Playlist 13.09.2021

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Playlist 13.09.2021

On this week's programme:

The R.I.P. section: We say goodbye to Alèmayèhu Eshèté, the James Brown of Ethiopia’s golden age; the Sudanese tambour harp man, the long-lost, and now finally lost, Abu Obaida Hassan; and Nobesothu Mbadu of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens.

Kandy Guira, from Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, now resident in France, has accompanied Manu Dibango and Oumou Sangaré.

The Kondi Band are based around Sierra Leonean Sorie Kondi’s 15-pin thumb piano or kondi.

Montparnasse Musique are the production duo of Algerian Frenchman, Nadjib Ben Bella, and South Africa’s Aero Manyelo.

Juçara Marçal is the singer with Brazil’s Metá Metá with a solo album on the way.

The Mamaki Boys are from Niamey in Niger re-releasing their 2007 debut, originally self-released as CD-R.

Badume’s Band hail from Brittany with fiery Ethiopian singer Selamnesh Zemene.

Purbayan Chatterjee is a sitar player in prestigious company on an East-West jazz album.

Kulintang Kultura is a collection of Philippine gong music old and new.

South African multi-instrumentalist, Guy Buttery, is accompanied by Indian masters on sarangi and tabla.

US Iranian singer Katayoun Goudarzi sings Rumi in musical settings designed by sitar virtuoso Shujaat Khan.

The Malawi Mouse Boys issue a poignant and catchy single recorded in front of Nelson’s house.

Susana Baca, the soul of black Peru, has a highly anticipated album on the way.

And another R.I.P: English guitarist and songwriter Michael Chapman, the “fully qualified survivor”, has left us at age 80.

Rick Deitrick is an Ohio-born American solo guitarist whose 1970’s recordings are re-issued with this late ’90’s piece too.

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

1.    Alèmayèhu Eshèté: “Tchero Adari Nègn”. From “Éthiopiques 8 - Swinging Addis 1969-1974” (Buda Musique).

2.    Alèmayèhu Eshèté: “Nèy-nèy wèlèba”. From Éthiopiques 22 - More Vintage! (Buda Musique).

3.    Abu Obaida Hassan: “Daweena”. From “Abu Obaida Hassan & his tambour - The Shagiya Sound of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

4.    The Mahotella Queens: “Thokozile”. From “The Very Best Of The Mahotella Queens” (Manteca 2005).

5.    The Mahotella Queens: “Awungibhaleli Ngani”. From “Sebai Bai” (Disques Label Bleu 2000).

6.   Kandy Guira: “Vie Chère”. From “Nagtaba” (Que Du Bonheur En Son / Vlad Production 2021).

7.   Kondi Band: “How will it be for me in this world”. From “We Famous” (forthcoming on Strut).

8.   Montparnasse Musique feat. Basokin: “Le Serpent”. From the forthcoming EP “Montparnasse Musique” (Real World X).

9.   Juçara Marçal: “Crash”. From the forthcoming album “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

10.  Mamaki Boys: “Kirari”. From “Patriote” (Sahel Sounds 2021).

11.  Badume’s Band with Selamnesh Zemene: “Shegeye Shegawu”. From “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor 2021).

12.  Purbayan Chatterjee: “Khula Asmaan / Firmament”. From “Unbounded - Abaad” (Sufiscore 2021).

13.  Danongan Kalanduyan & Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble: “Kapamalong-malong Dance Music II”. From the compilation “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (forthcoming on Smithsonian Folkways).

14.  Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “I Know This Place“. From “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

15.  Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “Tender”. From “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

16.  Malawi Mouse Boys: “I’m so tired of evil” (Single release).

17.  Susana Baca: “Sorongo”. Single from forthcoming album “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

18.  Rick Deitrick: “Three Sisters”. From “Coyote Canyon” (Tompkins Square 2021).

19.  Michael Chapman: “Slowcoach”. From “Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010, Vol. 2” (Tompkins Square 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

2.  Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).


3.  V.A: “Cameroon Garage Funk” (Analog Africa).


4.  Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).


5.  Massilia Sound System: “Sale Caractère” (Manivette Records).


6.  Balimaya Project: “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).


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


8.  Coskun Karademir & Tord Gustavsen with Derya Türkan & Ömer Arslan: “Silence” (Kalan).

9.  Fanfare Ciocarlia: “It Wasn’t Hard To Love You” (Asphalt Tango).

10. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Dark Road Down”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

2.  Warda Al-Jazairia: “Khalik Hena Part 5”. From “Khalik Hena” (Soutelphan/WeWantSounds).

3.  Dos Santos: “A Tu Lado”. Single from forthcoming “City Of Mirrors” (International Anthem).

4.  Susana Baca: “Sorongo”. Single from the forthcoming album “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

5.  Ballaké Sissoko: “Nan Sira Madi”. From “A Touma” (No Format!).
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