Playlist 20.09.2021

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Playlist 20.09.2021

On this week's programme:

Justin Adams teams up with the leader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino for a guitar-percussion(& violin) tour de force.

Celebrated Cypriot trio, Monsieur Doumani, dive deep into the darkness with a new powerful sound.

Fanfare Ciocarlia, the Romanian village brass band, mark 25 years of pneumatic athleticism.

Orquestra Afro Brasileira release their first album in over 50 years, with one original member on board!

Dos Santos, Chicago alt-LatinX troubadours, issue their 3rd single from the upcoming release.

Susana Baca, the soul of black Peru, has a highly anticipated album on the way.

Turkish electronic trio, Islandman, remix the Tuareg band Tamikrest.

Montparnasse Musique are the production duo of Algerian Frenchman, Nadjib Ben Bella, and South Africa’s Aero Manyelo.

Ifé is New Orleans musician and Santería priest with Parisian-Congolese vocalist Robby The Lord.

Rootz Radicals and Jahcoustix are reggae musicians based in Germany.

Turbotito and Ragz curate a compilation of Asian electro-disco from the 1980s - “Naya Beats”.

Ghetto Priest - of Asian Dub Foundation - releases another single from his “Big People Music” album.

The “Cameroon Garage Funk” album compiles the sound of 1970’s Yaoundé.

Kandy Guira, from Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, now resident in France, has accompanied Manu Dibango and Oumou Sangaré.

Maher Cissoko is a kora player from Casamance based in Sweden.

Cuban pianist, Omar Sosa, and Senegalese kora artist, Seckou Keita, continue their fruitful partnership.

Ballaké Sissoko is the Malian kora master with this year’s second release, a solo recording.

Purbayan Chatterjee is a sitar player in prestigious company on an East-West jazz album.

Ustad Saami sings a unique and ancient style of microtonal Sufi devotional music.

Opium Moon, taking their name from a Hafiz poem, are a quartet based in Los Angeles.

Catherine Graindorge is a Belgian violinist and composer, her new album produced by by John Parish.

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

1.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Dark Road Down”. From the forthcoming album “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Astrahán”. From “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat 2021).

3.Fanfare Ciocarlia: “Gypsy Mambo No. 555”. From “It Wasn’t Hard To Love You” (Asphalt Tango 2021).

4.Orquestra Afro Brasileira: “Saudação ao Rei Nagô”. Single from forthcoming album “80 Años” (Day Dreamer).

5.Dos Santos: “A Tu Lado”. Single from forthcoming album “City Of Mirrors” (International Anthem).

6.Susana Baca: “Sorongo”. Single from forthcoming album “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

7.Islandman Vs Tamikrest: “Tarhamanine Assinegh (Islandman Remix)”. Single from album “Godless Ceremony” (Music for Dreams 2021).

8. Montparnasse Musique feat. Kasai Allstars & Basokin: “Panter”. From the EP “Montparnasse Musique” (Real World X 2021).

9. Ifé feat. Robby The Lord: “Fake Blood”. From the forthcoming album “0000+0000” (Mais Um).

10. Rootz Radicals feat. Jahcoustix: “Groove On” (Single on Rootz Radicals 2021).

11. Musarrat: “Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe”. From the compilation “Naya Beat Vol. 1” (Naya Beat Records 2021).

12. Ghetto Priest: “I don’t want to see you cry - North Street West dub” (Single & remixes on Ramrock 2021).

13. Los Camaroes de Maroua: “Esele Mulema Moam”. From the compilation “Cameroon Garage Funk” (Analog Africa 2021).

14. Kandy Guira: “Pagabirawa”. From “Nagtaba” (Que Du Bonheur En Son / Vlad Production 2021).

15. Maher Cissoko: “Mariama”. From “Cissoko Heritage” (Ajabu 2021).

16. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Drops of Sunrise”. From “Suba” (forthcoming on Bendigedig).

17. Ballaké Sissoko: “Nan Sira Madi”. From “A Touma” (No Format! 2021).

18.Purbayan Chatterjee feat. Bela Fleck & Zakir Hussain: “Lalitha - The Joyful Mother”. From “Unbounded - Abaad” (Sufiscore 2021).

19. Ustad Saami: “Prayer for Peace”. From the forthcoming album “East Pakistan Sky” (Glitterbeat).

20. Opium Moon: “When their wings”. From “Night + Day” (Starry Void/Six Degrees 2021).

21. Catherine Graindorge: “Lockdown”. From “Eldorado” (forthcoming on tak:til Glitterbeat).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi & Shariq Mustafa: “This Pale” (Lycopod Records).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.V.A: “Cameroon Garage Funk” (Analog Africa).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Massilia Sound System: “Sale Caractère” (Manivette Records).

6.Balimaya Project: “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.Coskun Karademir & Tord Gustavsen with Derya Türkan & Ömer Arslan: “Silence” (Kalan).

9.Fanfare Ciocarlia: “It Wasn’t Hard To Love You” (Asphalt Tango).

10. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Mudassir Khan: “One Morning In Gurgaon” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Talassa”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

2.Parvyn: “Jara”. From “Sa” (Parvyn).

3.Tamada: “Shishveli”. From “Dionysus Vs Tamada” (Souq Records).

4.Petrona Martinez feat. Susana Baca: “El Niño Roncón (Bullerengue Chalupiao)”. From “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

5.Warda Al-Jazairia: “Khalik Hena Part 5”. From “Khalik Hena” (Soutelphan/WeWantSounds).
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