Playlist 12.02.2018

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Playlist 12.02.2018

"Ear to the Globe" playlist information - broadcast on 12/02/2018

On this week's programme:

Spirited Palestinian exiles, 47Soul, have a new album coming soon.
The late Mahmoud Gania was a Maalem, a master, of Gnawa music.
Gabacho Maroc bring Moroccan Gnawa heritage into a European musical setting.
Mulatu Astatke is the father and major practitioner of Ethio-Jazz.
Omar Sosa, Cuban pianist, has collaborated in many directions, currently with Hamburg's NDR Big Band.

"Gumba Fire" is Soundway's new offering, collected from 1980's South African dancefloors.
Guy One plays the kologo and hails from Northern Ghana.
From the islands:
Following the Madagascan guitar masters is the guide to La Réunion's maloya music, electrified version, and then Zanmari Baré and his soulful maloya.
Cesaria Evora is reborn, Mindelo Carnival version.
Sara Tavares is Lisbon born and based, of Cape Verdean descent.
Lucibela spent many years living and singing on various Cape Verde islands, recently moved to Lisbon.

Camarao is a celebrated Brazilian forro accordionist from the North-East.
Maga Bo has taken on the traditional Pernambuco outfit, Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde, for contemporary makeover.
Shahram Nazeri is a Kurdish Iranian classical singer.
Minor Empire is a Turkish band, based in Toronto, playing contemporary World Music.
"Nordic Raga" brings Bangalore violin to Swedish fiddle, percussion and sax.
Senegalese kora virtuoso, Seckou Keita, visits Dublin at the end of the month as a solo artist, but here unveils his new collaboration with Welsh harpist, Catrin Finch.
Irish singer Brigid Mae Power has a powerfully ethereal style, not quite of this world, and "The Two Worlds" is out now

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday January 8th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. 47Soul: "Intro to Shamstep". From EP "Shamstep" (47Soul 2015).

2. Maalem Mahmoud Gania: "Sidi Sma Ya Boulandi". From "Colours Of The Night" (Hive Mind 2017).

3. Gabacho Maroc: "Baraka". From "Tawassol" (Les Arts Alliés 2017).

4. Mulatu Astatke: "Dewel". From "Mulatu Of Ethiopia" (Strut 1972/2017).

5. Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band: "L3zero". From "Es:Sensual" (Skip 2016).

6. Ashiko: "Gumba Fire (Madlakadlaka)". From the compilation "Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa" (Forthcoming on Soundway).

7. Guy One: "Everything you do, you do for yourself". From "#1" (Philophon 2017).

8. Malagasy Guitar Masters: "Kabary Lava". From "Malagasy Guitar Masters - Volo Hazo" (Buda 2018).

9. Hervé Imare: "Mele-Mele Pas Toué P'Tit Pierre".
10. Pierrot Vidot: "Commandeur". Both from "Oté Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Réunion Island 1975-1986" (Strut 2017).

11. Zanmari Baré: "Déor in Paradi". From "Voun" (Buda 2018).

12. Cesaria Evora: "Angola (versao carnaval)". From EP "Carnaval de Mindelo" (Lusafrica 2018).

13. Sara Tavares: "Brincar de Casamento". From "Fitxadu" (Sony 2017).

14. Lucibele: "Mal Amadu". From "Laco umbilical" (Lusafrica 2018).

15. Camarao: "Retrato de um forro". From "Camarao - The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964-1974" (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

16. Maga Bo & Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde: "Oh! Sinha". From "Maga Bo Apresenta Samba de Coco Raizes de Arcoverde" (Kafundó 2018).

17. Shahram Nazeri: "Eshghe To". From "Ashegh Kist" (Pardis 2017).

18. Minor Empire: "Yurtsuz". From "Uprooted" (World Trip 2017).

19. Jyotsna Srikanth, Mats Eden, Dan Svensson & Par Moberg: "Slangpolska efter Munkberg". From "Nordic Raga" (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

20. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: "Listen to the grass grow". From "Soar" (ARC 2018).

***Seckou Keita plays The Little Museum of Dublin on February 28th***

21. Brigid Mae Power: "Grateful". From "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square 2018).

Thanks for listening.

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Top 10 Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Various Artists: Oté Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Réunion Island 1975-1986" (Strut).

2. Boubacar Traoré: "Dounia Tabolo" (Lusafrica).

3. TootArd: "Laissez Passer" (Glitterbeat).

4. Maya Youssef: "Syrian Dreams" (Harmonia Mundi).

5. La TchouTchouKa: "El Chuchutero" (Helloasso).

6. Maalem Mahmoud Gania: "Colours of the Night" (Hive Mind).

7. Orchestre Les Mangalepa: "Last Band Standing" (Strut).

8. Gabacho Maroc: "Tawassol" (Les Arts Alliés).

9. Brigid Mae Power: "The Two Worlds" (Tompkins Square).

10. 47Soul: "Shamstep" (EP - 47Soul).
Sound Tracks of the week:

1. Cesaria Evora: "Angola (versao carnaval)". From EP "Carnaval de Mindelo" (Lusafrica).

2. 47Soul: "Don't care where you from". From "Shamstep" EP (Cooking Vinyl).

3. Guy One: "N'Yella Be Bobere". From "#1" (Philophon).

4. Mulatu Astatke: "Chifara". From "Mulatu of Ethiopia" (Strut).

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