Playlist 20.08.2018

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Playlist 20.08.2018

On this week's programme:

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.


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

1.    Dur-Dur Band: “Yabaal”.

2.    Dur-Dur Band: “Hiyeeley”. Both from “Dur Dur Of Somalia - Volume 1 & Volume 2” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

3.    Dur-Dur Band: “Gorof (Elixir)”.

4.    Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen: “Anaa Qaylodhaankaan”. Both from the compilation “Sweet As Broken Dates - Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa” (Ostinato 2017).

5.    Emad Youssef: “Al Bareedo Ana”.  From the compilation “Two Niles To Sing A Melody - The violins & synths of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

6.    Afro Cuban All Stars: “A Toda Cuba le Gusta”. From “A Toda Cuba Le Gusta” (forthcoming re-release on World Circuit).

7.    Orlando Cachaito Lopez: “Mis Dos Pequeñas”. From “Cachaito” (Re-release on World Circuit 2018).

8.    Hugo Fattoruso & Barrio Opa: “Candombelek”. From “Barrio Opa” (Far Out 2018).

9.    Conjunto Jovens Africanos: “Nhu Djou” (Single release on Ostinato 2018).

10.  Kobo Town: “London Town”. From “Where The Galleon Sank” (Stonetree 2018).

11.  Stella Chiweshe: “Kasahwa”. From “Kasahwa: Early Singles” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

12.  SANS: “Tuudittele Tuuli - Cradle, O Wind”. From “Kulku” (Cloud Valley 2018).

13.  Anandi Bhattacharya: “”. From “Joys Abound” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

14.  Sväng: “Sateen Tango”. From “Sväng Plays Tango” (Galileo 2018).

15.  Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares: “Milonga”. From “Aguas” (forthcoming on OTA).

16.  Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Tranquilo”. From “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because 2018).

17.  Agricantus: “Azalai”. From “Akoustikòs Vol. 1” (Compagnia Nuove Indye 2018).

18.  Kymata - Maria Simoglou, Kevin Seddiki, Iacob Maciuca: “Sârba”. From “Kymata” (Buda Musique 2018).

19.  Steve Tilston: “Let Your Banjo Ring”. From “Distant Days” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

20.  Katalena: “Ko bo fantic na vojsko šel / When I go to fight in the war”. From “Clovek Ni Zver / Man Is Not A Beast” (Založba Pivec 2018).

21.  Letitia Vansant: “For What It’s Worth”. From “Gut It To The Studs” (Letitia Vansant  2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Various Artists: “Two Niles To Sing A Melody - The violins & synths of Sudan” (Ostinato).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Red Baraat: “Sound The People” (Rhyme & Reason).


4. Various Artists: “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa).


5. Bombino: “Deran” (Partisan).


6. Kymata - Maria Simoglou, Kevin Seddiki, Iacob Maciuca: “Kymata” (Buda Musique).


7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).


8. Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas” (Altafonte).         


9. Ammar 808: “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat).


10. Moonlight Benjamin: “Siltane” (Ma Case).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Fanfara Station: “Dammne”. From “Tebourba” (Agualoca).

2.  Dur-Dur Band: “Juba Aaka”. From “Dur-Dur of Somalia Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa).

3.  Cumbia Chicharra: “Dub De Pollera”. From “Hijo De Tigre” (Cumbia Chicharra).


4.  Chalaban: “Fulan Hiriza”. From “Gleimim” (NarRator).

5.  Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Dedos De Oro”. From “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).
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