Playlist 11.06.2018

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Playlist 11.06.2018

On this week's programme:

Malphino are a London-based collective of worldwide origins with a seductive and idiosyncratic take on cumbia.

Pedro Canale, or Chancha Via Circuito, blends Andean folklore with electronic rhythms.

“Onda De Amor” is a compilation by DJ Millos Kaiser of ’80s and ’90s Brazilian tunes that should have been hits!

Nickodemus is a New York producer with a worldly take on dance culture.

Calypso Rose, the grand dame of Trinidadian calypso and veteran of many festivals and carnivals, is 78 years old.

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou are playing in the Sugar Club this Saturday, and they are also featured on the compilation of ’60s and ’70s music from Benin - “African Scream Contest 2”.

Angelique Kidjo, the US-based West African singer, from Benin, reimagines the seminal Talking Heads’ album “Remain In Light”.

Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and participant in Africa Express and Lamomali, has a second album out.

Dan Harper’s Invisible System has been curating instrumental grooves from Bamako.

Harold Lopez-Nussa is a pianist and band-leader from Havana.

Jean Baptiste-Ferré is a piano-man too, originally from the French Caribbean I guess.

Coladera are an acoustic trio of Portuguese singer/guitarist João Pires, Brazilian Vitor Santana, and Cape Verdean percussionist Miroca Paris.

Eliades Ochoa and Alejandro Almenares are both celebrated veterans from Santiago de Cuba.

Grupo Mono Blanco - in the name of the white monkey - are from Veracruz in Mexico.

A little further north, Max Baca and the Texmaniacs are around the Tex-Mex border.

Saxophonist Sean Khan spent time with Brazilian maestro Hermeto Pascoal.

Don Kipper have a thoroughly mestizo outlook from Seven Sisters in London.

Rahim AlHaj is an Iraqi player of the oud, based in New Mexico.



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

1.    Malphino: “La Bella Isla”.

2.    Malphino: “Viento del Mañana”.  Both from “Visit Malphino” (Lex 2018).

3.    Chancha Via Circuito feat. Miriam García: “Nadie Lo Riega”. From “Bienaventuranza” (Wonderwheel 2018).

4.    Grupo Controle Digital: “A Festa É Nossa”. From the compilation “Onda De Amor: Synthesised Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984-94” (forthcoming on Soundway).

5.    Nickodemus with Jahdan Blakkamore: “Livin’ Your Dream”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel 2018).

6.    Calypso Rose: “Israel By Bus”. From “So, Calypso” (Because 2018).

7.    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: “Madjafalao”. From “Madjafalao” (Because 2014).

8.    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: “Idavi”. From the compilation “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa 2018).

***Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou play the Sugar Club on Saturday June 16th***

9.     Angelique Kidjo: “Listening Wind”. From “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks 2018).

10.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Bonya”. From “Fenfo” (Montuno 2018).

11.  Invisible System: “Bamako”. From “Bamako Sessions” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

12.  Harold Lopez-Nussa: “Mi Son Cerra”. From “Un Dia Cualquiera” (Mack Avenue 2018).

13.  Jean Baptiste Ferré feat. Sophie Charbit: “Samba Bancale”. From “Mambas” (forthcoming on SuperSound).

14.  Coladera: “La Dôtu Lado”. From “La Dôtu Lado” (Scubidu 2018)

15.  Eliades Ochoa & Alejandro Almenares: “Con amor te pagaré”. From “Dos Gigantes De La Musica Cubana” (Tumi 2018).

16.  Grupo Mono Blanco: “El Cascabel”. From “Fandango! - Sones Jarochas de Veracruz” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

17.  Los Texmaniacs: “Deportee”. From “Cruzando Borders” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

18.  Sean Khan feat. Hermeto Pascoal: “Palmares Fantasy”. From “Palmares Fantasy” (Far Out 2018).

19.  Don Kipper: “Stamena”. From “Seven Sisters” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

20.  Rahim AlHaj Trio: “A gift from a Sufi soul”. From “One Sky” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Angelique Kidjo: “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks).


4. Various Artists: “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa).


5. Fatoumata Diawara: “Fenfo” (Montuno).


6. Coladera: “La Dotu Lado” (Scubidu).


7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).


8. Baloji: “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. Various Artists: “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Angelique Kidjo: “Listening Wind”. From “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks).

2.  Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces: “Asaw Fofor”. From the compilation “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa).

3.  Chancha Via Circuito (feat. Mateo Kingman): “Ilaló”. From “Bienaventuranza” (Wonderwheel).


4.  Malphino: “Viento del Mañana”. From “Visit Malphino” (Lex).

5.  Ali Farka Touré: “Hawa Dolo”. From “The Source” (remastered - World Circuit).
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