Playlist 14.03.2022

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Playlist 14.03.2022

On this week's programme:

Altin Gün are based in Amsterdam with a funky Anatolian sound.

Lalalar are a trio from Istanbul cross-referencing electronics, psych-rock and Turkish retro.

El Khat are a multicultural quartet from Tel Aviv with a core Yemeni focus.

Israeli-Iranian singer Liraz releases a remix of a track from last year’s album ahead of her tour in May.

Yin Yin are another Dutch band, from Maastricht, inspired by South-East Asian music.

Gonora Sounds are blind Zimbabwean singer/guitarist Daniel Gonora and son, plus some of Zimbabwe’s finest.

Africa Negra were featured on the recent São Tomé & Principe compilation with their own collection to come.

Ti’ Kaniki are a Lyon-based outfit playing the the maloya style of La Réunion.

Lucia de Carvalho was born in Angola, growing up in France and Portugal.

The forthcoming “Brasil Novo” compilation focusses on black Brazil and the North-East.

Bonga is a veteran Angolan semba singer with a 50-year career.

Tempura and Edgar Valente remake the Beira Baixa traditions of central Portugal.

Kreix Breizh Akademi are a big Breton modal music ensemble with some very prominent directors.

Tone of Voice Orchestra are a Danish group straddling folk, jazz and more.

Bengali exile Mohammed After Hussain joins forces with DJ-producer Andrea Rusconi.

Sirom are a Slovenian trio playing long improvisatory experiments in “imaginary folk”.

Park Jiha is a solo Korean artist on a variety of local instrumentation.

Harpreet Bansal is a Norwegian violinist with North Indian classical training.

Marjan Vahdat is an Iranian singer in exile, here with Bugge Wesseltoft on production.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 14th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Altin Gün: “Badi Sabah Olmadan” (Single on Glitterbeat).

2.Lalalar: “Abla Deme Lazim Olur”. Single from forthcoming album “Bi Cinnete Bakar” (Bongo Joe).

3.El Khat: “Ma’afan”. From “Albat Alawi Op. 99” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

4.Liraz: “Lalei (Polocorp Remix)” (Single on Glitterbeat).

5.Yin Yin: “Declined By Universe”. From “The Age Of Aquarius” (Glitterbeat 2022).

6.Gonora Sounds: “Go Bhora”. From “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital 2022).

7.Africa Negra: “Vence Vitoria”. From the forthcoming album “Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

8.Ti’ Kaniki: “Kadanse”. From “Douz” (Ti’ Kaniki 2022).

9.Lucia de Carvalho: “Desperta”. From “Pwanga” (Zamora 2022).

10.Dona Celia Coquista: “O Bar”. From the compilation “Brasil Novo” (Musica Macondo 2022).

11.Bonga: “Sem Kijila”. From “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica 2022).

12.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Encandeia”. From “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista 2022).

13.Kreiz Breizh Akademi: “La Délaissée”. From “Ba’n Dañs” (Hirustica 2021).

14.Tone Of Voice Orchestra: “He loves her for it”. From “Tone Of Voice Orchestra” (Stunt Records).

15.Mohammed After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi: “Harmonium”.

16.Mohammed After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi: “This golden cage of mine”. Both from “Matir Gaan” (Hive Mind 2022).

17.Sirom: “Wilted superstition engaged in copulation”. From “The Liquefied Throne Of Simplicity” (tak:til /Glitterbeat 2022).

18.Park Jiha: “At Dawn”. From “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat 2022).

19.Harpreet Bansal: “9 1/2”. From “Parvat” (LAWO Classics 2022).

20.Marjan Vahdat: “Leyli’s Garden”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Gonora Sounds: “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital).

2.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

3.Bonga: “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica).

4.Imarhan: “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

5.Ana Carla Maza: “Bahía” (Persona Editorial).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

7.Hamid Shaeri: “The Slam! Years (1983-1988)” (Habibi Funk).

8.Etran de L’Air: “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds).

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. Park Jiha: “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.El Khat: “La Sama”. From “Albat Alawi Op. 99” (Glitterbeat).

2.Sowal Diabi: “Layli Jan”. From “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

3.Kokoroko: “Something’s Going On” (Brownswood Recordings).

4.Marjan Vahdat: “Singing Pigeon”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

5.Harpreet Bansal: “Puria Dunasri”. From “Parvat” (LAWO Classics).
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