Playlist 11.07.2022

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Playlist 11.07.2022

On this week’s programme:

Six of the artists appearing at the Womad Festival at the end of the month are featured.

Afro-dance and grooves, Malian guitar band, and electronics & tabla.

There are female voices from Portugal, Lebanon, Algeria/France, Spiritual choirs from South Africa and the US, more voices from Vanuatu, and sitar mastery from the UK.

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

1. Ibibio Sound Machine: “Protection from evil”

2. Ibibio Sound Machine: “Something we’ll remember”. Both from “Electricity” (Merge 2022).

3. Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: “Ni”. From “Sruti Dances” (Make Music 2022).

4. Doctor L feat. Babani Koné: “Bibi Ali”. From “Time Travelling” (Comet Records 2022).

5. BKO: “Ntiaro”. From “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe 2022).


6. Alostmen feat. Wanlov the Kubolor: “Kologo”. From Kologo” (Strut 2021).

7. Bab L’Bluz: “Ila Mata”. From “Nayda!” (Real World 2020).

8. Elaha Soroor & Kefaya: “Jama Narenji”. From “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union 2019).

9. Electric Jalaba: “Agia Hausa”. From“El Hal / The Falling” (Strut 2020).

10.Taxi Kebab: “Ardina”. Single from forthcoming EP “Visions Al 2ard” (Real World).

11.Malphino: “Viento del Mañana”. From “Visit Malphino” (Malphino 2018).

***Alostmen, Bab L’Bluz, Elaha Soroor and Kefaya, Electric Jalaba, Taxi Kebab and Malphino are all appearing the Womad Festival in the UK, July 28th to 31st***


12.Lamia Yared & Ensemble Oraciones: “Juegode Siempre”. From “Ottoman Splendours” (Analekta 2022).

13.Amélia Muge: “O tempo arrefece”. From “Amélias” (Uguru 2022).

14.Souad Massi: “Dessine-moiun pays”. Single from forthcoming album “Sequana” (Backing Track/Wrasse).

15.Tumi Mogorosi feat. Gabi Motuba: “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child”. From “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

16.Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation: “Let The Sunshine In”. From the forthcoming album “How Good It Is” (Day Dreamer).

17.Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Bal”. From forthcoming “Dost 2” (Bongo Joe).

18.Father Levi Sandy: “Nagwn Tamat”.

19.Tio: “Mumbwe”.Both from the compilation “Wantok Musik Vol. 3” (Wantok 2022).

20.Jasdeep Singh Degun: “Mahogany”. From “Anomaly” (Real World 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Oumou Sangaré: “Timbuktu” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.V.A: “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia & Far East” (CPL-Music)

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Africa Negra: “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10. Perrate: “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “It is right to give drones and praise”. From forthcoming “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

2.BKO: “Bamako”. From “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

3.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines”. From “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

4.Spell Songs Collective: “Barn Owl”. From “Spell Songs II: Let The Light In” (Folk by the Oak).

5.B J Cole: “Ely Revisited”. From the compilation “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem XI” (Tompkins Square).

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