Playlist 15.08.2023

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Playlist 15.08.2023

On this week’s programme:

Four obituaries on this programme: Sinead O’Connor, Robbie Robertson of The Band, Anglo-French chanteuse Jane Birkin, and Colombian bullerengue veteran Ceferina Banquez. Rest in peace.

Damian Marley offers a reggae take of George Harrison’s classic.

Alogte Oho leads his Sounds of Joy in a second Ghanaian gospel session.

Idrissa Soumaoro, from Mali, sings and plays guitar and kamele n’goni on his third album.

The Palenque label continues its re-release programme of the Son Palenque band discography.

Mexican DJ Coco Maria has a collection of left-field Latin tunes for the dancefloor.

New York-based DJ-producer and Wonderwheel founder, Nickodemus, has a new album.

“Playing for the Man at the Door” is drawn from Mack McCormick’s large archive of previously unreleased music recorded in the greater Texas area from 1958 onwards.

Parchman Prison Prayer is the Sunday religious service from the maximum security prison recorded by Ian Brennan.

Jawa play, and preserve, music derived from the Sufi tradition of Syria, much of which has died out.

3’Ain are a Belgian trio of trumpet, accordion and bass.
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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday August 15th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Sinead O’Connor: “Jah nuh dead”.

2.    Sinead O’Connor: “Downpressor Man”. Both from “Throw Down Your Arms” (Sony/BMG 2005).

3.    Damian Marley: “My Sweet Lord” (Single on Ghetto Youths International 2023).

4.    Alogte Oho & his Sounds of Joy: “Yinne te Yelle”. From “O Yinne!” (Philophon 2023).

5.    Idrissa Soumaoro: “Sally”.

6.    Idrissa Soumaoro: “Yélé”.  Both from “Diré” (Mieruba 2023).

7.    Ceferina Banquez: “No me dejen sola”. From “No Me Dejen Sola” (Om Producciones 2021).

8.    Son Palenque/Kaina Sound Band: “Cirulita”. From “Itan Pa Loyo” (Palenque Records 1986/2023).

9.    Los Pirañas: “Puerta del Sol”.

10.  Dip In The Dub: “La Cumbia del Sufi que no Sabia Bailar”. Both from “Coco Maria presents Club Coco - Ahora!” (Bongo Joe 2023).

11.  Nickodemus feat: Huaira, Capture & Mauro Durante: “Mamaciterranea”. From “Soul & Science” (Wonderwheel Recordings 2023).

12.  The Band: “This Wheel’s On Fire”.

13.  The Band: “The Weight”. Both from “Music From Big Pink” (Capitol Records 1968/2000).

14.  Robert Shaw: “The Clinton”.

15.  The Spiritual Light Gospel Group: “My work will be done”.

16.  The Grey Ghost: “Little Red Rooster”.

17.  Hop Wilson: “3 o’clock blues”.   All from “Playing For The Man At The Door: Field Recordings from the collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

18.  Parchman Prison Prayer feat. L.Stevenson: “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord”.

19.  Parchman Prison Prayer - Parchman Prison Choir feat. C.S.Deloch: “Jesus, every day your name is the same”. Both from “Some Mississippi Sunday Morning “ (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

20.  Jane Birkin with Mickey (3D): “Je m’appelle Jane”

21.  Jane Birkin with Caetano Veloso: “O Leaozinho”.  Both from “Rendez-vous” (Capitol 2004).

22.  Jane Birkin: “Valse de Melody”. From “Arabesque” (EMI France 2002).

23.  Jawa: “Hijaz Hamayun Pesrev”.

24.  Jawa: “Eishqo Aljamal”.

25.  Jawa: “Billahi wa zahi aljabin”.  All from “Last Breaths From Aleppo” (Muziekpublique 2023).

26.  3’Ain: “Mayaaze”. From “Sea Of Stories” (Choux de Bruxelles 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “O Yinne!” (Philophon).

3.  Mokoomba: “Tusona: Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere).


4.  V.A: Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways).


5.  Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.  Fatoumata Diawara: “London Ko” (Wagram).

7.  Hiram Salsano: “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).


8.  Tinariwen: “Amatssou” (Wedge).

9.  Damir Imamovic: “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Sanam: “Bell” (Single from forthcoming album on Mais Um).

2.   Bantu: “Africa for sale”. From “What Is Your Breaking Point?” (Soledad Productions).

3.   Okwy Osadebe: “Igbo Amaka”. From “Igbo Amaka” (Palenque Records).

4.   Yaraka: “Canto all’Allie”. From “Curannera” (Zero Nove Nove).

5.   Rick Deitrick: “Little Tujunga Suite”. From “The Unguitarist - Complete Works 1969-2022” (Tompkins Square).
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