Playlist 23.08.2022

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Playlist 23.08.2022

On this week’s programme:

Before embarking on September’s new global releases, we round off the summer with a bit of revision - two programmes looking back at some of the key releases of the year to date.

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

1. Oumou Sangare: “Wassulu Don”. From “Timbuktu” (World Circuit 2022).

2.Rokia Traoré & Jacknife Lee: “Shezita”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

3.Africa Negra: “Saozinha”. From “Africa Negra: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe 2022).

4.Linda Ayupuka: “Daguna”. From “God Created Everything” (Mais Um 2022).

5.Congotronics International: “Tita Tita”. From “Where’s The One” (Crammed 2022).

6.Gonora Sounds: “Go Bhora”. From “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital 2022).

7.Etran de L’Air: “Nak Igley Ismadarana”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

8.Sowal Diabi feat. Mamani Keita, Aida Nosrat, Arat Kilo: “Solila”. From “Sowal Diabi (From Kaboul to Bamako)” (Accords Croisés 2022).

9.Noori & His Dorpa Band: “Al Amal”. From “Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast” (Ostinato 2022).

10.Imarhan: “Echinkad”. From “Aboogi” (Wedge/City Slang 2022).

11.Rebolu: “Los Herederos (The Heirs)”. From “Mi Herencia” (Smithsonian Folkways 2022).

12.Los Atomos de Paramonga: “Pa’ Oriente Me Voy”. From the compilation “Saturno 2000: La Rebajada de Los Sonideros 1962-!983” (Analog Africa 2022).

13.Bonga feat. Camélia Jordana: “Kudia Kuetu”. From “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica 2022).

14.Clinton Fearon: “New Chapter”. From “Breaking News” (Baco Records 2022).

15.Horace Andy: “Today is right here”. From “Midnight Rocker” (On-U Sound 2022).

16.Queen Ifrica: “Four Women”. From the EP “Celebrating Nina: A Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone” (Ghetto Youths International 2022).

17.Le Vent du Nord: “Tour du Monde”. From “20 Printemps” (La Compagnie du Nord 2022).

18.David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: “North County Square Dance”. From “Mazel Tov Cocktail Party” (Label Bleu/Table Pounding Records 2022).

19.Leyla McCalla: “Le Bal Est Fini”. From “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti- 2022).

20.Perrate: “Boa Doña, chacona de negros y gitanos”. From “Tres Golpes” (Lovemonk 2022).

21.Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: “Jeleh Calon”. From “Echo” (Bendigedig 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

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

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

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.BKO: “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Tumi Mogorosi: “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Ogbo”. From “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions 2022).

2.Jamaica Mnanda: “Kama Ipo Ipo” (Single - Jamaica Mnanda).

3.Planet Drum: “Tides”. From “In The Groove” (BFD).

4.Playing For Change Band: “Bwanya”. From “The Real Revolution” (Playing For Change).

5.Maya Youssef: “Walk With Me”. From “Finding Home” (Maya Youssef).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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