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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