix on Wednesday May 3rd***

10.Kabaka Pyramid & Buju Banton: “Faded Away” (Single on Ghetto Youths International 2022).

11.Inna de Yard feat. Winston McAnuff & Johnny Osbourne: “Baltimore”. From forthcoming album “Family Affair” (Chapter Two/Wagram).

12.Universalize: “Lavar e Alma”. From the compilation “Reggae World 2” (Putumayo 2023).

13.Angel Bat Dawid: “Dias Ire - Chain around the spirit”.

14.Angel Bat Dawid: “Tuba Mirum - The changes”.

15.Angel Bat Dawid: “Recordare - Recall the joy”.All from “Requiem For Jazz” (International Anthem 2023).

16.Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble feat. Dwight Trible & David Ornette Cherry: “Lonely Woman”. From the forthcoming album “Spirit Gatherer - A Tribute to Don Cherry” (forthcoming on SpiritMuse).

17.Asher Gamedze: “Sometimes I think to myself”. From the forthcoming album “Turbulence & Pulse” (International Anthem/Mushroom Hour Half Hour).

18.Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani: “Orient Express”.

19.Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani: “Amenhotep”.Both from “Les Égarés” (No Format! 2023).

20.Damir Imamovic: “Osmane”. From “The World And All It Holds” (forthcoming on Smithsonian Folkways).

21.Payadora Tango Ensemble feat. Aviva Chernick: “Silent Tears”. From “Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango” (Six Degrees 2023).

22.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Bonn Beinn Eadarra - The Haunting”.

23.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Tha Fonn Gun Bhi Trom - I am disposed of mirth”. Both from “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):
 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Harry Taussig: “Taussig 80” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Antonis Antoniou. “Throisma - Antonis Antoniou remix”. From “Throisma Remixes” (Ajabu!).

2. Jantra: “Gedima”. Single from forthcoming album (Ostinato).

3. Hiram Salsano: “Padrone”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).

4. Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The sky is the same colour everywhere”. From “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

5. Flock: “In C”. From the EP “In C” (Strut).
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