Playlist 12.03.2018

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Playlist 12.03.2018


On this week's programme:

Lebanese DJ, Ernesto Chahoud, presents his selection of 45rpms from Ethiopia’s “golden age”.

“Gumba Fire” is the result of Soundway’s latest delve into the archives, specifically 1980s South African archives.

They Must Be Crazy are Lisbon’s afrobeat collective with Angolan vocalist.

Melissa Laveaux is of Haitian descent, resident in Quebec but recently moved to France.

Gitkin is a mysterious US journeyman on the Brooklyn label Wonderwheel.

Aksak Maboul were the band that began Crammed Discs in the person of Marc Hollander.

Dirtmusic joins forces with Baba Zula’s main man in Istanbul.

Djeneba & Fousco are Malians from Kayes combining tradition and modernism.

Monsieur Doumani are the contemporary trad Cypriot trio on their third album.

Masoud Rezaei is an Iranian setar player - his album was released in 2015.

The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble were an experimental art collective in the 1970s US.

Anna and Elizabeth are a duo of Appalachian influence and contextual ambience.

Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet put Hurricane Sandy into musical context.

Park Jiha is a notable Korean musician and virtuoso on the Korean oboe or “piri”.

Anouar Brahem is a distinguished Tunisian oud-player and band-leader.



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.  Alemayehu Eshete: “Mekeyershene Salawke”.

2.  Seifu Yohannes: “Mela Mela”.

3.  Alemayehu Eshete: “Honey Baby”.  All from “Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU: Soul Fuelled Stompers from 1960s-1970s Ethiopia” (Barely Breaking Even 2018).

4.  Sabela: “Africa”. From “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa” (Soundway 2018).

5.  They Must Be Crazy: “A Voz A Arma”. From “Mother Nature” (They Must Be Crazy 2017).

6.  Melissa Laveaux: “Kouzen”. >From “Radio Siwèl” (forthcoming on No Format!).

7.  Gitkin: “Grand Street Feast”. Single from forthcoming album on Wonderwheel.

8.  Aksak Maboul: “A Modern Lesson”. From “Un Peu de l’Âme des Bandits” (Crammed 1980/2017).

9.  Dirtmusic: “The Border Crossing”. From “Bu Bir Ruya” (Glitterbeat 2018).

10. Djeneba & Fousco: “Regret”. >From “Kayeba Khasso” (Lusafrica 2018).

11. Monsieur Doumani: “Mishmash”.  

12. Monsieur Doumani: “Fallow Fields”. Both from “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani 2018).

13. Little Hat Jones: “Kentucky Blues”.

14. Charlie McCoy: “Always In Love With You”.  Both from “The Rough Guide To The Best Country Blues You’ve Never Heard” (forthcoming on World Music Network).

15. Masoud Rezaei feat. Navid Afghan & Kaveh Etemadseyfi: “Failure”. From “Nothingness” (Rahgozar Haft Eghlim 2015).

16. Entourage: “Temple of Whales”

17. Entourage: “Euphoric Bells (alt take)”.  Both from “Ceremony Of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes 1972-77” (Tompkins Square 2018).

18. Anna & Elizabeth: “Jeano”.

19. Anna & Elizabeth: “Farewell to Erin”. Both from “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

20. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: “CNN Predicts a Monster Storm”.

21. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: “Our Street Is a Black River”.

22. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: “Galaxies”.

23. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: “Darkness Falls”.  All from “Landfall” (Nonesuch 2018).

24. Park Jiha: “Throughout The Night”. From “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

25. Anouar Brahem with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Django Bates: “Blue Maqams”. From “Blue Maqams” (ECM 2017).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):



1. Monsieur Doumani: “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani).


2. Teta Jean Claude / Chryzanto Zama / Joël Rabesolo: “Malagasy Guitar Masters - Volo Hazo” (Buda Musique).


3. Various Artists: “Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa” (Soundway).


4. Park Jiha: “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: "Soar" (ARC).


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


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


8. Djénéba & Fousco: “Kayeba Khasso” (438 / Lusafrica).         


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


10. 47Soul: “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl).



Sound Tracks of the Week:


1.  Curumin: “Bora Passear”. From “Boca” (Natura Musical).

2.  Alemayehu Eshete: “Honey Baby”. From “Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU: Soul Fuelled Stompers from 1960s-1970s Ethiopia” (Barely Breaking Even).

3.  WoWaKin: “Zemsta Bogusza”. >From “Kraj Za Miastem” (WoWaKin).


4.  Anna & Elizabeth: “Farewell to Erin”. From “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


5.  Entourage: “Days (early version)”. From “Entourage - Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions and Outtakes, 1972-1977” (Tompkins Square).

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