Playlist 25.04.2023

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Playlist 25.04.2023

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

1.    Rumbaristas: “Palanca”.

2.    Rumbaristas: “Cumbia Currandera”. Both from “Malabares” (Via Lactea 2023).

3.    La Marisoul & Los Texmaniacs: “Me caí de la nube (I fell from the cloud)”.

4.    La Marisoul & Los Texmaniacs: “Que suerte la mia (What bad luck I have)”. Both from “Corazones Y Canciones” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

5.    Olmedo Torres y Los Gatos: “Don Alfoncito”. From the compilation “Ecuatoriana - El Universo Paralelo de Polibio Mayorga 1969-1981” (Analog Africa 2023).

6.    Zuco 103: “Cores do Mondo”.

7.    Zuco 103: “Aruenda”.  Both from “Telenova” (Zuco Sound Records 2023).

8.    Ursa Major Moving Group: “Boundaries (for Linda)” (Single from forthcoming album on Faith & Industry).

9.    Molombo feat Hilda Tloubatla: “Jikeleza”.

10.  Molombo: “Malombi Walk”. Both from “Malompo Jazz/Malombo Jazz Makers Vol.2” (Forthcoming re-release on Strut).

11.  Desire Marea: “Rah”. From “On The Romance Of Being” (Mute 2023).

12.  Domenico Lancellotti: “Erê”.

13.  Domenico Lancellotti: “Diga”. Both from “Sramba” (Mais Um 2023).

14.  Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad feat. Clinton Fearon: “Chants”.

15.  Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad feat. Blakkamoore: “Eyes can see”. Both from “Love In Time” (Easy Star 2023).

16.  Johnny Osbourne: “Buddy Bye”.

17.  Sugar Minott: “Dancehall stylee”.  Both from the compilation “Rastafari Showcase” (Tad’s Records 2023).

18.  Naya Rockers feat. Johnny Clarke and Mad Professor: “Reggae train” (Single on Naya Records).

19.  Dom Flemons: “Tough luck”.

20.  Dom Flemons with Sam Bush: “Guess I’m doing fine”. Both from “Traveling Wildfire” (Smithsonian Folkways 2023).

21.  Girma Bèyènè, Etienne de la Sayette & Wild Horses Orchestra: “Tèwèdjign Endèhu” (Single on Muju Records).

22.  Blick Bassy: “Bengue”.

23.  Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. Both from “Madiba” (No Format 2023).

24.  3’Ain: “Schuimkop”. From “Sea Of Stories” (Choux de Bruxelles 2023).

25.  Hijaz: “Sun or no sun”. From “Hijaz + Strings” (Zephyrus 2023).

26.  Greg Foat & Gigi Massin: “Viento Calido”. Single from forthcoming album “Dolphins” (Strut).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ali Farka Touré: “Voyageur” (World Circuit).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Brighde Chaimbeul: “Carry Them With Us” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Harry Taussig: “Taussig 80” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Rumbaristas: “Palanca”. From “Malabares” (Via Lactea).

2. Jantra: “Gedima”. Single from forthcoming album (Ostinato).

3. Hiram Salsano: “Otreviva”. From “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).

4. Desire Marea: “Rah”. From “On The Romance Of Being” (Mute).

5. Blick Bassy: “Hola me”. From “Madiba” (No Format!).
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