Playlist 16.09.2019

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Playlist 16.09.2019


On this week's programme:

Goodbye to Egypt’s Hossam Ramzy, percussionist extraordinaire, who provided Arabic accompaniment to many, including members of Led Zeppelin.

Oum is a contemporary Moroccan singer with global influences.

The late Rachid Taha combined his Algerian heritage with a punk-rock ethos.

El Khat takes an Yemeni folk tune and deconstructs it with bespoke instrumentation.

Los Pirañas are a supergroup trio from Bogota.

DJ Dolores, or Helder Aragão, is a Brazilian DJ with an affinity for the rhythms of the North-East.

Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian singer/musician from Bahia with a new quiet acoustic album.

Dona Onete is the wonderful grand-dame of the Amazonian region.

Baba Zula are Istanbul’s veteran psych-rock groovers.

Tinariwen release a new album, created in the desert, with Western inputs too.

Habib Koite is Malian guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Some 1980 lost tapes from Ghanaian highlife master Ebo Taylor have emerged and the 1966 debut album from the late Miriam Makeba gets a remastering.

Two Sissokos, Ballaké and Baba, join forces in a feast of West African kora, voice and percussion.

Iranian kemenche fiddle master, Kayhan Kalhor, collaborates with a Dutch jazz trio.

Laurie Anderson guides us through the Bardos of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday September 16th and repeated on the 23rd. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Hossam Ramzy: “El Shallal (The Waterfall)”. From “Sabla Tolo III” (ARC 2008).

2.    Hossam Ramzy and his Egyptian Ensemble: “Enta Omri II”. From “Best of Om Kolthoum” (ARC 1995).

3.    Oum: “Sadak”. From “Daba” (Lof Music / MDC 2019).

4.    Rachid Taha: “Like A Dervish”. Single from forthcoming album “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).

5.    El Khat: “Ya Raiyat” (Single from forthcoming album on Batov Records).

6.    Los Pirañas: “Palermo’s Grunch”. From “Historia Natural” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

7.    DJ Dolores: “A Casta”.

8.    DJ Dolores: “Rua”.  Both from “Recife 19” (Sterns 2019).

9.    Lucas Santtana feat. Duda Beat: “Meu Primeiro Amor”. From “O Ceu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (forthcoming on No Format!).

10.  Dona Onete: “Galante Sedutor”. From “Rebujo” (Mais Um 2019).

11.  Baba Zula: “Haller Yollar”. From “Derín Derín” (Glitterbeat 2019).

12.  Tinariwen feat. Warren Ellis: “Mhadjar Yassouf Idjan”.

13.  Tinariwen feat. Noura Mint Seymali: “Takount”.  Both from “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

14.  Habib Koite: “Yaffa”. From “Kharifa” (Contre-Jour 2019).

15.  Ebo Taylor: “Palaver”. From “Palaver” (BBE Music 2019).

16.  Miriam Makeba: “Yetentu Tizaleny”. From “Pata Pata - The Definitive Remastered Edition” (Strut 1966/2019).

17.  Balaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sigi Gno Gonya”. >From “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records 2019).

18.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “Dawn III - Kayhan’s Chahar”. From “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records 2019).

19.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: “Live At Womad 1985” (Real World).


2.  Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records).


3.  Marcia Griffiths: “Timeless” (Tad’s Records).


4.  Širom: “A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For A Horse” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5.  Benedicte Maurseth: “Benedicte Maurseth” (Heilo).


6.  Monty Alexander: “Wareika Hill (Rastamonk Vibrations)” (MACD).


7.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Rachid Taha: “Ansit”. From “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).

2.  The Mahotella Queens: “Izulu Nge Lami”. >From “Meet The Mahotella Queens” (Umsakazo).


3.  Tinariwen feat. Warren Ellis: “Tenere Maloulat”. From “Amadjar” (Wedge).

4.  Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sigi Gno Gonya”. >From “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records).

5.   Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “Autumn”. From “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).

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