Playlist 15.06.2020

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Playlist 15.06.2020

On this week's programme:

Etuk Ubong is fiery Nigerian jazzman channeling Fela’s afrobeat attitude.

State band, Groupe RTD, have produced Djibouti’s first international release.

Ssewa Ssewa is a Ugandan multi-instrumentalist and inventor of the “janzi” harp.

Alhousseini Anivolla, guitarist from Niger, joins up with Ethio-jazz man Girum Mezmur.

Waaju is a fine assembly of London’s global jazz forces.

Shiran is from Tel Aviv with Yemeni and Iraqi ancestry.

Gnawa Youmala are rooted in traditional gnawa but with elements of Andalusian and Berber music.

Bab L’Bluz, French North African band, are the latest signing to Real World.

Democratoz are an Algerian reggae band.

Peace Development Crew are German-based reggae outfit with Jamaica’s Colah Colah on board.

Chyskyyrai is a shamanic Siberian singer accompanied by Tim Hodgkinson (ex-Henry Cow) and Ken Hyder.

Kaveh Mahmudiyan is an Iranian tombak player with his mentor, Pedram Khavarzamini, in a performance of rhythmic cycles.

Kora players Dembo Konte & Kausu Kouyate are veterans of the early UK/European world music scene.

Ricardo Vignini is a Brazilian viola caipira master in a contemporary “sertejo” genre.

Doc Watson, one of the pioneers of US country music, was recorded in Greenwich Village with Gaither Carlton in 1962.

Smithsonian Folkways have gained access to the cowboy music of Colorado Springs’ Western Jubilee Recording Co.

Josh Kimbrough is a solo guitarist from North Carolina.

Transglobal Underground are UK’s veteran global collective.

Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali is in dialogue with early music specialist and viol player Romina Lischka.

The Harrycane Orchestra from Bavaria features Turkish singer Tarkan Yesil.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday June 15th. 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” (Night Dreamer 2020).

2.    Groupe RTG: “Raani (Queen)”. From “The Dancing Devils of Djibouti” (Ostinato 2020).

3.    Ssewa Ssewa: “Abaseveni”. From “Nva K’La” (ARC 2020).

4.    Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur: “Awash / Ammalele”. From “Afropentatonism” (Piranha 2020).

5.    Waaju: “Grown”. From “Grown” (Olindo).

6.    Shiran: “Ya Banat Al Yemen”. From “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran” (Batov 2020).

7.    Gnawa Youmala: “Bouka Bouka”. From “Dounya” (Global Sonics 2020).

8.    Bab L’Bluz: “Oudelali”. From “Nayda!” (Real World 2020).

9.    Democratoz: “Impossible”. From “Mazel” (Rufftone 2020).

10.  Peace Development Crew & Colah Colah: “Mama Afrika” (Single on Boomrush Productions 2020).

11.  Chyskyyrai: “Khara Tuun (Witch Magazine)”. From “Siberia Extreme” (Indigenous Life Forms 2020).

12.  Kaveh Mahmudiyan & Pedram Khavarzamini: “Nyli”. From “Advar” (Global Sonics 2020).

13.  Dembo Konte & Kausu Kouyate: “Simbomba”. From “Kairabi Jabi” (Ghosts from the Basement / Rogue 2020).

14.  Ricardo Vignini: “Um arame só (Marimbau Tiete)”. From “Reviola” (Ricardo Vignini 2019).

15.  Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton: “Blue Ridge Mountain Blues”. From “Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

16.  Norman & Nancy Blake: “The Sunny Side Of Life”. From the compilation “Take Me Back To The Range - Selections from Western Jubilee Recording Company” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

17.  Josh Kimbrough: “Backyard Hawk”. From “Slither, Soar & Disappear” (Tompkins Square 2020).

18.  Transglobal Underground: “Ruma Jhuma”. From “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite 2020).

19.  Ghalia Benali & Romina Lischka: “Raga Bhairav Awatadhkourou”. From “Call To Prayer” (Fuga Libera 2020).

20.  Harrycane Orchestra: “Cara In Vain”. From “Dark Makam” (Galileo 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Groupe RTD: “The Dancing Devils of Djibouti” (Ostinato).


2.  Shiran: “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran” (Batov).


3.  Transglobal Underground: “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite).


4.  Edikanfo: “The Pace Setters” (Glitterbeat).


5.  Melingo: “Oasis” (Buda Musique).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Dinastía Torres: “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records).


9.  Gnawa Youmala: “Dounya” (Global Sonics).

10. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: “Rejoice” (World Circuit).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Ammar 808 feat. Susha: “Marivere gati”. Single from forthcoming album “Global Control / Invisible Invasion” (Glitterbeat).

2.   Etuk Ubong: “Spiritual Change”. From “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).

3.   Oumou Sangare: “Djoukourou”. From forthcoming album “Acoustic” (No Format!).

4.   Gaudi & Prince Fatty: “Theremin Dub Mafia”. From “A Hundred Years Of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission 2020).

5.   Carla Pires: “Sozinha Comigo”. From “Cartografado” (Ocarina 2020).

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