Playlist 16.05.2023

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Playlist 16.05.2023

On this week’s programme:

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

1.    Fatoumata Diawara feat. Damon Albarn: “Nsera”.
2.    Fatoumata Diawara: “Yada”.  Both from “London Ko” (Wagram 2023).

3.    Baaba Maal feat. Paco Lenol: “Mbeda Wella”. From “Being” (Marathon Artists 2023).

4.    Lebeha Drummers: “Garifuna Nuguya”. From “Biami” (Neuma Records 2023).

5.    Jantra: “Homoom”. From “Synthesized Sudan - Astro-Nubian Electronic Jaglara Dance Sounds from the Fashaga Underground” (Ostinato 2023).

6.    Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Fanga” (Single on Real World 2023).

7.    Sababa 5: “Eilat 22” (Single on Batov Records 2023).

8.    Boom Pam: “Daber Yafé”. From “Royal” (Batov Records 2023).

9.    Yalla Miku: “Premier du matin”. From “Yalla Miku” (Bongo Joe 2023).

10.  Les Abranis: “Avehri”. From “Amazigh Freedom Rock 1973-1983” (Bongo Joe 2023).

11.  Al Bilali Soudan: “Aderrahman”. From “Babi” (Clermont 2023).

12.  Ali Farka Touré: “Kenouna”. From “Voyageur” (World Circuit 2023).

13.  Mestizo: “Borrachero”. From “Mestizo” (Mais Um 2023).

14.  Yoni Mayraz: “The Master wore a white robe”. From “Dybbuk Tse!” (Astigmatic Records 2023).

15.  Asher Gamedze: “Can’t see the sun”. From “Turbulence & Pulse” (International Anthem/Mushroom Hour Half Hour 2023).

16.  Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz feat. Caetano Veloso: “Naña”. From “Moacir de Todos Os Santos” (Lusofonia Record Club 2023).

17.  Inna De Yard feat. Cedric Myton: “Humanity”. From forthcoming album “Family Affair” (Chapter Two/Wagram).

18.  Ngulmiya: “Bandhay”. From “Ngulmiya” (Bapa Gajah 2023).

19.  Dom La Nena: “Dulac”. From “Leon” (Sabia/Big Wax/Alter K 2023).

20.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The path of no return”. From “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World 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.  Lankum: “False Lankum” (Rough Trade).

3.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo).


4.  Baaba Maal: “Being” (Marathon).


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


6.  Jantra: “Synthesized Sudan - Astro-Nubian Electronic Jaglara Dance Sounds from the Fashaga Underground” (Ostinato).

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


8.  Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

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

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Rumbaristas: “Palanca”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea).

2. Jantra: “Gedima”. Single from forthcoming album (Ostinato).

3. Hiram Salsano: “Otreviva”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).

4. Desire Marea: “Rah”. From “On The Romance Of Being” (Mute).

5. Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. From “Madiba” (No Format!).
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