Playlist 20.05.2019

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Playlist 20.05.2019

On this week's programme:

Zenobia are a duo of Haifa-based Palestinians.

Bantou Mentale are from the Kinshasa-Paris stable that spawned Mbongwana Star.

Macka B is a veteran of the UK reggae/ragga scene.

Terra Livre are eco-activists from Portugal.

Rupa & the April Fishes are from San Francisco.

Hama Sankaré, one-time sideman to Ali Farka Touré, is from Mali.

BCUC are Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness from Soweto.

Minyo Crusaders from Japan are connoisseurs of Afro-Latin rhythms.

Brazil’s Liniker e os Caramelows will be in the Sugar Club tonight, 22nd May.

Cimarrón are from the eastern plains of Colombia.

The upcoming Analog Africa release features music from Northern Brazil, Pará to Belém.

The famous Bulgarian Voices choir have a 31-year career.

Lata Donga feature folk songs from Latvia.

Ricardo Vignini is a composer on the Brazilian viola guitar.

Mara Aranda is Spanish, onetime singer with L’Ham de Foc.

“Music from Turkey” features music from the Sameyda Ensemble who were based in Sweden.

Park Jiha is a multi-instrumentalist from Korea on her second tak:til release.

Waed Bouhassoun is a singer and oud-player from Syria.

Aziz Sahmaoui is a Moroccan musician and ex-member of Orchestre National de Barbès and Joe Zawinul’s band.

Lau are the adventurous contemporary Scottish folk trio.

Chuck Johnson is an American guitarist with an album of pedal-steel ambience.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday May 20th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Zenobia: “KSR KSR KSR”.

2.    Zenobia: “Tawahan”.  Both from EP “Zenobia” (Crammed 2019).

3.    Bantou Mentale: “Mama Ho!”. From the EP “No Romance” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

4.    Macka B: “Kick racism out of football” (Single on Chinelo Records 2019).

5.    Terra Livre feat. Manu Chao: “Dança da semente”. From “Seeds Roots Flowers & Fruits” (Terra Livre 2019).

6.    Rupa & The April Fishes: “Growing Upward”. From “Growing Upward” (Electric Gumbo Radio Music 2019).

7.    Hama Sankaré: “Dewel Wege”. From “Niafunke” (Clermont 2019).

8.    BCUC: “Isivunguvungu”. From “The Healing” (Buda 2019).

9.    Minyo Crusaders: “Hohai Bushi”. From “Echoes Of Japan” (Mais Um 2019)

10.  Liniker E Os Caramelows: “Louise du Brésil”. From “Remonta” (Pomm_elo 2016).

***Liniker e os Caramelows play the Sugar Club on Wednesday May 22nd***

11.  Cimarrón: “Auténtica Llanera”. From “Orinoco” (Cimarrón 2019).

12.  Os Muiraquitans: “A Misturada”. From the compilation “Jambu e os miticos sons da amazônia” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

13.  The Bulgarian Voices - Angelite: “Listni Se Goro / Leaf out, forest”. From “Heritage” (Jaro Medien 2019).

14.  Lata Donga: “Es leiguti”. From “Variacijas” (CPL 2019).

15.  Ricardo Vignini: “Amalgama”. From “Viola de Lata” (Tratore 2019).

16.  Mara Aranda: “El dolor del desngaño”. From “Sefarad en el corazon de Turquia” (Self-published 2019).

17.  Sameyda Ensemble: “Degirmenci”. From the compilation “Music From Turkey featuring the Sameyda Ensemble” (Caprice 2019).

18.  Park Jiha: “Arrival”. From “Philos” (forthcoming on tak:til / Glitterbeat).

19.  Waed Bouhassoun: “Je dors le coeur blessé”. From “Safar - Les Âmes Retrouvées” (Buda 2019).

20.  Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa: “Absence”. From “Poetic Trance” (Pias 2019).

21.  Lau: “Echolalia”. From “Midnight & Closedown” (Reveal 2019).

22. Chuck Johnson: “Brahmi”. From “Balsams” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).


2. Altin Gün: “Gece” (Glitterbeat).


3. Saulo Duarte: “Avante Delírio” (Sterns).


4. Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa: “Poetic Trance” (Pias).


5. Refugees for Refugees: “Amina” (Muziekpublique).


6. Various Artists: “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, AfroFunk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut).


7. Minyo Crusaders: “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos).


8. Hama Sankaré: “Niafunke” (Clermont).     


9. BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Zenobia: “Tawahan”. From EP “Zenobia” (Crammed).

2.  Rupa & the April Fishes: “Where You From”. From “Growing Upward” (Electric Gumbo Radio Music).


3.  Terra Livre: “Greening the Desert”. From “Seeds Roots Flowers & Fruits” (Self-published).

4.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Wayfaring Stranger”. From “There is No Other” (Nonesuch).

5.  Park Jiha: “When I think of her”. From “Philos” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

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