Playlist 21.02.2023

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Playlist 21.02.2023

On this week’s programme:

Acid Arab are the Parisian duo of Guido Minisky & Hervé Carvalho.

The Free Music are a Libyan band who have released nine albums in their home country.

The one-time Mogadishu stars The Dur-Dur Band are reunited once again in Berlin.

Altin Gün are located in Amsterdam and play Turkish music with a retro feel.

Houria Aicha is from the Atlas Mountains in the North-East of Algeria.

Polobi is a traditional singer from Guadeloupe, with musical soundscapes from Doctor L, Liam Farrell.

Sarathy Korwar is a US-born, Indian-raised, percussionist and composer based in London.

Islandman are an electro-acoustic Istanbul outfit, collaborating with a cult legend of Turkish music.

Les Mamans du Congo are a female group from Brazzaville with Rrobin on production.

Jembaa Groove are a Ghanian-German duo with members of Pat Thomas’ band.

Kimi Djabaté is from a travelling griot family in Guinea-Bissau.

Djeli Moussa Condé is from Guinea, based in France, and accompanied by Arat Kilo’s Gérald Bonnegrace.

Analog Africa seek out a pioneer of Ecuadorian music in Quito.

Ybirá are a Brazilian and European band playing Brazilian dance music.

Irishwoman from Cavan, Lisa O’Neill, has an earthy folk style with a keen eye on the natural world.

Brighde Chambeul is a Scottish piper and sonic adventurer.

Lakiko is a Bosnian musician with an experimental take on sevdalinka.

Mircan Kaya is a Turkish singer and musician as well as an engineer.

Spadei - Wally Ingram & guests - aim to make soundscapes for the soul.

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

1.Acid Arab feat. Fella Soltana: “Gouloulou”.

2.Acid Arab feat. Cheb Halim: “Halim Guelil”. Both from “Trois” (Crammed Discs 2023).

3.The Free Music: “Ana qalbi ehtar”. From “The Free Music” (Habibi Funk 2023).

4.Dur-Dur Band Int: “Wan ka helaa”. From the forthcoming album “The Berlin Session” (Outhere Records).

5.Altin Gün: “Leylim Ley”.

6.Altin Gün: “Guzelligin On Para Etmez”. Both from the forthcoming album “Ask” (Glitterbeat).

7.Houria Aicha: “Sourire d’argent, lèvres de sang”. From “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés 2023).

8.Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters: “La Lézad”.

9.Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters: “Zion”.Both from “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World 2023).

10.Sarathy Korwar: “To remember”. From “Kalak” (The Leaf Label 2022).

11.Islandman feat. Okay Temiz & Muhlis Berberoglu: “Denizalti rüzgalari” (Single on Night Dreamer).

12.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Sala Sala”. From the EP “Kikento” (Jarring Effects 2023).

13.Jembaa Groove: “Sweet my ear (instrumental)” (Single on Agogo).

14.Kimi Djabaté: “Alindonka”. From “Dindin” (Cumbancha 2023).

15.Djeli Moussa Condé & Gérald Bonnegrace: “Malo Magni”. From “Africa Mama” (Accords Croisés 2023).

16.Junior y su Equipo: “America-India”. From the compilation “Ecuatoriana - El Universo Paralelo de Polibio Mayorga 1969-1981” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

17.Ybirá: “Clareou”. From “Ybirá” (Ybira 2023).

18.Lisa O’Neill: “Old Note”. From “All of This Is Chance” (Rough Trade 2023).

19.Brighde Chambeul: “Tha Fonn Gun Bhi Trom / I Am Disposed Of Mirth”. From “Carry Them With Us” (forthcoming on tak:til Glitterbeat).

20.Lakiko: “Ovce”. From the forthcoming album “What to do, how to live?” (Lakiko Records 2023).

21.Mircan Kaye: “Sis nana - Hush lullaby”. From “Lamentations” (UCM Productions 2022).

22.Spadei: “Mudd”. From “Left Right Here” (Six Degrees 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Eric Bibb: “Ridin’” (Dixiefrog).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Debashish Bhattacharya: “The Sound of the Soul” (Abstract Logix).

9.Taraf Syriana: “Taraf Syriana” (Lula World Records).

10.Lucas Santtana: “O Paraiso” (No Format).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Mestizo: “Arroyo” (Single on Mais Um).

2.Gaisha: “Gand la nuit” (Single on Zephyrus).

3.Bassidi Koné: “Kaire”. From “Kaire” (Remote Records/Studio Mali).

4.Ofege: “It’s not easy”. From “Try And Love” (Strut).

5.Lisa O’Neill: “Goodnight World”. From “All Of This Is Chance” (Rough Trade).

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