Playlist 22.11.2021

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Playlist 22.11.2021

On this week's programme:

Juçara Marçal isthe powerful singer and front-woman of Brazilian trail-blazers Metá Metá.

Ifé is led by Otura Mun, Afro-Caribbean percussionist and high priest based in New Orleans.

Edgar Valente & Tempura rework the folk traditions of central Portugal.

Ben LaMar Gay is a multi-faceted artist from southside Chicago, open to all genres.

Ill Considered are a UK trio of sax, bass and drums, with other collaborators on board.

Analog Africa’s “Essiebons Special” celebrates the music of Ghanaian producer, the late Dick Essilfie-Bondzie.

Rachel Magoola is a singer, community activist and MP in her native Uganda.

Deli Teli from Marseille revive the tsifteteli dance sound of Greece in the 1960s and ’70s.

Dafné Krithara is a French-Greek singer with a Sephardic, Greek and Balkan repertoire.

Xanthoula Dakovanou directs and sings in a presentation of Miroloi music from Epirus.

Puuluup are a Swedish-Estonian duo playing the ancient tal harper lyre.

Tamala are a Brussels-based acoustic trio, two parts Senegalese, one part Belgian.

Orquestra Afrosinfonica are an Afro-Brazilian Orchestra of 22 musicians and a choir.

Agustin Pereyra Lucena is an Argentinian guitarist steeped in Brazilian repertoire.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday November 22nd. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Juçara Marçal: “Crash”

2.Juçara Marçal: “Vi de relance a coroa”.

3.Juçara Marçal: “Iyalode mbe mbe”.All from “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um 2021).

4.Ifé: “Fireflies”. From “0000+0000” (Mais Um 2021).

5.Edgar Valente & Tempura the Purple Boy: “Macelada”. Single from forthcoming album “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

6.Ben LaMar Gay: “Sometimes I forget how summer looks on you”.

7.Ben LaMar Gay: “Dress me in new love”.Both from “Open Arms To Open Us” (International Anthem/Nonesuch 2021).

8.Ill Considered: “Prayer”. From “Liminal Space” (New Soil 2021).

9.Santrofi-Ansa: “Shakabula”.

10.Joe Meah: “Dee Mmaa Pe. Both from “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

11.Rachel Magoola: “Kati Kantwaala”. From “Resilience” (ARC 2021).

12.Deli Teli: “Chily Chily”. From “Tsifteteli Club” (Rebel Up 2021).

13.Dafné Krithara: “Preza Otan Pieis”.

14.Dafné Krithara: “Kastellorizo”. Both from “Varka” (Lior Éditions 2021).

15.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Vlacha”.

16.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Electric Berati”. Both from “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune 2021).

17.Puuluup: “Viimane Suusataja”. From “Viimane Suusataja” (Õunaviks Records 2021).

18.Tamala: “”. From “Lumba” (Muziekpublique 2021).

19.Orquestra Afrosinfonica: “Maracatu do Congo”

20.Orquestra Afrosinfonica: “Meu Caminhar”.Both from “Orin, a lingua dos anjos” (Máquina de Louco 2021).

21.Agustin Pereyra Lucena Quartet: “Encuentro De Sombras”. From “La Rana” (Far Out 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Juçara Marçal: “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

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

4.Tamala: “Lumba” (Muziekpublique).

5.V.A: “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

6.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “Suba” (Bendigedig).

7.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune).

8.V.A: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalandunyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Black Masters Band: “Wonnim A Bisa”.From “Essiebons Special 1973-1984 - Ghana Music Power House” (Analog Africa).

2.Oki: “Yaikatekara Dub” (Single on Mais Um).

3.Black Flower: O Fogo”. From “Magma” (Sdban Ultra).

4.Por El Rio: “Dios de la pena”. From “Confluencia” (Self released).

5.Cristina Clara: “O Pajem”. From “Lua Adversa” (Sony Portugal).
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