Playlist 18.04.2023

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Playlist 18.04.2023

On this week’s programme:

Tau & The Drones of Praise had a homecoming event in Dublin last week

Gaïsha, led by Belgian-Moroccan singer Aïcha Haskal, comprise members of several Belgian bands.

Crimi are a French quartet with links to Sicily and North Africa.

Antonis Antoniou, of Monsieur Doumani, has some choice remixes from his recent solo outing.

The mysterious Jantra, from Sudan, plays electronic dance improvisations.

Faizal Mostrixx, Ugandan afro-futurist and Nyege Nyege associate, has a second album on the way.

Bokani Dyer is a South African pianist and composer.

Yoni Mayraz is a rising keyboardist and producer from Tel Aviv, based in London.

Hiram Salsano, from Southern Italy, connects rural tradition to the contemporary.

Faith Ristic is UK accordionist with Branko Ristic on Serbian Roma violin.

The Chlopi project conjures up the village and wedding music of late 19th century central Poland.

Hijaz are a multicultural outfit in Belgium combining Eastern and Western modes and scales.

Flock are a quintet of London musicians at the experimental end of jazz, global and electronics.

The Iranian master kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor has made an album with Malian kora supremo, Toumani Diabaté.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday April 18th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Tau & The Drones of Praise: “It’s right to give drones and praise”.

2.Tau & The Drones of Praise: “Ceol ón Chré”.Both from “Misneach” (Glitterbeat 2022).

3.Gaïsha: “Deniya ghadara”.

4.Gaïsha: “Warakatan”.Both from “Ana Aïcha” (Zephyrus 2023).

5.Crimi: “Luci Darrè”. From “Scuru Cauru” (Bongo Joe 2023).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma - Antonis Antoniou Remix”.

7.Antonis Antoniou: “Yiorti - Nickodemus Remix”.Both from “Throisma Remixed” (Ajabu! 2023).

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

9.Faizal Mostrixx feat. Morena Leraba: “Loosely”. From the forthcoming album “Mutations” (Glitterbeat).

10.Bokani Dyer: “Move on”. From the forthcoming album “Radio Sechaba” (Brownswood).

11.Yoni Mayraz: “Palms”. From the forthcoming album “Dybbuk Tse!” (Astigmatic).

12.Hiram Salsano: “Taranta”.

13.Hiram Salsano: “Padrone”. Both from Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano 2023).

14.Faith i Branko: “Duhovi”. From “Duhovi” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2023).

15.Kozuch & Joanna Skowronska: “Na czepek”. From “Chlopi: Wesele Boryny” (Muzyka Zakorzeniona 2023).

16.Hijaz: “Drumken Greek”. From Hijaz + Strings” (Zephyrus 2023).

17.Flock: “In C”. From the EP “In C” (Strut 2023).

18.Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The sky is the same colour everywhere”. From “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (forthcoming on Real World).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

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


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

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

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Harry Taussig: “Taussig 80” (Tompkins Square).

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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