Playlist 21.05.2018

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Playlist 21.05.2018

On this week's programme:

Ammar 808 is the project of Tunisian musician/producer Sofyann Ben Youssef, previously of Bargou 08.

Nickodemus is a New York DJ, producer, and collaborator with World musicians.

Zuco 103 are a Brazilian-Dutch electronic dance outfit.

Baloji is a Belgian Congolese artist who writes and raps.

Arat Kilo are a French Ethio-grooves band in collaboration with Malian chanteuse Mamani Keïta and rapper Mike Ladd.

Femi Kuti is the elder of the brothers, also with an album on release.

The Kafundó label have a collection of Brazilian afrobeat.

Kassin is part of the Brazilian second generation Tropicalia songwriters.

Harold Lopez-Nussa is a Havana-based pianist and band-leader.

Orquesta Akokán are a modern restatement of traditional big band mambo.

Dobet Gnahoré is a singer from Côte d’Ivoire with a fifth album on release.

Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and participant in Africa Express and Lamomali, has a second album out.

Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer in the Ali Farka Touré tradition of desert blues.

Imarhan are desert rockers from southern Algeria.

Blind Willie McTell was a pioneer of the blues in Georgia.

“Nostalgique Armenie” documents some of the great Armenian artists of the ’40s and ’50s.

Rowan and Anna Rheingans are folk sisters from Sheffield.

Anna and Elizabeth play and sing a contemporary re-creation of Appalachian music.

There is a new collection of World Music by the Rough Guide team.

Thomas Bartlett (of The Gloaming and much more) and Nico Muhly play songs based on old transcriptions of Balinese gamelan music.

Elina Duni is an Albanian singer of folksong and jazz.



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

1.    Ammar 808 feat. Cheb Hassen Tej: “Ain Essouda”. From “Maghreb United” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

2.   Nickodemus with La Yegros: “Caballito Del Mar”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel 2018).

3.   Zuco 103: “Na Luta”. From “Etno Chic” (Zuco Sound 2016).

4.    Baloji: “Spotlight”. From “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union 2018).

5.    Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Toulo”.

6.    Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “American Juju”.  Both from “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés 2017).

7.    Femi Kuti: “Na their way be that”.

8.    Femi Kuti: “Dem don come again”.  Both from “One People One World” (Knitting Factory 2018).

9.    Ifá: “Contra Golpe”. From the compilation “Kafundó Volume 6: Afrobeat Brazil” (Kafundó 2018).

10.  Kassin: “Comprimidos Demais”. From “Relax” (Luaka Bop 2018).

11.  Harold Lopez-Nussa: “Hialeah”. From “Un Día Cualquiera” (Mack Avenue 2018).

12.  Orquesta Akokán: “Otro Nivel”. From “Orquesta Akokán” (Daptone 2018).

13.  Dobet Gnahoré: “Djoli”. From “Miziki” (LA Café / Café de la Danse 2018).

14.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Nterini”.

15.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Kokoro”.  Both from “Fenfo” (Montuno 2018).

16.  Samba Touré: “Wandé (The Beloved)”. From “Wandé” (Glitterbeat 2018).

17.  Imarhan: “Ma S-Abok”. From “Tenet” (City Slang 2018).

18.  Blind Willie McTell: “Mama ’taint long fo’ day”. From “The Rough Guide To Blind Willie McTell” (World Music Network 2018).

19.  Dom Flemons: “Black Woman”. From “Black Cowboys” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

20.  Oudi Hrant: “Çifte Telli”. From the compilation “Nostalgique Arménie: Chants d’amour, d’espoir, d’exil & improvisations 1942-1952” (Buda 2018).

21.  The Rheingans Sisters: “Glattugla”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters 2018).

22.  Anna & Elizabeth: “Jeano”. From “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

23.  Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: “Allaxokairia (Weather changes)”. From “The Rough Guide to World Music” (World Music Network 2018).

24.  Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly / Peter Pears: “Festina”. From “Balinese Ceremonial Music” (Nonesuch 2018).

24.  Elina Duni: “Let Us Dive In”. From “Partir” (ECM 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. El Naán: “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán).


5. Toko Telo: “Diavola” (Anio).


6. BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Emakhosini” (Buda).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Baloji: “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. Various Artists: “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Nickodemus with La Yegros: “Caballito Del Mar”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel).

2.  Samba Touré: “Yerfara”. From “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).

3.  Mercedes Peón: “Plataforma”. From “Deixaas” (Altafonte).


4.  The Rheingans Sisters: “This Forest”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters).

5.  Orcastratum feat. Eric Bibb & Shaneeka Simon: “No need”. From “Orcastratum” (Repute).

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