Playlist 25.04.2022

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Playlist 25.04.2022

On this week’s programme:

Oumou Sangaré is the queen of Wassoulou music from Mali.

Rokia Koné, also from Mali, goes head-to-head with Irish beat-maker producer Jacknife Lee.

Orlando Julius, sax-player and singer, a pioneer of afrobeat, has left us at the age of 79. R.I.P.

Avalanche Kaito are the combination of a Burkinabé multi-instrumentalist and a Brussels noise-punk duo.

Congotronics International is Konono No. 1 and Kasai Allstars, plus some Westerners of common cause; the album was 11 years in the making.

Africa Negra are from São Tomé & Principe with a fifty-year career and more to come.

Satellites are a Turkish group with a retro style, based in Tel Aviv.

Noori & His Dorpa Band represent the Beja culture of coastal Sudan.

Combo Chimbita are New Yorkers with roots in Colombia and the Caribbean.

Juanita Euka is a Congolese-born, Buenos Aires-raised, and London-based singer, featured in several bands.

Bareto are a Peruvian band with a cumbia style and a hint of psychedelia.

Stephanie Santiago is a Colombian London-based singer in the Movimientos stable.

Analog Africa’s “Saturno 2000” focusses on Mexico’s “rebajada” movement of slowed-down cumbia.

Jason Tamba is singer-guitarist from DR Congo, now based in LA.

Misha Sultan is a producer from Siberia, recently exiled.

Les Fils Canouche are an acoustic jazz-folk outfit with oud, clarinet and accordion.

Sirom are a Slovenian acoustic trio with an experimental and improvisatory approach.

Max ZT is an American hammered dulcimer artist who has worked in Senegal and India.

Catrin Finch is a Welsh harpist, and this is her third collaboration with kora player Seckou Keita.

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

1.Oumou Sangaré: “Wassulu Don”.

2.Oumou Sangaré: “Kele Magni”.Both from “Timbuktu” (World Circuit 2022).

3.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Shezita (Take a seat)”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

4.Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics: “Aseni”.

5.Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics: “Be Counted”.Both from “Jaiyede Afro” (Strut 2014).

6.Avalanche Kaito: “Sunguru”. From the forthcoming album “Avalanche Kaito” (Glitterbeat).

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

8.Africa Negra: “Carambola”. From “Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe 2022).

9.Satellites: “Disko Arabesque”. From “Satellites” (Batov 2022).

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

11.Combo Chimbita: “La Perla”. From “Ire” (Anti- 2022).

12.Juanita Euka: “Camarades”. From “Mabanzo” (Strut 2022).

13.Bareto feat. Bartola: “Te Sigo”. From “El Amor no es para Debiles” (Agogo 2022).

14.Stephanie Santiago: “Alma Carnavalera” (Single on Movimientos 2022).

15.Los Gatos Blancos: “El Chacarero”. From the compilation “Saturno 2000: La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983” (Analog Africa 2022).

16. Jason Tamba: “Loti”. From “Don’t Give Up” (Playing For Chance Records 2022).

17.Misha Sultan: “Beloostrov”. From “Roots” (Hive Mind 2022).

18.Les Fils Canouche: “Cocodrilo y Pájaro”. From “Nagori” (Vlad Productions 2022).

19.Sirom: “I unveil a peppercorn to see it vanish”. From “The Liquefied Throne of Simplicity” (tak:til/Glitterbeat 2022).

20.Max ZT: “Unattended”. From “Daybreak” (Soundbalm/Six Degrees 2022).

21.Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: “Chaminuka”. From “Echo” (Bendigedig 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.V.A: “Celebrating Nina” (Ghetto Youths International E.P.).

5.V.A: “Saturno 2000: La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983” (Analog Africa).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

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

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

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. Park Jiha: “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

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

2.Congotronics International: “Kule Kule Redux”. From “Where’s The One” (Crammed Discs).

3.Reggaesta feat. Earl 16: “Cocaine” (Single - Echo Beach).

4.Dawda Jobarteh: “Sunset in Batumi”. From “Soaring Wild Lands” (Sterns Africa).

5.Misha Sultan: “Ant Invasion”. From “Roots” (Hive Mind).

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