Playlist 25.07.2023

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Playlist 25.07.2023

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

1.    47Soul: “Border Control”. From “Semitics” (Cooking Vinyl 2021).

2.    Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou: “Rebi Ya Moulay”. From “Oulad Lghaba” (Ajabu! 2019).

3.    Liraz: “Azizam”. From “Roya” (Glitterbeat 2022).

4.    Nihiloxica: “Supuki”. From “Kaloli” (Crammed Discs 2020).

5.    Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bambougou N’tji”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2023).

6.    Montparnasse Musique feat. Menga Waku: “Malele”. From “Archeology” (Real World 2023).

7.    Femi Kuti: “Stop the hate”. From “Stop The Hate” (Partisan 2021).

8.    Mokoomba: “Nzara Hapana”.  From “Tusona - Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere 2023).

9.    Balimaya Project: “Seasons of Baraka”. From When The Dust Settles” (New Soil/Jazz re:freshed 2023).

10.  Emicida feat. Majur e Pabllo Vittar: “Amar Elo”. From “Amar Elo” (Sterns 2020).

11.  Ana Carla Maza: “A Tomar Cafe” (Single on Persona Editorial 2023).

12.  Cimarron: “Recia como el Orinoco”. From “La Recia” (Cimarron Music 2022).

13.  Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Djinn Pulse”. From “Still Moving” (Ponderosa 2021).

14.  Mariza: “Com que voz”. From “Mariza Canta Amalia” (Warner Music Portugal 2021).

15.  Puuluup: “Viimane suusataja”. From “Viimane Suusataja” (Öunaviks Records 2021).

16.  Alogte Oho & his Sounds Of Joy: “Yinne te yelle be”. From “O Yinne!” (Philophon 2023).

17.  Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: “Dual Rising”. From “Echo” (Bendigedig 2022).

18.  Mari Kalkun: “Lend pohjataeva all”. From “Stories Of Stonia” (Real World 2023).

19.  Vassvik: “A place behind the gardens of the houses”. From “A Place Behind The Gardens Of The Houses” (OKWorld Records 2022).

***47Soul, Liraz, Nihiloxica, Rokia Koné, Montparnasse Musique, Femi Kuti, Mokoomba, Balimaya Project, Emicida, Ana Carla Maza, Cimarrón, Justin Adams & Mauro Durante, Mariza, Puuluup, Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy, Catrin Finch, Mari Kalkun and Vassvik all played at the Womad Festival July 28-30***

20.  Bobby Lee: “Gnostic loners”. From “Endless Skyways” (Tompkins Square 2023).

21.  Vumbi Dekula: “Zuku”. From “Congo Guitar” (forthcoming on Hive Mind/Sing A Song Fighter).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Lankum: “False Lankum” (Rough Trade).

3.  Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola & Sølvstrøk: “Sølvstrøk” (Heilo).


4.  Baaba Maal: “Being” (Marathon).


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


6.  Fatoumata Diawara: “London Ko” (Wagram).

7.  Hiram Salsano: “Bucolica” (Hiram Salsano).


8.  Tinariwen: “Amatssou” (Wedge).

9.  Damir Imamovic: “The World And All That It Holds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

10.  Blick Bassy: “Madiba” (InFiné).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Sanam: “Bell” (Single from forthcoming album on Mais Um).

2.   Bantu: “Africa for sale”. From “What Is Your Breaking Point?” (Soledad Productions).

3.   Okwy Osadebe: “Igbo Amaka”. From “Igbo Amaka” (Palenque Records).

4.   Yaraka: “Canto all’Allie”. From “Curannera” (Zero Nove Nove).

5.   Rick Deitrick: “Little Tujunga Suite”. From “The Unguitarist - Complete Works 1969-2022” (Tompkins Square).
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