Playlist 13.12.2021

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Playlist 13.12.2021

On this week's programme - Ear To The Globe 2021 Highlights Part 1:

Jupiter Bokondji is a Congolese musician and bandleader.

Femi Kuti is a son of the Nigerian legend Fela, and father of Made.

Angelique Kidjo, renowned Beninoise singer, promotes young African artists on her recent album.

Alostmen are a Ghanaian kologo band led by Stevo Atambire.

Urban Village are a Soweto quartet balancing tradition and innovation.

Kasai Allstars are a Kinshasa-based band from several tribal origins.

Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and one-time sideman to Ali Farka Touré.

Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist from Niger.

Christine Salem is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from La Réunion.

Badume’s Band are from Brittany, backing the Ethiopian singer, Selamnesh Zemene.

Juçara Marçal, from Brazil and member of the trio Metá Metá, has a solo album on release.

Susana Baca is the signature voice of Afro-Peruvian song.

Omar Sosa is the much-travelled Cuban pianist, here on an East African excursion.

Eblis Álvarez is the Meridian Brothers, here in consort with Ivan Medellin, aka Conjunto Media Luna, both from Bogota.

Ayom are a Lusophone gathering from both sides of the Atlantic, based in Barcelona.

Amparanoia are led by the full-hearted Spanish singer-guitarist, Amparo Sanchez.

Petrona Martinez is the queen of the Afro-Colombian bullerengue style.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is the modern face of Puglia pizzica tradition and their leader, Mauro Durante, joins UK guitarist and sometime Robert Plant sideman, Justin Adams, in a bluesy collaboration that ranges from the Maghreb to Italy and beyond.

San Salvador are six Occitan voices and percussion from south-western France.

Monsieur Doumani are a trio from Cyprus with a unique trombone-powered avant-folk sound, and their tsouras-player, Antonis Antoniou, released a solo lockdown album themed around the island’s partition.

Balkan Taksim, a Bucharest-based duo, play electronically-fuelled traditional tunes.

Paolo Angeli is a composer and virtuoso of prepared Sardinian guitar.

Multumult are another Bucharest band, also combining traditional acoustics with electronics.

**On the radio show I mistakenly attributed both Balkan Taksim and Multumult to the city of Budapest. It should of course be Bucharest!

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

1.Jupiter & Okwess: “Mieux que ça”. From “Na Kozonga” (Zamora 2021).

2.Femi Kuti: “Stop the hate”. From “Stop The Hate” released as the double album “Legacy +” with Made Kuti’s “For(e)ward” (Partisan 2021).

3.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature”. From “Mother Nature” (Decca France 2021).

4.Alostmen feat. Wanlov the Kubicolor: “Kologo”. From “Kologo” (Strut 2021).

5.Urban Village: “Dindi”. From “Udondolo” (No Format! 2021).

6.Kasai Allstars: “Like a dry leaf on a tree”. From “Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound” (Crammed Discs 2021).

7.Samba Touré: “Sambalama”. From “Binga” (Glitterbeat 2021).

8.Mdou Moctar: “Ya Habibti”. From “Afrique Victime” (Matador 2021).

9.Christine Salem: “Je dis non”. From “Mersi” (Blue Fanal 2021).

10.Badume’s Band feat. Selamnesh Zemene: “Ye-Ambassel Mare”. From “Yaho Bele/Say Yeah” (Innacor 2021).

11.Juçara Marçal: “Sem Cais”. From “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um 2021).

12.Susana Baca: “Negra Del Alma”. From “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World 2021).

13.Omar Sosa feat. Olith Ratego: “Thuon Mok Loga”. From “An East African Journey” (Otá 2021).

14.Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna: “Pensando en mi morena”. From “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe 2021).

15.Ayom: “Baile das catitas”. From “Ayom “ (Amplifica 2021).

16.Amparanoia: “Mi Genetica”. From “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita 2021).

17.Petrona Martinez feat. Susana Baca: “El Niño Roncón”. From “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music 2021).

18. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Balla Nina”. From “Meridiana” (Ponderosa 2021).

19.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Amara Terra Mia”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa 2021).

20.San Salvador: “La fin de la guerra”. From “La Grande Folie” (Pagans/La Grande Folie 2021).

21.Monsieur Doumani: “Tiritichtas”. From “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat 2021).

22.Antonis Antoniou: “Kkismettin”. From “Kkismettin” (Ajabu! 2021).

23.Balkan Taksim: “Shlonak”. From “Disko Telegraf” (Buda Musique 2021).

24.Paolo Angeli: “Futti’entu”. From “Jar’a” (AnMa Productions 2021).

25.Multumult: “Brâul/Old Wallachian Dance”. From “Now And Then - New sounds from an old world” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):
1. Juçara Marçal: “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

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

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Tamala: “Lumba” (Muziekpublique).

5.V.A: “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

6.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Suba” (Bendigedig).

7.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune).

8.V.A: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalandunyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Ernest Honny: “Kofi Psych”. From “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

2.Proekt Polotentse: “Kukushka”. From “B-Sides” (Proekt Polotentse).

3.Lass: “Yaco Mome”. From the EP “Lass” (Chapter Two).

4.Park Jiha: “Light Way”. From forthcoming album “The Gleam” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

5.Ahmedou Amed Lowra: “Khal Kar”. From “Terrouzi” (Sahel Sounds).
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