Playlist 11.10.2022

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Playlist 11.10.2022

On this week’s programme:

Ernesto Djédjé updated the Côte D’Ivoire sound in the late ’70s before his untimely death in 1983.

Jembaa Groove are a German-Ghanaian duo with a bunch of soulful Afro-grooves.

Maajo are a Finnish-African band with an 1980’s feel, based in Tampere.

Oliver Nayoka is a Nigerian highlife singer-guitarist.

Vieux Farka Touré joins forces with US trio Khruangbin to pay a tribute to his father, Ali.

Dawda Jobarteh, Gambian kora player, joins trumpeter Gunnar Halle in praise of a Norwegian island.

Dogo is from Togo and is rooted in his native Lomé.

Wesli is a Haitian musician based in Montreal exploring the various styles of his homeland.

Eliades Ochoa, veteran of the Buena Vista Social Club, has a new album of Cuban son.

The Slavo Rican Assembly, with roots in Eastern Europe and Puerto Rico, are from the New York melting-pot.

Guitarist Jussi Reijonen is based in the US but travelled widely from his Finnish homeland.

Majid Bekkas, Moroccan guembri and oud player, has a distinguished jazz-fusion career.

Matters Unknown is a jazzy vehicle for Nubiyan Twist’s Jonny Enser.

French-Algerian singer Souad Massi issues a new collection of songs.

Hazel Dickins and Alice Gerrard are indeed pioneering women of bluegrass.

Fara are a Scottish folk quartet with a third album on release.

Tau & the Drones of Praise are Berlin-based Shaun Mulrooney and co. Album release gig this Friday in Whelans.

David Ford and Annie Dressner are an English-American songwriting duo.

Bella Hardy, English folk artist, revisits some classic songs in her repertoire.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday October 12th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. Ernesto Djédjé: “Ziglibithiens”. From “Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa 2022).

2.Jembaa Groove: “Bassa Bassa”. From EP “Live at Studio Batterie” (Agogo 2022).

3.Maajo feat. Gilbert K: “Ti Mamzel”. From “Water Of Life” (Wonderwheel 2022).

4.Oliver Nayoka: “Ije Uwa”. From “Oka Mmadu” (Palenque Records 2022).

5.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Mahine Me”.

6.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Savanne”.Both from “Ali” (Dead Oceans 2022).

7.Dawda Jobarteh: “Do you know a place called Flekkarøy”. From “Do You Know A Place Called Flekkarøy” (Ajabu 2022).

8.Dogo du Togo: “Zonva”. From the forthcoming album “Dogo du Togo” (Dogo du Togo).

9.Wesli: “Trouba Ewa”. From “Tradisyon” (forthcoming on Cumbancha).

10.Eliades Ochoa: “La Curiosidad Me Mata”. From “Vamos A Bailar Un Son” (World Circuit 2022).

11.Slavo Rican Assembly: “Intro Elevation”. From “Intercosmic” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2022).

12.Jussi Reijonen: “Transient”. From the forthcoming album “Three Seconds/Kolme Toista” (Challenge Records International).

13.Majid Bekkas: “Zagora Palms”. From “Joudour” (Igloo Records 2022).

14.Matters Unknown feat. Olivia Bhattachajee: “Other Side”. From the forthcoming album “We Aren’t Just” (New Soil).

15.Souad Massi: “Une seule etoile”.

16.Souad Massi: “Sequana”. Both from “Sequana” (BackingTrack/Wrasse 2022).

17.Hazel Dickins & Alice Gerrard: “Childish Love”. From the forthcoming album “Pioneering Women of Bluegrass” (Smithsonian Folkways).

18.Fara: “Solar”. From “Energy Islands” (Fara Music 2022).

19.Tau & The Drones of Praise: “Ceol Ón Chré”. Single from the album “Misneach” (Glitterbeat 2022).

***Tau & The Drones of Praise play Whelans on Friday October 21st***

20.David Ford & Annie Dressner: “Warning Sign”. From “48 Hours” (Anne R. Dressner 2022).

21.Bella Hardy: “Hares on the mountain”. From “Love Songs” (Noe 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Ali” (Dead Oceans).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

4.Al-Qasar: “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ernesto Djédjé: “Ernesto Djédjé: Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma” (Ajabu!).

7.Minyeshu: “Netsa” (ARC Music).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Pedro Lima: “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tanya Tagaq: “Coloniser”. From “Tongues” (Six Shooter).

2.Sainkho Namtchylak feat. Eyadou Ag Leche, Said Ag Ayad, Ian Brennan: “Worker Song (Nomads Dance Around The Fire)”. From “Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face” (Ponderosa).

3.Wimme: “Soahkesuovva/Birch Smoke”. From “Mun” (Zen Master Records Oy/Rockadillo).

4.Solju: “Borggaid Cada”. From “Uvjamuohta” (Bafe’s Factory).

5.Mari Boine: “Gula Gula”. From “Gula Gula” (Real World).

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