Playlist 23.11.2020

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Playlist 23.11.2020

On this week's programme:

Kokoroko are the London jazz-afrobeat outfit, fronted by a trio of female horn players.

Alogte Oho is a Ghanaian gospel groover with his Sounds of Joy.

Lo’Jo are French world masters, led by Denis Péan for 38 years and 17 albums.

Mogollar are the originators of the Anadolu Pop, the blend of Anatolian tradition with Western rock, and Netherland-based Altin Gün are inheritors of same.

Liraz reaches out to her Iranian heritage from her Tel Aviv base for her second album.

“Agrim Agadez” is a 2017 compilation of artists from Niger recorded in the field.

Mazaherplay community ritual music from Egypt, led by women.

Veyrouz Mint Seymali is the daughter of Mauritanian star, Dimi Mint Abba.

Les Mamans du Congo are a feminist collective from Brazzaville, with producer Rrobin.

WoWaKin are Polish traditionalists, taking cues from the old masters.

Xabier Diaz is Galician folklorist and master of the pandeireta galega.

Zedashe are a Georgian folk choir, led by women.

Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh guitarist, influenced by the American primitive tradition.

Kiko Dinucci is guitarist with Metá Metá amongst many other projects.

Dezron Douglas on bass and Brandee Younger on harp play the Pharaoh Sanders classic.

Alexandræ are a Catalan duo with performances in church and lyrics in Latin.

Aragaki Mutsumi is an experimental Okinawan musician exploring tradition.


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

1.Kokoroko: “Baba Ayoola” (Single - Kokoroko 2020).

2.Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “Allema Timba”. From “Mam Yinne Wa” (Philophon 2019).

3.Lo’Jo feat. Tony Allen: “Jeudi d’Octobre”. From “Transe De Papier” (LoJo 2020).

4.Altin Gün: “Ordunun Dereleri”. Single from forthcoming album “Yol” (Glitterbeat).

5.Mogollar: “Iklig”. Single from forthcoming album “Anatolian Sun” (Night Dreamer).

6.Liraz: “Zan Bezan”. From “Zan” (Glitterbeat 2020).

7.Azna de L’Ader: “Hey Joe”.

8.Fatou Seidi Ghali: “Migrid Noulhawan”.Both from the compilation “Agrim Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2017).

9.Mazaher: “Abou Danfa”. From “Zar” (Ajabu! 2020).

10.Veyrouz Mint Seymali: “Chevt Ighezlan Fi Guerara”. From “Saharan WhatsApp 9 - Veyrouz Mint Seymali” (Sahel Sounds 2020).

11.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Nkala”.

12.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Sans pagne”.Both from “Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin” (Jarring Effects 2020).

13.WoWaKin: “Kosylak Mocarski”.

14.WoWaKin: “Wiazanka”. Both from “Wiazanka” (BABA Studio 2020).

15.Xabier Diaz & Adufeiras de Salitre: “”Tentenublo”. From “As Catedrais Silenciadas” (Xabier Diaz 2020).

16.Zedashe: “Aseti Ghame (Such a night, Tusheti)”. From “Silver Sanctuary” (Electric Cowbell 2020).

17.Gwenifer Raymond: “Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain”. From “Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain” (Tompkins Square 2020).

18.Kiko Dinucci feat. Juçara Marçal: “Gaba”. From “Rastilho” (Mais Um 2020).

19.Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger: “The Creator Has A Masterplan”. Single from the forthcoming album “Force Majeure” (International Anthem).

20.Alexandræ: “Final 80”. From “Gaudeamus Omnes” (Segell Microscopi 2020).

21.Aragaki Mutsumi: “Chijuyaa”. From “Another World of Okinawan Music” (Niinuhai Recordings 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “Mam Yinne Wa” (Philophon).

2.Lo’Jo: “Transe de Papier” (LoJo).

3.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin” (Jarring Effects).

4.Various Artists: “African Electronic Diaspora - Black Lives Matter” (Rebel Up Records).

5.Joachim Cooder: “Over That Road I’m Bound” (Nonesuch).

6.Ceferina Banquez: “No Me Dejen Sola!” (OM Producciones).

7.Sandeep Das & The HUM Ensemble: “Delhi To Damascus” (In a Circle Records).

8.Kronos Quartet: “Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends celebrate Pete Seeger” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Afel Bocoum: “Linde” (World Circuit).

10. Alexandræ: “Gaudeamus Omnes” (Segell Microscopi).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Thornato: “Mes Couleurs”. From “Escape Plan” (Wonderwheel).

2. Kokoroko: “Baba Ayoola” (Single - Kokoroko).

3. Azmari: “Kamilari”. From “Samā’i” (Sdban Ultra / Veev).

4. Brooklyn Raga Massive: “In D Part 2 - Raga Bairagi”. From “In D” (Brooklyn Raga Massive).

5. Madou Sidiki Diabatè: “Djigui”. From “Kora Èlectrique” (Amarrass).

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