Playlist 18.10.2021

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Playlist 18.10.2021

On this week's programme:

Veteran bullerengue singer Petrona Martínez is a leading figure in Afro-Colombian culture.

Thiago França, saxophonist with Metá Metá, leads a carnival big band as a vehicle for inclusion and respect.

Orquestra Afro-Brasileira have their origins 80 years ago, now recreated with one original member.

Ogun Afrobeat are based in Madrid with influences from Spain and beyond.

Analog Africa’s next compilation features the Ghanaian label Essiebons Records.

Jembaa Groove are a German-Ghanaian duo based in Berlin.

Franck Biyong makes tribute to fellow Cameroonian Manu Dibango.

Sonia Aimy is Nigerian pop star and actor, now based in Italy.

Susana Baca is an iconic figure in Afro-Peruvian music, and one-time Minister of Culture.

“Kulintang Kultura” is a collection of Philippine gong music, both traditional and contemporary from the diaspora.

Warda, of Algerian and Lebanese parentage, came to fame in 1970s Cairo.

Omar Khorshid, Egyptian guitarist, accompanied many of the greats of Arabic music, also in the 1970s.

Guitarist and producer, Justin Adams, joins forces with the leader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Mauro Durante.

Khöömei Beat are a five-piece Tuvan band with traditional and modern influences.

And finally:

The lead Chieftain is gone. We pay tribute to Paddy Moloney with some of his cross-cultural collaborations.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1.Petrona Martínez feat. Manuel Garcia-Orozco & Joselina Llerena: “Juanco” (Chalupa).

2.Petrona Martínez feat. Flor de Toloache: “(Ni)ño Carabalí” (Bullerengue-Mariachi). Both from “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music 2021).

3.Thiago França & A Espetacular Charanga do França: “Cheia de Manias”. From “Thiago França presents A Espetacular Charanga do França: The Importance of being Espetacular” (Mais Um 2021).

4.Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: “Damurixá”. From “80 Anos” (Day Dreamer 2021).

5.Ogun Afrobeat: “Orísun”. From “Unite” (Ogun Afrobeat 2021).

6.Seaboy: “Africa”. From the forthcoming compilation “Essiebons Special - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

7.Jembaa Groove: “Bassa Bassa” (Single on Agogo! 2021).

8.Franck Biyong: “Negropolitaines”. From “The Afrovision Secret” (Akhetaton Records 2021).

9.Sonia Aimy: “No Color”. From “Reconnect” (Slammin Media 2021).

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

11.Danongan Kalandunyan & the Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble: “Kapamalong-malong Dance Music 1”.

12.Fred Ho feat. The Asian-American Art Ensemble & Kulintang Arts: “Lapu Lapu’s Battle Preparation / Jihad”. Both from “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalandunyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

13.Warda: “Khalik Hena Part 3”. From “Khalik Hena (1973)” (WeWantSounds 2021).

14.Omar Khorshid: “Rakset El Fadaa”. From “Giant + Guitar (1974)”. (WeWantSounds 2021).

15.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Cupa Cupa”. From the forthcoming album “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

16.Khöömei Beat: “Changys Baglaash”. From “Changys Baglaash” (ARC Music 2021).

17.The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder with Lila Downs: “La Iguana”.

18.The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder with Los Tigres Del Norte: “Canción Mixteca”. Both from “San Patricio” (Blackrock Records 2010).

19.The Chieftains feat. Carolina Chocolate Drops: “Pretty Little Girl”. From “Voice Of Ages” (Blackrock Records 2012).

20.The Chieftains: “Boil The Breakfast Early”. From “The Best Of The Chieftains” (Colombia).

21.The Chieftains with Akiko Yano: “Sake In The Jar”.

22.The Chieftains with Sinead O’Connor: “Factory Girl”. Both from “Tears Of Stone” (RCA Victor BMG 1999).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

6.Kuunatic: “Gate of Klüna” (Glitterbeat).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.V.A: “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.King Champion Sounds with Sally Timms: “Thou Hurricane”. From “Between Two Worlds” (Hive Mind).

2.Munir Khauli: “Heik Ha Nishtghil”. From “Habibi Funk 015: An eclectic selection from the Arab world - part 2” (Habibi Funk).

3.Etran De L’Air: “Toubouk Ine Chihoussay” (Single on Sahel Sounds).

4.The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder with Los Tigres Del Norte: “Canción Mixteca”. From “San Patricio” (Blackrock Records).

5.Ryuichi Sakamoto: “A Carved Stone”. From “Esperanto” (WeWantSounds).
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