Playlist 11.11.2019

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Playlist 11.11.2019

On this week's programme:

MIDIval Pundits are an electro duo from Delhi.

Elaha Soroor is from Afghanistan, singing folk songs backed by London band Kefaya.

Gaye Su Akyol is from Istanbul’s underground scene - coming to Dublin soon.

Acid Arab are a Parisian techno duo featuring Arabic vocalists and instrumentalists.

Rachid Taha passed away last year but his posthumous album lives on.

“Kinshasa 1978” includes Congolese recordings from that year, as well as Martin Meissonnier’s reconstructions on vinyl.

Also from Kinshasa, Bantou Mentale make an urban Parisian hybrid.

Seun Kuti recorded a direct-to-disc live-in-the-studio EP of recent songs.

Haitian band Lakou Mizik explore links with New Orleans musicians.

La Mossa are a French/Italian group of female singers with a wide repertoire of song.

Adrian Raso is Toronto-based Italian guitarist.

Melinda Balogh brings together traditional musicians from the Transylvanian region.

Andrea Pancur combines Bavarian folk with Jewish tradition.

UK nine-piece Rafiki Jazz have roots in the Middle East, India, West Africa, South America and Europe.

The Nevenek album showcases a range of music from several islands in Vanuatu.

Pro-independence West Papuans commemorate the ruthless 1998 massacre of unarmed civilians on Byak island by Indonesian forces.

Lucas Santtana releases a thoughtful acoustic response to current events in Brazil.


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

1.    MIDIval Pundits feat Kutle Khan: “Nukhta”. From EP “Nukhta” (Six Degrees 2019).

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

3.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”. From “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

***Gaye Su Akyol plays the Workman’s Club on December 1st***

4.    Acid Arab feat. Rizan Said: “Ras El Ain”. From “Jdid” (Crammed 2019).

5.    Rachid Taha: “Ansit”. From “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe 2019).

6.    Orchestre Bana Luya / Martin Meissonnier: “Animation”. From “Kinshasa 1978 - Reconstructions by Martin Meissonnier” (Crammed 2019).

7.    Bantou Mentale: “Yoka Chagrin”. From “Bantou Mentale” (Glitterbeat 2019).

8.    Seun Kuti: “Bad Man Lighter (Night Dreamer D2D Version)”. From “Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Session” EP (Night Dreamer 2019).

9.    Lakou Mizik feat. Jon Cleary: “Loumandja”. From “HaitiaNola” (Cumbancha 2019).

10.  La Mossa: “Laviyon”. From “A Moss’!” (La Curieuse/Veev 2019).

11.  Adrian Raso: “Playa La Ropa”. From “Gypsybilly King” (Asphalt Tango 2019).

12.  Melinda Balogh: “Bánatmalom”. From “Napkerek - Transylvanian Gypsy Folk Music” (Fonó 2019).

13.  Andrea Pancur: “Di Tsukunft”. From “Weihnukka” (Galileo 2019).

14.  Rafiki Jazz: “Kashmiri Lullaby/ The Waulk/ Hukus Bukus”. From “Saraba Sufiyana” (Konimusic 2019).

15.  Father Levi Sandy: “Nagwn Tamat”. From “Nevenek: Ground Music from Torba Province, Vanuatu” (Wantok 2019).

16.  Marcel Melthérorong with David Bridie and the Byak people: “Mura Muma”. From “We Have Come To Testify” (Wantok 2019).

17.  Dolap Water Music: “School of Fish”. From “Nevenek: Ground Music from Torba Province, Vanuatu” (Wantok 2019).

18.  Lucas Santtana: “Portal de Ativição”.

19.  Lucas Santtana: “Seu Pai”. Both from “O Céu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (No Format! 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).


2.  Various Artists: “Body Beat: Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso (1979-98)” (Soundway).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Various Artists: “No Other Love - Midwest Gospel 1965-78” (Tompkins Square).


5.  Various Artists: “Colombian PowerHouses Vol. 2” (Independent Record Labels Alliance).


6.  Lankum: “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).


7.  Flavia Coelho: “DNA” (Pias).


8.  Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui).


9.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union).


10. Various Artists: “Just Around The Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou: “Soudani Mama”. From “Oulad Lghaba” (Ajabu!).

2.  Tubará: “Shampatai”. From “Colombian PowerHouses Vol. 2” (Independent Record Labels Alliance).

3.  Babani Koné: “Na Kadiy”. From “Babani Koné” (World Village).

4.  Rafiki Jazz: “Kashmiri Lullaby / The Waulk / Hukus Bukus”. From “Saraba Sufiyana” (Konimusic).

5.  Evelina Petrova Trio: “To Parajanov”. From “First Dance” (Heilo).

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