Playlist 12.07.2021

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Playlist 12.07.2021

On this week's programme:

Les Filles de Illighadad, from the small Nigerien town of the same name, are captured live in Brooklyn.

Tarwa N-Tiniri are a young Moroccan six-piece, walking in Tinariwen’s footsteps.

Dan Harper’s faulty hard drive comes back to life and - hey presto - it’s a new live Invisible System album!

Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are a free-thinking Swiss 12-strong band on their fifth album.

Monsieur Doumani are the creative Cypriot trio with a new album on the way on Glitterbeat.

Namgar, from Buryatia in Eastern Siberia, is a moderniser of traditional Buryat songs.

Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek play Anatolian folk laced with psychedelia.

Yat-Kha, now down to a duo, are built around the extraordinary vocal tones of Albert Kuvezin.

Archival recordings from the late Joseph Spence, Bahamian legend, are emerging.

John Townley is a naval historian and maritime musician from New York.

Fapy Lafertin is a Belgian guitarist playing Gypsy jazz style as part of his New Quartet.

Cormac Breatnach takes his Irish trad roots and weaves them into a poignant story of a cruel miscarriage of justice.

Djivan Gasparyan, who has died at the age of 92, took the Armenian folk oboe, the duduk, and transformed it into a concert instrument, his skills sought after by many famous musicians around the world.

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

1. Les Filles de Illighadad: “Surbajo”.

2. Les Filles de Illighadad: “Inssegh Inssegh”. Both from “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds 2021).

3. Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Ansuf”. From “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada 2021).

4. Invisible System: “Ebah”. From “Invisible System Live 2017” (Harper Diabate 2021).

5. Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “Empty Skies”.

6. Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “Flux”.Both from “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe 2021).

7. Monsieur Doumani: “Alavrostishiotis”. Single from forthcoming album “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

8. Namgar: “Urda Uula”. From “Nayan Navaa” (ARC 2021).

9. Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Haydar Haydar”. From “Dost 1” (Bongo Joe 2021).

10. Yat-Kha: “Kazhanda-Daa Olbes-Le Bis (We Will Never Die)”.

11. Yat-Kha: “On The Path (Eternal Tengri Will Call Us)”. Both from “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe 2021).

12. Joseph Spence: “Out On The Rolling Sea”. From the forthcoming album “Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing” (Smithsonian Folkways).

13.John Townley: “The Old Sailor”. From “The Old Sailor” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe 2020).

14. Skoodle Dum Do & Sheffield: “Tampa Blues”. From “The Rough Guide to the Best Country Blues You’ve Never Heard Vol. 2” (World Music Network 2021).

15.Fapy Lafertin New Quartet: “Pixinguinha em Lisboa”. From “Atlantico” (Frémeaux & Associés 2020).

16.Cormac Juan Breatnach: “On board the Cork & Dublin Post Office train - while justice sleeps”.

17.Cormac Juan Breatnach: “Amhrán na Mná”.Both from “The Whistleblower” (Cormac Breatnach 2020).

18.Michael Brook & Djivan Gasparyan: “To The River”. From “Black Rock” (Real World 1998).

19.Djivan Gasparyan Duo: “Ashkharums Akh Chim Kashi (I Will Not Be Sad)”. From “Djivan Gasparyan - The Soul Of Armenia” (Network Medien 2007).

20.Djivan Gasparyan: “Moon Shines At Night”. From “Moon Shines At Night” (All Saints Records 1992).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Natacha Atlas: “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

2.Les Filles de Illighadad: “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds).

3.Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Yat-Kha: “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

6.dal:um: “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

7.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

8.V.A: “Hanin - Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (World Within Worlds).

9.Namgar: “Nayan Navaa” (ARC).

10. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Meridiana” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Tiwizi”. From “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada).

2.Meridian Brothers Y Conjunto Media Luna: “Pensando en mi morena”. From forthcoming album “Paz en la Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

3.Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Haydar Haydar”. From “Dost 1” (Bongo Joe).

4.Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabaté: “Douga”. From “Mande Guitar - African Guitar series Vol. 1” (Lion Songs).

5.Alice Coltrane: “Krishna Krishna”. From “Kirtan: Turiya Sings” (Impulse!).

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