Playlist 16.07.2018

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Playlist 16.07.2018

On this week's programme:

The Womad Festival kicks off in the UK at the end of next week and this year’s attractions include: from Haiti, Moonlight Benjamin’s voodoo rock and the folk-blues of Melissa Laveaux; the irresistible party-fare of Havana Meets Kingston; the pile-driving wedding music of Omar Souleyman; the irresistible Bollywood Brass Band; and the dearly beloved Amparanoia.

Red Baraat take their Brooklyn bhangra infusion to a new level with jazz work-outs and conscious rap.

Ammar 808 create a Maghreb techno with traditional roots.

King Coya and Chancha via Circuito both underpin Andean folk sounds with intelligent beats.

Kobo Town is Trinidadian Drew Gonsalves and his contemporary calypso.

Hermeto Pascoal is the legendary eccentric Brazilian composer who delivers a surprising tribute to the North-Eastern forró style.

Emilio Santiago’s 1975 album has a high-powered Brazilian cast and gets a Far Out re-release.

Uruguayan bandleader Hugo Fattoruso rewinds and remakes his South American jazz-funk style.

The new guide to Ravi Shankar is compiled by the very knowledgeable fRoots contributor Ken Hunt.

Baul Meets Saz is an Indian, Turkish and Belgian encounter.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion, the Bosnian sevdalinka outfit, provide the backing for the veteran Serb singer Milutin Sretenovic or Sreta.

Los Texmaniacs tell tales of the trials and tribulations of crossing the Tex-Mex border.

Elina Duni is an Albanian folk and jazz singer with songs of loss and separation.


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

1.    Red Baraat: “Next Level”.

2.    Red Baraat feat. Heems: “Sound The People”.  Both from “Sound The People” (Rhyme & Reason 2018).

3.    Bollywood Brass Band feat. Jyotsna Srikanth: “Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu”. From “Carnatic Connection” (Sterns 2016).

4.    Havana Meets Kingston feat. Julito Padrón: “Carnival Horns”. From “Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston” (VP 2017).

5.    Amparanoia feat. Manu Chao: “En La Noche”. From “El Coro De Mi Gente” (Calvarita 2017).

6.    Mélissa Laveaux: “Kouzen”. From “Radyo Siwèl” (No Format! 2018).

7.    Omar Souleyman: “Bahdeni Nami”. From “Bahdeni Nami” (Monkeytown 2015).

***The Bollywood Brass Band, Havana Meets Kingston, Amparanoia, Mélissa Laveaux, and Omar Souleyman all play the Womad Festival in Charlton Park, UK (July 26-29)***

8.    Ammar 808 feat. Cheb Hassen Tej: “Ain Essouda”. From “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat 2018).

9.    Moonlight Benjamin: “Moso Moso”.  From “Siltane” (Ma Case 2018).

***Moonlight Benjamin plays at the Womad Festival in Charlton Park, UK (July 26-29)***

10.  King Coya: “Te Digo Wayno”. From “Tierra De King Coya” (ZZK 2018).

11.  Chancha via Circuito feat. Miriam García: “Nadie Lo Riega”. From “Bienaventuranza” (Wonderwheel 2018).

12.  Kobo Town: “Strange Dream”.

13.  Kobo Town: “World Is Turning”.  Both from “Where The Galleon Sank” (Because 2018).

14.  Hermeto Pascoal: “Pantanal Brasileiro”. From “Hermeto Pascoal E Sua Visao Original Do Forró” (Scubidu 2018).

15.  Emilio Santiago: “Brother”. From “Emilio Santiago” (Far Out 1975/2018).

16.  Hugo Fattoruso & Barrio Opa: “El Romance del Sordo”. From “Barrio Opa” (Far Out 2018).

17.  Ravi Shankar: “Manj Khamaj”. From “The Rough Guide to Ravi Shankar” (World Music Network 2018).

18.  Baul Meets Saz: “Djad Galo”. From “Namaz” (Seyir Muzik 2018).

19.  Mostar Sevdah Reunion: “Zamaglyen Prozor / Misty Window”.

20.  Mostar Sevdah Reunion: “Ja Nemam Prava Ni Na Kakvu Srecu / I have no right to happiness”. From “Sretu - Balkan Autumn” (Snail 2018).

21.  Los Texmaniacs: “Across The Borderline”. From “Cruzando Borders” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

22.  Elina Duni: “Oyfn Veg”. From “Partir” (ECM 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Red Baraat: “Sound The People” (Rhyme & Reason).


4. Various Artists: “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa).


5. Bombino: “Deran” (Partisan).


6. Coladera: “La Dotu Lado” (Scubidu).


7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).


8. Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas” (Altafonte).         


9. Ammar 808: “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat).


10. Los Texmaniacs: “Cruzando Borders” (Smithsonian Folkways).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Red Baraat feat. Heems: “Sound The People”. From “Sound The People” (Rhyme & Reason).

2.  Moonlight Benjamin: “Chan Dayiva”. From “Siltane” (Ma Case).

3.  Eishan Ensemble: “Future”. From “Nim Dong” (Art As Catharsis).


4.  Mostar Sevdah Reunion: “Zamaglien Prozor”. From “Sreta - The Balkan Autumn” (Snail).

5.  Bessie Smith: “Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl”. From “The Rough Guide to Hokum Blues” (World Music Network).

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