Playlist 18.07.2023

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Playlist 18.07.2023

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

1.   Mokoomba: “Tamvela Mama”.  From “Tusona - Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere 2023).

2.   Okwei Odili & Aweto Band: “Chop your moni go”. From “Osumare” (Okwei Odili & Aweto Band 2023).

3.   Bantu: “We no go gree”. From “What Is Your Breaking Point?” (Soledad Productions 2023).

4.   Tony Allen & Adrian Younge: “Steady Tremble”. From “Tony Allen” (Jazz Is Dead 2023).

5.   Sanam: “Ya Nass”. From “Aykathani Malakon” (Mais Um 2023).

6.   Ibibio Sound Machine: “I need you to be sweet like sugar (nnge nte suka)”. From “Doko Mien” (Merge Records 2019).

7.   Raz & Afla: “Survive”. From “The Cycle” (Mawimbi 2022).

8.   Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Shezita”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2023).

9.   Star Feminine Band: “Le Mariage Forcé”. From “Star Feminine Band In Paris” (Born Bad Records 2022).

10.  Emicida: “Casa”. From “About kids, hips, nightmares and homework…” (Sterns Brasil 2016).

11.  Horace Andy: “Today is right here”. From “Midnight Rocker” (On-U Sound 2022).

12.  Mauro Durante & Justin Adams: “Damme La Manu”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa 2021).

13.  Souad Massi with Piers Faccini: “Mirage”. From “Sequana” (Backingtrack Productions/Wrasse 2022).

14.  Mariza: “Quem Me Dera”. From “Mariza” (Warner Portugal 2018).

15.  Susana Baca: “Sorongo”. From “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World 2021).

16.  Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters: “Nèg Africa”. From “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World 2023).

17.  Vassvik Solo: “The Bear Man”. From “A Place Behind The Gardens Of The Houses” (OKWorld Records 2022).

18.  Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways”. From “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat 2023).

19.  Mari Kalkun: “Maaimä (Mother Earth)”. From “Stories of Stonia” (Real World 2023).

***Mokoomba, Ibibio Sound Machine, Raz & Afla, Rokia Koné, Star Feminine Band, Emicida, Horace Andy, Mauro Durante & Justin Adams, Souad Massi, Polobi, Vassvik Mari Kalkun and Susana Baca all played at the Womad Festival, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK, July 27-30***

20.  Sähköpainen: “Jyrinpaiva”. From “Hämärä” (Nordic Notes 2023).

21.  Yoruba Singers: “Oyinga” (Single on Soundway 2023).


22.  Vumbi Dekula: “Maamajacy”. From “Congo Guitar” (forthcoming on Hive Mind Records/Sing A Song Fighter).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Lankum: “False Lankum” (Rough Trade).

3.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo).


4.  Baaba Maal: “Being” (Marathon).


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


6.  Fatoumata Diawara: “London Ko” (Wagram).

7.  Hiram Salsano: “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).


8.  Tinariwen: “Amatssou” (Wedge).

9.  Damir Imamovic: “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Sanam: “Bell” (Single from forthcoming album on Mais Um).

2.   Bantu: “Africa for sale”. From “What Is Your Breaking Point?” (Soledad Productions).

3.   Okwy Osadebe: “Igbo Amaka”. From “Igbo Amaka” (Palenque Records).

4.   Yaraka: “Canto all’Allie”. From “Curannera” (Zero Nove Nove).

5.   Rick Deitrick: “Little Tujunga Suite”. From “The Unguitarist - Complete Works 1969-2022” (Tompkins Square).
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