Playlist 13.02.2024 DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 13.02.2024

On this week’s programme:

Analog Africa have an archive funk collection from both sides of the Congo river, coming soon.

Antwerp’s Afro-funk outfit, Kolonel Djafaar, have a second album on the way.

Ghanaian highlife singer Papa Yankson was a member of C.K. Mann’s Carousel Seven.

Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and producer.

Jembaa Groove are a soulful, Ghanaian-inspired outfit based in Berlin.

Experimental Catalan duo Za! collaborate with celebrated Gitano flamenco singer Perrate.

British-Canadian beat writer and poet, Brion Gysin’s 1980’s Parisian album gets a re-release.

We say a sad farewell to Wailers’ backbone and bandleader Aston “Family Man” Barrett.

Haitian cellist and banjo player Leyla McCalla releases a single ahead of her new album.

Singer Neval Turhalli is from a Kurdish family in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Manu Delago is a hang player, percussionist and environmentalist from Austria, based in London.

ØXN are an Irish experimental folk quartet with connections to Lankum.

Composer Cassie Kinoshi, formerly of Kokoroko, leads her Seed Ensemble.

The release of Alice Coltrane’s 1971 Carnegie Hall concert marks the start of a “Year of Alice” celebration.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday February 13th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at and thereafter on Mixcloud

1.    Petelo Vicka et Son Nzazi: “Sungu Lubuka”. From the forthcoming compilation “Congo Funk! - Sound Madness from the Shores of the Mighty Congo River - Kinshasa/Brazzaville 1969-1982” (Analog Africa).

2.    Kolonel Djafaar: “Siren’s Glitch” (Single on Batov Records 2024).

3.    Papa Yankson: “Yaa Yaa Nkoba”. From “Party Time (Odo Ye Wu)” (Kalita 2023).

4.    Franck Biyong feat. Chief Udoh Essiet & Tony Allen: “Oladipo” (Single on Tangential 2024).

5.    Jembaa Groove; “Dabia”. Single from the forthcoming album “Ye Ankasa” (Agogo).

6.    Za! & Perrate: “Pregones”. From the forthcoming album “Jolifanto” (Lovemonk/El Volcan).

7.    Brion Gysin feat. Don Cherry: “Kick (Disco mix)”. From “Junk” (Wewantsounds 2024).

8.    Bob Marley & The Wailers: “Don’t rock my boat (version)”. From “Soul Revolution Part II” (Sanctuary 1971).

9.    Bob Marley & The Wailers: “Soul Rebel”.

10.  Bob Marley & The Wailers: “My cup”.  Both from “Soul Rebels” (Sanctuary 1970).

11.  Bob Marley & The Wailers: “Stir it up”. From “Catch-A-Fire (Original Jamaican Version)” (Tuff Gong/Island 1973).

12.  Leyla McCalla: “Scaled to survive”. Single from the forthcoming album “Sun Without The Heat” (Leyla McCalla).

13.  Neval: “Yara” (Single on Microscopi 2024).

14.  Manu Delago feat. Mad About Lemon: “Modern People”.

15.  Manu Delago feat. Mad About Lemon: “Stay Afloat”.  Both from “Snow From Yesterday” (One Little Independent 2024).

16.  ØXN: “The trees they do grow high”. From “Cyrm” (Claddagh 2023).

17.  Cassie Kinoshi with Seed Ensemble, NikNak & the London Contemporary Orchestra: “Gratitude - Movements 1 & 2”. From the forthcoming album “Gratitude” (International Anthem).

18.  Alice Coltrane: “Shiva-Loka”. From the forthcoming album “The Carnegie Hall Concert” (Impulse!).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Millions Of Us” (On The Corner).

2.  Super Biton de Ségou: “Afro.Jazz.Folk Collection Vol. 2” (Mieruba/Deviation).

3.  Manu Delago: “Snow From Yesterday” (One Little Independent).


4.  ØXN: “Cyrm” (Claddagh).


5.  Muireann Bradley: “I Kept These Old Blues” (Tompkins Square).


6.  Mama Sissoko: “Mama Sissoko Live” (Mieruba).

7.  Batsukh Dorj: “Ogbelerim - Music For My Ancestors” (Buda Musique).


8.  Rubim de Toledo: “The Drip” (Rubim de Toledo).

9.  Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar: “Family Beyond Blood” (Alda Records).

10.  Mari Boine & Bugge Wesseltoft: “Amame” (By Norse Music).


Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Aron & The Jeri Jeri Band: “Sunugal Live - Pieds Tanques Social Club” (Single on Urban Trout).

2.   Okavango African Orchestra: “Kele Magni”. From “Migration” (Okavango African Orchestra).   

3.   Sahra Halgan: “Hiddi Dhawr”. From “Hiddo Dhawr” (Danaya).

4.   Shakti: “Sono Mama”. From “This Moment” (Abstract Logix).

5.   Lina: “Amor e um fogo que arde seu se ver”. From “Fado Camões” (Galileo).

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