Playlist 25.01.2021

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Playlist 25.01.2021

On this week's programme:

Electro Chraby presents sounds from the Egyptian dancefloor.

Farhot is an Afghan DJ and producer living in Germany.

Azmari are a funky Brussels-based outfit with African and Turkish influences.

4Mars were an institution of the Djibouti government party and state culture.

The in-house sound system of Colombia’s Palenque Records reworks the catalogue.

Raul Gutierrez celebrates the music of Perez Prado.

Club Musical Oriente Cubano celebrates the tres with 18 players of the instrument in turn.

Omar Sosa is the renowned Cuban jazz pianist on his travels in East Africa.

The Zanzibara series showcases Taarab music from Kenya and Tanzania.

Stella Chiweshe is the veteran pioneering female performer of the Zimbabwean mbira.

Anansy Cissé is a Malian guitarist and singer releasing a second album.

Izouran N-Sahara are from a small town in the Moroccan desert.

Madagascan string player Tão Ravão joins forces with French harmonica virtuoso Vincent Boucher.

Sam Amidon creates adventurous and original arrangements of folk classics.

Las Lloronas are a female trio of song and poetry from Brussels.

Sun Ra’s Arkestra continues to fly under the leadership of 96 year old Marshall Allen.

Franck Biyong sets sail for the stars in afro-futurist guise.

Medicine Man Orchestra takes a trip through the Griot world under the direction of Seidou Barassounon.

Finis Africae are from the 1980’s era of Spanish acid exoticism, a compilation of which is on the way.

Sutari are the Polish trio combining sisterhood and nature in a watery theme.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday January 25th 2021. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. DJ Stephan 20 Steph: “Chibsy Mode”. From the compilation “Electro Chraby” (1001nightrecord 2020).

2.Farhot: “Pul”.

3.Farhot: “Sampling Watana”. From “Kabul Fire Vol. 2” (Kabul Fire Records 2021).

4.Azmari: “Cosmic Masadāni”. From “Samā’i” (Sdban Ultra 2021).

5.4Mars: “Hobalayeey Nabadu! (Hello Peace!)”. From “4Mars - Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura” (Ostinato 2021).

6.Faraon Bantu y ChampetaMan: “Zarandia Champeta” - Colombiafrica & Bopol Mansiamina, Viviano Torres - Remix by Rata Piano y ChampetaMan”. From “Futuro Ancestral” (Palenque Records 2020).

7.Raul Gutierrez & his Cuban Big Band: “Que le pasa a Lupita”. From “Prado…. Vive!” (Classicos Latinos 2020).

8.Club Musical Oriente Cubano feat. La Familia Valera Miranda: “Via Cuba”. From “Tres” (3soundrecord 2020).

9.Omar Sosa feat. Seleshe Damessae: “Che Che”. From “An East African Journey” (forthcoming on Otá Records).

10.Zein Musical Party: “Ya Fuadi (Of the heart)”. From the compilation “Zanzibara 10: First Modern - Taarab Vibes from Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990” (Buda Musique 2020).

11.Stella Chiweshe: “Nehondo”. From “Ambuya!” (Piranha 1988/2021).

12.Anansy Cissé: “Cissé”. From “Anoura” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2021).

13.Izouran N-Sahara: “Tagut N’imsmarn”. From “Tisnant” (Hit The Road Records 2021).

14.Tao Ravao & Vincent Boucher: “Akoriabe”. From “Piment Bleu” (Buda Musique 2021).

15.Sam Amidon: “Cuckoo”. From “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch 2020).

16.Las Lloronas: “La bruja Mariposa”. From “Soaked” (Muziekpublique 2020).

17.Sun Ra Arkestra: “Sea Of Darkness / Darkness”. From “Swirling” (Strut 2020).

18.Franck Biyong: “Interstellar Cosmology”. From “Celestial Navigation Suite” (Afrolectric 2021).

19.Medicine Man Orchestra: “In-Tension”. From “Medicine Man Orchestra” (Aribo Productions 2021).

20.Finis Africae: “Hybla”. From the forthcoming compilation “La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990” (Bongo Joe).

21.Sutari: “Przemijanie”. From ““Siostry Rzeki / River Sisters” (AAUU 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Urban Village: “Udondolo” (No Format!).

2.Stella Chiweshe: “Ambuya!” (Piranha).

3.Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: “Take One (1974-79)” (Analog Africa).

4.Various Artists: “Zanzibara 10: First Modern - Taarab Vibes from Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990” (Buda Musique).

5.Sun Ra Arkestra: “Swirling” (Strut).

6.Various Artists: “The Best of Transglobal World Music Chart 2020” (ARC).

7.Anansy Cissé: “Anoura” (Riverboat/World Music Network).

8.Sam Amidon: “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch).

9.Sutari: “Siostry Rzeki / River Sisters” (AAUU).

10. Las Lloronas: “Soaked” (Muziekpublique).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Farhot: “Yak Sheer”. From “Kabul Fire Vol. 2” (Kabul Fire Records).

2.Tinariwen feat. Noura Mint Seymali & Stephen O’Malley : “Amalouna”. From the compilation “The Best of Transglobal World Music Chart 2020” (ARC).

3.Transglobal Underground & Our European Friends: “I Left My Sweet Homeland”. From “A Gathering of Strangers 2021” (ARC).

4.Sam Amidon: “Maggie”. From “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch).

5.Mariza: “Barco Negro”. From “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Portugal).

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