Playlist 14.06.2021

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Playlist 14.06.2021

On this week's programme:

Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are ever-evolving Swiss eccentricists.

Balimaya are a London-based big band led by composer and djembe man Yahael Camara Onono.

Sons of Kemet are a British jazz-funk band, led by Shabaka Hutchings, with a powerful BLM statement.

Virginia native Plunky and the Oneness of Juju band were musical activists of the ’70s and ’80s.

Sofia Rei is a New York-based Argentinian on excursion in the Chilean mountains.

Karsh Kale is UK producer with a high profile in the Asian underground scene.

Natacha Atlas is a singer of Arabic heritage and a longtime associate of Transglobal Underground.

The Norwegian KKV label hosts a fine collection of up-and-coming young female Palestinian singers.

The recently deceased Algerian Malouf singer Hamdi Benani made an album with electric oud man, Mehdi Haddab.

Yunis channels Sufi moulids and Egyptian weddings into trance-based grooves.

Analog Africa chronicles Manzanita’s pioneering of Peruvian guitar cumbia in the early ’70s.

Veteran Jamaican artist Big Youth pays tribute to his friend, the late sound engineer Sam Clayton Jr.

Another reggae veteran, Winston McAnuff, contributes to a Satta Massagana riddim album.

Antonio Neves is a Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and jazz band-leader.

Juana Molina is an Argentinian singer-songwriter with a folktronic edge.

Addictive TV produced their Orchestra of Samples from an extensive range of global artists.

Eva Quartet are Bulgarian voices deriving from the celebrated Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares.

Ævestaden are a Swedish-Norwegian trio with a debut album.

Magrit Myrh and Erlend Apneseth are a duo of Norwegian soloists, on voice and Hardanger fiddle respectively.

dal:um are a Korean duo on the gayageum and geomungo, based in Seoul.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1.Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “So Many Things (To Feel Guilty About)”. From forthcoming album “We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway” (Bongo Joe).

2.Balimaya: “Soninka Patronba”. Single from forthcoming album “Wolo So” (Jazz re:freshed 2021).

3.Sons Of Kemet feat. Moor Mother & Angel Bat Dawid: “Pick Up Your Burning Cross”. From “Black To The Future” (Impulse! Records 2021).

4.Plunky & Oneness of Juju: “Every Way But Loose”. From “Make A Change” (Strut 1977/2021).

5. Sofía Rei: “La Otra”. From “Umbral” (Cascalebera 2021).

6. Karsh Kale: “Refugee”. From “Touch: 1” (Mighty Junn/Six Degrees 2021).

7. Natacha Atlas: “The Outer”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing 2021).

8. Miral Ayyad: “Oyoun Al Narjas (Eyes of the Narcissus)”. From the compilation “Henna - Young Female Voices from Palestine” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2021).

9. Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan: “Namdah Ouen Goul”. From “Nuba Nova” (Buda Musique 2021).

10.Yunis: “Mama El Karima”. From “Mulid El-Magnoun” (Kafr El-Dauwar Records 2021).

11.Manzanita: “No me marchare”. From “Manzanita y su Conjunto - Trujillo, Peru 1971-74” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

12.Brain Damage meets Big Youth: “Wareika Hill”. From “Beyond the Blue” (Jarring Effects 2021).

13.Winston McAnuff: “Armageddon”. From the riddim album “Satta Massagana Rebirth Riddim” (Manatee Records 2021).

14.Antonio Neves feat. Esguleba: “A Pegada Agora é Essa”. From “A Pegada Agora é Essa (The Sway Now)” (Far Out 2021).

15.Juana Molina: “Misterio Uruguayo”. From “Segundo” (Crammed 2000/2021).

16.Addictive TV: “Ribab Jam” (Single on Orchestra Of Samples).

17.Eva Quartet: “Barem Da E Moma”. From “Minka” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2021).

18.Ævestaden: “Stanna Inte”. From “Ingen Mere Gråter” (Grappa Musikkforlag 2021).

19.Margit Myrh & Erlend Apneseth: “Min Gud jeg prise vil med flid”.

20.Margit Myrh & Erlend Apneseth: “Flatabøen”. Both from “Slåttesong” (Heilo 2021).

21.dal:um: “Tal”. From “Similar & Different” (forthcoming on tak:til / Glitterbeat).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Brain Damage meets Big Youth: “Beyond the Blue” (Jarring Effects).

2.Paolo Angeli: “Jar’a” (AnMa ReR Megacorp).

3.Dobet Gnahoré: “Couleur” (Cumbancha).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Toumani Diabaté and the London Symphony Orchestra: “Korolen” (World Circuit).

6.Ballaké Sissoko: “Djourou” (No Format!).

7.Kasai Allstars: “Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound” (Crammed).

8.Piers Faccini: “Shapes Of The Fall” (No Format!).

9.Balkan Taksim: “Disko Telegraf” (Buda Musique).

10. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Meridiana” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Balimaya Project: “Soninka Patronba”. Single from forthcoming album “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

2.Angelique Kidjo feat. Sampa The Great: “Free & Equal”. From “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

3.Manzanita y Su Conjunto: “La Buenita (Los Cañeros)”. From forthcoming album “Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - Trujillo, Peru 1971-1974” (Analog Africa).

4.Natacha Atlas: “The Outer”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

5.Eboni Band: “Fasso (Motherhood)”. From “Eboni Band” (We Are Busy Bodies).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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