Playlist 19.09.2023

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Playlist 19.09.2023

On this week’s programme:

Mo’Horizons are the German production duo with a 25 year career.

Congolese singer Bony Bikaye comes out of retirement and joins French trio TONN3RR3.

Deena Abdelwahed is a female Tunisian DJ & producer with a second album on release.

Jérémy Labelle, based in La Réunion, makes electronic music derived from traditional maloya elements.

Electronics duo Matmos have transformed Smithsonian recordings of the natural world into art pieces.

Vladimir Lenhart, from Belgrade, brings his ethno-noise productions to traditional folk song and singers.

Peter King, Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, band-leader, and Afro-jazz musician, has died.

Immy Owusu, of Ghanaian and Dutch ancestry, is resident in Australia.

Les Mamans du Congo are from Congo Brazzaville with Frenchman Rrobin on production.

Al Bilali Soudan, from Timbuktu, play an improvised desert-style based on the tehardent lute.

Shono are from Buryatia in the far East of Russia and combine tradition with Western instruments.

Samander and Mizrob are two of the bands featured on the compilation “Lost in Tajikistan”, produced by Lu Edmonds.

Oghlan Bhakhsi grew up in Iran but plays the dutar and sings the music of Turkmenistan.

Bilja Krstić is from Belgrade and is a collector of songs from the surrounding countries of Eastern Europe.

La Cantiga de la Serena, a trio from Puglia, rework the traditional music of the Mediterranean basin.

Soema Montenegro of Buenos Aires draws on the diverse styles of Latin America.

Luzmila Carpio is a champion of indigenous peoples from her native Bolivia and beyond.

Chango Spasiuk, major chamamé accordionist from Argentina, worked remotely with many musicians during covid.

Brazilian guitarist, Yamandu Costa, collaborates with Canarian timplé master, Domingo El Colarao.

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

1.    Mo’Horizons: “Mango Woman” (Single on Agogo! 2023).

2.    TONN3RR3 & Bikaye: “Keba Na Butu”. Single from forthcoming album “It’s A Bomb” (Born Bad).

3.    Deena Abdelwahed: “Complain”. From “Jbal Rrsas” (InFiné 2023).

4.    Labelle: “Ciel”. From forthcoming album “Noir Anima” (InFiné).

5.    Matmos: “Mud Dauber Wasp”. From the forthcoming album “Return To Archive” (forthcoming on Smithsonian Folkways).

6.    Lenhart Tapes feat. Tijana Stankovic: “Vodu brala”. From the forthcoming album “Dens” (Glitterbeat).

7.    Peter King: “Shango”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos” (Strut 2009).

8.    Peter King: “African Dialects’. From the compilation “Nigeria 70: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk” (Strut 2008).

9.    Immy Owusu: “Nyame Kasa”. From “Lo-Life!” (HopeStreet 2023).

10.  Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Sala Sala”. From “Ya Mizolé” (Jarring Effects 2023).

11.  Al Bilali Soudan: “Aderrahman”. From “Babi” (Clermont 2023).

12.  Shono: “Kolkhozoi Tractor”. From “Kolkhozoi Tractor” (CPL-Music 2023).

13.  Samander: “Dam Hama Dam”.

14.  Mizrob: “Laylijon”.  From the compilation “Lost In Tajikistan” (World Music Network 2023).

15.  Oghlan Bhakhsi: “Salyk bilen”. From “Journey Across The Steppes - Musical Traditions of Central Asia: Turkmenistan” (Felmay 2023).

16.  Bilja Krstić & Bistrik Orchestra: “Sanko si bonka zalibi”. From “Biljur” (Jugoton Croatia Records 2023).

17.  La Cantiga de la Serena feat. Faraualla e L’Escargot: “La Novia”. From “La Novia” (Zero Nove Nove 2023).

18.  Soema Montenegro: “Caminante”. Single from forthcoming album “Circulo Radiante” (Mais Um).

19.  Luzmila Carpio: “Requiem para un ego”. From “Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol” (ZZK Records 2023).

20.  Chango Spasiuk feat. Marcelo Dellamea: “Puerto Tirol”. From “Eike! Entrar en el alma” (Chango Spasiuk 2023).

21.  Yamandu Costa & Domingo El Colarao: “Alma Llanera”.

22.  Yamandu Costa & Domingo El Colarao: “Mazurca del Zurdo”.  Both from “De Vida Y Vuelta” (Bagual Productions 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Luzmila Carpio: “Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol” (ZZK Records).

2.  Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “O Yinne!” (Philophon).

3.  Mokoomba: “Tusona: Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere).


4.  V.A: Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways).


5.  Deena Abdelwahed: “Jbal Rrsas” (InFiné).


6.  Yungchen Lhamo: “One Drop Of Kindness” (Real World).

7.  Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood: “Jarak Qaribak” (World Circuit).


8.  Chango Spasiuk: “Eike! Entrar en el alma” (Chango Spasiuk).

9.  Jawa: “Last Breaths from Aleppo” (Muziekpublique).

10.  Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Afro Futurist Dreams” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Nègarit: “Yewelalia”. From “Origins” (Buda Musique).

2.   Al Bilali Soudan: “Al Hamzia”. From “Babi” (Clermont).

3.   Cantares del Pacifico feat. Eryen Korath: “Chigualo”. From “Aguajes de Mar y Manglar” (Chaco).

4.   Derek Gripper: “Lampedusa”. From “Libraries On Fire” (New Cape).

5.  Kavita Shah: “Sodade”. From “Cape Verdean Blues” (Kavita Shah).
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