Playlist 15.03.2021

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Playlist 15.03.2021

On this week's programme:

Kinshasa firebrand Jupiter recorded his new album in Los Angeles.

Femi Kuti’s album is a twin pack with his son Made’s new record.

Nubiyan Twist are a ten-strong Leeds and London collective.

Ikoqwe is an Angolan-flavoured production by DJ Batida with Ikonoklasta on vocals.

Edo Funk exploded in Benin City in Nigeria at the end of the 1970s.

Christine Salem is a singer from La Réunion, backed by percussion, violin and electric guitar.

Antonis Antoniou is a Cypriot musician and member of Monsieur Doumani and Trio Tekke.

Balkan Taksim are the upcoming underground sound of Bucharest.

Lee Perry intones his words of wisdom over Spacewave’s grooves.

Uwe Banton is a Berlin-based reggae artist.

Half Pint is a Jamaican singer whose song gets the Manudigital treatment.

José Alberto is a Cuban sonero entitled El Ruiseñor, the Nightingale.

Hector Valentin is from Havana, previously a member of Orquesta Reve and Adalaberto Alvarez’s band.

Andrés Vargas Pinedo was a blind street musician in Lima whose style set the template for Amazonian music.

Jadsa is from Bahia and her debut, recorded in São Paulo, attracted some high profile guests.

Cellist and singer Dom La Nena is also Brazilian but resident in Paris.

Bobby Lee is described as a sonic cartographer, his guitar negotiating a unique aural landscape.

“La Ola Interior” chronicles the Spanish story of ambient music in the 1980s.

The South Pasifika Sound Project is Paul Agar’s production featuring Samoan and Maori musicians.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 15th 2021. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Jupiter & Okwess: “Na Kozonga”. Single from forthcoming album “Na Kozonga” (Zamora).

2.Femi Kuti: “Set your minds and souls free”. From “Stop The Hate”, part of “Femi Kuti & Made Kuti - Legacy +” (Partisan 2021).

3.Nubiyan Twist feat. K.O.G: “If I Know”. From “Freedom Fables” (Strut 2021).

4.Ikoqwe feat Spoek Mathambo: “Falta Muito?”. From “The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite” (Crammed Discs 2021).

5.Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis: “Iranm Iran”. From the forthcoming compilation “Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1” (Analog Africa).

6.Christine Salem: “Anou”. From “Mersi” (Blue Fanal 2021).

7.Antonis Antoniou: “Kkismettin”. From the forthcoming album “Kkismettin” (Ajabu!).

8.Balkan Taksim: “Lunca”. Single from forthcoming album (Buda Musique).

9.Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Spacewave: “Punky Reggae Party Dub”. From “Dubz of the Root” (Megawave 2021).

10.Uwe Banton: “What Kind of World” (Single on Yutman Records 2021).

11.Half Pint: “Cradle of Civilisation” (Single on Rastar Records 2021).

12.José Alberto: “Cualquiera resbala y cae”. >From “Mi Tumbao” (Tumi 2021).

13.Hector Valentin: “Me quité”. From “Me Quité” (Tumi 2021).

14.Andrés Vargas Pinedo & Conjunto Tipico Corazon de la Selva: “Alegria en la selva”.

15.Andrés Vargas Pinedo & Los Pihuichos de la Selva: “El Montañes”. Both from “El Fabuloso Sonido de Andrés Vargas Pinedo: Una Colección de Musica Popular Amazónica (1966-1974)” (Buh Records 2021).

16.Jadsa: “Power”.

17.Jadsa: “A Ginga do Nego”. Both from “Olho de Vidro” (Balaclava 2021).

18.Dom La Nena: “

19.Dom La Nena: “Tempo”.Both from “Tempo” (Six Degrees 2021).

20.Bobby Lee: “Broken Prayer Stick”.

21.Bobby Lee: “Fire Medicine Man”.Both from “Origin Myths” (Tompkins Square 2021).

22.Finis Africae: “Hybla”.

23.Javier Segura: “Malagueñas 2”.

24.Finis Africae: “Hombres Lluvia”.All from the compilation “La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990” (Bongo Joe 2021).

25.The South Pasifika Sound Project: “Moso’s Footprint”. From “Across The Pacific” (Eggsonix 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Urban Village: “Udondolo” (No Format!).

2.Mariza: “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal).

3.V.A: “Edo Funk Explosion, Vol. 1” (Analog Africa).

4.Various Artists: “Zanzibara 10: First Modern - Taarab Vibes from Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990” (Buda Musique).

5.Made Kuti: “For(e)ward” and Femi Kuti: “Stop The Hate”. Both from “Femi & Made Kuti - Legacy +” (Partisan).

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

7.Antonis Antoniou: “Kkismettin” (Ajabu!).

8.Sam Mangwana: “Lubamba” (MDC / Pias).

9.Amparanoia: “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita).

10. Warsaw Village Band: “Uwodzenie / Waterduction” (Karrot Kommando).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.San Salvador: “La Liseta”. From “La Gande Folie” (La Grande Folie/Pagans/MDC).

2.Christine Salem: “Dolo”. From “Mersi” (Blue Fanal).

3.No-No Boy: “Imperial Twist”. From forthcoming album “1975” (Smithsonian Folkways).

4.Letizia Fuochi: “Macorina”. From “Fuegos Y Chavela” (Materiali Sonori).

5.Ballaké Sissoko feat. Camille: “Kora”. From “Djourou” (No Format!).
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