Playlist 11.10.2021

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Playlist 11.10.2021

On this week's programme:

Franck Biyong kicks us off with a funky tribute to fellow Cameroonian Manu Dibango.

Etran De L’Air are a band from Agadez, Niger, with their first international studio release.

The Tonga Boys from Malawi perform in the temple of Doctor Kanuska Msowoya.

Kondi Band are based on Sorie Kondi’s Sierra Leonian thumb piano with LA-London production.

Sonia Aimy, Nigerian pop star and actor, sings a song inspired by the election of Kamala Harris.

Ogun Afrobeat are based in Madrid with influences from Spain and beyond.

Kuunatic are a Tokyo trio combining rock and tribal folk dynamics.

Khöömei Beat are a five-piece Tuvan band with traditional and modern influences.

Shanren are a folk outfit from the Yunnan mountains of SW China.

“Naya Beat” is Turbotito’s and Ragz’ presentation of South Asian eighties’ styles.

Ceu is a Brazilian singer-songwriter from São Paulo.

Dos Santos are a Chicago-based alternative LatinX band.

Bareto are a Peruvian band with their individual take on cumbia.

Cumbia Chicharra are an 8-piece French band playing cumbia and other tropical styles.

Susana Baca is an iconic figure in Afro-Peruvian culture, and one-time Minister of Culture.

Baba Sissoko is a Malian ngoni player and percussionist.

Cuban pianist Omar Sosa joins forces once again with Senegalese kora artist Seckou Keita.

Joseph Tawadros is an Egyptian oud player resident in Australia.

Catherine Graindorge is a Belgian violinist employing harmonium and electronics in her compositions.

Pierre Bensusan is a French guitarist with a new album inspired by the bees and the birds!

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

1.Franck Biyong: “Pata Piya”. From “The Afrovision Secret” (Akhetaton Records 2021).

2.Etran De L’Air: “Toubouk Ine Chihoussay” (Single on Sahel Sounds 2021).

3.Tonga Boys & Doctor Kanuska Group: “Sweet”. From “Umoya Wa Muthempire - Live In The Temple” (1,000 Hz Records 2021).

4.Kondi Band: “Everything Don Dey For Do”. From “We Famous” (Strut 2021).

5.Sonia Aimy: “Manaka - Kamala”. From “Reconnect” (Slammin Media 2021).

6.Ogun Afrobeat: “Pastorita”. From “Unite” (Ogun Afrobeat 2021).

7.Kuunatic: “Desert Empress Pt. 1”.

8.Kuunatic: “Full Moon Spree”.Both from “Gate Of Klüna” (Glitterbeat 2021).

9.Khöömei Beat: “Chaldyg-Khaya”. From “Changys Baglaash” (ARC Music 2021).

10.Shanren: “Jino Song”. From “Shan Dao” (

11.Manjeet Kondal: “Ishkaan De Mamle”.

12.Mangal Singh, Turbotito, Ragz: “Masti Bhara Sama Hai”. Both from “Maya Beat Vol. 1: South Asian Dance & Electronic Music 1983-1992” (

13.Ceu: “Chenga Mais”. Single from forthcoming album “Um Gosto de Sol” (Urban Jungle/Warner).

14.Dos Santos: “White. Lies”.

15.Dos Santos: “Crown Me”. Both from “City Of Mirrors” (International Anthem 2021).

16.Bareto: “Cumbia Circular” (Single on Agogo 2021).

17.Cumbia Chicharra feat. Pachero Terror: “Grito Animal”. From “El Grito” (Discos la Chicharra 2021).

18.Susana Baca: “Milonga de mis amores”. From “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World 2021).

19.Baba Sissoko with Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Lansiné Kouyaté: “Dala Manka”. From “Griot Jazz” (Caligola Records 2021).

20.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Gniri Balma”. From “Suba” (Bendigedig 2021).

21.Joseph Tawadros: “The Empty City”. From “Hope In An Empty City” (

22.Catherine Graindorge: “Ghost Train”. From “Eldorado” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

23.Pierre Bensusan: “Return to Ireland”. From “Azwan” (

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

6.Kuunatic: “Gate of Klüna” (Glitterbeat).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.V.A: “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Fanfare Ciocarlia: “It Wasn’t Hard To Love You” (Asphalt Tango).

10. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Franck Biyong: “Pata Piya”. From “The Afrovision Secret” (Franck Biyong).

2.Omar Khorshid: “Rakset El Fadaa”. From “Giant + Guitar” (WeWantSounds).

3.Etran De L’Air: “Toubouk Ine Chihoussay” (Single on Sahel Sounds).

4.Danongan Kalanduyan & the Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble: “Kapamalong-malong Dance Music 1”. From “Kulintang Kultura” (Smithsonian Folkways).

5.Wet Tuna: “THTC”. From “Eau’d To A Fake Bookie” (Hive Mind).
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