Playlist 24.02.2020

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Playlist 24.02.2020

On this week's programme:

Jiggy, featuring outstanding musicians from Ireland and beyond, put the beat inna trad.

Manhu are a roots band from Yunnan province in South-West China.

Evritiki Zygia play Thracian folk music enhanced with electronic organ and moog.

The Italian Baro Drom band are influenced by Eastern European music, pizzica and more.

Aynur is a highly-regarded Kurdish singer from Turkey.

Onipa connect Ghana to the London dancefloor.

“Léve Léve” is the first ever compilation of music from São Tomé & Principe.

Awale Jant Band are London-based Senegalese soul and afrobeat outfit.

Santrofi, a young band from Accra, have roots in the local highlife style.

Babani Kone is a famous Malian voice, with Liam Farrell producing.

Zenobia are a Palestinian electro duo.

Islandman are a Turkish electronic trio.

[dunkelbunt] is an German DJ based in Austria.

The Maghreb K7 Club compilation is music recorded in Lyon, France between 1985 and 1997.

Majid Bekkas is a Moroccan gnawa master with a taste for exploratory jazz.

Frank Yamma is well-respected indigenous Australian singer-songwriter.

The Breath are Rioghnach Connolly and Stuart Mccallum, coming to Dublin Patrick’s week.

Naissam Jalal is Egyptian flautist and singer based in France.

Nelia Safaie is an Iranian singer and student of Mahsa Vahdat.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday February 24th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Jiggy: “Hypernova”.

2.    Jiggy: “Sadhbh”. Both from “Hypernova” (Big Beat 2020).

3.    Manhu: “Folk Dance”. From “Manhu: Voices of the Sani” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2020).

4.    Evritiki Zygia: “Maritsa”. From “Ormenion” (Teranga Beat 2020).

5.    Baro Drom Orkestar: “Kalumbu”. From “Nisba” (Materiali Sonori 2019).

6.    Aynur: “Govend E - It’s a Dance”. From “Hedur - Solace of Time” (Aynur 2019).

7.    Onipa: “Yenimno”. From “We No Be Machine” (Strut 2020).

8.    Agrupamento da Ilha: “Bo gosa so txi”. From the compilation “Léve Léve: São Tomé & Principe sounds 70s - 80s” (Bongo Joe 2020).

9.    Awale Jant Band: “Sope”. From “Yewoulen (Wake Up)” (ARC 2020).

10.  Santrofi: “Alewa - Black & White”. From the forthcoming album “Alewa” (Outhere).

11.  Babani Kone: “Djatigui Baro”. From “Babani Kone” (World Village 2020).

12.  Zenobia: “Yalla Yalla”. From “Halak Halak” (Crammed 2020).

13.  Islandman: “Dimitro”. Single from forthcoming album “Kaybola” (Music For Dreams).

14.  {dunkelbunt} feat. Kadero Rai: “L’amour Fidèle”. From “The Vienna Tapes” (dunkelbunt Records 2020).

15.  Nordine Staifi: “Zine Ezzinet”. Single from forthcoming compilation “Maghreb K7 Club: “Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staiif 1985-1997” (Bongo Joe).

16.  Majid Bekkas: “Mrhaba”. From “Magic Spirit Quartet” (ACT Music & Vision 2020).

17.  Frank Yamma: “Beginning of the day”.

18.  Frank Yamma: “Mother & Father”.  Both from “Tjukurpa” (Wantok 2020).

19.  The Breath: “All That You Have Been”. From “Let The Cards Fall” (Real World 2018).

***The Breath play the Pepper Canister Church on Saturday 14th March***

20.  Naissam Jalal: “Am Abdo”. From “Om Al Aagayeb” (Les Couleurs Du Son 2019).

21.  Nelia Safaie: “Mouye-Zar”. From “Songs From Lands Of Silence” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Roberto Fonseca: “Yesun” (Mack Avenue).


2.  Lina & Raül Refree: “Lina_Raül Refree” (Glitterbeat).


3.  Various Artists: “Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu 1972-1990” (Analog Africa).


4.  Kiki Valera: “Vivencias en Clave Cubana” (Origin).


5.  Babani Kone: “Babani Kone” (World Village).


6.  Various Artists: “Léve Léve: São Tomé & Principe sounds 70s - 80s” (Bongo Joe).


7.  Mamadou Kelly: “Les Bateaux” (Clermont).


8.  Majid Bekkas: “Magic Spirit Quartet” (ACT Music & Vision).


9.  Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: “Ragmala - A Garland of Ragas” (Meta Records).   

10. Sam Lee: “Old Wow” (Cooking Vinyl).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Antibalas: “Amenawon”. From “Fu Chronicles” (Daptone).

2.   Santrofi: “Alewa - Black & White”. From the forthcoming album “Alewa” (Outhere).

3.   Nordine Staifi: “Zine Ezzinet”. Single from forthcoming compilation “Maghreb K7 Club: “Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staiif 1985-1997” (Bongo Joe).

4.   Tamikrest: “Awnafin”. Single from forthcoming album “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat).

5.   Yorkston Thorne Khan: “Thumri Bhairavi”. From “Navarasa: Nine Emotions” (Domino).

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