Playlist 21.03.2022

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Playlist 21.03.2022

On this week's programme:

Malian singer Rokia Koné, of Les Amazones d’Afrique, joins forces with Irish producer Jacknife Lee.

Etran de L’Air are a premier Nigerien wedding guitar band from Agadez.

Sidi Abdallah is a Tuareg guitarist of family heritage, also from Agadez.

Sowal Diabi is a collective from France, Mali and the Middle East, inspired by the refugee experience.

El Khat are a multicultural quartet from Tel Aviv with a core Yemeni focus.

Bengali exile Mohammed After Hussain joins forces with DJ-producer Andrea Rusconi.

Ibrahim Babayev is a young tar player based in Istanbul.

Elektro Hafiz, from Istanbul and based in Cologne, plays electric baglama.

Satellites, based in Tel Aviv, are in thrall to the ’70’s Anatolian sound.

Huun Huur Tu are foremost Tuvan overtone ensemble, playing in Dublin this week and weekend.

The Mekons are veteran UK post-punk folk outfit.

Tone of Voice Orchestra are a Danish group straddling folk, jazz and more.

Charles Maimarosia is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from the Solomon Islands.

Mitsune is a 5-piece band from Berlin with a strong Japanese folk theme.

He Jinhua is a renowned singer from the Naxi people of South-West China.

Cynthia Abraham is a jazz singer of Caribbean heritage.

Cserepes tranposes archive Transylvanian recordings into an urban environment.

Marjan Vahdat is an Iranian singer in exile, here with Bugge Wesseltoft on production.

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

1.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Kurunba”.

2.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Anw Tile (It’s our time)”. Both from “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

3.Etran de L’Air: “Tahawerte Ide Idinette”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

4.Sidi Abdallah: “Adounia”. From “Issikitane/Memory/Souvenir” (Clermont 2022).

5.Sowal Diabi: “Layli Jan”. From “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés 2022).

6.El Khat: “El Khat”. From “Albat Alawi Op. 99” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

7.Mohammed After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi: “Where has my beloved gone/Kar Bashore Roilo Bondhu”. From “Matir Gaan” (Hive Mind 2022).

8.Ibrahim Babayev: “Walking”. From “vIBrant” (Maqam Productions 2022).

9.Elektro Hafiz: “Sensiz Ask (Love without you)” (Single on Ironhand Records 2022).

10.Satellites: “Hudayda”. From “Şatellites” (Batov Records 2022).

11.Huun Huur Tu: “Mazhalyk-Ta”.

12.Huun Huur Tu: “Kozhamyk”.Both from “Ancestor’s Call” (World Village 2010).

***Huun Huur Tu played this week in the Sugar Club and have a matinee special on Sunday 27th***

13.Mekons: “Escalera”. From “Exquisite” (Glitterbeat 2022).

14.Tone Of Voice Orchestra: “You Saw Yourself Out”. From “Tone Of Voice Orchestra” (Stunt Records 2022).

15.Charles Maimarosia: “Haiamasina” (Single on Wantok 2022).

16.Mitsune: “Kaigara Bushi”. From “Hazama” (Mitsune 2022).

17.He Jinhua: “Meeting by moonlight”.

18.He Jinhua: “Saiseeq-jiiq & Beautiful White Clouds”.Both from “Songs of the Naxi of South-West China” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

19.Cynthia Abraham: “Laisser Aller”. From “Unisson” (Le Violon d'Ingres 2022).

20.Cserepes: “My Flower Ox”. From “Nachtmusic” (Fonó 2022).

21.Marjan Vahdat: “Singing Pigeon”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Gonora Sounds: “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital).

2.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

3.Bonga: “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica).

4.Imarhan: “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

5.Mohammed After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi: “Matir Gaan” (Hive Mind).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

7.Tone Of Voice Orchestra: “Tone Of Voice Orchestra” (Stunt Records).

8.Etran de L’Air: “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds).

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. Park Jiha: “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Africa Negra: “Carambola”. From “Africa Negra - Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

2.Elektro Hafiz: “L’amour à deux doigts”. From “Sensiz Ask (Love without you)” (2-track single on Ironhand Records).

3.Jembaa Groove: “K33 Momi”. From “Susuma” (Agogo).

4.Marjan Vahdat: “Singing Pigeon”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

5.Sirom: “A Bluish Flickering”. From “The Liquefied Throne of Simplicity” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).
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