Playlist 15.10.2018

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Playlist 15.10.2018

On this week's programme:

“Saigon Supersound” is Vietnamese pop from the early ’70s.

Gaye Su Akyol represents the contemporary underground sound of Istanbul.

Delgres are a trio, inspired by Mississippi blues with links to Guadeloupe.

Richard Thompson is a legend in UK folk-rock songwriting.

Gecko Turner is a Spanish musician and producer with a dance-floor ethos.

Bixiga 70 are a 9-piece Sao Paulo instrumental big band launching their fourth album and coming to the Sugar Club this coming Sunday.

Vieux Farka Touré, son of the late Ali Farka Touré, also comes to the Sugar Club this month.

Amira Kheir has a Sudanese and Italian background, and incorporates jazz and soul in her singing style.

Bokanté are a multinational outfit, led by Michael League of Snarky Puppy.

The Amsterdam Klezmer Band join forces with Hungary’s Söndörgö.

Dobranotch, from St Petersburg, celebrate 20 years of Gypsy sounds.

Vigüela are preserving and celebrating the folksongs of the Toledo/La Mancha area of Spain.

Ann O’aro is a powerful and sensitive singer from La Réunion.

Kaia Kater traces her roots to the Caribbean island of Grenada.

Tautumeitas are a group of female singers and musicians from Latvia.

Punch Brothers play intricate contemporary bluegrass and are in the Concert Hall next month.

We finish with four highly accomplished UK female folk voices - Kitty McFarland, Olivia Chaney and the incomparable Norma Waterson with daughter, Eliza Carthy.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday October 1st. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Son Ca & Hoang Thi Tho: “Khi Tinh Yeu Den”.

2.    Van Son & Shotguns: “Co Tay Den”.  Both from “Saigon Supersound Vol.2” (Saigon Supersound).

3.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”.

4.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Meftunum Sana”. Both from “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

5.    Delgres: “Ramene mwen”. From “Mo Jodi” (Jazz Village 2018).

6.    Richard Thompson: “O Cinderella”. From “13 Rivers” (Proper 2018).

7.    Gecko Turner: “45.000$ Guapa Pasea”. From “Soniquete: The Sensational Sound of Gecko Turner” (Lovemonk 2018).

8.    Bixiga 70: “Torre”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat 2018).

***Bixiga 70 play the Sugar Club on Sunday October 21st***

9.   Vieux Farka Touré: “Samba Si Kairi”. From “Samba” (Six Degrees 2017).

***Vieux Farka Touré plays the Sugar Club on Friday October 26th***

10.  Amira Kheir: “Manaok (Forbidden)”. From “Mystic Dance” (Sterns 2018).

11.  Bokanté and Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley: “Chambre à Échos”. From “What Heat” (Real World 2018).

12.  Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Moroka”. From “Szikra” (Vetnasj 2018).

13.  Dobranotch: “Kolomyjki”. From “20 Years” (CPL-Music 2018).

14.  Vigüela: “Moreno mío, cuanto te quiero”.

15.  Vigüela: “A mi puerta llaman por fandangos”.

16.  Vigüela: “Flor del virulé”.   All from “A Tiempo Real - A new take on Spanish tradition” (ARC 2018).

17.  Ann O’aro: “Dann Fon Laba”. From “Ann O’aro” (Buda Musique 2018).

18.  Kaia Kater: “La Misère”. From “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

19.  Tautumeitas: “Vainagu Deja”. From “Tautumeitas” (CPL-Music 2018).

20.  Punch Brothers: “Jungle Bird”. From “All Ashore” (Nonesuch 2018).

***Punch Brothers play the National Concert Hall on November 19th***

21.  Kitty MacFarlane: “Morgan’s Pantry”. From “Namer of Clouds” (Navigator 2018).

22.  Olivia Chaney: “Roman Holiday”. From “Shelter” (Nonesuch 2018).

23.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: “Strange Weather”. From “Anchor” (Topic 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Richard Thompson: “13 Rivers” (Proper).


2. Harouna Samaké: “Kamale Blues” (One World).


3. Ann O’aro: “Ann O’aro” (Buda Musique).


4. Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).


5. Stella Chiweshe: “Kasahwa - Early Singles” (Glitterbeat).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Thabang Tabane: “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour).       


9. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Szikra” (Vetnasj).


10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Volume 1 - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro-Latin Musique Antillaise 1960-1972” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lansine Kouyate: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba-Paris” (Buda).

3.  Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”. From “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


4.  Opium Moon: “Drunk with the great starry void”. From “Opium Moon” (Be Why).

5.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: “Strange Weather”. From “Anchor” (Topic).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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