Playlist 20.09.2022

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Playlist 20.09.2022

On this week’s programme:

Minyeshu is an Ethiopian singer, resident in the Netherlands.

Shotnez are a quartet formed in New York, based in Tel Aviv.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a veteran saxophonist and band-leader from Ghana.

Angelique Kidjo from Benin joins forces with Tunisian trumpeter and arranger, Ibrahim Maalouf.

Star Feminine Band are teenagers from a small village in Benin releasing their second album.

Raz and Afla are a duo from Tel Aviv and Ghana respectively, based in London.

Maajo are a fusion of African and Scandinavian musicians, based in Finland.

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a veteran Ivorian reggae artist.

Aswad were at the forefront of the homegrown British reggae scene of the 1970s; their drummer, vocalist, and longest-serving member, Drummie Zeb, has died.

Halva are a sextet hailing from France, Belgium, Germany and Israel, exploring links to Yiddish music.

Ali Dogan Gönültas has researched 150 years of musical history from his native town of Kigi in Turkey.

Simon Shaheen, oud-player and violinist, plays the music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the father of modern Egyptian song - recorded in 1990.

Liraz is Israeli-born singer exploring her Iranian heritage in recordings from Istanbul.

Belgian violinist and composer, Catherine Graindorge, enlists Iggy Pop for some atmospheric spoken word.

Misía is a veteran fado singer from Portugal who revived the genre back in the 1990s.

Ana Alcaide from Toledo is a singer and player of the violin and nickelharpa.

Maija Kauhanen is from Finland and plays the kantele and other instruments.

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

1. Minyeshu: “Fidel”.

2.Minyeshu: “Erta Ale”. Both from “Netsa” (ARC Music 2022).

3.Shotnez: “Contagious”. Single from forthcoming album “” (Batov Records).

4.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “Yekor Ye A Yeaba”. From “Round Midnite” (Agogo 2022).

5.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Alikama”. From “Queen Of Sheba” (Mister Ibé 2022).

6.Star Feminine Band: “We are Star Feminine Band”. From “Star Feminine Band In Paris” (Born Bad 2022).

7.Raz & Afla: “Walk the walk”. From “The Cycle” (Mawimbi 2022).

8.Maajo: “Unelmissani”. Single from forthcoming album “Water Of Life” (Wonderwheel).

9.Tiken Jah Fakoly: “Religion”. Single form the forthcoming album “Braquage De Pouvoir” (Chapter Two/Wagram 2022).

10.Aswad: “I A Rebel Soul”.

11.Aswad: “Natural Progression”.Both from “Aswad” (Island 1976).

12.Halva: “Frelex”.

13.Halva: “Saba Syrto”. Both from “Dinner In Sofia” (Danzone 2021).

14.Ali Dogan Gönültas: “Bar Elek”.

15.Ali Doğan Gönültaş:“Em Kolime”. Both from “Kigi” (Ali Doğan Gönültaş 2022).

16.Simon Shaheen: “Al Hinna”. From “The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab” (Zehra 1990/2022).

17.Liraz: “Junoonyani”. From “Roya” (Glitterbeat 2022).

18.Catherine Graindorge & Iggy Pop: “The Dictator”. From the EP “The Dictator” (Glitterbeat 2022).

19.Mísia: “Valsa das sombras”. From “Animal Sentimental” (Galileo 2022).

20.Ana Alcaide: “Kathairein”. From “Ritual” (Ana Alcaide 2022).

21.Maija Kauhanen: “Jää”. From “Menneet” (Nordic Notes 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

4.Al-Qasar: “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

5.Lass: “Bumayé” (Wagram/Chapter Two).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma” (Ajabu!).

7.Minyeshu: “Netsa” (ARC Music).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Pedro Lima: “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Al Qasar feat. Mehdi Haddab: “Barbès Barbès”. From “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

2.Shotnez: “Marhaba” (Single on Batov Records).

3.Adédéji: “Oruku”. From “Yoruba Odyssey” (One World Records).

4.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “Ceol Ón Chré”. Single from forthcoming album “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

5.Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia: “Bhairavi”. From “Saath Saath” (Believe/Purbayan Chatterjee).

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