Playlist 16.04.2018

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Playlist 16.04.2018

On this week's programme:

Imarhan are Algerian Touareg rockers on their second album.

The brothers Kuti are in full force, both with new albums, and the younger sibling, Seun will be in the Sugar Club for two nights at the end of April with Fela’s Egypt 80 band.

Baloji is a Belgian-Congolese rapper and lyricist.

Djénéba and Fousco are a Malian musical partnership of voice and guitar.

Ziggy Marley is son of Bob and Rita.

The late Hugh Masekela was the South African trumpeter, bandleader, and political activist.

A new, previously unheard collection of guitarists from Botswana go under the banner of “I’m not here to hunt rabbits”.

Toko Telo are a Madagascan outfit, restored again to a trio after the death of Régis Gizavo last year.

Stratman is Stratos Aloimonos, Greek producer and DJ.

Koum Tara are a multicultural group embellishing Algerian songs of Sid Ahmed Belksier with jazz and strings.

Kiran Ahluwalia is Indian-born, Canada-raised, New York resident singer and songwriter.

Entourage were a “happening” in the ’70s world of theatre and performance in the Eastern United States, interweaving folk, jazz and contemporary classical music.



Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday April 16th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.   Imarhan: “Tumast”.

2.   Imarhan: “Azzaman”.  Both from “Tenet” (City Slang 2018).

3.   Femi Kuti: “Evil People”.

4.   Femi Kuti: “Dem Don Come Again”. Both from “One People One World” (Knitting Factory 2018).

5.   Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Carlos Santana: “Black Times”. From “Black Times” (Strut 2018).

***Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 play The Sugar Club on Fri 27th & Sat 28th April***

6.   Baloji: “Glossine (Zombie)”.

7.   Baloji: “L’Hiver Indien - Ghetto Mirador”. Both from “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union 2018).

8.   Djénéba & Fousco: “Kono”. From “Kayeba Khasso” (438 / Lusafrica 2017).

9.   Ziggy Marley: “Rebellion Rises” (Single on Tuff Gong 2018).

10. Hugh Masekela: “The Boy’s Doin’ It”. From “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse 2018).

11. Solly Sebotso: “Rampoka”. From the compilation “I’m Not Here To Hunt Rabbits” (Piranha 2018).

12. Toko Telo: “Tsy Tea Rako”. From “Diavola” (Anio 2018).

13. Stratman feat. Helen Kotrotsou & Irene Liokoukoudaki: “Treat Us”. From “Borders of Paradise” (Ankh Productions 2017).

14. Koum Tara: “Koum Tara”. From “Kom Tara - Chaabi, Jazz & Strings” (Odradek 2018).

15. Kiran Ahluwalia: “Raina / Night”. From “7 Billion” (Six Degrees 2018).

16. The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble: “Journey By Water”.

17. The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble: “Euphoric Bells”.

18. The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble: “Days (Early Version)”.

19. The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble: “The Shores Of God”.  All from “Ceremony Of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes 1972-1977” (Tompkins Square 2018).

20. Imarhan: “Ma S-Abok”. From “Tenet” (City Slang 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Monsieur Doumani: “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani).


2. The Gloaming: “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. Park Jiha: “Communion” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: "Soar" (ARC).


6. Femi Kuti: “One People One World” (Knitting Factory).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Djénéba & Fousco: “Kayeba Khasso” (438 / Lusafrica).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. 47Soul: “Balfron Promise” (Cooking Vinyl).


Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Baloji: “L’Hiver Indien - Ghetto Mirador”. From “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).

2.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Kokoro”. From “Fenfo” (Shanachie).

3.  The Gloaming: “The Sailor’s Bonnet”. From “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World).


4.  Spiro: “The Copper Suite” (Single release on Real World).


5.  Sangre De Muerdago: “Medianoite”. From ‘Noite” (Neuropa).

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