Playlist 17.02.2020

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Playlist 17.02.2020

On this week’s show:

This show is a repeat of my Highlights of 2019 (Part 1), originally broadcast on 30/12/19.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday February 17th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    El Khat: “Ya Raiyat”. From the album “Saadia Jefferson” (Batov 2019).

2.    Rachid Taha: “Ansit”. From “Je Suis Africain” (Believe/Naive 2019).

3.   Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa: “Soudani ya yémma”. From “Poetic Trance” (Pias 2019).

4.   Tinariwen: “Zawal”. From “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

5.   Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Djat T’Hawwes - Back to Paris”. From “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui 2019).

6.   BCUC: “Isivunguvungu”. From “The Healing” (Buda 2019).

7.   Salif Keita: “Were Were”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Believe/Naive 2019).

8.   Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba feat. Madera Limpia: “Wele Cuba”. From “Miri” (Out Here 2019).

9.   Angelique Kidjo: “Bemba Colora”. From “Celia” (Decca France 2019).

10. Dona Onete: “Tambor do Norte”. From “Rebujo” (Mais Um 2019).

11. DJ Dolores: “O Gringo”. From “Recife 19” (Sterns Brasil 2019).

12. Minyo Crusaders: “Kushimoto Bushi”. From “Echoes Of Japan” (Mais Um 2019).

13. Leyla McCalla: “The Capitalist Blues”. From “Capitalist Blues” (Jazz Village 2019).

14. Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla, Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah: “Qasheba, Qasheba”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

15. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Pizzica Di San Vito”. From “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch 2019).

16. Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: “My Dear God”. From “Po Sladach / In The Footsteps” (Buda 2019).

17. Minka Koleva Bachkova & musicians from the village of Garvan: “Tragnala e Neda”. From the compilation “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria - A Journey to a Vanished World 1966-1979” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

18. Ustad Saami: “God Is”. From “God Is Not A Terrorist” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics 2019).

19. Kronos Quartet with Marjan & Mahsa Vahdat: “My Ruthless Companion”. From “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2019).

20. Refugees for Refugees: “Phur Rangze”. From “Amina” (Muziekpublique 2019).

21. AKA Trio: “Joy”. From “Joy” (Bendigedig 2019).

22. Blick Bassy: “Lipém”. From “!958” (No Format! 2019).

23. Lucas Santtana: “Não Vamos Nos Desgrudar Nunca Mais”. From “O Céu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (No Format! 2019).

24. Dimitris Mystakidis: “Apo gynaikes dakrya”. From “Edo Ki Ekei / Here & There” (Fishbowl Music Tank 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Roberto Fonseca: “Yesun” (Mack Avenue).


2.  Lina & Raül Refree: “Lina_Raül Refree” (Glitterbeat).


3.  Various Artists: “Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu 1972-1990” (Analog Africa).


4.  Kiki Valera: “Vivencias en Clave Cubana” (Origin).


5.  Babani Kone: “Babani Kone” (World Village).


6.  Various Artists: “Léve Léve: São Tomé & Principe sounds 70s - 80s” (Bongo Joe).


7.  Mamadou Kelly: “Les Bateaux” (Clermont).


8.  Blu L’azard: “Bal Poètic” (Ala Bianca).


9.  Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: “Ragmala - A Garland of Ragas” (Meta Records).   

10. Sam Lee: “Old Wow” (Cooking Vinyl).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Antibalas: “Amenawon”. From “Fu Chronicles” (Daptone).

2.   Majid Bekkas: “Aicha”. From “Magic Spirit Quartet” (ACT Music & Vision).

3.   Dennis Brown: “Here I Come / Love & Hate”. From “Satisfaction Feeling DeLuxe Edition” (Tad’s Records).

4.   Tamikrest: “Awnafin”. Single from forthcoming album “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat).

5.   Yorkston Thorne Khan: “Sukhe Phool”. From “Navarasa: Nine Emotions” (Domino).

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