Playlist 18.06.2018

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Playlist 18.06.2018

On this week's programme:

Mercedes Peon harnesses shipyard clangour and electronic beats to her Galician voice and percussion.

Lebanese singer, Yasmine Hamdan, got a fine team of remixers in for last year’s “Al Jamilat”.

On the Ammar 808 album Sofyann Ben Youssef underpins voices from the Maghreb with heavyweight beats.

Gato Preto have roots in Mozambique and Ghana with an afro-futurist club appeal.

Grupo Mono Blanco - the white monkey - are from Veracruz in Mexico.

A little further north, Max Baca and the Texmaniacs are back and forth across the Tex-Mex border.

Malphino are a London-based collective of worldwide origins with a seductive and idiosyncratic take on cumbia.

Very Be Careful are a vallenato and cumbia outfit from LA.

Coladera are an acoustic trio of Portuguese singer/guitarist João Pires, Brazilian Vitor Santana, and Cape Verdean percussionist Miroca Paris.

Brazilian jazz legend Hermeto Pascoal issues his engaging take on forró.

“Yiddish Glory” are long-lost World War 2 Jewish songs, now restored and remodelled.

Don Kipper have a thoroughly mestizo outlook from Seven Sisters in London.

Angelique Kidjo, the US-based West African singer, from Benin, reimagines the seminal Talking Heads’ album “Remain In Light”.

Arat Kilo join their Ethio arrangements to the voices of Mamani Keïta and Mike Ladd.

Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and participant in Africa Express and Lamomali, has a second album out.

Diali Cissokho is a Senegalese griot based in North Carolina.

Cheikh Lô is a Senegalese singer/percussionist, one time protegé of Youssou N’Dour. His debut album on World Circuit gets a remastering, as does Ali Farka Touré’s “The Source”.

Samba Touré is a Malian singer/guitarist who walks elegantly in Ali Farka’s shoes.



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

1.    Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas”.

2.    Mercedes Peón: “Plataforma”.  Both from “Deixaas” (Altafonte 2018).

3.    Yasmine Hamdan / Matias Aguayo: “Al Jamilat”. From “Jamilat Reprise” (Crammed 2018).

4.    Ammar 808 feat. Cheb Hassen Tej & Lassad Boughalmi: “El Bidha Wessamra”.

5.    Ammar 808 feat. Mehdi Nassouli: “Layli”.   Both from “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat 2018).

6.    Gato Preto feat. Edu K: “Barulho”. From “Tempo” (Unique 2018).

7.    Grupo Mono Blanco: “El Camotal”. From “Fandango! - Sones Jarochas de Veracruz” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

8.    Los Texmaniacs: “Don Luis el Tejano”. From “Cruzando Borders” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

9.    Malphino: “The Sleep Tree”. From “Visit Malphino” (Lex 2018).

10.  Very Be Careful: “Santa Clos”. From “Daisy’s Beauty Salon” (Downtown Pijao / Steady Beat 2018).

11.  Coladera: “Funaná do Moreré”. From “La Dôtu Lado” (Scubidu 2018).

12.  Hermeto Pascoal: “Quadrilha na Roça”. From “E Sua Visão Original do Forró” (Scubidu 2018).

13.  Yiddish Glory: “Chuvasher Tekhter - Daughters of Chuvashia”. From “Yiddish Glory - The Lost Songs of World War II” (Six Degrees 2018).

14.  Don Kipper: “Cassenbaumer Sher”. From “Seven Sisters” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

15.  Angelique Kidjo: “The Overload”. From “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks 2018).

16.  Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta & Mike Ladd: “You Could”. From “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés 2017).

17.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Bonya”. From “Fenfo” (Montuno 2018).

18.  Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: “Alla L’a Ke”. From “Routes” (forthcoming on Okaymusic).

19.  Cheikh Lô: “Boul Di Tagale”.

20.  Cheikh Lô: “Né La Thiass”.  Both from “Youssou N’Dour presente Cheikh N’Diguël Lô - Né La Thiass” (World Circuit 1995/2017).

21.  Samba Touré: “Tribute To Zoumana Tereta”. From “Wande” (Glitterbeat 2018).

22.  Ali Farka Touré: “Haha Dolo”. From “The Source” (World Circuit remastered 2017).

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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. Angelique Kidjo: “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks).


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


5. Fatoumata Diawara: “Fenfo” (Montuno).


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.  Cheikh Lô: “Ndogal”. From “Youssou N’Dour presente Cheikh N’Diguël Lô - Né La Thiass” (remastered - World Circuit).

2.  Calypso Rose: “Wah Fu Dance”. From “So, Calypso!” (Because).

3.  Ziggy Marley feat. Samuel Kalonji: “World Revolution”. From “Rebellion Rises” (Tuff Gong).


4.  Malphino: “Viento del Mañana”. From “Visit Malphino” (Lex).

5.  Ali Farka Touré: “Hawa Dolo”. From “The Source” (remastered - World Circuit).
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