n this week's programme - Ear To The Globe 2021 Highlights Part 2:
We begin with two posthumous albums. Sadly this year we lost pioneer Jamaican DJ/talkover artist U-Roy, and the co-originator of the Nigerian Afrobeat sound, Tony Allen.
Shabaka Hutchings’ band Sons of Kemet opened their “Black to the Future” album with a powerful piece of poetry from Joshua Idehen.
Martin Nathan and the late Sam Clayton Jr. created jazzy dub settings for the veteran Jamaican toaster Big Youth.
Ben LaMar Gayis Chicago vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with a foot in many genres.
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are a Swiss group ploughing their own idiosyncratic furrow.
Altin Gün play an electro-retro sound with their roots in Anatolia.
Stella Chiweshe is a pioneering female adept on the Zimbabwean mbira - her 1987 album has been re-released.
The Analog Africa label compiled a collection of early ‘80s Edo Funk, based around Benin City in Nigeria, and a Ghanaian selection from the Essiebons label. In addition they gave us a snapshot of the early years of Peruvian guitar maestro Manzanita.
Italian radio presenter, Gianluca Tramontana, recorded the festivities of the local Cuban changüi style.
“La Caña de Millo” is an indigenous flute synonymous with one of the roots of the Colombian national cumbia genre.
“Industrial Strength Bluegrass” traced the movement of people from the Appalachians to the factories and warehouses of Ohio.
Khoomei Beat bring contemporary instruments and production to traditional Tuvan folk music.
The Transglobal Underground team revisit their 2010 Europhile collection of migration songs.
The Irish-based duo of Rhiannon Giddens and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi put soul into folk.
Piers Faccini is a UK singer with Mediterranean heritage and a penchant for North African sounds.
Natacha Atlas, long associated with Transglobal Underground, is a Belgian-Egyptian singer.
Ballaké Sissoko is a renowned Malian kora virtuoso recorded here in a Belgian chapel.
Fellow-countryman and kora maestro Toumani Diabaté was recorded with the LSO in 2008, released this year.
Chinese pipa artist, Wu Man, joined forces with Japanese shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki.
Guy Buttery is a South African multi-instrumentalist on a visit to India.
Alice Coltrane’s devotional works were intended for her 1980’s spiritual community in the USA.
Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here