Playlist 21.02.2022

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Playlist 21.02.2022

On this week's programme:

Monika Lakatos - Womex artist of 2020 - and her band Romengo are Roma musicians from Hungary.

David Krakauer is a US clarinettist whose repertoire ranges from klezmer to avant-garde.

Sabertooth Swing put the history of jazz in their city of New Orleans in its social and cultural context.

Jamaican singjay Black-Am-I, and fellow countryman, lyricist Kabaka Pyramid, join forces.

French beat-maker Manudigital produces a chanson-reggae album with French-Lebanese singer Camille Bazbaz.

Rokia Koné is a Malian vocalist who was part of Les Amazones d’Afrique, now with Irish producer Jacknife Lee.

Analog Africa is soon to release “Saturno 2000”, a collection of slowed-down cumbia or “rebajada” from Mexico.

The Brussels’ Rebel Up label has a collection of the Peruvian popular chicha style from the ’70s and ’80s.

Jembaa Groove are an Afro-soul outfit led by a Berlin-based duo - debut album coming soon.

Avalanche Kaito are a trio of Burkinabé multi-instrumentalist Kaito Winse with a Brussels noise-punk duo.

Famous Bollywood playback star, and sister of Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar has died aged 92.

Small Island Big Song is a collective of musicians from South Sea islands highlighting climate plight.

Ana Carla Maza is a young Cuban cellist from a musical family who is now based in Europe.

Sirom are a Slovenian trio playing experimental “imaginary folk music”.

Sinikka Langeland is a Norwegian kantele artist, steeped in her forested environment and traditions.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday February 21st. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Monika Lakatos & Romengo: “Botolóso”. From “Folk Utca” (Folk Europa 2021).

2.David Krakauer: “North Country Square Dance”. From “Mazel Tov Cocktail Party” (forthcoming on Label Bleu/Table Pounding Records).

3.Sabertooth Swing: “La Chanson de Mardi Gras”.

4.Sabertooth Swing: “Send me to the ‘lectric chair”. Both from “Delta Bound” (Slammin’ Media 2022).

5.Black-Am-I & Kabaka Pyramid: “Jah In My Corner” (Single on Ghetto Youths International).

6.Manudigital & Bazbaz: “Babyblue”. From “LoveBordel” (X-Ray Productions 2022).

7.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bambougou N’tji”. Single from “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

8.Junior y su Equipo: “La Borrachita”. From the compilation “Saturno 2000 - La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

9.Los Orientales de Paramonga: “Pobre cada dia más pobre”. From the compilation “Chicha Popular” (Rebel Up 2022).

10.Jembaa Groove: “Amala”.

11.Jembaa Groove: “Mokole”. Both singles from the forthcoming album “Susuma” (Agogo).

12.Avalanche Kaito: “Le Repas de Cobra”. From the EP “Dabalomuni” (Glitterbeat 2022).

13.Lata Mangeshkar & S.P.Balasubhramaniam: “Didi Tera Devar Deewana”. From “The Rough Guide to Bollywood” (World Music Network 2002).

14.Lata Mangeshkar: “Wada Na Tod”. From “Movin’ Melodies - Lata Mangeshkar” (Universal India 1998).

15.Small Island Big Song feat. Emlyn & Putad: “Listwar Zanset”.

16.Small Island Big Song feat. Emlyn, Putad, Sauljaljui, Vaiteani, Selina Leem: “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”.Both from “Our Island” (Small Island Big Song 2022).

17.Ana Carla Maza: “Huayno”. From “Bahía” (forthcoming on Persona Editorial).

18.Sirom: “Grazes, Wrinkles, Drifts into Sleep”. From the forthcoming album “The Liquefied Throne of Simplicity” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

19.Sinikka Langeland: “Don’t come to me with the entire truth”.

20.Sinikka Langeland: “Wolf Rune”.Both from “Wolf Rune” (ECM 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Small Island Big Song: “Our Island” (Small Island Big Song).

2.David Krakauer: “Mazel Tov Cocktail Party” (Label Bleu/Table Pounding Records).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Sinikka Langeland: “Wolf Rune” (ECM).

5.Ana Carla Maza: “Bahía” (Persona Editorial).

6.Oki: “Tonkori In The Moonlight” (Mais Um).

7.Hamid Shaeri: “The Slam! Years (1983-1988)” (Habibi Funk).

8.Atonga Zimba: “A to Z” (Jinn Records).

9.Nilotika Cultural Ensemble: “Nyabingi Resurrection” (Switchstance Recordings).

10. Molo Sayat: “Hadaeq” (Zephyrus).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Etran de L’Air: “Nak Deranine”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds).

2.Imarhan: “Temet”. From “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

3.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bi Ye Tulonba Ye”.From “Bamanan” (Real World).

4.DakhaBrakha: “Dostochka”. From “Alambari” (DakhaBrakha).

5.Park Jiha: “The Way of Spiritual Breath”. From “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).
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