The ’80s albums of the Dur-Dur Band from Somalia are the latest archive project from the Analog Africa label.
Ostinato Records also featured the Dur-Durs on last year’s Somalian compilation, and the label’s current compilation is from Sudan between 1974 and the mid-90s. Later in the programme is Ostinato’s new single release from Cape Verde.
World Circuit’s series of re-releases on vinyl includes two from Cuba: the Afro Cuban All Stars, who were very interlinked with the Buena Vistas, and were recorded in the same sessions, and the later release from master bassist Cachaito.
Hugo Fattoruso, Uruguayan band leader, revisits the Latin jazz-funk of his ’70s and ‘80s career.
Kobo Town is the vehicle for Trinidadian Drew Gonsalves and his contemporary calypso style.
Stella Chiweshe was the only prominent Zimbabwean mbira player of her time and her early 1970s recordings are re-released on Glitterbeat.
SANS are a collective of Andrew Cronshaw, Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio and her daughter, Tigran Aleksanyan (duduk), and Ian Blake.
The singer Anandi Bhattacharya is the talented daughter of the remarkable slide guitarist from Calcutta, Debashish Bhattacharya.
Sväng are the Finnish harmonica quartet on a tango mission.
Two Cuban expats, Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares, join forces on “Aguas”.
Plaza Francia Orchestra is a Gotan Project offshoot - tango and electronics.
Agricantus are a longstanding world-folk outfit from Palermo.
Kymata are a trio who combine the music of Greece and Romania with original composition.
Steve Tilston is a veteran of the UK folk scene revisiting some of his finest tunes.
Katalena are Slovenian with songs about the futility of war.
Letitia Vansant is a bluegrass musician with a new version of an old chestnut.