Playlist 23.04.2018

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Playlist 23.04.2018

On this week's programme:

Seun Kuti will be hotly anticipated in the Sugar Club at the end of this week with Fela’s Egypt 80 band - Friday and Saturday.

Baloji is a Belgian-Congolese rapper and lyricist.

Dr Professor Atamina and Ayuune Sule are two Ghanaian practitioners of kologo music, both associated with King Ayisoba.

Invisible System is the calling card of Dan Harper, Ethiopian, and now Malian, musical explorer.

Ostinato Records have turned their curatorial skills to Sudan and the tambour music of Abu Obaida Hassan.

The Anthology of Aïta music from rural Morocco covers different geographical strains of the tradition across 10 CDs.

Mircan Kaya is a Turkish vocalist, singing in the disappearing language of Mingrelian/Laz.

Rapper Osloob is a Palestinian exile and flautist, Naïssam Jalal, is French-Syrian.

El Naán are from Northern Spain, combining traditional Castilian music with Arabic and US roots styles.

Gitkin plays a catchy Americana guitar sound with influences from further south and across the Atlantic too.

Sonido Gallo Negro are Mexicans with a psychedelic cumbia mission.

Chancha via Circuito is an Argentinian electronic artist and producer.

Dom Flemons aims to to highlight the Afro-American influence in US culture including the Wild West cowboy history.

Adam Strug is a Polish singer, musician and ethnomusicologist.

Yiddish Glory is the extraordinary story of the miraculous survival of Jewish music from the horrors of World War II.

The Rheingans Sisters, Anna and Rowan, are an award-winning folk duo from Sheffield.

Orcastratum is a four-piece group led by pianist Glen Scott with guests including Solo Cissokho and Eric Bibb.



Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday April 23rd. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Kuku Kee Me”.

2.    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “African Dreams”.  Both from “Black Times” (Strut 2018).

***Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 play The Sugar Club on Fri 27th & Sat 28th April***

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

4.   Atamina: “Enjoy Yourself”. From “Sycophantic Friends” (Makkum 2017).

5.   Ayuune Sule: “What A Man Can Do A Woman Can Do More Better”. From “We Have One Destiny” (Makkum 2018).

6.   Invisible System: “Dogoke Jeli”. From ‘Bamako Sessions” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

7.   Abu Obaida Hassan: “Fargooni / They Left Us”. From “Abu Obaida Hassan And His Tambour - The Shaigiya Sound Of Sudan” (Ostinato 2018).

8.   Khadija Margoun: “Al Ammäla”. From the compilation “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan 2017).

9.   Mircan Kaya: “Yamo”. From “Chinka” (UCM 2018).

10. Osloob & Naïssam Jalal: “Al Akhareen”. From “Al Akhareen” (Les Couleurs du Son / L’Autre 2018).

11. El Naán: “Agapito Groove”.

12. El Naán: “La Danza de los Cedazos”. Both from “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán 2018).

13. Gitkin: “Tail Chaser”. From “Five Star Motel” (Wonderwheel 2018).

14. Sonido Gallo Negro: “Mambo Cósmico”. From “Mambo Cósmico” (Glitterbeat 2018).

15. Chancha via Circuito: “Ilaló”. From “Bienaventuranza” (forthcoming on Wonderwheel).

16. Dom Flemons: “One Dollar Bill”. From “Black Cowboys” (Smithsonian Folkways 2018).

17. Adam Strug: “Ptasie Klopoty”. From “Lesny Bozek” (Unzipped Fly 2017).

18. Yiddish Glory: “Chuvasher Tekhter - Daughters Of Chuvashia”. From “Yiddish Glory - The Lost Songs of World War II” (Six Degrees 2018).

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

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

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Monsieur Doumani: “Angathin” (Monsieur Doumani).


2. The Gloaming: “The Gloaming Live at the NCH” (Real World).


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


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


5. Toko Telo: “Diavola” (Anio).


6. Femi Kuti: “One People One World” (Knitting Factory).


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


8. Djénéba & Fousco: “Kayeba Khasso” (438 / Lusafrica).         


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.  BCUC: “Moya”. From “Emakhosini” (Buda).

2.  Imarhan: “Imuhagh”. From “Tenet” (City Slang).

3.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Kokoro”. From “Fenfo” (Shanachie).


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

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

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