Playlist 19.07.2021

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Playlist 19.07.2021

On this week's programme:

Eblis Alvarez aka Meridian Brothers joins forces with fellow Bogota resident, accordionist Iván Medellin.

A new Analog Africa collection focuses on 1970s Cameroonian garage scene.

Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are a free-thinking Swiss 12-strong band on their fifth album.

Les Filles de Illighadad, from the small Nigerien town of the same name, are captured live in Brooklyn.

Tarwa N-Tiniri are a young Moroccan six-piece, walking in Tinariwen’s footsteps.

Nick Page, aka Count Dubulah, musician and producer, died in May. He was a significant figure in global fusion bands and projects, beginning in the trail-blazing Transglobal Underground, and moving on to Temple of Sound, Dub Colossus, Syriana and Xaos. He was associated initially with the Anglo-Asian label Nation Records, and later with Peter Gabriel’s Real World. We take a quick tour through his cross-cultural musical journey.

Sarah-Jane Summers, Scottish Highland fiddler, partners Finnish musician, Juhani Silvola, in Norway.

Cormac Breatnach takes his Irish trad roots and weaves them into a poignant story of a cruel miscarriage of justice.

Bob Holroyd, prominent UK global ambient artist, releases two tracks on the new Real World X label.

Alice Coltrane’s recordings were solo performances recorded for her spiritual community in the early ’80s.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday July 19th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna: “Pensando en mi Morena”. From the forthcoming album “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

2. Jean-Pierre Djeukam: “Africa Iyo”. From the forthcoming compilation “Cameroon Garage Funk” (Analog Africa).

3. Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We Can Can We”. From “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe 2021).

4. Les Filles de Illighadad: “Eghass Malan”. From “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds 2021).

5. Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Azemz”. From “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada 2021).


Tribute to Nick Page/Dubulah:

6. Transglobal Underground: “Temple Head”.

7. Transglobal Underground: “Army Of Forgotten Souls”. Both from “Dream Of 100 Nations” (Nation Records 1993).

8. Temple of Sound & Rizwan MuazzamQawwali: “Solar East”. From “People’s Colony No. 1” (Real World 2001).

9. Dub Colossus: “Azmari Dub”. From “Dub Colossus in A Town Called Addis” (Real World 2008).

10.Dub Colossus: “Dub Will Tear Us Apart”.

11.Dub Colossus: “Guragigna”. Both from “Addis Through The Looking Glass” (Real World 2011).

12.Dub Colossus: “Uptown Top Ranking (Negus Dub)”. From “Dub Me Tender Vol. 1+2” (Real World 2012).

13.Syriana: “Syriana”. From “The Road To Damascus” (Real World 2010).

14.Xaos: “Processional”. From “Xaos” (Independent Records 2015).

15.Transglobal Underground: “City In Peril”. From “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite 2020).


16.Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: “Dan Fhraoich”. From “The Smoky Smirr o’ Rain” (Eighth Nerve Audio 2021).

17.Cormac Juan Breatnach: “Lost Whistle”.

18.Cormac Juan Breatnach: “See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil”. Both from “The Whistleblower” (Cormac Breatnach 2020).

19.Bob Holroyd: “Mangled Pianos” (Single on Real World X 2021).

20.Alice Coltrane: “Krishna Krishna”. From “Kirtan: Turiya Sings” (Impulse! 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Natacha Atlas: “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

2.Les Filles de Illighadad: “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds).

3.Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Yat-Kha: “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

6.dal:um: “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

7.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

8.V.A: “Hanin - Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (World Within Worlds).

9.Namgar: “Nayan Navaa” (ARC).

10. U-Roy: “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica / BMG).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tarwa N-Tiniri: “Tiwizi”. From “Azizdeg” (Atty Records Canada).

2.U-Roy feat David Hinds: “Soul Rebel”. From “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica/BMG).

3.Altin Gün: “Kisasa Kisas”. Single from bandcamp-only release “Âlem” (Altin Gün).

4.Quyech: “Hoa”. From “Quyen Troi” (Midi Creative).

5.Alice Coltrane: “Krishna Krishna”. From “Kirtan: Turiya Sings” (Impulse!).
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