Playlist 13.06.2022

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Playlist 13.06.2022

On this week’s programme:

BKO are a Malian quintet who take their name from the Bamako airport code.

Les Amazones d’Afrique are a formidable line-up of West African singers with a live EP and a tour upcoming.

Ghanaian highlife in the diaspora took on the club style in the 1980s….the Borga Revolution!

Real World are re-releasing six albums from their African back-catalogue including those from Nigerian fuji artist King Wasiu Ayinde and Senegalese singer/bandleader Omar Pene.

Juçara Marçal, with her Metá Metá colleague Kiko Dinucci, releases a follow-up EP to last year’s “Delta Estacio Blues”.

Auntie Flo, on electronics and production, partners tabla master Sarathy Korwar.

Linda Ayupuka is a Ghanaian church choir leader and sometime electronic dance vocalist.

Faizal Mostrixx is a Ugandan griot and afro-futurist electronica producer.

Jally Kebba Susso is a London-based Gambian griot and kora player.

The seminal Bill Laswell and Richard Horowitz production of 1990 gnawa music gets a welcome re-release.

Moktar Gania is a Moroccan gnawa musician and brother of the late master Mahmoud Gania.

Senegalese bassist, Alune Wade, has played with some of the greats of African music and jazz.

Julian Belbachir is an Australian percussionist with musicians from Morocco and West Africa.

Lamia Yared is a Lebanese-born singer with a repertoire linking various traditions from Asia Minor to Greece and Spain.

Ferkat Al Ard was a Lebanese trio in the 1970s with strong links to Brazil.

Wax Machine are a Brighton-based outfit playing folky psychedelia and tropicalia styles.

Tumi Mogorosi is a South African drummer releasing two versions of a spiritual classic.

Kronos Quartet commemorate the heroic attempt of Hugh Thompson to avert the My Lai massacre in the Viet Nam war in 1968.

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

1.BKO: “Toumaro”. Single from forthcoming album “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

2.Les Amazones d’Afrique feat. Mamani Keita: “Nebao”. From the EP “Les Amazones d’Afrique Live” (Real World 2022).

3.George Darko: “Obi Abayewa”. From the compilation “Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age, 1983-1992” (Kalita 2022).

4.King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I: “Talazo”. From “Talazo Fuji Music Party!” (Real World 1997/2022).

5.Omar Pene & Super Diamono: “Mouride”. From “Direct From Dakar” (Real World 1997/2022).

6.Juçara Marçal: “Um Choro”.

7.Juçara Marçal: “Odunbiode”.Both from the EP “EPDEB” (Mais Um 2022).

8.Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: “Ga”. From “Sruti Dances” (Make Music 2022).

9.Faizal Mostrixx: “Transitions”. From the EP “Transitions” (Glitterbeat 2022).

10.Linda Ayupuka feat. Faraday: “Fomallebazaa”. From “God Created Everything” (Mais Um 2022).

11.Jally Kebba Susso: “Fakoly”. From the EP “Freedom” (Mawimbi 2022).

12.Gnawa Music of Marrakesh: “Tramin”.

13.Gnawa Music of Marrakesh: “Mimoun Mamrba”.Both from “Night Spirit Masters (1990)” (Zehra 2022).

14.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Mossoyou”. From “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique 2022).

15.Alune Wade: “Celebration”.

16.Alune Wade feat. Noura Mint Seymali: “Portrait de Maure”. Both from “Sultan” (Yellowbird/Enja 2022).

17.Julian Belbachir: “Soudani Manayo”. From “Babdoukkala” (Julian Belbachir 2022).

18.Lamia Yared & Ensemble Oraciones: “Landarico”. From “Lumières Ottomanes” (Analekta 2022).

19.Ferkat Al Ard: “Enterzerni”. From the reissue “Oghneya” (Habibi Funk 2022).

20.Wax Machine: “Canto de Iemanja”. Two-track single from forthcoming album “Hermit’s Grove” (Batov Records).

21.Tumi Mogorosi with Andile Yenana & Siyabonga Mthembu: “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”. Single from the forthcoming album “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

22.Kronos Quartet with Van-Anh Vanessa Võ & Rinde Eckert: “Third Landing: Postcard”.

23.Kronos Quartet with Van-Anh Vanessa Võ & Rinde Eckert: “Third Landing: Fishing”. Both from “My Lai” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Oumou Sangaré: “Timbuktu” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Dawda Jobarteh: “Soaring Wild Lands” (Sterns Africa).

6.V.A: “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia & Far East” (CPL-Music)

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Africa Negra: “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

9.Congotronics International: “Where’s The One?” (Crammed Discs).

10. Perrate: “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.The Drummers of Burundi: “Kama K’iwacu”. From the compilation “Live At Womad 1982” (Real World).

2.Havana meets Kingston feat. Brenda Navarrete: “Havana meets Kingston (La Cancion)”. From “Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston Part 2” (Cumbancha).

3.New Asia: “Topshuur”. From “Chorchok” (CPL-Music).

4.Khara: “Ognennyi buben”. From the compilation “Folk & Great Tunes from Siberia and the Far East” (CPL-Music).

5.Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Bal”. From the forthcoming album “Dost 2” (Bongo Joe).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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