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Playlist 17.08.2020

On this week's programme:

Munir Khauli’s song is from a Habibi Funk Lebanese compilation raising funds to support the people of Beirut.

Ayuune Sule, Ghanaian kologo player, expresses trepidation and anxiety in the face of the pandemic - a pretty universal emotion right now.

Supergombo are a French multi-ethnic band connecting afrobeat to jazz-rock and more.

Bamba Wassoulou Groove are West Africans with a three guitar attack.

Makaya McCraven is much-feted American jazz drummer and band-leader.

Yorkshire woman Emma-Jean Thackray has many strings to her bow - trumpeter, composer, producer, beatmaker, DJ.

Veteran US saxophonist, the multi-talented Idris Ackamoor takes global jazz into the outer limits and beyond.

Oneness of Juju, created in the ’70s and led by James “Plunky” Branch, were a seminal jazz-funk band from the art scene of New York.

Black Umfolosi are long-running Zimbabwean singers in the a capella mbube style.

Mateus Aleluia is a elder statesman of Brazilian music combining Afro-Brazilian styles with choral music.

Klezmer-ish are escapees from the Liverpool Philharmonic playing klezmer, gypsy jazz and blues.

L’Attirail are French musicians influenced by “wide open spaces”.

The one and only Kronos Quartet’s next project is the songs of Pete Seeger.

Sen Svaje are a female trio of Lithuanian post-folklore experimentalists.

Khusugtun are contemporary Mongolian folk musicians incorporating throat-singing and polyphony.

Bai Kamara is an acoustic blues artist from Sierra Leone, based in Belgium.

Sidiki Camara is ngoni player and percussionist who has played with Toumani Diabate and Bill Frisell.


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

1.    Munir Khauli: “Heik ha Nishtghil”. From the fund-raising compilation “Habibi Funk - Solidarity with Beirut” (Habibi Funk 2020).

2.    Ayuune Sule: “Song Against Corona” (Single from forthcoming album on Rebel Up / Makkum).

3.    Supergombo: “Vortex”. From “SigiTolo” (Label Z 2020).

4.    Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Bina”. From “Dankélé” (Lusafrica 2020).

5.    Makaya McCraven: “Mak Attack”. From “Universal Beings E & F Sides” (International Anthem 2020).

6.    Emma-Jean Thackray: “Yang”. From “Um Yang” (Night Dreamer 2020).

7.    Idris Ackamoor: “Salvation”. From “Shaman” (Strut 2020).

8.    Oneness of Juju: “West Wind”. From “African Rhythms 1970-1982” (Strut 2020).

9.    Black Umfolosi: “Coming Your Way”.

10.  Black Umfolosi: “Wasabalal’ umhlaba - Earth Song”.  Both from “Wasabalal’ umhlaba - Earth Song” (ARC Music 2020).

11.  Mateus Aleluia: “Olorum”. From “Olorum” (Brasil Calling 2020).

12.  Klezmer-ish: “Blue Drag”. From “Dusty Road” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2020).

13.  L’Attirail: “La Passoire de Malatesta”. From “Footsteps In The Snow” (CSB Productions 2020)

14.  Kronos Quartet with Sam Amidon, Brian Carpenter, Lee Knight & Aoife O’Donovan: “Where have all the flowers gone?”. From the forthcoming album “Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends celebrate Pete Seeger” (Smithsonian Folkways).

15.  Sen Svaje: “Ralia Rolia”. From “Kraitis iš Pelkes - Dowry from a Swamp” (CPL-Music 2020).

16.  Khusugtun: “Altain Chimeg”. From “Jangar” (Buda Musique 2020).

17.  Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers: “Some kind of loving tonight”. From “Salone” (Zig Zag World 2020).

18.  Sidiki Camara: “My Mum, without forgetting Dad as well”. From “Yafa” (Global Sonics 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Oumou Sangaré: “Acoustic” (No Format!).


2.  Meridian Brothers: “Cumbia Siglo XXI” (Bongo Joe).


3.  Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Dankélé” (Lusafrica).


4.  Various Artists: “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).


5.  Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Shaman” (Strut).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Gillian Welch: “Boots No. 2: The Lost songs Vol. 1” (Acony).


8.  Sharhabil Ahmed: “The King of Sudanese Jazz” (Habibi Funk).   

9.  Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Shaman”. From “Shaman” (Strut).

2.   C Jones meets Ale X: “Sunshine Dub” (Single on Echo Beach).

3.   Mateus Aleluia: “Olorum”. From “Olorum” (Brasil Calling).

4.   Matthieu Saglio: “Metit”. From “El Camino De Los Vientos” (ACT Music).

5.   Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: “Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie”. From “All The Good Times” (Acony).

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