Playlist 14.12.2020

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Playlist 14.12.2020

On this week's programme:

This is Part 1 of my year’s highlights. It was impossible to listen carefully to all the music that came my way this year, but I did my best and these are the ones that caught my attention, made me sit up and listen, or became firm favourites. Part 2 will air tonight (Monday 21st), and in fact the two shows will be repeated the following two weeks (28th Dec & Jan 4th) also.

Many thanks to all who have listened, to all labels and distributors who have sent in music to the show, and especially to all the amazing musicians, from near and far, who have made these programmes possible.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable festive season and especially a very happy, and much safer 2021!


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

1.Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today”. From “Africa Today: Direct-to-disc” (Night Dreamer 2020).

2.Sharhabil Ahmed: “Argos Farfish”. From “The King Of Sudanese Jazz” (Habibi Funk 2020).

3.Groupe RTD: “Halkaasad Dhigi Magtiisa (That’s Where You’ll Leave His reward)”. From “The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti” (Ostinato 2020).

4.Tamikrest: “Amidinin Tad Adouniya”. From “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat 2020).

5.Santrofi: “Alewa”. From “Alewa” (Out Here 2020).

6.Afel Bocoum: “Bombolo Liilo”. From “Linde” (World Circuit 2020).

7.Oumou Sangaré: “Djoukourou”. From “Acoustic” (No Format! 2020).

8.Danyel Waro: “N’in Zour”. From “Tinn Tout” (Cobalt 2020).

9.Ann O’aro: “Sobatkor”. From “Longoz” (Buda Musique 2020).

10.Jola Collective: “L Bnat (The Women)”. From “Jola - Hidden Gnawa Music In Brussels” (Muziekpublique 2020).

11.Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience: “Kulun Mankwaleshi”. From “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo Records 2020).

12.Transglobal Underground feat. Natacha Atlas: “Stand Up (Nifhamou)”. From “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite 2020).

13.Ammar 808 feat. Susha: “Marivere Gati”. From “Global Control / Invisible Invasion” (Glitterbeat 2020).

14.Meridian Brothers: “Los Golpeadores De La Cumbia”. From “Cumbia Siglo XXI” (Bongo Joe 2020).

15.Dinastía Torres: “El Padre Paro la Misa”. >From “Los Duendes De La Marimba” (Palenque Records 2020).

16.Melingo: “La Busqueda”. From “Oasis” (Buda Musique 2020).

17.John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain: “Kabir”. From “Is That So?” (Abstract Logix 2020).

18.Sandeep Das & The HUM Ensemble: “Virah - The Longing” (edit). From “Delhi To Damascus” (In A Circle Records 2020).

19.Mahsa Vahdat: “Where is the home of the wind?”. From “Enlighten The Night” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2020).

20.Matthieu Saglio feat. Steve Shehan & Abdoulaye N’Diaye: “Metit”. From “El Camino De Los Vientos” (ACT 2020).

Thanks for listening.

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Ayom: “Ayom Manifesto” (Amplifica).

2.Lo’Jo: “Transe de Papier” (LoJo).

3.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin” (Jarring Effects).

4.Madou Sidiki Diabaté: “Djigui”. From “Kora Electrique” (Amarrass).

5.Joachim Cooder: “Over That Road I’m Bound” (Nonesuch).

6.Ceferina Banquez: “No Me Dejen Sola!” (OM Producciones).

7.Sandeep Das & The HUM Ensemble: “Delhi To Damascus” (In a Circle Records).

8.Kronos Quartet: “Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends celebrate Pete Seeger” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Afel Bocoum: “Linde” (World Circuit).

10. Alexandræ: “Gaudeamus Omnes” (Segell Microscopi).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Alostmen feat Medikal: “Do Good”. From “Teach Me” (Strut).

2. Kokoroko: “Baba Ayoola” (Single - Kokoroko).

3. Errol Linton: “No Entry Blues”. From “No Entry” (Errol Linton).

4. 3,14: “Qazzaz”. From “Bombyx Mori” (World Within Worlds).

5. Torsvik / Winter: “Presence (Movement 1)”. From “Hidden Soul of the Fjords” (NXN).

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