Playlist 14.05.2018

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Playlist 14.05.2018

On this week's programme:

Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer in the Ali Farka Touré tradition of desert blues.

Dobet Gnahoré is a singer from Côte d’Ivoire with a fifth album on release.

Sousou and Maher Cissoko bring together Stockholm and Dakar in one musical and life relationship.

Dan Harper’s Invisible System has been in Mali collaborating on a series of instrumentals.

Tal National are Niger’s finest, drawn from Songhai, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg musicians.

Baloji is a Belgian Congolese artist who writes and raps.

Nickodemus is a New York DJ and producer with a world outlook.

Abu Obaida Hassan is a Sudanese tanbour player who electrified his instrument and his audiences in the ’70s and ’80s.

BCUC, or Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, are a new soulful Soweto sound.

Mercedes Peón is a Galician piper, singer and performer with an experimental outlook.

Yonatan Gat is an Israeli guitarist, based in New York.

Kiran Ahluwalia is Indian born, Toronto raised, and resident in New York.

Shadi Fathi & Bijan Chemirani are a Persian cultural dialogue of setar and zarb.

Blind Willie McTell was a pioneer of the blues in Georgia.

Dom Flemons highlights the role of black people in US culture including the “Wild West”.

“Nostalgique Armenie” documents some of the great Armenian artists of the ’40s and ’50s.

Matti Kallio is a Finnish accordionist and member of Värttinä.

Orcastratum are a quartet, led by Glen Scott, featuring guests including Eric Bibb and Solo Cissokho.

Diogal is a Senegalese folk musician singing in Wolof.

Elina Duni is an Albanian singer of folksong and jazz.



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

1.    Samba Touré: “Yerfara / We Are Tired”.

2.    Samba Touré: “Goy Boyro”. Both from “Wandé” (Glitterbeat 2018).

3.    Dobet Gnahoré: “Miziki”. From “Miziki” (LA Café / Café de la Danse 2018).

4.    Sousou & Maher Cissoko: “Lamp Fall”. From “Made Of Music” (Jaliya 2018).

5.    Invisible System: “Banjougou”. From “Bamako Sessions” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

6.    Tal National: “Aminiata”. From “Tantabara” (FatCat 2018).

7.    Baloji: “Bipolaire - Les Noirs”. From “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union 2018).

8.   Nickodemus with Innov Gnawa: “Mystic Molay”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel 2018).

9.   Abu Obaida Hassan: “Amshy Shoof (Go find your own love)”. From “Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound Of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

10.  BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Nobody Knows”. From “Emakhosini” (Buda 2018).

11.  Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “You Could”. From “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés 2017).

12.  Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas”.

13.  Mercedes Peón: “Plataforma”. Both from “Deixaas” (Altafonte 2018).

14.  Yonatan Gat: “Post-World”.

15.  Yonatan Gat: “Fading Casino”.  Both from “Universalists” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

16.  Kiran Ahluwalia: “Jhoomo (Sway)”. From “7 Billion” (Six Degrees 2018).

17.  Shadi Fathi & Bijan Chemirani: “Khorassan”. From “Delashena” (Buda 2018).

18.  Blind Willie McTell: “Mama ’taint long fo’ day”. From “The Rough Guide To Blind Willie McTell” (World Music Network 2018).

19.  Dom Flemons: “Black Woman”. From “Black Cowboys” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

20.  Oudi Hrant: “Agna Yerke”. From the compilation “Nostalgique Arménie: Chants d’amour, d’espoir, d’exil & improvisations 1942-1952” (Buda 2018).

21.  Matti Kallio: “Karitas”. From “Waltz for Better Times” (Matti Kallio 2018).

22.  Orcastratum feat. Eric Bibb & Shaneeka Simon: “No need”. From “Orcastratum” (Repute 2018).

23.  Diogal: “Retiou”. From “Roadside” (Buda 2018).

24.  Elina Duni: “Amara Terra Mia”. From “Partir” (ECM 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. El Naán: “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán).


5. Toko Telo: “Diavola” (Anio).


6. BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Emakhosini” (Buda).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Baloji: “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. Various Artists: “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Nickodemus with La Yegros: “Caballito Del Mar”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel).

2.  Samba Touré: “Yerfara”. From “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).

3.  Mercedes Peón: “Plataforma”. From “Deixaas” (Altafonte).


4.  The Rheingans Sisters: “This Forest”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters).

5.  Orcastratum feat. Eric Bibb & Shaneeka Simon: “No need”. From “Orcastratum” (Repute).

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