Playlist 19.11.2018

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Playlist 19.11.2018

On this week's programme:

Sofiane Saidi is a French-based Algerian singer with an excellent band and a shot of rai.

Babylon Trio play electronically-powered Arabic styles, led by Arkan Mushtak from Baghdad.

Moulay Ahmed El Hassani performs traditional Moroccan songs in a contemporary style.

Luc Mishalle & Marockin Brass combine afro-jazz with Moroccan gnawa.

Evritiki Zygia from Northern Thrace have line-up of traditional instruments - bagpipe, lyre, kaval - with a Farfisa keyboard.

The Afro Celts are back. Again! The new album includes a “Migration” suite of songs - here in full.

Afro-space-jazz man Idris Ackamoor is in the Sugar Club on Friday, and drummer, Antonio Sanchez is there on Tuesday - it’s Jazz week in the Sugar Club.

Chucho Valdes is revisiting a small-group Cuban album made in 1972 and releasing a sequel.

Dawda Jobarteh, from The Gambia and based in Denmark, takes the kora into new areas.

Multiculturalists Rafiki Jazz, “the best of British”, have a preview of their new album.

Eric Bibb has his heart on his sleeve, his head in the right spot, and friends on hand.


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

1.    Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “El Ndjoum”.

2.    Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “Bourkan”.  Both from “El Ndjoum” (Airfono 2018).

3.    Babylon Trio: “Spoiled For Your Eyes”. From “Habibi” (Rebel Up Music 2018).

4.    Moulay Ahmed El Hassani: “Li Nssak Nssah”. From “Atlas Electric” (Hive Mind 2018).

5.    Luc Mishalle & Marockin Brass: “Tchor Kerira”. From “Beats & Pieces” (Met-X / Rebel Up 2018).

6.    Evritiki Zygia: “Syngathisto”.  From “Evritiki Zygia” (Teranga Beat 2018).

7.    Afro Celt Sound System: “The Migration Medley - Flight”.

8.    Afro Celt Sound System: “The Migration Medley - Mo Bhrón Ar An Bhfarraige / My Grief On The Ocean”.

9.    Afro Celt Sound System: “The Migration Medley - Homecoming”.

10.  Afro Celt Sound System: “The Migration Medley - Night Crossings Part 1”.

           All from “Flight” (ECC 2018).

11.  Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: “Land Of Ra”. From “An Angel Fell” (Strut 2018).

***Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids play the Sugar Club on Friday 23rd November***

12.  Chucho Valdes: “Luces”. From “Jazz Bata 2” (Mack Avenue 2018).

13.  Antonio Sanchez & Migration: “Long Road”. From “Lines In The Sand” (Cam Jazz 2018).

***Antonio Sanchez & Migration play The Sugar Club on Tuesday November 20th***

14.  Dawda Jobarteh: “Karang Folo”. From “I met her by the river” (Sterns 2018).

15.  Rafiki Jazz: “Hukus Bukus”. From the forthcoming album “My Heart, My Home” (Konimusic 2018).

16.  Eric Bibb: “Gathering Of The Tribes”.

17.  Eric Bibb: “Needed Time”.  Both from “Global Griot” (DixieFrog 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “El Ndjoum” (Airfono).


2. Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


3. Afro Celt Sound System: “Flight” (ECC).


4. Kaia Kater: “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways).


5. Various Artists:“Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Cesare Dell’Anna & GiRODiBANDA: “Guerra” (11/8 Records).       


9. Eric Bibb: “Global Griot” (DixieFrog).


10. Various Artists: “Small Island, Big Song” (Small Island Big Song Pty Ltd Australia).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Moulay Ahmed El Hassani: “Lagre Ya Ould Lhram”. From “Atlas Electric” (Hive Mind).

2.  Subhasis Bhattacharya: “Rubaiyat Blues”. From “Tablananda” (Riverboat / World Music Network).

3.  Yale Strom’s Broken Consort: “Maoz Tzur”. From “Shimmering Lights - Hanukkah Music” (ARC).


4.  Salif Keita feat. Alpha Blondy: “Mansa Fo La”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naïve).

5.  Dawda Jobarteh: “I Met Her By The River”. From “I Met Her By The River” (Sterns).
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