Playlist 23.05.2022

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Playlist 23.05.2022

On this week’s programme:

Rebolu are from the Afro-Colombian community in New York.

Thomas Frempong was a Ghanaian musician who took highlife into a club style.

Faizal Mostrixx is a Ugandan griot and afro-futurist electronica producer.

French-Colombian producer, The Bongo Hop, features a host of guest collaborators.

DJs Tahira and Tim Garcia have compiled a new compilation of Afro-Brazilian tracks “Brasil Novo”.

Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American who featured in the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Our Native Daughters.

Tomás de Perrate is an Andalusian flamenco singer of gypsy heritage.

Julian Belbachir is an Australian percussionist with musicians from Morocco and West Africa.

Moktar Gania is the younger brother of the late Gnawa master Mahmoud Gania.

Clinton Fearon is Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter based in Seattle.

Producer and musician Dennis Bovell has been a mainstay of British reggae for decades.

Mista Savona, Australian producer, brings Havana and Kingston together for a second time.

David Hillyard is a reggae saxophonist from San Diego, California.

Norwegian composer Jon Balke has a multicultural ensemble on his new ECM release.

Tülay German, ex-pat Turkish singer, and accompanist François Rabbath, are reissuing their early ’80s releases.

Turkish singer/composer Mircan Kaya’s album is a tribute to oppressed people worldwide.

Jasdeep Singh Degun is a modern British sitarist steeped in the North Indian tradition.

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

1.Rebolu: “Los Herederos (The Heirs)”.

2.Rebolu: “Mi Mulata (My Mulatta)”.Both from “Mi Herencia” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

3.Thomas Frempong: “Mada Meho So”. Single from forthcoming compilation “Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age, 1983-1992” (Kalita).

4.Faizal Mostrixx feat. Giovanni Kuyingi: “Kikube (Beat It)”. From the EP “Transitions” (Glitterbeat 2022).

5.The Bongo Hop & Dufuniks feat Kuku Agami: “The Red Hill”. From the EP “La Ñapa” (Underdog Records 2022).

6.Cae: “Bim Bim Bim”. From the compilation “Brasil Novo” (Musica Macondo 2022).

7.Leyla McCalla: “Le Bal est Fini”.

8.Leyla McCalla: “Nan Fon Bwa”.Both from the forthcoming album “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti- 2022).

9.Perrate: “Soleá sola (Soleá de la Serneta)”. From “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk 2022).

10.Julian Belbachir: “Babdoukkala”. From “Babdoukkala” (Julian Belbachir 2022).

11.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Al ‘Walidine”. From “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique 2022).

12.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News”.

13.Clinton Fearon: “New Chapter”.Both from “Breaking News” (Baco Records 2022).

14.Errol Dunkley feat. Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn: “A Little Way Different/Differentah (12” mix)”. From “Dennis Bovell, The DubMaster: The Essential Anthology” (Trojan 2022).

15.Havana Meets Kingston feat. Beatriz Marquez: “Lagrimas Negras”. From the forthcoming album “Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston Part 2” (Cumbancha).

16.David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7: “Maracatu Atomico”. From “Plague Doctor” (Org Music 2022).

17.Aman Aman: “Sien Drahmas Al Dia”. From “The Rough Guide to Jewish Music” (World Music Network 2022).

18.Jon Balke & Siwan: “Wadadtu”. From “Hafla” (ECM 2022).

19.Tülay German & François Rabbath: “Haspisteler Ama - Yenilige Dogru”. From “Homage to Nazim Hikmet” (Zehra 2022).

20.Mircan Kaya: “Heval (Friend)”. From “Minor” (UCM Productions/Mircan Kaya 2022).

21.Jasdeep Singh Degun: “In search of redemption”. From “Anomaly” (Real World 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Oumou Sangaré: “Timbuktu” (World Circuit).

2.Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: “Echo” (Bendigedig).

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

4.Papé Nziengui et son groupe: “Kadi Yombo” (Awesome Tapes From Africa).

5.The Bongo Hop: “La Ñapa” (EP on Underdog Records).

6.Dennis Bovell: “Dennis Bovell, The DubMaster: The Essential Anthology” (Trojan).

7.Le Vent du Nord: “20 Printemps” (La Compagnie du Nord).

8.Africa Negra: “Antologie Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

9.Congotronics International: “Where’s The One?” (Crammed Discs).

10. Perrate: “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Sababa 5 feat. Shiran Tzfira: “Ya Hiah”. From EP “Rali” (Batov).

2.Clinton Fearon: “New Chapter”. From “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Lâada”. From “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “This may be the last time”. From “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

5.L’Attirail: “Potluck in the Shack”. From “Road to Grasslands” (Les Chantiers Sonores).
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