Playlist 14.03.2023

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Playlist 14.03.2023

On this week’s programme:

Eva Marisol (La Marisoul) Hernández joins forces with the San Antonio Tejano coniunto, Los Texmaniacs, for a Mexican-American repertoire.

“Ecuatoriana” celebrates the work of Ecuador’s Polibio Mayorga in his various incarnations.

Mestizo is a UK-Colombian outfit drawing from Ondatropica, Steam Down, La Perla, Frente Cumbiero and more.

Brazilian bandleader Letieres Leite sadly didn’t live to see the final result of his reworking of Moacir Santos’ 1965 album.

Sheikhs Shikhat is Laila and her ensemble playing Moroccan chaabi songs with the Mâäk collective and the B’net Chaabi singer-percussionists.

Les Abranis were a pioneering Algerian band, marrying funk-rock with Amazigh traditional style.

Acid Arabare the Parisian duo of Guido Minisky & Hervé Carvalho with guest vocalists.

Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek gets a variety of remixes including Yasmin Levy on vocals.

La Tène are a French-Swiss trio with folk instrumentation and an avant-garde approach.

The “Chlopi” album imaginatively recreates the 19th century wedding music of a Polish village.

Faith i Branco are formed around the UK’s accordionist Faith Ristic and Serbian violinist Branco Ristic.

Gulab Afridi is a foremost Pakistani rubab master from Peshawar.

Driss El Maloumi is a Moroccan oud player with part one of a project that will include a composition for oud and orchestra.

Peter Culshaw, World Music journalist, plays piano with Indian bansuri flautist and vocalist.

Roopa Panesar, from the UK, is a rare female virtuoso on the sitar.

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

1.La Marisoul and Los Texmaniacs: “Gritenme piedras”.

2.La Marisoul and Los Texmaniacs: “Rosa de oro”.Both from “Corazones y Canciones” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

3.Olmedo Torres y Polibio Mayorga: “Mi paisa”.

4.Los Locos del Ritmo: “Llorona”.Both from the forthcoming album “Ecuatoriana: El Universo Paralelo de Polibio Mayorga” (Analog Africa).

5.Mestizo: “Arroyo”. Single from forthcoming album “Mestizo” (Mais Um).

6.Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz: “Coisas 2”. From “Moacir de Todos Os Santos” (Lusofonia Record Club 2023).

7.Sheikh Shikhat & B’net Chaabi: “Happy Tune”. From “Sheikh Shikhat & B’net Chaabi” (Zephyrus 2023).

8.Les Abranis: “Id Ed Was”. Single from the forthcoming album “Amazigh Freedom Rock 1973-1983” (Bongo Joe).

9.Acid Arab feat. Cem Yildiz: “Döne döne”. From “Trois” (Crammed Discs 2023).

10.Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Ran Salman: “Dulgar”.

11.Omar Faruk Tekbilek, SIS Project & Yasmin Levy: “Vivir”. Both from “Omar Faruk Tekbilek - SPIN Remixes” (LifeArt 2023).

12.La Tène: “La Taillée”. From “Ecorcha-Taillée” (Bongo Joe).

13.Kozuch & Napiecie: “Druzby”.

14.Kozuch & Napiecie: “Mazurek - po kielichu”.Both from “Chlopi: Wesele Boryny” (Muzyka Zakorzeniona 2023).

15.Faith i Branko: “Mari Lon”. From “Duhovi” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2023).

16.Gulab Afridi: “Kirwani”. From “The Colours of Rubab” (forthcoming on Worlds Within Worlds).

17.Driss El Maloumi: “Aswat”. From “Aswat” (forthcoming on Contre-Jour/Zig Zag World).

18.Peter Culshaw: “Sat Nam”.

19.Peter Culshaw: “Shiva in the rain”. Both from “Music From The Temple of Light” (forthcoming on ISKRA Records).

20.Roopa Panesar: “Hey Shyan”. From “Atma” (Asian Arts Agency 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Moonlight Benjamin: “Wayo” (Ma Case).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Debashish Bhattacharya: “The Sound of the Soul” (Abstract Logix).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Lucas Santtana: “O Paraiso” (No Format).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Mokoomba: “Nzara Hapana” (Single from forthcoming album on OutHere).

2.Sheikhs Shikhats & B’net Chaabi: “Happy Tune”. From “Sheikhs Shikhats & B’net Chaabi” (Zephyrus).

3.DJ Kapwanthi: “Khoswe (The Rat)”. From “DJ Kapwanthi - Digital Indigenous 04” (1000 HZ).

4.Ensemble Al-Kindi & Sheikh Hamed Daoud: “Azaan - Call to Prayer”. From “Sufi Trance of the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus” (Buda Musique).

5.Roopa Panesar: “Farewell My Love”. From “Atma” (Asian Arts Agency).
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